I bring you September's theme:
"Anger Management" you say? What does that me- ok I think we all know what that means lol..
Well with everyone going back to school/work/prostitution I am sure there is a lot of angst and bottled up emotions - so let it out! Explore the avenues of angry music, ragey music, railing against politics music, all that fun jazz. The last couple of NACS were a tad, "specialized".. so I am giving people a break by making this one more general.
I will point out right now that this does NOT mean that you are allowed to post ear-rape to this contest.. sadly this has led to damaged hearing on my part on the past.. being exposed to the utter ear rape that used to be rampant on the portal. Doing so will disqualify you from this contest.
this contest is rather general so there isn't really much to disqualify a person over. If you have a song from the past that you think may also fit I will also allow you to submit it as a second entry. This ensures that you still have to post an entry made during this month.
I ain't providing examples for this.. if in this age you have never heard an angry song then you are an amish child and should not be on the internet.
Covers or remixes are NOT allowed for this contest, unless you are covering or remixing another users song that they submitted to the portal in the past, or your own song that you may have submitted in the past, as this applies to the "share alike" license of newgrounds. We would prefer to see you come up with something on your own - carve your own path to greatness!
Production ALWAYS plays an important role in these contest. This means stressing quality and pressuring the contestants to put as much effort, knowledge and talent that they possibly can into their submissions.
1) If you use real instruments - make sure they sound sweet!
2) If you use a real vocalist - make sure the vocals sounds sweet!
3) If you use Nuendo or East west (which I know 90% of you that go down that route will) - for the love of god - mix it properly!
anyone who records their own vocals which aren't utter screamy garbage and uses them in their song, or collabs with another who provides vocals - you get major props from us!
Voices can be used, provided that:
1) It is not sampled from copyrighted recordings.
2) It is 100% your own recording and creation.
3) You can ask another artist or group to provide vocals, as long as all material is newly created for your submission, and you provide the details of the vocalist(s), who they are.
Recordings of instruments are great! Make sure you list any you used in your song description, and if anyone else helped, list them as well! As a result if someone assists you with instruments you may include them as part of your song - just make sure to mention them in your song description. The prize however will only go to the user that submitted the song.
All tracks must be in by the deadline. Please check your Newgrounds in-boxes regularly. If you have a problem with reaching the deadlines, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will review your case.
Submissions must not contain any material deemed offensive.
Further questions pertaining to official NACs can be found in the NAC General Discussion Thread
Last but not least, remember to have fun! Don't get too competitive and/or elitist, or I may have to bash some heads! :P
Angry musicians, this is your time to shine!