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Welcome to the A.I.M. (Art-Inspired Music) Audio Contest! This is the Submission Thread, click here to go to the Discussion Thread!
If you prefer to watch a video version of this instead explaining how this works. Here's the announcement video!
Have you ever thought of making something to encourage someone you admire for their work? Well, that's what this is about, and there ARE prizes involved as well! The idea is to make music that's inspired by artwork submitted to Newgrounds in the Art Portal! The winning submissions will land on the A.I.M. compilation album, appreciating musicians and artists alike!
Here's what you could win!
1st Place: $100 (via check or PayPal), and the winning submission(s) gets on the A.I.M. compilation album.
2nd Place: $50 Steam Gift Card, and the winning submission(s) gets on the A.I.M. compilation album.
Runner-Ups: The winning submissions get on the A.I.M. compilation album.
1): Pick an art piece from a Newgrounds artist you really appreciate.
2): Ask the artist if you can use their picture for the contest and make a song inspired by the picture (LINK them to this page!).
3): Create the song and submit it by posting the link on this thread before the deadline, also post the link to the picture that inspired it.
4): We are looking for at least 14 songs, 18 maximum (that means there can be a total of 18 winners!).
5): At the end, all of the winners have their work featured on the compilation album A.I.M. (Art-Inspired Music) and will be available FREE for streaming and download on bandcamp. Yes, credit will be given to you.
6): The tracks will be featured in both a Newgrounds Playlist, and aYoutube Playlist uploaded on my channel! I will link back to your submissions and give credit in the Youtube videos.
1): The picture you're using for inspiration must be rated T or under and cannot contain nudity or extreme violence. Though some blood is ok, but nothing grotesque. Same goes with the music, can't contian explicit content.
2): Can be ANY genre (take your time and put in effort, you'll stand more of a chance).
3): There can NOT be any copyrighted samples in your song (Newgrounds rules, read up on those).
4): Submissions can NOT be songs previously submitted before the contest start date, or contain your past song anywhere within the song. Gotta start fresh!
5): Submit your song(s) before the official deadline: June 22nd, 2013, 12:00 A.M. EST!
6): No collabs. This is all you, soldier!
7): You can submit up to 3 songs.
8): If you're unsure of ANYTHING not listed in the rules, feel free to ask us questions in the discussion thread!
9): You MUST submit your song here on newgrounds (must have a Newgrounds account).
RealFaction: Has 7 years experience of digital music production and makes many styles of music. Known for the Necromancer theme song in Castle Crashers(video game) and is a member of Piercing Lazer and V.P. of The Dish Out.
HalcyonicFalconX: A composer and producer with 5 years of experience turning fantasies into reality through many different genres and a unique style. Mostly known for the music of the Epic Battle Fantasy game series. Also loves plushies.
Soma689: Has 12 years of experience as a musician, and has been in a few bands throughout his life. He plays bass, guitar, and a plethora of other instruments. He mainly plays heavy rock and metal, and is a member of Piercing Lazer. He is also the new President of The Dish Out.
Here is an example of one of my tracks that's going to be on the album:
This is going to be exciting and fun! I'm looking forward to seeing your awesome submissions! Good luck, and Happy Mother's Day! I totally forgot when I made the date of this contest, but I'm still making something for my mom! Let's get started! Have fun!
Luwano made the artwork, he did a good job. http://luwano.newgrounds.com/
I finished my submission its a dark spooky techno track called death :D
here is the art that its based on by famiry
I have these two submissions for this piece; http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/kamikaye/could-
The submissions; http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/535578
Sorry, the link to the art was broken. Here; http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/kamikaye/could-it-be?
Woo finished my submission. Here it is:
Here is the beautiful art that i was inspired by:
I made this for some halloween banner art for this lovely website.
I make music and art, if you want to collab on something hit me up on my skype: Iviqrr
My submission is a nice and calm piece.
I made it in response to this piece by TheShadling
I'm thinking about my belief Rain washing over me cleaning up my brain Till I question all my thoughts And clean them up f...
Art Inspiration - http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/msg2007/cosmic-leap
Made this for my little brother. That little fucker loves him some Mario. <3
At 5/20/13 05:11 PM, Deshiel wrote: My entry
Deshiel, I need you to link directly to the image on newgrounds in the art portal.
At 5/20/13 09:53 PM, Cross666 wrote: Fragment by FallenBane
Cool, could you post the link to the picture in this thread from the original source from where you found it in the art portal?
At 5/22/13 04:49 PM, RealFaction wrote:At 5/20/13 05:11 PM, Deshiel wrote: My entryDeshiel, I need you to link directly to the image on newgrounds in the art portal.
I'm a bit clumsy around this lol.
At 5/23/13 04:23 AM, Deshiel wrote:At 5/22/13 04:49 PM, RealFaction wrote:I'm a bit clumsy around this lol.At 5/20/13 05:11 PM, Deshiel wrote: My entryDeshiel, I need you to link directly to the image on newgrounds in the art portal.
Hopefully this is it, otherwise I don't know how to link in an art submission.
after having an artblock for almost 2 weeks I managed to push through and as i started on this piece it just felt so good i k...
here is my Submission for the Art inspired Music - Contest.
Inspiration: "Hanging Above" from splosh999:
Really trying to incorporate studies etc here. Obviously there is work needed, but at least I finally figured an effective wa...
And here is the Audio:
Kyrie of the Missa Angelis - Epic Classical Choir and Organ Action for A.i.m. Contest
Hope you will like it!
At 5/24/13 03:07 PM, DJVast wrote: Finished 1! :D
oops forgot about this XD : http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/thesilentdane/sci-fi-suit
i am awesome.
At 5/24/13 07:42 PM, RealFaction wrote:
try again, there's a space in the link so it wont show
Here is another one! I had a lot of fun with this Ice is quite fun to paint and manipulate lol! I might do another, but diffe...
Giants are too tall. We'll have to stand on top of each others shoulders to survive.
My entry along with the art-piece I got permission to use:
Energy Backup! :D "A huge energy drone army specially created to gather and store big amounts of energy during long journeys...
My real second entry. I got busted with the previous one :( using my own art as an inspiration :D
At 5/25/13 06:50 PM, Deshiel wrote: My real second entry. I got busted with the previous one :( using my own art as an inspiration :D
source: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/almightyhans/nuclear-rain bow
It has to work now.
i am awesome.