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Music for charity! 2013-09-02 23:11:27 Reply

Hiya Newgrounds!

My name is John Montoya. I make music for Independent games. I want to help the independent community because I know the struggles first-hand (I am still struggling even now). I want to create a compilation of music from various independent musicians, including myself. I planned on using Pledgemusic.com for this campaign. Before I even start the campaign I planned on completing a few tracks on the album to prove that this is a legitimate fund-raising campaign. I wanted to run a contest of various forums like Newgrounds and OCRemix to have some independent artista showcase their music on this album. It will be completely non-profit on my and the other musician's part. The money will only go to the charity and whatever fees I need to pay for these websites.

I also plan on contacting Indie Game devs and ask if they could be apart of the rewards tiers. For example, I can have a donation set for $200. In this tier you can talk to the game devs on Skype and receive a free copy of their game. Part of that $200 will include payment for the game, unless they are willing to give it out for free. Of course rewards such as this will have to be limited.

This project is currently supported by one Indie dev - Xona Games (http://xona.com/games/)-- three #1 games in Japan (XBLIG). I am currently working on asking other game developers if they could help me back this idea.

Now I am here on the Newgrounds forums asking for your participation. This website is known for its amazing content and I would like to include this communty. It was because of this communty I was able to get a job making music for a game that is out now on Google Play and The App Store.

I would like to hold a mini-contest to see which artists I can feature on this album. I want to get at least 5 - 10 Newgrounds artists on this album. The only thing I ask is you post a SoundCloud link to your track and disable the downloads. If the track is good enough I will feature it on the album. You can also send me some of your original work that you have already submitted on this website. If I like your work I will ask you to create a few original tracks to be featured on the album.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Please contact me at john.montoya@ayotom.com for questions or concerns.

Thanks!

Also, tt has been a while since I have been on these forums (I haven't been on here since I used my Assassin223 account), so if I am posting this on the wrong thread I do sincerely apologize.

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-02 23:44:01 Reply

Update:

Camoshark and Envy are now on the project. :)

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-02 23:55:06 Reply

At 9/2/13 11:44 PM, AyoTom wrote: Update:

Camoshark and Envy are now on the project. :)

Wow. There are A LOT of mistakes in my previous post. I am not illiterate, I promise! :P

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-03 00:56:52 Reply

I'm down...

The Acronyms (my band)

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-03 10:10:01 Reply

At 9/3/13 12:56 AM, MrMaximus wrote: I'm down...

The Acronyms (my band)

You're in! Please check your PM.

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-04 11:12:02 Reply

I'm down... Elitistinen, is my err... one man band.

Email: elitistinen.cypherpunk@gmail.com

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-05 03:42:17 Reply

I'm always up for helping out a good cause! Send me a PM? :D

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-05 06:55:32 Reply

Do we know which charity this is going to? Before I say anything, I want to be sure I know where the proceeds are going.

because you know, it's always good to know what cause you're fighting for

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-05 12:17:13 Reply

At 9/5/13 06:55 AM, Troisnyx wrote: Do we know which charity this is going to? Before I say anything, I want to be sure I know where the proceeds are going.

because you know, it's always good to know what cause you're fighting for

Child's Play. :)

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-05 13:41:56 Reply

At 9/5/13 12:17 PM, AyoTom wrote:
At 9/5/13 06:55 AM, Troisnyx wrote: Do we know which charity this is going to? Before I say anything, I want to be sure I know where the proceeds are going.

because you know, it's always good to know what cause you're fighting for
Child's Play. :)

Sounds cool :) I might have something (My artist name is "Tarlung").


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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-05 15:42:03 Reply

At 9/5/13 12:17 PM, AyoTom wrote:
At 9/5/13 06:55 AM, Troisnyx wrote: Do we know which charity this is going to? Before I say anything, I want to be sure I know where the proceeds are going.

because you know, it's always good to know what cause you're fighting for
Child's Play. :)

Alright. Please, allow me to consider. This really sounds interesting. (I'm also thinking of how soon I'll be able to submit anything for this project, with what I've got going on at the moment, so I can't say yes or no yet.)


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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-06 02:48:25 Reply

At 9/5/13 06:55 AM, Troisnyx wrote: Do we know which charity this is going to? Before I say anything, I want to be sure I know where the proceeds are going.

because you know, it's always good to know what cause you're fighting for

Yeah....im very skeptical about these. Don't get me wrong, i love good causes, but i hate to say unless it's started by Tom or the staff...I can't trust it. I've seen too many people run off with the money and these turn out to be scams....and seeing how the charity wasnt even mentioned at first only makes me wonder more. I really would like to trust others but it's unfortunately the world we live in and what has been done before.

Sorry...don't take it personally, if you really do have good intentions then i hope it goes well for you just, i just cant be for sure though. I'm all for good causes and helping out when it's a for sure thing.

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-06 04:10:23 Reply

I'm interested in this...but I'm basically jam-packed for the rest of the year...

bc of school...thanks obama
i might join if you're still looking in 2014
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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-06 15:47:24 Reply

Can you please give us more details about what kind of charity, where it goes, what it does, what's the target and how will help. Just posting a name with some emotional word (child) in the title doesn't really give us anything.
Under what license are we supposed to offer the tracks? why this "disable the downloads"? I keep all of my tracks for free download as a protest to ACTA/ CISPA and other similar crap, the only tracks not downloadable are the ones signed to record labels, but even some of those I arranged to offer for free.

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-09 20:39:14 Reply

I'm sorry for the late reply; I'm currently working on my senior year in high school and I am in a program that allows me to graduate early.

I am going to answer as many questions as I possibly can. I sincerely hope your questions will be answered.

First off - Our roster of musicians:

Envy (Best known for http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/105753-

HalcyonicFalconX - (http://halcyonicfalconx.newgrounds.com/)

EliteFerrex - (http://eliteferrex.newgrounds.com/)

Teminite - (https://soundcloud.com/teminite)

Bspendlove - (http://bspendlove.newgrounds.com/)

Camoshark - (http://camoshark.newgrounds.com/)

Nimble - (http://nimble.newgrounds.com/)

Elitistinen - (http://elitistinen.newgrounds.com/)

NemesisTheory (potentially; we're still talking on Twitter!) - (http://nemesistheory.newgrounds.com/)

And of course, myself.

I know there are others on this project that I forget to mention and I would like to sincerely apologize! I kind of forgot your username! :P

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-09 20:41:38 Reply

At 9/6/13 02:48 AM, RealFaction wrote:
At 9/5/13 06:55 AM, Troisnyx wrote: Do we know which charity this is going to? Before I say anything, I want to be sure I know where the proceeds are going.

because you know, it's always good to know what cause you're fighting for
Yeah....im very skeptical about these. Don't get me wrong, i love good causes, but i hate to say unless it's started by Tom or the staff...I can't trust it. I've seen too many people run off with the money and these turn out to be scams....and seeing how the charity wasnt even mentioned at first only makes me wonder more. I really would like to trust others but it's unfortunately the world we live in and what has been done before.

Sorry...don't take it personally, if you really do have good intentions then i hope it goes well for you just, i just cant be for sure though. I'm all for good causes and helping out when it's a for sure thing.

No worries at all! I completely understand why you're skeptical. To be completely honesty you I had no idea how I would run this campaign. It was only after I started to assemble a fine team of musicians I started to clearly think about how I wanted to do this. We plan on sending most of the money to Child's Play (http://www.childsplaycharity.org/). The rest of the money will go to any fees we need to pay pledgemusic.com and if we decide to make t-shirts and other misc. items.

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-09 20:44:03 Reply

I fail at life. Here is Envy's song: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/105753

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-09 20:46:37 Reply

At 9/9/13 08:41 PM, AyoTom wrote: We plan on sending most of the money to Child's Play (http://www.childsplaycharity.org/).

Seems pretty cool idea and has a pretty legit look. If you could tell more about what kind of licensing of the music is needed and why the music should not be available on other places, I might be in.

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-09 20:47:49 Reply

At 9/6/13 03:47 PM, sorohanro wrote: Can you please give us more details about what kind of charity, where it goes, what it does, what's the target and how will help. Just posting a name with some emotional word (child) in the title doesn't really give us anything.
Under what license are we supposed to offer the tracks? why this "disable the downloads"? I keep all of my tracks for free download as a protest to ACTA/ CISPA and other similar crap, the only tracks not downloadable are the ones signed to record labels, but even some of those I arranged to offer for free.

I said "disable the downloads" because we will be selling this album for charity. Again, most of the money is going to Child's Play. The rest goes to misc fees and rewards for our donors.

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-09 20:51:48 Reply

At 9/9/13 08:47 PM, AyoTom wrote: I said "disable the downloads" because we will be selling this album for charity. Again, most of the money is going to Child's Play. The rest goes to misc fees and rewards for our donors.

Well, I had a track on an album for sale to help victims of tsunami and kept it also on my Soundcloud for free download. Who wants to buy & help will pay, who doesn't want would not be convinced by the unavailability of a particular track online.

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-10 11:11:21 Reply

NemesisTheory just officially joined this project! ^_^

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-16 22:33:38 Reply

I'll definitely be up for joining this stuff with my dnb, electro stuff. What styles do you want on the album, I know a lot of very good hiphop dudes who don't go on the forums too much, probably do some project specific lyrics.

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-17 12:25:15 Reply

At 9/16/13 10:33 PM, AxTekk wrote: I'll definitely be up for joining this stuff with my dnb, electro stuff. What styles do you want on the album, I know a lot of very good hiphop dudes who don't go on the forums too much, probably do some project specific lyrics.

I am looking for music that would belong in a video OST or something like that. You can create orchestral, rock, electronic, anything you want! We're not really looking for any hiphop though, unless they can keep it clean. If you send me links to their stuff I'll be more than happy to consider them!

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-17 12:27:57 Reply

Updates:

We are currently supported by:

Open Bundle (http://open.commonly.cc/)
n0rtygames (http://n0rtygames.com/)
Xona Games (http://xona.com/games/ ) -- three #1 games in Japan (XBLIG)
Adam Roach (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGearsKeepTurning)
Unofficially by Child's Play(http://www.childsplaycharity.org/)

Our list of supporters keeps growing, so make sure you keep looking back for updates!

Here is our current roster of musicians:

Ayotom(Me)
Envy (Best known for http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/105753)
HalcyonicFalconX (http://halcyonicfalconx.newgrounds.com/)
EliteFerrex (http://eliteferrex.newgrounds.com/)
Teminite (https://soundcloud.com/teminite)
Bspendlove (http://bspendlove.newgrounds.com/)
Camoshark (http://camoshark.newgrounds.com/)
Nimble (http://nimble.newgrounds.com/)
NemesisTheory (http://nemesistheory.newgrounds.com/)

Our list of musicians keeps growing, so make sure you keep looking back for updates!

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-17 12:45:11 Reply

Edit: n0rtygames - Creator of Chronoblast, a Top10 shooter on XBLIG (http://n0rtygames.com/)

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-17 14:59:43 Reply

I just got an email from Child's Play - we are now officially working together to make this album happen. :)

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-17 18:35:14 Reply

I'd be more than happy to join in, if you consider me worthy :P
Take a listen to what I have, and if you like, let me know, and I'll write you an original work.

While I don't have anything up on Newgrounds yet, I have a Soundcloud here.
Although if you're looking for video game music, I'd recommend checking here for an electronic one, or here for something orchestral.

Regardless of whether you want me or not, good luck with this project! It sounds like an excellent idea!

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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-17 20:44:28 Reply

This is like a dream come true.

I get to do what I love and support and donate towards a great cause?

Count me in!

(Even if I'm not eligible, or i I just suck, I'm still gonna spread the word and I will support this project.)


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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-17 22:08:45 Reply

You're in!

At 9/17/13 06:35 PM, WishIWasAnAstronaut wrote: I'd be more than happy to join in, if you consider me worthy :P
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Response to Music for charity! 2013-09-17 23:50:34 Reply

Update:

Ayotom - (Me)
Envy - (Best known for http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/105753)
HalcyonicFalconX - (http://halcyonicfalconx.newgrounds.com/)
EliteFerrex - (http://eliteferrex.newgrounds.com/)
Teminite - (https://soundcloud.com/teminite)
Bspendlove - (http://bspendlove.newgrounds.com/)
Camoshark - (http://camoshark.newgrounds.com/)
Nimble- (http://nimble.newgrounds.com/)
NemesisTheory- (http://nemesistheory.newgrounds.com/)
frootza - (http://frootza.newgrounds.com/audio/)
XPRTNovice - (http://www.renmanstudio.com/?page_id=11)
8-bitheroes - (http://8-bitheroes.newgrounds.com/)
TheFiercePixel - (http://thefiercepixel.newgrounds.com/)
I Wish I was an Astronaut - (https://soundcloud.com/i-wish-i-was-an-astronaut)
Kid2Will - (http://kid2will.newgrounds.com/)
Elitistinen - (http://elitistinen.newgrounds.com/)