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Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 2nd, 2014 @ 07:33 PM Reply

NOTE: I'm looking for a fourth judge, so if you're interested in judging message me and I'll put you up for consideration.

Welcome to the 2014 Art-Inspired Music Contest! It's important you read all this if you're entering in this contest, especially read the rules. This is the second year I've held this, and I loved how things went last year, which also taught me a lot, so it's time to change the rules up a bit!

This is the Submission Thread, click here to go to the Discussion Thread where you can chat and ask questions!

ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO: http://youtu.be/CAKIgwSRE5o

The idea is to make music that's inspired by artwork submitted to Newgrounds in the Art Portal! The winning song submissions will land on the A.I.M. compilation album, appreciating musicians and artists alike, AND get prize money!

Here's what you could win!

Prizes:

1st Place: $100 (via check or PayPal), and the winning submission gets on the A.I.M. compilation album
(A.I.M. Volume 2) which can be downloaded for free once available after the contest.

2nd Place: $75 (via check or PayPal) and the winning submission gets on the A.I.M. compilation album (A.I.M. Volume 2) which can be downloaded for free once available.

3rd place:$50 (via check or PayPal) and the winning submission gets on the A.I.M. compilation album (A.I.M. Volume 2) which can be downloaded for free once available after the contest.

Runner-Ups: The winning submissions get on the A.I.M. compilation album (A.I.M. Volume 2) which can be downloaded for free once available after the contest.

PS: They will also receive forum sig banners.

Note: ALL submissions will also be uploaded to my YouTube account to promote the album and your pages which I'll link back to giving credit, to help you guys out. I'll make a playlist like last year.

How It Works:

1): Pick an art piece from a Newgrounds artist you really appreciate (make sure to give them credit and message them also. I'm sure they'll appreciate your fine work).

2): 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 as well, also give the name of the picture and artist!

Rules:

1): The picture you're using for inspiration must be rated T or under and cannot contain nudity or extreme violence. Blood is ok, but nothing grotesque. Same goes with the music, can't contain explicit content, like no cussing. The F bomb, and offensive words and content in general aren't allowed (but it's ok if you drop "damn", "hell", or "ass" a few times here and there).

2): There can NOT be any copyrighted samples in your song (Newgrounds rules, read up on those).

3): Submissions cannot be songs previously submitted before the contest start date (Sunday, March 9th), or contain your past song anywhere within the song. Gotta start fresh yo!

4): Submit your song(s) before the official deadline: April 14th, 2014 at 12:00 A.M. EST (It's a Sunday night) to this thread, post the link to it here. However, last year we were a bit lenient, so we may give an extra day or two if you really need it. :)

6): This year, collabs ARE allowed! This means, you can have a singer or a small group of people work with you (including a band), but they HAVE to make a Newgrounds account so you can add them to the project. Read up on how the project system works here or if you have questions, ask in the Discussion Thread.

7): You can submit up to 2 songs this time.

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) and on THIS THREAD!

10): No discussion here, that's what the Discussion Thread is for, to chat. Only post submissions in this thread.

11): Unlike last year, this year it will be more about skill rather than reflecting the art piece you selected, but that will still get you bonus points if it does. You'll get a review from at least 1 or 2 of the judges due to our schedules but here's hoping for more!

Meet the Judges:

ForgottenDawn: "I make music. I also make sounds. I make music that sounds like music. In other words, I will judge how much your music will sound like music to my ears."

Samulis: "I write music, I guess. :3"

RealFaction: "...no one was seriously explaining themselves, so I won't either >:(. Haha, but seriously, I make music, and I like Fritos. Thanks for the Fritos, NG Staff."

Check us out on Facebook and check out The Dish Out on YouTube! Happy composing!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-Inspired-Music-Contest/615951128432685

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/TheDishOutTV

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 3rd, 2014 @ 03:06 PM Reply

Note, this is ONLY to update the judges list to let everyone know. Rule #10 still applies, but I'm happy to say, HalcyonicFalconX has returned as a judge. I'm wondering if I should add a 5th judge, and I just might in the future, we'll see.

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 4th, 2014 @ 03:35 AM Reply

The Music

The Art

Thank you and please enjoy!

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 4th, 2014 @ 03:57 AM Reply

At 3/4/14 03:35 AM, MattBat27 wrote: The Music

The Art

Thank you and please enjoy!

You did not read the rules. The contest hasn't even started, nor does it end on march first. Please read the rules.

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 4th, 2014 @ 04:07 AM Reply

At 3/4/14 03:57 AM, RealFaction wrote:
At 3/4/14 03:35 AM, MattBat27 wrote: The Music

The Art

Thank you and please enjoy!
You did not read the rules. The contest hasn't even started, nor does it end on march first. Please read the rules.

I meant March 9th. It starts on 9th, ends in April, says in the rules.

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 7th, 2014 @ 11:26 PM Reply

Just a post to update the judging panel. Zipzipper, the winner of last year's contest, is now the 5th and final judge. Happy to have him here.

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 8th, 2014 @ 09:12 PM Reply

I was waiting for this contest lol.

This time I will produce much better stuff than the last year fo sho. ;D

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 8th, 2014 @ 09:29 PM Reply

At 3/8/14 09:12 PM, Deshiel wrote: I was waiting for this contest lol.

This time I will produce much better stuff than the last year fo sho. ;D

cool but leave this for the discussion thread this place as stated in rules isn't for talking...lol. Good luck.

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 9th, 2014 @ 05:20 AM Reply

Art: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/kamikaye/starchasers-ii
Song: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/569510

Wrote this as an ambient soundscape to view the image listed above. Its slow paced, spacey and somewhat psychedelic in nature. You will most likely need headphones to hear the whole range.

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 10th, 2014 @ 07:01 PM Reply

Here i go!!

  • Glitch,Blues.Baby!
    Glitch,Blues.Baby! by YouriX

    Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014

    Score
    5.00 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Blues
    Popularity
    1 Views

Art here:

  • Afro Deity
    Afro Deity by Brakkenimation

    Greek Goddess? Or Party Girl? You decide.

    Score
    4.358974359 / 5.00
    Type
    Other
    Popularity
    5,166 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 10th, 2014 @ 09:54 PM Reply

Here is a track I put out based on a chaotic mixture of Starry Night and Cthulhu

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/569683

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 10th, 2014 @ 10:08 PM Reply

Track I made based off of this really dark image I found on the site...

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/569682

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 10th, 2014 @ 11:06 PM Reply

At 3/10/14 10:08 PM, dominicocollora wrote: Track I made based off of this really dark image I found on the site...

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/569682

Thanks for submitting, though you didn't link to the original art pieces, could you link to them?

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 04:41 PM Reply

At 3/10/14 11:06 PM, RealFaction wrote:
At 3/10/14 10:08 PM, dominicocollora wrote: Track I made based off of this really dark image I found on the site...

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/569682
Thanks for submitting, though you didn't link to the original art pieces, could you link to them?

Ya sorry about that,

Here are the links to the pictures
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/sysica/starry-alignment?context=ratings:etm.search:cthulhu.offset:54http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/binarydood/grey-face?context=ratings:etm.search:grey.offset:28


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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 04:42 PM Reply

At 3/11/14 04:41 PM, dominicocollora wrote:
At 3/10/14 11:06 PM, RealFaction wrote:
At 3/10/14 10:08 PM, dominicocollora wrote: Track I made based off of this really dark image I found on the site...

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/569682
Thanks for submitting, though you didn't link to the original art pieces, could you link to them?
Ya sorry about that,

Here are the links to the pictures
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/sysica/starry-alignment?context=ratings:etm.search:cthulhu.offset:54http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/binarydood/grey-face?context=ratings:etm.search:grey.offset:28

lol sorry forgot to space them
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/sysica/starry-alignment?context=ratings:etm.search:cthulhu.offset:54http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/binarydood/grey-face?context=ratings:etm.search:grey.offset:28


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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 04:50 PM Reply

At 3/11/14 04:41 PM, dominicocollora wrote:
At 3/10/14 11:06 PM, RealFaction wrote:
At 3/10/14 10:08 PM, dominicocollora wrote: Track I made based off of this really dark image I found on the site...

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/569682
Thanks for submitting, though you didn't link to the original art pieces, could you link to them?
Ya sorry about that,

Here are the links to the pictures
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/sysica/starry-alignment?context=ratings:etm.search:cthulhu.offset:54http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/binarydood/grey-face?context=ratings:etm.search:grey.offset:28

  • Starry Alignment
    Starry Alignment by Sysica

    An acrylic canvas painting inspired by Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night and H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu. This is piece one of a col...

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    4.333333333 / 5.00
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    Fine Art
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    4,049 Views
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  • Grey Face
    Grey Face by BinaryDood

    trying out MangaStudip

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    4.076923077 / 5.00
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    Illustration
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    383 Views
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    Everyone

for future reference, don't paste them back to back, just do like this:

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Plus I removed everything after the title like the question mark and all the code junk. It's all good.

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 06:11 PM Reply

At 3/11/14 05:48 PM, Joelle wrote: Lots of editing and actually WORKING on my music payed off o:

Song: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/569753?updated=1

Art: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/bojeva/cold-puppies?context=ratings:etm.search:cold%20puppies.offset:0

Disqualified, that song is a live version of Grace Kelly's Ready Set Stay, or a cover someone did of it, but you tried to pass it off as another song that you made. That makes me mad, we're not stupid here.

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 06:59 PM Reply

Good stuff, I'm in with this to begin with!

Music:

  • Spacewalk
    Spacewalk by Mawnz

    For A.i.m contest 2014

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    Loop
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    Video Game
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    1 Views

Art:

  • Seaoleensky
    Seaoleensky by Kamikaye

    Inspired by Sea Oleena.

    Score
    4.837638376 / 5.00
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    Illustration
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    7,865 Views
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Don't know if I'll make another one, but we'll see, it was fun last year!


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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 10:43 PM Reply

here's my entry

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/569779?updated=1

  • Sunset Rush
    Sunset Rush by Schlady

    A wild and vibrant sunset over Broad Street in Columbus, OH. Acrylic on canvas, 48" x 16", 2008.

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 13th, 2014 @ 03:08 PM Reply

Song:

  • Crime FighterZ
    Crime FighterZ by DuttonsaysHi

    Funky Crime FighterZ!

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    Video Game
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    8 Views

Art:

  • Cover -K&D
    Cover -K&D by cheapcookie

    Cover of my comic /old drawing.. / "Kitty cat & Doggy inspector "

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 13th, 2014 @ 06:07 PM Reply

My track:

  • Final Battle
    Final Battle by Depard

    Intense and powerful track based on a deep bass frequencies and a lot of distorted guitar

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Art:

  • Madness Ascent
    Madness Ascent by Kamikaye

    Ascending from te depths of bloody inferno , they came to bring madness upon the world. Foes freeze in fear and deadeater rej...

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 14th, 2014 @ 11:28 AM Reply

Track:

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/569985?updated=1

Art:

  • Knight guy 3
    Knight guy 3 by Surfsideaaron

    http://surfsideaaron.deviantart.com/art/Knight-guy-3-436279754

    Score
    4.666666667 / 5.00
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    319 Views
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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 14th, 2014 @ 02:31 PM Reply

The're i go!!!

Music:

  • JustnotEnough
    JustnotEnough by bolisa

    A.I.M contest 2014 submission

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    Drum N Bass
    Popularity
    4 Views

Art:
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/jackaloftrades/scorching-the-evil-snowman?context=ratings:t.sort:1.offset:236

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 14th, 2014 @ 08:12 PM Reply

At 3/14/14 02:31 PM, bolisa wrote: The're i go!!!

Music:
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/570000
Art:
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/jackaloftrades/scorching-the-evil-snowman?context=ratings:t.sort:1.offset:236

  • Scorching the Evil Snowman
    Scorching the Evil Snowman by Jackaloftrades

    Personal project...

    Score
    4.726984127 / 5.00
    Type
    Illustration
    Popularity
    15,727 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 14th, 2014 @ 08:49 PM Reply

Hey, Psst...check these artists out, i think you'll like them. Maybe some of their artwork will inspire you. Check their stuff out, these are only few of many personal favorites of mine on NG. Check em out! Please note, no conversation here, just throwing this out there to help you all find artwork you may not have seen.


O-tone:
http://www.otone.newgrounds.com

Sabtastic: http://www.sabtastic.newgrounds.com

YouAreNotAlone: http://youarenotalone.newgrounds.com/

VOEC http://voec.newgrounds.com/

Zakuga: http://zakuga.newgrounds.com/

Saminat: http://saminat.newgrounds.com/

TheFabs: http://thefabs.newgrounds.com/

Tomycase: http://tomycase.newgrounds.com/

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Response to Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014 Mar. 14th, 2014 @ 08:55 PM Reply

Otone's link messed up. http://www.otone.newgrounds.com

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