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 , 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!
$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.
$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.
$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.
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.
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!
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, This means, you can have a singer or a small group of people work with you (including a band), but they 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!
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."
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