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Welcome to the 2017 Art-Inspired Music Contest! It's important you read all this if you're entering in this contest, the rules. Below you will see what this contest is about, the rules, the prizes you could win, and the discussion thread! :)
This is the Submission Thread, click HERE to go to the Discussion Thread!

Announcement Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXRxN7JaG9M

How It Works:

1): You pick a single piece of artwork in the Art Portal here from a Newgrounds artist you really appreciate (make sure to give them credit for inspiration and message them also when you're done, I'm sure they'll appreciate it!).

2): Create a song (but not before the start date) inspired by that art 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!

3): There's going to be the top 3 winners, and 17 runner-ups (I originally was thinking 30, but that's a lot).

Now, let's see what you could win!

Prizes (possibly more to be announced in the soon future, stay tuned for updates in this thread):

If anyone is willing to donate prizes, or do artwork for this contest, let me know. I wasn't as organized about that this year, apologies.

1st place: A free copy of @Samulis VSCO 2 Orchestral Sample Library, your song on the A.I.M. 2017 album, you get to be the first to pick a game of your choice from the Prize Pool (details below)!

2nd: Your song on the A.I.M. 2017 album, you get to be the second to pick a game of your choice from the Prize Pool (details below)!

3rd: Your song on the A.I.M. 2017 album, you get to be the third to pick a game of your choice from the Prize Pool (details below)!

Runner-Ups: Your song gets on the A.I.M. 2017 album + Pick A Game from the Prize Pool (details below)!

Fan Favorite: A tradition of the A.I.M. contests is, every year after the deadline, I start a thread where everyone can nominate their favorite song out of the contest submissions. The winning song will be based on those votes, and also end up on the contest album.

Prize Pool

The prize pool basically is a stash of games kindly donated by fellow NG members. So far @Ninjamuffin99 as always has been generous enough to donate some games for this special occassion. A list of games will be shown in the soon future. If anyone else wants to donate some games, let me know!

Rules:

1): The most important thing, make sure you know all the basic rules of Newgrounds in the FAQ regarding Audio Submissions if you aren't familiar with them already. Read Here: http://www.newgrounds.com/wiki/help-information/terms-of-use/audio-guidelines

2): Don't post anything here in this thread other than your song submissions, that's what the discussion thread is for. :P

3): Explicit content IS allowed music-wise, but the artwork that inspired you can't be A-rated. Anything rated E, T, and M are all okay in our book! :)

4): No covers or remixes, including remaking a song you've made in the past. New and original entries are accepted here. Cmon man, it's Art-Inspired Music! That includes no vocal stems (unless it's oohs and ahhs, I'll allow that sort of stuff).

5): Do NOT start writing your song until the beginning of the contest, so that way, everyone is at the "start line". Sadly in the past, this has been overlooked and some really good songs have had to be disqualified. Songs that were started before the start date will be disqualified.

6): You can enter up to 2 songs this year.

7): Your song must be between 3-6 minutes. Anything shorter or longer than that will be disqualified.

8): At the beginning of your song title, write AIM (example: AIM - Strawberries) so at the end of the contest, we can judge faster for you guys! Also, tag your song with AIM2017 in the tags!

9): Submit your song(s) by the official deadline: May 7th, 2017 (meaning, that day will be the last day you can submit until it's 12 'o' clock at night, Eastern time in USA). Post the link of your song here in this thread.

10): Collaboration is allowed and encouraged! You can work with anyone, whether it be a singer, producer, etc. They have to have a Newgrounds account so you can add them in the credits. Read up on how the project system works here or if you have questions, ask in the Discussion Thread.

11): If you're unsure of ANYTHING not listed in the rules, feel free to ask us questions in the discussion thread!

12): Submit your song here on Newgrounds on your account, not SoundCloud or Youtube or anything else, just good old Newgrounds.

13): You must be a scouted artist. This is for anti-fraud purposes.

Judges:

@RealFaction (that'sa me!)

@EDM364 (Newgrounds Veteran and experienced EDM producer, also gives great detailed reviews!)

@Hikari (music producer virtuoso, has a great deal of experience with music knowledge and production!)

@Jon-Babb / Bosa (he changed his name, but he'll always be Bosa in my book! He's a superb experienced musician who has a plethora of music knowledge as well!)

Good luck everyone! We'll be reviewing and watching along the way!

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-19 06:38:59 Reply

RULES EXTRA

1 art piece per song, so say you decide to enter 2 songs, you would have 2 different pieces of artwork, one per song, one inspiring one song, another art piece inspiring the other song. Hope this clears that up.

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-19 07:38:14 Reply

At 3/19/17 06:38 AM, RealFaction wrote: RULES EXTRA

1 art piece per song, so say you decide to enter 2 songs, you would have 2 different pieces of artwork, one per song, one inspiring one song, another art piece inspiring the other song. Hope this clears that up.

AIM2016? Are you sure that's what you want us to tag?

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-19 08:14:18 Reply

Oooooo! I'm so excited!

I don't remember, did you mention how close the song needs to resemble the art or is it simply using whatever definition of "inspired" we want to use. I would assume we want to stick to whatever we feel the art is doing but more clarification is better than letting people misinterpret the rules.


Meh, I'll put something worthwhile here eventually.

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-19 09:32:42 Reply

At 3/19/17 08:14 AM, Spadezer wrote: Oooooo! I'm so excited!

I don't remember, did you mention how close the song needs to resemble the art or is it simply using whatever definition of "inspired" we want to use. I would assume we want to stick to whatever we feel the art is doing but more clarification is better than letting people misinterpret the rules.

It's probably safe to assume your music should match the artwork as much as possible.

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edit: fuck, wrong thread. sorry.


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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-19 12:45:06 Reply

yay!

  • AIM - Faith in Freedom
    AIM - Faith in Freedom by SnowTeddy

    Only need one track for the contest :D

    Score
    0 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Cinematic
    Popularity
    11 Views
  • Mirror's Edge
    Mirror's Edge by YakovlevArt

    Mirror's Edge painting I did last night. So excited for this game! Watch me paint this and other live on https://www.twitch....

    Score
    4.562500000 / 5.00
    Type
    Illustration
    Popularity
    766 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

with permission from @YakovlevArt

good luck to other contestants!


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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-19 14:18:05 Reply

Looking forward to sifting through submissions. Good luck, and play hard. >:D

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-19 15:38:59 Reply

At 3/19/17 07:38 AM, NomadJoe wrote:
At 3/19/17 06:38 AM, RealFaction wrote: RULES EXTRA

1 art piece per song, so say you decide to enter 2 songs, you would have 2 different pieces of artwork, one per song, one inspiring one song, another art piece inspiring the other song. Hope this clears that up.
AIM2016? Are you sure that's what you want us to tag?

Crap 2017, sorry guys. I was tired I thought i corrected all the typos. Also, discussion thread.

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-19 15:48:34 Reply

Rules/Prizes UPDATES (3/19/17)

Okay, so when I made the original post, I was realllll tired. So I didn't get all the typos out because I took the post from last year and tweaked it a bit for this year's contest to save time.

1. If you see 2016 anywhere, ignore it, obviously. Tag your song with aim2017 instead, but the other rules of course apply.

2. The art piece you use has to be someone else's art.

Prize Pool

I had to get the okay from @ninjamuffin99 about the list before posting, so here are the games you could win!

Evoland 2
Stardew Valley
Super Meat Boy
Pony Island
DEADBOLT
Grim Fandango Remastered
BADLAND: Game of the Year Humble Deluxe
Savage Lands (Early Access)
Mini Metro
Bit Blaster XL
Assault Android Cactus
Odallus: The Dark Call
Technobabylon
Refunct
Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Nuclear Throne
VVVVV
Human Resource Machine
Rust (Early Access)
You Must Build A Boat
Shelter 2
Epic Battle Fantasy 4
10000000
Arma 2 (with 4 DLC’s)

That's all for now, i'll update the list if we get more prizes or anymore fluked rules.

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Question

Can the art piece be something YOU made?

EDIT: forgot the art portal part, apparently if your stuff is in the art portal you can use it. Time to search for anime!

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-19 17:03:07 Reply

At 3/19/17 04:54 PM, UltraMX wrote: Question

Can the art piece be something YOU made?

EDIT: forgot the art portal part, apparently if your stuff is in the art portal you can use it. Time to search for anime!

discussion thread........x.x please. No, it can't. I posted that in an update on here. It has to be an original art piece by someone else. Good luck.

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-20 22:48:30 Reply

Here is my submission

  • AIM - New Dynasty
    AIM - New Dynasty by BlueOceans

    AIM '17 Submission

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    World
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Here is the art work

  • The Bad and the Ugly
    The Bad and the Ugly by SkyrisDesign

    For the sycra's forum. Must get better :D

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    4.924528301 / 5.00
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    1,546 Views
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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-21 15:50:01 Reply

Prizes UPDATE (3/21/17)

Here's an updated list of the prizes, thank you guys for donating! If anyone else wants to throw in prizes (3rd place could use more) let me know!

1st place: A free copy of @Samulis VSCO 2 Orchestral Sample Library, the official A.I.M. 2017 poster made by @Ceevro $100 donated by @ZipZipper, your song on the A.I.M. 2017 album, you get to be the first to pick a game of your choice from the Prize Pool (details below)!

2nd: $50 donated from @ZipZipper, Your song on the A.I.M. 2017 album, you get to be the second to pick a game of your choice from the Prize Pool (details below)!

3rd: Your song on the A.I.M. 2017 album, you get to be the third to pick a game of your choice from the Prize Pool (details below)!

Runner-Ups: Your song gets on the A.I.M. 2017 album + Pick A Game from the Prize Pool (details below)!
Prize Pool

Prize Pool (games donated by @ninjamuffin99)

Evoland 2
Stardew Valley
Super Meat Boy
Pony Island
DEADBOLT
Grim Fandango Remastered
BADLAND: Game of the Year Humble Deluxe
Savage Lands (Early Access)
Mini Metro
Bit Blaster XL
Assault Android Cactus
Odallus: The Dark Call
Technobabylon
Refunct
Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Nuclear Throne
VVVVV
Human Resource Machine
Rust (Early Access)
You Must Build A Boat
Shelter 2
Epic Battle Fantasy 4
10000000
Arma 2 (with 4 DLC’s)

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-21 20:30:23 Reply

BTW:

I've started work on the poster, and I think it's going to be some of my best work!

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-22 12:13:26 Reply

Can we use breaks eg Amen, hot pants, lyn collins?

Also is a video considered 'art'?

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-22 13:16:58 Reply

I'm going to participate. I regularly take inspiration from pictures to make music. It will not be difficult.

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2015 - 2017 Iori Licea. Making Fun For Everyone! ^w^

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-22 14:50:42 Reply

NO POSTING DISCUSSION IN THIS THREAD IT SAID THIS AT THE TOP....please read...

Sorry. I appreciate the enthusiasm just...the Discussion Thread is for that. This thread is for submissions. C'mon guys....

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Here is my submission

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/735332?updated=1490252978

Here is the art I was inspired by.

  • Pumpkin what has facial hair
    Pumpkin what has facial hair by Saminat

    Heehee, I wanted to do a pumpkin last year, but I didn't know what I could do. This time, I thought, Beebo!!! Not bad, consid...

    Score
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    1,011 Views
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At 3/23/17 03:14 AM, ancientorigin wrote: Here is my submission

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/735332?updated=1490252978

Here is the art I was inspired by.
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/saminat/pumpkin-what-has-facial-hair

Well you didn't read the rules. 1. You must be scouted first. 2. you used copyrighted samples (from what it sounds like) This one's disqualified. I suggest reading the rules and trying again.

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-23 06:05:42 Reply

I did something:

  • A long way through winter
    A long way through winter by Azhthar

    A very slow peaceful piece of music

    Score
    4.29 / 5.00
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    Cinematic
    Popularity
    245 Views

Inspired by this:

  • Winter
    Winter by Fuske

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    3,906 Views
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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-27 16:14:07 Reply

This is my submission!

  • AIM - Purple Heart
    AIM - Purple Heart by iorilicea

    Created by Iori Licea. My Entry 1 for the Art-Inspirated Music 2017 Contest.

    Score
    5.00 / 5.00
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    Song
    Genre
    Drum N Bass
    Popularity
    4 Views

The artwork is created by Robtonu

  • Purple Heart
    Purple Heart by Robtonu

    Purple Heart I drew for a friend

    Score
    4.181818181 / 5.00
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    254 Views
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    Ages 13+


2015 - 2017 Iori Licea. Making Fun For Everyone! ^w^

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-28 01:09:19 Reply

Here's my entry for this year!

ROTHGAR!!!

And HERE'S THE ART!

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At 3/19/17 04:47 AM, RealFaction wrote:

ww.youtube.com/watch?v=OXRxN7JaG9M

If anyone is willing to donate prizes, or do artwork for this contest, let me know. I wasn't as organized about that this year, apologies.

You mean like this

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At 3/28/17 04:19 PM, ArticNinja165 wrote:
At 3/19/17 04:47 AM, RealFaction wrote:
ww.youtube.com/watch?v=OXRxN7JaG9M

If anyone is willing to donate prizes, or do artwork for this contest, let me know. I wasn't as organized about that this year, apologies.
You mean like this

Please no discussion in this thread, rules say discussion thread is for that and I'm sorry but we don't accept sketches, someone already has the job now and I would say you have a long way to go in the art department, but keep working at it, you'll get better.

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-29 15:22:36 Reply

At 3/28/17 04:21 PM, RealFaction wrote:
Please no discussion in this thread, rules say discussion thread is for that and I'm sorry but we don't accept sketches, someone already has the job now and I would say you have a long way to go in the art department, but keep working at it, you'll get better.

Oh. Okay. Next year right?

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-29 16:25:18 Reply

My entry:
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/736510?updated=1490819028

Piece that kept me inspired:
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/tomycase/acura-azure-striker-gunvolt @tomycaseMade it the background of fl while I worked on it

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Response to AIM Contest '17 Submission Thread 2017-03-29 17:20:42 Reply

At 3/29/17 03:22 PM, ArticNinja165 wrote:
At 3/28/17 04:21 PM, RealFaction wrote:
Please no discussion in this thread, rules say discussion thread is for that and I'm sorry but we don't accept sketches, someone already has the job now and I would say you have a long way to go in the art department, but keep working at it, you'll get better.
Oh. Okay. Next year right?

Discussion Thread is for discussion. Not Submission Thread, I say this again. http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1421359