Free TON

Contest proposal: Soundtrack for Free TON

Short description:

Create soundtrack for Free TON.

Type:

Contest.

Submission period: August 1 - August 31, 2021 at 23:59 UTC

Voting period: September 1 - September 10, 2021 at 23:59 UTC

Motivation:

Free TON deserves the inspiring and beautiful soundtrack that will be used
on lives, videos, conferences etc.

General requirements:

  • High quality, musicality and originality of the soundtrack;
  • You decide the mood of your track, it can be happy, sad, funny etc;
  • The soundtrack may include vocal, but you can create it without vocal - your choice. If the soundtrack has vocal parts, then it must be in English and about Free TON. Vocal should be meaningful. You can use autotune, but not overdo;
  • If it needed, jurors can request necessary files, videos, screenshots to find plagiarism or other things;
  • Don’t send someone else’s music compositions, only your original work;
  • Don’t send demos/fragments to the contest, only finished tracks;
  • Up to 2 works from 1 participant, but each work must be unique.

Technical requirements:

  • Any genre;
  • Accepting finished tracks of format MP3 / 320kbps / 44100Hz / stereo;
  • Accepting tracks made only in FL Studio, GarageBand, Reaper, Ableton. Jurors will check it by requesting necessary files.
  • Duration of the track is no less then 2 minutes and no longer than 6 minutes;
  • Winners of the contest must send mastered file of format WAV / 44100Hz / stereo / 24bit;
  • Winners of the contest must send necessary files like multitrack folder and others;
  • No samples, only original melody;
  • Works must be published under the CC BY-NC-SA license;
  • Finished work must have a name: Artist Name - Track Name (Free TON soundtrack);
  • A cover of the soundtrack is + for success: 1400x1400px JPEG (optional);

An example of your PDF submission:

МС Pupkin - Give me the crystals (Free TON soundtrack)
Genre - Progressive
Duration - 3:46

The list of used programs, instruments, sounds is presented.
Link to the file-sharing site with your track is presented.
Cover of your soundtrack is presented.
Telegram username is presented.

Voting:

  • Each of the initial Free TON jurors can vote on your submission. Jurors whose team(s) intend to participate in this contest by providing submissions lose their right to vote in this contest.
  • Each juror will vote by rating each submission on a scale of 0 to 10 or can choose to reject it if it does not meet requirements, or they can choose to abstain from voting if they feel unqualified to judge.
  • Jurors will provide feedback on your submissions.

Rewards:

1 5 000 TON CRYSTALS
2 4 000 TON CRYSTALS
3 3 000 TON CRYSTALS
4 2 000 TON CRYSTALS
5 1 000 TON CRYSTALS
6 1 000 TON CRYSTALS
7 1 000 TON CRYSTALS
8 1 000 TON CRYSTALS
9 1 000 TON CRYSTALS
10 1 000 TON CRYSTALS

Jury rewards:

An amount equal to 10% of the sum total of all total tokens actually awarded will be distributed equally between all jurors who vote and provide feedback. Both voting and feedback are mandatory in order to collect the reward.

Procedural remarks:

  • Participants must upload their works by file-sharing site (Google Drive, Dropbox) so it can be viewed and accessible in the formats described. If work is inaccessible or does not fit the criteria described, the submission may be void by jurors.
  • Participants must submit their work before the closing of the filing of applications. If not submitted on time, the submission will not count.
  • If the number of participants is less than the amount of prizes available, the excess prize awards are void.

Disclaimer:

Anyone can participate.

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Support and ready to create! An excellent opportunity to strain your brains and muse) Finally, a competition was found for me!

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I support this.
Why is limitation only 4 minutes?
Why is the author of the contest receives 1%?
Why are the US citizens unable to get TONs?

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4 min is radio standard

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Aristotel want to be a first , who broken system, and request reward for the author :slight_smile: , but thoughts in the right direction.

And “Free TON cannot distribute Tons to US citizens or US entities” is old statement. need to correction.

I’d suggest to add here something like: the author of the contest also supports participants and interested parties in the forum thread by answering the questions etc.

As for ‘brand tune’ (as it’s usually called) - good idea, support.

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I saw the author’s rewards on other contests. I think, it’s OK, because the author writes contest’s description, answers the participants’ questions, and updates contest’s description until it starts.

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About autotune for vocal. My opinion: this will be allowed. Your ideas?

Don’t see any problems with that. As long as it is unique (not someone else voice) and creative - good to go.

  • Need to add about the minimum duration of the track. For example 1 minute.
  • Need to increase the jury award. 10-15% + 5% for every 100 competitive works that meet the requirements. (Given that the contest is creative, there can be a lot of works and plagiarism… there are a lot of various libraries of sounds, samples, loops on the Internet.)
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Love the concept! Also looking for a Free TON house band to play on the #NVMTS podcast to all you musicians out there, so send me a message if you can jam :guitar:

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What is criteria for plagiarism? How are you gonna check this? I can find “plagiarism” in almost every melody.

You sure? It is unreal

I will not check this. The obvious and explicit plagiarism will be found by itself easily.

This rule will be further considered

How? For example for texts you can use text.ru antiplagiat and set uniques %. I think you should offer smth same.

Hey hello! Guys, I suggest not to limit the duration and make it up to 5-6 minutes.
For vocal things 3:30 - 4 minutes is quite enough, but for instrumental compositions of some styles of time it takes a little more

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And I would like to discuss the issue of using compositions.

The fact is that for each use case, its own structure, character and mood of the track

If you just listen, then this is one thing.
If used in streams - a different form and content

We can’t allow plagiarism. Anyway, we have Shazam to find similar tracks + participants will find plagiarism by themselves.

If the fact of plagiarism found - jurors will confirm it and downgrade the rate of it.

Плагиат помогут определить и участники )