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Old 01-12-2015, 17:25 PM  
International Pop Song Competition
Darth Raver Darth Raver is offline 01-12-2015, 17:25 PM

Theme:
To write a Pop Song that could believably rival any song in the mainstream charts. A Pop Song should generally be catchy, have earworm factor and be radio friendly.

Rules:
One entry per artist only
All entries much be original works
Covers are not allowed
Unauthorised samples, that is those you donít have written permission to use, are not allowed
Collaborative efforts are acceptable but if you enter a collaborative effort you must have the permission of your co-writers to do so. There is only one prize so it is up to you to mutually agree who gets the prize if your entry wins!
You are encouraged to leave comments/feedback and constructive criticism on any of the tracks entered but be aware that hate campaigns will not be tolerated and will result in disqualification
The judgesí decision will be final

Entry Fee:
As with all MP3Unsigned competitions, this competition is FREE to enter. However, this is a non-profit site which survives (like wikipedia) on donations. Although it is not a requirement, we ask all competition entrants to consider making a small donation of around $5. Larger donations are of course acceptable, but for any artists who cannot afford $5, smaller donations of $3, $2 or even $1 are welcome. We hope most competitors will donate.
Please note that donations will not buy favour with the judges. The winner will be judged on the merits of their track alone.

Judging:
Tracks will be judged on a combination of track composition, production values, ability to capture the essence of the challenge, and overall enjoyment factor (no politics)
All decisions are final
Main Prize will be delivered directly to the winner by Ricatech

Deadline:
This competition officially opens on December 1st 2015 and runs until January 15th 2016, when the judgment phase will commence, so itís time to get your thinking caps on, or to dig out the track you feel was your best embodiment of Pop. Entries will be accepted from December 1st, but we encourage competitors to take their time and create a polished track, rather than rush one out. Re-submitting new versions of submitted tracks that correct some technical problems or add final bells and whistles are not forbidden, however too many versions uploaded may be confusing and off-putting to the judges, so it is recommended not to upload your track until you are satisfied that it is complete. Finished tracks must be uploaded to your own MP3Unsigned Artist Page. Then, message Darth Raver on this forum or email him at darthravermp3u@gmail.com to let him know you have submitted a track for the comp. We will take it from there.

GOOD LUCK!
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Old 24-12-2015, 22:50 PM
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Good to see that more are showing an interest....
The more the better!
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Old 26-12-2015, 05:28 AM
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How is your song coming along, kallen?
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Just one thing to bear in mind, for our contributors so far. It might be better to delete the competition entry song from your own artist page once it has been uploaded to the official comp page, for a number of reasons.
If there are two copies of the song on the site, it may mean that comments are divided, download count is divided, and thumbs up are divided. This may be irrelevant to individual artists since, as you are entering a competition, you are probably more interested in winning the comp than placing your song on the MP3U Chart.
However, if you are also interested in getting a good place in the chart for posterity, it makes more sense to keep all votes in one place.
Again, if you are happy with having two copies extant it is entirely up to you.
But if you would prefer to keep all data together, I can understand reluctance to delete the song on your artist page if it has already gathered comments and votes. Rest assured, if you let me know you wish to delete the track on your own page I will save all comments and votes and copy them over to the comp page to show the true total feedback so far (only votes on both copies which came from the same voter will be discounted).
Talk to you soon!

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Old 28-12-2015, 19:59 PM
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Hi Darth

Can you move comments and votes across from our page onto the competition page please Would rather have everything in one place....

Much appreciated - do we need to remove track from our page or will you do this for us?

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Hey Darth - entering "Heart Stops Beating" into the contest. Its a collaboration with Derek "Deggsy" Evans. Link below - if you could move comments and votes that would be great. Will you then delete it from my page? Cheers

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To CONFLUX and JamesBell: Done!

I have shifted over the comments and data and deleted the original tracks. However, it was not possible to add the comments to the Comp Page comments section (sorry!) so I added them to the Artist Comment section instead. Rest assured, they are still all there and easily found.

Best of luck, and Happy New Year!

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Hi Darth,
Please see the "master track" on my (Wigmore) page. Uploaded the track there, but it is a group effort: Keith Allen, Kevin Gibbons and myself).

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She Cannot Be (No, No, No) is the track title, and the lyrics have been uploaded there too!

Thanks!
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I'm almost tempted to enter the contest myself... NOT for the grand prize but for the runner up spot A MONTH'S SUPPLY OF HUBBA BUBBA Bubblegum!!!
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Lemme throw my hat in the ring with this one, Darth. Randy helped out with some drums on this pop rocker, and I'll hand him the prize personally if we win, lol..."Baptised in Her Tears"

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Hi Darth,

For what it's worth, here is my attempt at writing a pop ditty. As you will deduce this is not a style that comes naturally to me, but I did put some doo waps in there so that makes it pop, right?

This Song's Not For You

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