SpinTunes 15 sign-ups and schedule

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SpinTunes 15 sign-ups and schedule

Post by Jerkatorium » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:21 pm

SpinTunes is a semi-annual elimination competition. It differs from Nur Ein in that it gives topics instead of titles, and it is only four rounds instead of eight. Also the schedule is slightly less arduous than Nur Ein - you get a little over a week to finish each song, followed by a five- or six-day rest period before the next challenge is announced. It usually gets around the same number of competitors as Nur Ein (around 20-35 first round), and historically there has been a noticeable percentage of SongFighters competing in SpinTunes.

Other fun facts:
* There are YouTube listening parties for each round of SpinTunes.
* You may submit songs without competing (called "shadowing"), and those songs are reviewed by the judges and played during the listening parties.
* If you get eliminated from the competition, it is possible to get reinstated; check out the rules for details. It really does happen - there were reinstatements during both SpinTunes 13 and SpinTunes 14.

It also requires competitors to sign up in advance, and there's just two days left to sign up. Signing up just involves emailing the SpinTunes organizer a copy-and-paste statement confirming that you will create and submit new songs, and that you're okay with those new songs being available for download to anyone under Creative Commons, and providing your band name (plus a band bio, links, and/or pics/logo).

The cutoff for sign-ups is Friday, October 26 at 11:59pm Eastern Time (8:59pm PDT). The Round 1 challenge topic will be announced Saturday, October 27.

Here's the link to the SpinTunes website, which includes all pertinent information (and where you can find links to the rules, FAQ, etc):
https://spintunescontest.blogspot.com

A lot of great stuff comes out of SpinTunes, and you should be a part of that. So sign up right now!
"Yes, I am a Muppet with B.O.; this song speaks to me." - Manhattan Glutton
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Re: SpinTunes 15 sign-ups and schedule

Post by Jerkatorium » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:26 pm

SpinTunes 15 schedule (copied and pasted from the website) - all times are in the Eastern Time zone (New York time):

October 13th (Saturday)
Noon - Sign ups start.

October 26th (Friday)
11:59pm - Sign ups end.

October 27th (Saturday)
12:01am - First challenge is announced.

November 4th (Sunday)
11:59pm - First song deadline.

November 5th (Monday)
9pm - Listening party will be held HERE, and hosted by Tom.
Immediately afterward, the songs will be made available for free download on BandCamp at our new location, https://spintunes.bandcamp.com.

During this gap:
- judges will rank the songs
- judges will review the songs

November 10th (Saturday)
4pm - Judges reviews are due.
8pm - Reviews & scores are posted.
10pm - Second challenge is announced.

November 18th (Sunday)
11:59pm - Second song deadline.

November 19th (Monday)
9pm - Listening party will be held HERE, and hosted by Tom.
Immediately afterward, the songs will be made available for free download on BandCamp at our new location, https://spintunes.bandcamp.com.

During this gap:
- judges will rank the songs
- judges will review the songs

November 24th (Saturday)
4pm - Judges reviews are due.
8pm - Reviews & scores are posted.
10pm - Third challenge is announced.

December 2nd (Sunday)
11:59pm - Third song deadline.

December 3rd (Monday)
9pm - Listening party will be held HERE, and hosted by Tom.
Immediately afterward, the songs will be made available for free download on BandCamp at our new location, https://spintunes.bandcamp.com.

During this gap:
- judges will rank the songs
- judges will review the songs

December 8th (Saturday)
4pm - Judges reviews are due.
8pm - Reviews & scores are posted.
10pm - Final challenge is announced.

December 16th (Sunday)
11:59pm - FINAL DEADLINE.

December 17th (Monday)
9pm - Listening party will be held HERE, and hosted by Tom.
Immediately afterward, the songs will be made available for free download on BandCamp at our new location, https://spintunes.bandcamp.com.

During this gap:
- previously eliminated competitors will rank the songs
- judges will rank the songs
- judges will review the songs

December 22nd (Saturday)
NOON - Judges reviews are due.
NOON - Eliminated competitors rankings are due.
4pm - Reviews are posted and a winner is announced!
"Yes, I am a Muppet with B.O.; this song speaks to me." - Manhattan Glutton
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