Freestyle Music


  1. Hand-in

    Entries in the freestyle music competition must be delivered through the web-based compo system.

    If you really want to make us happy, please hand in a Zip or Rar file containing the track itself and a short text file (file_id.diz/.nfo/.txt) with information about the entry (author, track name, additional credits) as well as contact info.

  2. Pre-selection

    A jury will select a maximum of ten (10) tracks to be played during the show. The jury's decicion is final, and there is no room for appeals.

    Tracks not selected for the show can not be voted for.

  3. Deciding a winner

    The winner will be chosen by combining the results from the popular vote with a jury vote. The popular vote will account for 67% of the total score, and the jury vote will account for 33%.

  4. Allowed formats

    • MP3
    • Ogg Vorbis (.ogg)

    Other file formats are not allowed, and will result in a disqualification.

    Do yourself and everyone else a favor, and use a quality encoder with high bitrate settings. Your track will sound better, so don't be cheap. Don't forget to tag your file properly!

  5. Use of copyrighted material

    Use of unlicensed samples is not allowed. Any participant must be ready to provide documentation that samples used are licensed for use and publication. Failing to provide such documentation upon request will result in disqualification of the entry.

    If you are in doubt, ask someone from the compo crew before the deadline (that way, you will have time to remove any problematic samples before submitting).

  6. Maximum length

    4 minutes. Entries lasting significantly longer than four minutes will be disqualified, entries lasting just over four minutes will be cut off at exactly four minutes when played.

  7. Number of entries per participant

    One entry per participant. Co-productions are allowed. If multiple people cooperate on a track, neither will be allowed to hand in other tracks.

  8. General rules

    The general rules for the Gathering 2011 creative competitions apply to this compo.

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