Topic: RiffRumble 19 Road Trip Theme Announced
The theme for the next RiffRumble song contest is Road Trip! This early announcement gives you time to record an epic song with RiffWorks (Mac/Win) or FourTrack (iPhone) on your own, or collaborate with up to 4 friends worldwide using RiffLink online song collaboration. Entries accepted June 12 - 25. Public voting June 12 - July 2. Prizes and more will be announced soon on Sonoma's Facebook Page and RiffWorks' Facebook Page.
Submission Rules (same as RR18 except for dates and theme)
No covers (non-original songs).
"Road Trip" is the theme for RiffRumble 19, which is up to your interpretation.
Vocals welcome but not required.
By entering RiffRumble 19, you agree to receive news and updates from the contest sponsors.
Be prepared to present a RiffWorks song file (.rws) as proof that RiffWorks was used to record your entry. If you use FourTrack to record your entry, be prepared to export your FourTrack song to RiffWorks in order to present a RiffWorks song file, or FourTrack's session plist.
Songs that have been posted previously to RiffWorld are eligible, but must be posted again.
Songs submitted to previous RiffRumbles are not eligible.
Sonoma reserves the right to disqualify any participant or any entry for any reason.
Sonoma is not responsible for songs not entered properly or in a timely manner.
Public voting begins June 12th, so the earlier you RiffCast the better starting June 12.
Only one entry is allowed per person, and must be entered June 12th 00:01 - June 25 23:59 PST. If you enter a song prior to June 12 or after June 25, the riffrumble19 tag will be removed, and it will be disqualified. If you would like to delete an entry, contact support to request this before June 25.
You may enter multiple songs, but only the newest song posted will count as your entry through June 25 (23:59 PST). The previous song(s) you submit will not be eligible, the riffrumble19 tag will be removed, and shouts received on the previous song will not count.
Contestants worldwide are eligible, but must be over 13 years of age.
Contestants must vote in the Contestants Choice category to be eligible to win.
One entry may only win one category. If one entry "wins" more than one category, it will only receive the higher-valued prize and forfeit the lower-valued prize(s). The runner-up entry in the lower-valued prize category will win that category.
Collaboration Specifics - Using RiffLink
You may participate in as many collaboration entries as you'd like.
Make it clear to the other collaborators that it is a potential entry for RiffRumble 19.
Only the creator of the collab may submit their mix of a collab to the 'rumble.
All Contestants (including all collaborators) must vote in the Contestants' Choice category in order for their song to be eligible to win any category, therefore it is in the creator's best interest to get permission from the other collaborators to enter the collaboration into RiffRumble.
Only the person who RiffCasts the song is eligible to win the prize. Sonoma is not responsible for splitting the prize.
Collaborations that were started before May 2012 are not eligible unless you get permission from all collaborators and from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give credit to the contributors' usernames in the credits and/or description.
Collaboration Specifics - Non-RiffLink
RiffLink is recommended, but you may enter a collaboration that is created by sending RiffWorks files back and forth to each other if you follow these rules:
RiffWorks must be used by all participants to record the song. Each collaborator must be prepared to send their .rws files to Sonoma.
No more than 4 collaborators, including the "creator" may be involved in a song.
The person playing the role of "creator" must be decided at the beginning of the collaboration. It must be agreed via email by all collaborators that: "The creator is the only person who may RiffCast the any version of the song into the contest, and is the only person eligible to win the prize if that song is chosen as a winner." This written consent must be emailed to email@example.com before June 25th, including all usernames involved and copying all collaborators involved, in order for it to be a qualified entry. If any collaborator contacts us within the entry period that they don't agree, then it will be disqualified.
Give credit to all contributors' usernames in the credits and/or description.
All collaborators involved must vote in the Contestants' Choice category in order for their song to be eligible to win.