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GrumpyCoyote
08-04-2010, 04:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEFwsm5voY4

With the sponsorship of Mainland Ukes (http://mainlandukes.com) I am very proud to announce the first Bring the Song contest.

"bringthesong.org, Original Song Video Contest - Thanks Mainland Ukes!"



First Prize:
A brand new Mainland Mango Tenor ukulele (matte finish, gold tuners)
To be awarded to the winning song/video by the registered members of bringthesong.org.

Second Prize:
A Blue "Snowball" USB microphone
To be awarded by a random selection from all the entries.

Rules:

Entries must be in the form of a video, posted to a publicly available video streaming site (youtube, vimeo, etc...).
The song must be a previously unpublished work - preferably written for this contest.
All content must be your original work. Covers, and derivative won't cut it.
In the beginning of each entry, you must clearly state (audio or text is fine) "This is my entry into the 2010 "BringtheSong.org Original Song Video Contest - Thanks Mainland Ukes!"
Each member can submit up to 3 entries
All videos must be submitted to this thread by midnight PST on Halloween, October 31, 2010.

Winner Selection:
Second Prize will be drawn live during the award ceremony for the announcement of the Grande Prize winner. Any valid entry will be eligible for second prize and the selection will be random - anyone can win.

Grand Prize nominations will begin on Nov 1st 2010 and will be open to all members at bringthesong.org. Each member will be asked to nominate a favorite song for the final voting.

Final voting will also be open to all members of bringthesong.org and any entry that receives at least one nomination will be in the running for the grande prize vote.


F.A.Q

Q: Does it have to be a ukulele song?
A: No! Many of us early members of BtS are uke players, and the contest is sponsored by Mainland ukuleles,, but this is an original song contest - songs can use any instrumentation, or none at all - nothing is off limits and uke songs will not have any particular advantage.

Q: Can it be an instrumental song?
A: Absolutely - instrumental, a cappella, pots and pans, industrial machines, whatever you like. As long as it's your original work, send it in!

Q: Can it be a collaboration or a band entry?
A: Yes! Be aware though - we only have one of each of the prizes. That means in the event you and your collaborators win something, you'll have to work out who gets the prize. We're just a little not-for-profit collective, so for now, it's one prize only.

Q: Do I have to be in the video?
A: Nope - the submission must be in the form of a video, but the visual content is entirely up to you. It can be a simple black screen if you wish. Be aware that winners of the grande prize will be chosen by popular vote, so a catchy video can really help, but it's not required.

Dougf
08-04-2010, 05:57 PM
Thanks for hosting this contest. Sounds like it will be fun. But I'm wondering about how the popular vote would work. How would the final tally be measured/counted?

GrumpyCoyote
08-04-2010, 06:57 PM
We'll have a nomination period (assuming the field needs to be cut down) after entries close, and then use a secure survey site to vote for our favorite. All BtS members will be eligible to vote. In the unlikely event of a tie, I'll cast the deciding vote. Simple.

Tsunami
08-06-2010, 07:03 PM
Sounds fun! I've never written a song but I'll try.

mrplatypus70
08-06-2010, 08:23 PM
Great prize!!! I am sure you will not mind keeping it company until someone wins it! I was just wondering about the new and unpublished song thing, I have a couple of songs that I posted videos of but they were not really done all the way. Would a completed version of one or both of these songs be allowed or should it be something never heard by human ears? Just wondering, I have some new stuff to finish too so no big deal if I can not use finished versions of posted stuff.

wee_ginga_yin
08-07-2010, 03:29 AM
It was the mention of pots and pans, industrial machines that inspired me to chuck in
a ticking clock, some thunder rolls, falling rain, and the leafy tops of birches swirling in
wild ecstasy... cos I like John Muir and Joel 2:28


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy1UHO-a9vM

GrumpyCoyote
08-07-2010, 11:03 AM
Great prize!!! I am sure you will not mind keeping it company until someone wins it! I was just wondering about the new and unpublished song thing, I have a couple of songs that I posted videos of but they were not really done all the way. Would a completed version of one or both of these songs be allowed or should it be something never heard by human ears? Just wondering, I have some new stuff to finish too so no big deal if I can not use finished versions of posted stuff.
Well, the idea is to write new songs, but I think new versions qualify.

GrumpyCoyote
08-07-2010, 11:04 AM
It was the mention of pots and pans, industrial machines that inspired me to chuck in
a ticking clock, some thunder rolls, falling rain, and the leafy tops of birches swirling in
wild ecstasy... cos I like John Muir and Joel 2:28


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy1UHO-a9vM
Awesome! Don't forget to "officially" enter it over at bringtheson.org

ombracorta
08-08-2010, 08:50 AM
I'm working on a new song for this contest!!! :)

tinchao
08-09-2010, 05:17 AM
Hello, do you know if it's available for non-U.S. contestants?
Thanks!

mrplatypus70
08-09-2010, 12:36 PM
Here is my first entry, called "Waste Of Time" do I also need to post it at bringthesong.org?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUthmKRn3vQ

mrplatypus70
08-11-2010, 04:23 PM
Two songs in a row, shows the amount of time and effort I am squeezing into these!! Here it is, called A Million Miles Away
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoafLneB-K8

sukie
08-11-2010, 04:40 PM
Hello, do you know if it's available for non-U.S. contestants?
Thanks!

Of course it is.

GrumpyCoyote
08-11-2010, 08:54 PM
You bet. I'll pay for shipping.

unclejeff64
08-12-2010, 03:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmuP1k556-s

Swampy Steve
08-16-2010, 07:45 AM
My entry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjv7RaFPYAc

Steve

Ron
08-23-2010, 10:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmuP1k556-s

That's a goood song

Lexxy
08-24-2010, 02:25 AM
Darn.. If this weren't a self written competition i would have joined :/

GrumpyCoyote
08-24-2010, 09:14 AM
Darn.. If this weren't a self written competition i would have joined :/
Why wouldn't you? Anyone can write a song!

ukecantdothat
08-24-2010, 09:15 AM
Darn.. If this weren't a self written competition i would have joined :/

C'mon, Lexxy! This is good a place to start as any. You've been listening to pop song structure your whole life. Keep it simple -- intro/verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge optional/verse (can be a repeat of a previous verse)/chorus/out! Like my signature sez: Two octaves and the truth!

You can do it!!! :nana:

UKISOCIETY
08-24-2010, 09:58 AM
Oops. Forgot to post it here. Entry No. 1, "Blue Herons"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6L3D7gTUVI

Adie227
08-27-2010, 12:31 PM
Hi guys. I love the Bring the song project, a really good idea. I've needed reason to write more of my own material. Thanks for the nudge.

Heres my first entry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWGJIKTgOOE

WxyzUkulele
08-30-2010, 10:13 AM
I posted my entry link on bringthesong.org , but I thought it would be fun to get feedback from my friends at Ukulele Underground too. :-)


Here is my entry for this contest ... it is titled "Ode to Odie": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyOi2DM28nk&feature=channel

This is my entry into the 2010 "BringtheSong.org Original Song Video Contest - Thanks Mainland Ukes for inspiring me to write a song about my Pug -- Otis (we call him "Odie") !

Let me know what you think ... I look forward to hearing from you! :-)

WxyzUkulele
08-30-2010, 10:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyOi2DM28nk&feature=channel

Adie227
08-31-2010, 12:42 AM
just realised i didnt embed the video


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWGJIKTgOOE

Dougf
09-03-2010, 05:16 AM
Great contest, and some really great songs! Probably good thing I didn't watch before posting mine :). Thanks for the views.

Doug


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8entXkXCl30

Adie227
09-11-2010, 12:11 PM
Heres my 2nd entry, no ukulele this time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWiDkCik5gg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWiDkCik5gg

provines
09-15-2010, 07:03 PM
Here's a little song my daughter and I wrote.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES9VqIiO1I4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES9VqIiO1I4

eor
09-16-2010, 03:15 AM
hey addie227

I was looking at your two entries..

you sure can write a hook bro..
good job

eor

DeG
09-18-2010, 04:38 PM
No swearing, but has mildly suggestive suggestions...
Filmed by Capt. Lovehandles at the Southeast Ukers Uke2gether today :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZblkFKs5K_s

SuzukHammer
09-18-2010, 05:14 PM
Here's a little song my daughter and I wrote.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES9VqIiO1I4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES9VqIiO1I4

Very well done. A nice consistent presentation. catchy.

SuzukHammer
09-18-2010, 05:18 PM
Heres my 2nd entry, no ukulele this time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWiDkCik5gg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWiDkCik5gg

I gave this a miss the first time around because no uke.

But I like the song. I can listen to this daily. Its a good wakeup tune. I like the complimentary voicing. Its complimentary but also just a hint of confliction.

Dougf
09-18-2010, 05:45 PM
Here's my second entry, revision #2. I took the first one down. This one's better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isb3jRgWqA8

Jerlial Prophet
09-18-2010, 06:03 PM
Here's my second entry.



Doug, nice song! Pretty up beat. Had a kind or Randy Newman feel to it. Nice Mya-Moe too.

Dougf
09-18-2010, 06:53 PM
Doug, nice song! Pretty up beat. Had a kind or Randy Newman feel to it. Nice Mya-Moe too.

So nice of you to say so, thanks!

Adie227
09-26-2010, 06:12 AM
I gave this a miss the first time around because no uke.

But I like the song. I can listen to this daily. Its a good wakeup tune. I like the complimentary voicing. Its complimentary but also just a hint of confliction.

Thanks a lot, it does state the songs dont have to be done on ukulele, I try to do get a nice mix of ukulele and guitar songs. Some Strange people dont like the ukulele :P

Adie227
09-26-2010, 06:15 AM
Heres my 3rd Entry its called Lies Anyway. Its done on guitar and no ukulele, I know this is a ukulele forum but give it a listen anyway Let me know waht u think. Thanks guys and Thanks Bringthesong.org for a great contest :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQP-Vcapjj8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQP-Vcapjj8

ombracorta
10-02-2010, 09:08 AM
Here's my first (and only) entry for the contest.
The song title is "Life's instruction booklet" it's dedicated to my first child Giovanni born on 2010 14th August :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiD4xkbU2OY

I hope you'll like it.
Thanks

Miss Michele
10-02-2010, 07:03 PM
ombracrota,

I have a tear in my eye after hearing this. What a great song for your precious son. I loved it! Good luck!

Miss Michele
10-02-2010, 07:04 PM
All of the entries are great! Good Luck, guys and gals!

BarbaryBill
10-04-2010, 04:01 AM
Heres my entry posted on saturday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZIuojYstaI

Stew

Dougf
10-04-2010, 04:33 AM
Here's my third entry, a turn to the darker side of songwriting. Thank you Mainland Ukes,

Doug


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAkTJAl483c

alatide2
10-04-2010, 03:43 PM
Here is my first entry, "Blue". Thanks for the contest Bringthesong and Mainland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAniTzgeDq4

Tsunami
10-06-2010, 01:52 PM
Here's my first (and only) entry for the contest.
The song title is "Life's instruction booklet" it's dedicated to my first child Giovanni born on 2010 14th August :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiD4xkbU2OY

I hope you'll like it.
Thanks

AMAZING!! Congratulations and good luck. He is a lucky child to have parents like you.

ombracorta
10-07-2010, 01:19 PM
Thanks Tsunami and Miss Michele!!! :)
Glad you liked my song!

beeploop
10-14-2010, 04:30 AM
i like this contest. this is my entry for the bringthesong.org original song video contest...
thanks! mainland ukes....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-ZFpHRH3ew

nbliss
10-14-2010, 06:10 AM
Here is my entry. lots of double meanings in lyrics of this song, but my daughter was main the inspiration. So for a video, i just put together a bunch of clips of her (and of few my son, who is the most protective big brother ever). Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlDrg_mj0Qo

Qedg
10-15-2010, 02:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhj0W8Xh1pI

Dougf
10-15-2010, 04:11 AM
This is the my third entry, "Gold Miner's Lament", but with a little slideshow of gold rush era images I put together to help tell the story. Hope you like it.

Doug


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr5WUy6aTr8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr5WUy6aTr8

nbliss
10-15-2010, 05:04 AM
what a fun song. thanks for sharing ombracorta!

ktdcello
10-15-2010, 05:59 AM
Here is my entry!
Cheers! Katie


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNywI1zGWiA

DeG
10-17-2010, 06:19 PM
Second Entry:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKtiG7oIOUY

Jovas P
10-20-2010, 12:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-X8XSJnmGU

revdrkate
10-25-2010, 11:10 AM
Here's my second entry.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir7aF9GoBz8

Thanks for the opportunity to share original music.
Kate

revdrkate
10-25-2010, 11:12 AM
And here's my first entry! Oh well ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKQU53v6lcw

Kate

Adie227
10-29-2010, 06:30 AM
Here's my second entry.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir7aF9GoBz8

Thanks for the opportunity to share original music.
Kate

really nice sound on that 6 string mya moe. not to mention the ubass and the other mya-moe

I really would like to play all 3. :D

Nice video btw :)

revdrkate
10-30-2010, 05:36 AM
Thanks Adie227!

I was inspired by your awesome split screen gems. Wish you were close enough to play all 3. I'd sure let you!

andreavmusic
10-31-2010, 02:56 PM
Here's my entry!
It's called Less Than Three. Hope you enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyFJi5YnpUU
best of luck to all!

andreavmusic
10-31-2010, 04:34 PM
Here's to procrastinating!
This is my second entry! It's called Prufrock and is based on the T.S. Eliot Poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock written from the perspective of someone at the party. Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTbbwpQOebI

haoleerik
10-31-2010, 08:04 PM
dont forget mines one, i whipped it up before the contest deadline!! with a couple hours to spare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onLa-KILjFA

Adie227
11-01-2010, 03:19 PM
Here's my entry!
It's called Less Than Three. Hope you enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyFJi5YnpUU
best of luck to all!


I like this, really nice

good luck :)

andreavmusic
11-01-2010, 04:11 PM
I like this, really nice

good luck :)

Thanks, your songs were fantastic! Good luck to you too!

Adie227
11-04-2010, 02:25 AM
This contest has no entered the nomination stages.

Any bringthesong.org members should head over there and nominate. :)