Nokia and AudioDraft Hunt for India’s Best New Ringtones 2012
Have a musical streak in you? Want to create the next blockbuster? Here is your chance to become the next music icon! Nokia and AudioDraft invite participation from all Indian music enthusiasts to enter ‘India’s Best New Ringtones‘ contest and create your very own ringtone that embraces the heart and soul of Indian music.
Apart from India, Musical talents across the world can participate in four separate competitions running simultaneously, depending upon where you live or where your music expertise lies; in China, Middle East and Africa, South East Asia and Pacific and Latin America. So here’s the chance for you to show your music composing skills. Join Nokia’s Hunt for Best New Ringtones !
Nokia is reaching out and asking you to create ringtones that reflect and celebrate local music culture and styles. A prize fund totaling over USD 37,000 is on offer plus the chance to get your work into millions of handsets!
Deadline : 17d 23h 57m (As per March 30, 2012 – 12:33 PM)
Prize : 5x $1,500
Terms : Custom contest rules
The winning ringtones will be added to the ringtone selection on certain Nokia device models of the specific regions they were created for, sitting alongside Nokia’s global set of ringtones for 2013. Winners will each pick up USD 1,500 in prize money, the prize fund totaling over USD 37,000 on offer plus the chance to get your work into millions of Nokia handsets. The competition runs until 17th April, and the winners will be announced on 24th April.
Nokia Sound Design team will listen through all the entries of this contest and make a final selection of 5 ringtones for each region, each ringtone receiving USD 1,500 in prize money. To help guide the selection, everyone will be encouraged to rate the content throughout the duration of the contest. The winning ringtones will be added to the specific regions they were created for, sitting alongside Nokia’s global set of ringtones for 2013.
You are encouraged to explore local music styles and include musical elements and instruments that have a strong connection to local cultures. The ringtones can range from traditional classical/folk based local styles to the more popular and modern local styles. However all ringtones should in essence be contemporary (i.e., not old-fashioned).
It’s also important to avoid styles that cannot be differentiated from Western popular music.
How to Apply ?
1. Firstly register yourself at AudioDraft and create an account. You can register from Facebook also after you create an AudiDraft Account. Click Here to register an account using the registration form and then through Facebook and follow the instructions.
2. Follow the steps and register. Choose a Valid Username, Select your Country and most importantly Choose what you’re upto ! If you are here to submit/create sound then select “I’m here to create Audio” or if you are here to order the sounds then select, “I’m here to Order Audio“. Then tick on No I am not a member of any Collection Society of AudioDraft, as if you select yes then you are not able to participate in AudioDraft contests or submit tracks to the MarketPlace. Click on Finalize Registration!
3. Now click below to Submit your Entries for the Contest. And yea, be sure to have a look after the jump, that what are they actually looking for the Contest. Good Luck!
What we are Looking for:
1. Adventurous – You are encouraged to be bold – include an ear-catching surprise, try a different approach, or just make it exciting!
2. Positive – Nothing too sad or downbeat, it should evoke happy and uplifting thoughts – a celebration of local music!
3. Characterful – Nothing too plain and boring – It should be engaging and stir an emotional response (preferably a positive one!)
4. Functional – Ringtones should be no longer than 30 seconds. We’d also encourage you to include functional ringtone elements (elements that are clearly audible on mobile speakers)
5. Minimalistic – Crafted as a ringtone with high consideration for the small speakers – can be musical, non-musical (no determinable melody), or somewhere in between.
6. Instrumental – You should avoid any spoken words/lyrics and keep the ringtones instrumental – Minor vocal parts/effects can be considered however.
Because of one time payment prize only non-members of music copyright Collecting Societies are eligible to participate in the contest.