2020-AUG-01 Info: The Rule Books have been updated. Please get acquainted with the updates and changes prior to joining the next competition of your choice.

SONGWRITING COMPETITION - What theme / genre would you like to see next?

Thematic Songwriting Competition - recurrence: monthly
User avatar
Mister Fox
Site Admin
Posts: 1753
Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2017 16:15 CEST
Location: Berlin, Germany

SONGWRITING COMPETITION - What theme / genre would you like to see next?

#1

Post by Mister Fox »

In the last couple of months, the staff decided on a theme and genre for the Songwriting Competition.

Even though there is always the mention to "post your theme/genre ideas in the Gossip Thread", I think this is a bit buried in the length of the introduction posts. Which is exactly why this post exists.


:idea: If you have an idea for a future Songwriting Competition, like a theme and/or a genre, then please post that in here.

But fear not - should there be no request and/or suggestion/idea by the 26th of the month (exception: for February until 24th), there is a fallback solution in place.

(note: since this thread has been created on short notice, the theme/genre can be filed until 29th July 2018)



Please discuss :tu:

ollyaudio
Posts: 51
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2018 03:55 CEST

Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - What theme / genre would you like to see next?

#2

Post by ollyaudio »

I want to share an idea. Someone will provide a melody for the contest. Pianoforte, violin, flute .... It can be a short solo part or a long song. Contestants must write music. The soldering part can be cut, but it should sound completely in the track at least once.

User avatar
Mister Fox
Site Admin
Posts: 1753
Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2017 16:15 CEST
Location: Berlin, Germany

Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - What theme / genre would you like to see next?

#3

Post by Mister Fox »

Interesting idea - might pick up on something along those lines in a future challenge.

I'd love to see something a bit more uplifting in October 2018 - any ideas?

Leonard Bowman
Posts: 63
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2019 00:09 CET

Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - What theme / genre would you like to see next?

#4

Post by Leonard Bowman »

I mentioned this in the SWC 018 thread, but I think that ballroom dance could make a solid theme. For International ballroom, there are 10 styles, and each has a particular music attached to it. If you want something more specific, the styles are split into 5 "standard" dances and 5 "latin" dances. If you want something even more varied, there's American Ballroom which adds a few other styles... I'll spare the details, unless of course you want more information on the topic.
As a theme, it would allow a wide variety of submissions, while still maintaining a core concept.

Just a suggestion.

The Exponent
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2019 14:46 CET

Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - What theme / genre would you like to see next?

#5

Post by The Exponent »

I suggest an 80s TV/Movie Soundtrack.

User avatar
Mister Fox
Site Admin
Posts: 1753
Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2017 16:15 CEST
Location: Berlin, Germany

Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - What theme / genre would you like to see next?

#6

Post by Mister Fox »

A similar thing might actually happen... soon-ish. That's all I can say for the time being.

The Exponent
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2019 14:46 CET

Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - What theme / genre would you like to see next?

#7

Post by The Exponent »

Or how about EDM as the theme. It will push a LOT of people outside of their comfort zone and since it is a very diverse genre we might see a lot of participation for this perhaps.

Please ignore if this suggestion sounds blasphemous :D

J I L L I A M
Posts: 74
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2019 18:25 CET

Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - What theme / genre would you like to see next?

#8

Post by J I L L I A M »

I am A LOT for tv series main theme song.

Less for EDM, but still, it would be also ok

UprightJoe
Posts: 28
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2018 15:18 CET

Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - What theme / genre would you like to see next?

#9

Post by UprightJoe »

I also like the TV theme song idea.

The Exponent
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2019 14:46 CET

Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - What theme / genre would you like to see next?

#10

Post by The Exponent »

Across multiple groups/forums, I know and interact with folks who produce or rather want to produce "EDM". So if that is ever a genre/theme, I can personally try and get more participants for sure.

Also, whatever the theme be, I think it should be accessible to a larger audience to gain traction. Once we start to get consistent numbers and regulars, we could try and explore abstract/unconventional themes/genres.

Just my thoughts. :)

Post Reply