Cover the 50's - The Rules

Cover the 50's - The Rules
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Welcome to the “Cover the Decades” competition!
sponsored by our friends at IK Multimedia, Boz Digital Labs, and Rusty Frets Guitar Shop

The Game
All contestants may enter the contest by submitting a cover version of the song chosen to represent the 50’s… “Fever”. The deadline to submit your entry for the Cover the 50’s contest is July 31st, 2018. Community members and fellow entrants will score each other’s entries based on the following (recommended) scoring criteria:

Scoring criteria

Originality : 1-3 points (1= you basically did the original again, 2=different, but “safe” 3=unexpectedly different/completely different genre/etc

Quality of mix/recording/etc : 1-3 points (1=beginner, 2=solid mix, 3=radio ready)

Overall (performance and production) : 1-4 points (1=unoriginal and poorly performed, overwhelming pitch issues, etc, 2=decent, but needs some work, 3=solid production and performance, 4=pro level performance and ready for the masses)

add scoring total for up to 10 available points

Choosing the winner(s)
After the contest ends, we’ll grab the Top 4 entries (based on community rating) and a winner will be chosen by a committee of volunteer judges.

The Prize:

Details [HERE]
a package of recording and music gear from IK Multimedia, Boz Digital Labs, and Rusty Frets Guitar Shop valuled at approx $700(USD)!

NOTE The songs covered in this series are used with permission for the purposes of this contest and are subject to copyright laws.

The Rules
Only one chance to enter your cover song per competition.

Contestants may post as many preliminary versions in Bash This Recording as they wish prior to making their official entry in the Contest Thread. Contestants may submit only ONE entry in the Contest Thread, so don’t do that until you are absolutely sure that is your final version. If a contestant posts more than one entry in the Contest Thread, only the first one posted will be voted on and judged.

Attempts to edit the first submission or attempts to enter multiple times can be seen by admins and will be disqualified. Exception- Contestents may form groups with other members to collaborate on a “group” entry. Each group/collaborative entrant may be treated as a separate “individual” entrant. This group entry can be treated separately from a solo/individual entry.

BOTTOM LINE: you can’t enter multiple solo covers, or multiple covers with the exact same group. But you can still collaborate with other groups if you want. Each unique group, like each individual, gets one official entry. But individuals are free to collaborate with as many groups as they wish. No two groups will have identical membership, hence they’d be just duplicates of the same group.

Mix Entries are to be submitted under the Cover the Decades category for each decade competition.

Enter your username/nickname, a dash, and a catchy phrase. In the body below write a brief summary. No need for a book. Just talk about the direction you went, problems you had, whatever. No big deal.

Upload your MP3 file song entry. Note the mp3 may take several minutes to upload on a slow internet connection. Be Patient.

Attach a rating “poll” using the “build poll” function in the editor tools. Choose a “number rating” poll with a rating of 1 minimum, 10 maximum and 1 step. No need to check the “show who voted” box. (NOTE - to make things easy, when you start a thread, the poll will already be in the template)

You must be an Indie Recording Depot member of Trust Level 1 in order to rate mixes and enter. To become a Trust Level 1 member you must have 10 posts. This is to reduce spamming and cheating. It’s easy to get 15 posts. Introduce yourself or engage in other discussions! Join the gang! It’s fun to hang out here anyway.

Be sure to rate other entrants and provide HELPFUL information or tips to other entries with any improvements you’d recommend (ie, production tips, performance tips, mix ideas, etc.).

Cover the 50's - Official Announcement

I likely will be entering this contest. Could be fun!

It would be even better if the cover had to be a Buddy Holly or Everly Brother’s song, but it doesn’t matter too much because we can change “Fever” to our heart’s desire. :smiling_imp:


Exactly! Do Fever in a Buddy Holly style! :wink:


Also, as we progress through the decades, I reserve the right to do a decade with a part 1, part 2, etc. :wink: