Regulation - On The Music Waves

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The Art-Waves Cultural Association, in collaboration with the She Lives Association, in order to promote international musical culture, set up On the Music Waves - International Song Contest, open to musicians from all over the world.  

 

 
REGULATION
 

 

1. PARTICIPANTS
   
The competition is open to musicians (soloists, bands and composers/authors) of all ages and nationalities.
  

2. THEME
The competition theme is the composition of an original piece of music that includes the voice or more voices including the choir.  (No cover).

3. INSTRUMENTATION
The use of all kinds of musical instruments is allowed. Also voice alone (without instruments).  

 
4. TYPE OF PIECE
The piece can include the voice in all its expressive forms: singing, acting, declamation, vocoder, etc...  


5. DURATION OF THE PIECE
The piece must not exceed 10 minutes in length. There are no minimum duration limits.  

 
6. FORMAT OF THE PIECE AND THE TEXT
The piece can be sent in mp3 audio format or score in pdf format. The text, which will be sent in pdf format, can be in any language. If the language of the text is different from the main European languages (Italian, English, German, French, Spanish), a translation into one of the aforementioned languages is welcome.  

 
7. PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES AND PUBLICATION OF THE PIECE
The piece may have already been performed and published, and have been awarded in other competitions than those of the Art-Waves Cultural Association and the She Lives Association. Pieces not awarded in previous editions of competitions of the two Associations can be sent again.  

 
  
8. STYLE OF THE PIECE
There are no style limitations, including crossover music. The jury will evaluate the musical quality and originality of the writing.  

 
9. AWARDS
Prize pool: Scholarships with a total value of 3000 euros.  


1° Prize:
1000 euros
+ portfolio (personal page of the artist / band / composer) at the Art-Waves and She Lives websites (a)
+ 6 months sponsored promotion through the social channels of Art-Waves and She Lives (b)
+ Promo Video (c)
+ Reporting of the winning piece to Italian Journal, Radio and TV channels.
+ Interview published on Art-Waves social media channels and on the online e-magazine (d).

  • Potential bonus “Excellence Prize” for the winner: an additional 700 euro and Excellence Prize will be awarded should the average score exceed 9 points out of 10.

2° Prize:
500 euros
+ portfolio (personal page of the artist / band / composer) at the Art-Waves and She Lives websites (a)
+ Interview published on Art-Waves social media channels and on the online e-magazine (d).

  • Potential bonus “Distinction Prize” for second place: an additional 300 euro and Distinction Prize, will be awarded should the average score exceed 8.5 points out of 10

3° Prize:
300 euros
+ portfolio (personal page of the artist / band / composer) at the Art-Waves and She Lives websites (a)
+ Interview published on Art-Waves social media channels and on the online e-magazine (d).

  • Potential bonus “Recognition Prize” for third place: an additional 200 euro and Recognition Prize, will be awarded should the average score exceed 8 points out of 10.


Extra bonus for all participants in the competition:
the jury members and the organization of the Art-Waves and She Lives Associations reserve the right to contact the participants deemed most interesting for any collaborations in the musical artistic field.  

NOTES
(a) The winners, in order to be published in the portfolio pages of Art-Waves and She Lives, after the awarding of the prize, must provide the following material: photos, videos, music and everything they deem appropriate to allow the organization to advertise their musical activity.
(b) After the awarding of the prize, the winners must provide, in order to be sponsored on social channels, the following material: photos, videos, music and everything they deem appropriate to allow the organization to advertise their musical activity.  
(c) Following the awarding of the prize, the winners must provide, in order to create a promotional video, the following material: photos, videos, music and everything they deem appropriate. The video, which will be used to advertise the winners, will be delivered to them in digital format. Further specifications: the promotional video is not a music video clip.
(d) The winners will be interviewed by our team. It will be possible to carry out the interview in Italian or English.  


10. DEADLINE
The deadline for entering the competition is 31 January 2023 (23:59 Rome time). Entries received after the deadline will not be taken into account. The organization reserves the right to extend this date. The new deadline will eventually be communicated through the official websites and social channels.  

 
11. ENTRY FEE
The competition participation fee for the first piece submitted is:  
  • 40 euros for the single participant,
  • 55 euros for the participation of a duo,
  • 65 euros for the participation of a band of 3 or more members.

 
Membership of the Art-Waves Cultural Association is included in the participation fee (in the case of a duo or band the leader of the band will be registered), the competition is therefore reserved for members.  

 
Each composer can participate in the competition with a maximum of 5 pieces (first piece + 4 others). A sum of 20 Euros will be paid for each additional piece.  


For clarity, the following are the participation fees in relation to the number of compositions sent:

Single participant:
1 piece 40 euros
2 pieces 60 euros
3 pieces 80 euros
4 pieces 100 euros
5 pieces 120 euros

Participants in duo:
1 piece 55 euros
2 pieces 75 euros
3 pieces 95 euros
4 pieces 115 euros
5 pieces 135 euros

Band participants from 3 members up:
1 piece 65 euros
2 pieces 85 euros
3 pieces 105 euros
4 pieces 125 euros
5 pieces 145 euros

 
The participation fee can be paid either by bank transfer or through PayPal.  


Bank transfer:
Associazione Culturale Art-Waves
IBAN: IT27U0503403291000000020250
SWIFT CODE: BAPPIT21H87
NAME OF THE BANK: BANCO BPM
ART-WAVES CULTURAL ASSOCIATION ADDRESS: Via Marcandreola 23 G – 00043 - Ciampino (Rome) - Italy
Purpose of the payment: On The Music Waves

 
PayPal
For PayPal – click on the button "Donate" below and set the fee
(choose the language at the bottom right of the PayPal page – Italian or English).
Do not make PayPal payments by email or otherwise.
The contribution for the transaction costs is welcome
(click in the box at the bottom of the PayPal page "Add to help cover the fees").
 

 
12. JURY
Alessio Ventura - President of the Jury
SINGER - MUSICIAN - SONGWRITER - COMPOSER - MUSICAL PRODUCER
He participates 4 times in the "Sanremo Festival" winning at "Sanremo Giovani 1994" with the song "Irene" together with the band "Dhamm" and winner of the "Volare Award" at the "Festival di Sanremo 2004" with the song "Basterà" together with the band “DB Boulevard”. Gold record with the album "Dhamm". He has participated in various musical programs such as "Festivalbar", "Vota la voce", "Roxy Bar", etc. He has worked as author of lyrics and music for television network RAI and Sky. His songs have been published by "EMI", "BMG Ricordi", "Airplane! Records", "Music and Revolution".
Biography, discography and complete musical career on the official website.

M° Alessio Elia
COMPOSER
His works are published by "Universal Edition", "Universal Music Publishing" and "Warner Classics". He has received commissions from some of the most important international musical institutions including "I Solisti della Scala di Milano". His pieces are regularly performed all over the world (Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Menuhin Festival in Oslo, Mahler Festival in Budapest, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Levinsalen and Lindemansalen in Oslo, Mannheimer Kunstverein, LAC - Lugano Arte e Cultura Auditorium, Hungarian National Radio Studies, Forum Neue Musik - Palais Priz Carl in Heidelberg, Sala Bartók of the Palace of Arts - National Auditorium in Budapest, BMC - Budapest Music Center, Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna, Oggimusica Festival in Lugano, Contemporary Arts Festival Budapest, Yamaha Concert Hall Vienna, Yong Siew Toh Singapore, etc.) and broadcast on radio stations including "RAI Radio 3" (Italy), "Radio Vaticana" , "Saarländischer Rundfunk" (Germany) "Magyar Televízió" (Hungary), "Duna TV" (Hungarian State TV), "Radio Bartók" (Hungary).
Biography, discography and complete musical career on the official website.

Ilaria De Rosa
SINGER - WRITER / COMPOSER - MUSICIAN - ACTRESS - VOICE ACTOR
In 2011 she made her debut at the Verona Arena with the musical "Peter Pan" in the role of Giglio Tigrato, directed by Maurizio Colombi with the music by "Edoardo Bennato". She performed in theatre together with Enrico Brignano in the show "Enricomincio da me", afterwards in the shows "Flashdance" and "Balliamo sul mondo" directed by Chiara Noschese with the music by Luciano Ligabue. In 2013 she composes together with Maria Grazia Fontana her first single "Svendo i miei perché". She made her film debut by becoming the official vocalist of Emma Watson in the role of Belle in the remake of "Beauty and the Beast" with the music of Alan Menken. She gives her voice for speech and singing to the character of Dolores Madrigal in the Disney movie "Encanto". She dubbed the singing of the characters: Vanellope in "Ralph Breaks the Internet", Marla Brenner in "Playmobil: The Movie" and Darling in "Lady and the Tramp" for the TV channel "Disney +".
13. PARTICIPATION
   
To participate, send an e-mail to contest@onthemusicwaves.com with the subject "contest" attaching the following documents:

 
  • Mp3 of the audio recording(s) or score(s) in pdf.
  • Text/s in pdf.
The pieces must be anonymous. Only the title of the piece must appear in mp3 files, lyrics and scores. Handwritten scores and texts can be submitted as long as they are clearly legible.  
  • Receipt of payment or screenshot of the payment of the participation fee
  • Application form (download it here)


Applications for participation and the relative registration fees must be sent by 23:59 (Rome time) of 31 January 2023. Registrations and payments received after this date will not be considered.  

For minors, a parent or legal guardian must submit the application form.

The participation fee is non-refundable.  

 
14. WINNERS
   
The candidate representing the piece entered in the competition will be awarded (soloist, duo, band, author/composer, etc…). In the event that the candidate does not correspond with the author/composer, it will be the responsibility of the participant to provide the authors and composers' disclaimer on the use of the piece, through a specific form that will be sent by the organization. The winners will be announced by February 2023. The jury's decision is final and not appealable. The results will be announced on our websites and through our social media platforms, as well as via private emails to the winners.  

 
15. ACCEPTANCE AND PRIVACY
   
By participating in the competition the candidates accept all the rules that determine it and the processing of personal data in accordance with the current European regulations (GDPR 2016/679).
The Data Controller is Cultural Association Art-Waves.

 
16. LAST REMARKS
   
The organization of the competition reserves the right to make any changes to this regulation that may be necessary for the conduct of the event or due to force majeure.

 
Participation in the competition implies formal acceptance by the participants of this regulation in each of its articles.

 
For more information, write to: contest@onthemusicwaves.com


Art-Waves
Cultural Association - Rome
Associazione Culturale - Roma
C.F. 90096860581
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