🎶 I Just Gave Away A Bonus $3000+ USD To Our Top 22 Open Mic Songwriters Challenge Entrants! 🎶

in openmic •  4 months ago

So for those of you readers who like a good marathon and actually get through my sizeable posts, well you may have had a hint this was coming...

The Songwriters Challenge crew knew we wanted to spoil our super talented entrants, we had been speaking about it for weeks before we launched the Challenge - I even reached out to several whales and dominate figures to see if we could find some extra support.

But it was to no avail, I either got no's (sometimes for odd reasons) or just no reply at all - well I wasn't too happy bout that, so I figured I would step in and try and offer something myself.

Well at first the plan I had was to launch another radio show, like the one I already host with @isaria and @swelker101 - we feature the Open Mic judges top five selections each week and we give out 30 SBD to 3 entries chosen by the live audience.

My thoughts were we replicate this show, but instead of Open Mic it's the Songwriters Challenge - well as I'm sure many of the entrants can attest, this Challenge was a whirlwind event.

As it really gained it's stride we reached an end, in spite of our hopes and plans we never managed to arrange the show in time - so the place I had intended to give some rewards away on never came, so I never donated anything.

I believe early on in the Challenge I may have mentioned, that I would be donating the liquid funds from my Songwriters Challenge Judge posts to something - but I never ended up clarifying and for those not in the judges private chat they never heard about it again.

But in the judges room we were conspiring together, hatching a plan to hopefully make some of the lives of our entrants better - and most importantly know how much we appreciate, all the effort that went into their contributions.

@meno, @passion-ground and @luzcypher all loved the idea, so we decided then I'd save my SBD and give it out after the Challenge was complete - my posts weren't the biggest on steemit, but liquid rewards are liquid rewards.

Well I think it was literally week one we were all in a little bit of shock, the quality of the music we were hearing was next level - like ready to go in a studio and my mere pittance of a payout seemed insufficient once more.

Little did we know over the coming weeks that the price would climb so dramatically, it's almost as though a higher power was controlling the payouts I was receiving - I had SBD rewards from my posts that ranged from 16 SBD to a whopping 70 + SBD on the week 8 post!

Over 8 weeks that adds up and the total came in at around the 304 SBD range, we only had the full figures after my final post paid out hence the delay - but then we had to figure out how to share it amongst our super talented artists.

Well @passion-ground, @meno spent a lot of time trying to help me math (thanks again guys), but it's hard to figure out how to split up the funds fairly - I mean the whole way we structured this Challenge, was to encourage the love of music and the support of fellow musicians.

You guys took to this goal with gusto and I am still a little amazed at how supportive, this little community has been of one another - the more I looked at our leaders board, the more I struggled to divide the funds fairly and continue to make this community know we too feel that it was all for the music and creativity.

So rather than trying to come up with a division of funds, I thought what would be a good amount of funds to receive - too little and transfer fees could suck it all up, too much and too many of you miss out altogether.

I was stuck in a no win situation if I followed that logic path to come to the conclusion, people would be happy with $100 USD - but to ensure they actually get that in funds round it up and add some gravy, make it an even $140 that should more than cover any BTC fees.


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Then I was trying to figure out how many people I could award with that, let's just say it still didn't feel like enough of you were being shown the true level of appreciation - I know the judges all felt towards you.

Try as I might I couldn't afford to give everyone that entered a big chunk of thank you, so I did what I could and I added some extra funds to the pool - I took the new total up to 484 SBD or in USD $3092!

Now that will go a bit further, how much you may ask -well enough to take the total amount of entrants that we could give a reward up to 22!

I had to dip into my other post earnings to cover the costs, but you guys just entertained me for 8 weeks straight - so it only seemed fair to return the love and some much deserved adoration in your direction.

So here it is the top 22 entrants from the Open Mic Songwriters Challenge Volume 1, receiving their much deserved rewards - thank you so very much from all of the judges, we love you guys!

"The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers." - Roy Ayers

A massive thanks to our top 22 entries! (in no particular order)

Congratulations again to our first place winner @onetrubrother!

@basilmarples - You Dirty Soul Sucking Theives


I so wish I could have paid everyone who entered in the end, but hey there is always the next round!

It really has been such an immense privilege to join you all on this wonderful adventure, the range of emotions is hard to narrow down - but it's safe to say you made all the judges laugh, cry, love and feel pain and emotions through your music.

It was an honour to have all of you with us and I hope this begins to show the level of gratitude all the judges have for our entrants, you guys rock our world week in and out - you have shared parts of yourselves with us so willingly and openly it truly is breathtaking to behold at times.

I love you all and cannot thank you enough for the amazing contributions you have given us, it has been a once in a lifetime experience we hope to repeat in the near future - but it really was just an unbelievable thing to be a part of.

It's not just the Songwriters Challenge judges you have impressed, I was talking with @soundlegion the other day and she was saying how much she had been loving the entries - you guys are just making big waves everywhere.

You are all so valued and appreciated for all the hard work and dedication you put into each and every song each and every week, you deserve all this and much more.....

Which is why I am honoured to say this isn't the last surprise we have in store for the first Songwriters Challenge, the best in my opinion is yet to come!

What was your favourite entry from the first Challenge?

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Wow! Krystle! This just left me in shock! What can I say ... you truly are a hero for all of us in the Open Mic community , your passion and attention to detail to each one of our entries is just astounding! I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we feel immense gratitude for your support to all of us musicians wanting to give and share our music! It is such an honor to appear on this list with all these talented musicians and friends! Thank you for the mention! the support and for pushing this ''music wheel'' to new places, I can see big things happening in the future and surely you are one of the lights we all follow :) . Much love - Pechiche

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this comment says it ALL! thankyou pechiche, I am going to second it! I have been throwing SO much love at krystle, I feel in danger of sounding like a stuck record, and now she goes and does this!?? How much more JOY must she bring us!? I have ALREADY HAD the icing on the cherry on the cake, so what the heck is this reward!? RAINBOWS on the icing? Sugar frosted unicorn kisses? Little twisty candy macaroni pieces glued with toffee and filled with chocolate maple syrup that was poured by dancing angels and continues to be poured liberally over your face while you CELEBRATE the SHEER BEAUTY of the cake you are just about to eat?? How am I going to survive all of this happiness? And apparently theres something ELSE coming..... swoon. I think entering this challenge goes down as one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. I love you all x

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what are you doing to me Basil!? you know i have to draw this ^^^ now. have you no mercy?

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hahaha! PLEASE DOOOO! Can we make it in honour of @krystle???

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but of course! @krystle is the reason for all this decadence.

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Well sounds like I might get to see another masterpiece coming out of this Challenge, I'll be keeping my eyes peeled - but seriously you guys are gonna make me blush ;)

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You guys are too much <3

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Oh wow, I can't even imagine where you'd start with that one love - it sounds like it would be an intense task to undertake lol :D

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if Basil can describe it then there must be a way to create a visual... and i think i got it

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this is REEEAAAALLLY Exciting!

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apparently theres something ELSE coming..... swoon. I think entering this challenge goes down as one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.

May the Steem be with you.

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Tehehe I love that man - May the Steem be with you too <3

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I love that cakeish comment so much i literally wanna eat it.

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Bahahaha I know right, but where would you start :P

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"Little twisty candy macaroni pieces glued with toffee and filled with chocolate maple syrup that was poured by dancing angels and continues to be poured liberally over your face while you CELEBRATE the SHEER BEAUTY of the cake you are just about to eat??" -@basilmarples - HAHAHAHAHA!! that sounds dangerous! XD

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sounds like a great song to me

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EXACTLY!!! XD

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Ohh Basil you always know how to make me laugh, this was just another perfect example of your never ending creativity - thank you so much for your lovely sweet words, you are all gonna go making me emo with this.

I think being a judge has to go down as one of my best decision as well, it has been like getting a perfect present of your favourite things week after week - for 8 whole weeks, it was damned amazing.

I'm just glad I was in a position to put my money where my mouth is and show my words are truly coming from the heart, it was 8 weeks of saving put to good use and well worth it in my opinion - and I'd do it all over the same again if I had the chance, it was just a perfect experience.

So thank you for being a big part of that, I appreciate all you do especially your joyous nature - much love to you all <3

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You know what sir, I just arrived from walking to release some stress from a bit busy job here in KSA and as I opened my phone I found my steemify notification that @luzcypher made new post, @meno has made a new post, @passion-ground has made a new post and it caught my attention when I read @krystle mentioned @g10a in a post so I opened it first and I thought that my original song was featured again in Msp-Waves Radio. But I was shocked when I saw the black image below that thre's an amount transferred to my account. This community really rocks and inspiring.

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Haha I love hearing how different people learned of the transfer, makes me feel like it's a late Christmas for everyone :D

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Mate you are a true legend, you make such beautiful music that I could listen to all day long and never grow weary - with skill like what you displayed along with the other entrants, it's impossible not to get inspired and want to share it with the world to ensure it gets received and rewarded.

You guys make my job so easy, with the inspiration and passion packed into each song - I can't help but get swept up in the moment.

With steemit there is always more to come and with Open Mic the best is yet to come, the future is bright and I see amazing opportunities and experiences on the horizon for us all!

Thank you so much for the lovely words <3

@krystle thank you so much you are a very generous person...being a starving artist myself I can tell you that this is a meaningful gift for me in more ways than one.
You along with the other judges and entrants and listeners have touched me deeply.
And can I just say that I was deeply moved that your son Kai had a connection to my song, it chokes me up when I think about it. I send all my love to both of you, and I am forever grateful to you for being the beautiful human being that you are!
Peace to you my friend

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May the Steem be with you.

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Ha Ha! And with you too my friend.

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Ok and there we have it, you made me cry lol - good tears, happy ones but tears nonetheless I knew this was coming....

Firstly I always wanted to be able to help out, it's only with the price increase that I managed to get so much to be able to send it out to so many - I am really stoked to see how people are responding to it, the artist that starves for their craft is a true master of that craft!

As for Kai it was really fun for me to watch as well, one of the things we can share together is music - when I saw his reaction to your music, I just had to snap a pic and share it with you.

Being autistic means he can have trouble focusing even for a moment at a time, but for that song he wouldn't budge - and as an added bonus he loves to sing and I believe if he hears it a few more times he will be singing his heart out with you, he is non verbal so no words but he is pitch perfect and I reckon he will go for gold :D

You are one of a kind, your music is a gift you gave to the world and words cannot express how much I believe in your music - much love and peace <3

Holy maccaroni @krystle! I wasn't expecting this!

Wow, I was going along with my day, doing some work and then I get a Ginabot notification haha, I thought, why would Krystle send me SDB directly?, she must have hit the wrong link or clicked the wrong button! But then I read the memo and it all became clear in my mind! :D

This is an incredible gesture of generosity!!

I assure you many, if not all, of us have felt your deep appreciation for our work each week of the challenge, sometimes even when we felt like we didn't manage to do our best.
The time you take to give us your kind feedback and words not only encourages us, but can sometimes change our own perceptions on our own work.

That time you take is so tremendously kind and generous all on it's own, that this gift is really a beautiful piece of icing on the great cake that has been this first edition of the challenge.

Thank you soooooo much for all you do for this community!
The way our entries make you feel and the incredible community that has formed around this contest is the reason why I make music, and the reason why sometimes I can't believe I'm part of it!!

P.S.
Now I'm even more curious about the second announcement ;) hahahaha

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We are lucky to have @krystle as part of the Open Mic Team and your musical contributions are a big part of Open Mic. Thank you both.

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Oh thanks so much @luzcypher, I swear someone will be making me cry before I get through all of these.

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Lmao I had a feeling you'd be on to it ;) I left you until the last transfer cause I was a little worried I'd give the whole thing away before I posted - I have never cut and pasted images so fast before lol.

I'm so glad to hear you say that because that is what it is to me, massive love, adoration and appreciation of the music being created and the magnificent people behind it - music has the ability to create massive changes in the world and the better the music the bigger the impact it can have, I happily sacrificed my liquid rewards to ensure the right people knew what it really meant to me.

I love hearing that people like my reviews, I worry I go a bit overboard at times - but somethings just need to be said lol.

I originally came here as a writer, I have always been a singer but my new passion was writing fantasy - I love to analyse language, find the different interpretations and meanings.

I felt that these songs were of such a high quality, that my inner story teller was having a field trip - oh the way I swoon for the brilliant use of language in music, well it went into overdrive during this Challenge.

You have a great power, wield it with responsibility ;)

P.S. tehehe you should be :D

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Hahaha, you did it well, I suspected you were gonna do something very nice for us, but never thought you would do that!

Your reviews rock!, you should keep making them as long as you feel they need to be, they're never long to me :)

There has been great use of language, I agree! And the songs came out brilliant! I really can't wait for the next songwriters challenge!!

I shall use my power with the utmost responsibility ;)

Krystle... I'm pretty sure I love you:D

Thank you x1000 for all you have done. You are a super hero.

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Bahaha oh mate you crack me up, your a legend! BTW listening to When Animals Attack right now, still makes me crack up every time - much love <3

wow, wow wow wow

@krystle Thank you so very much. This is very inspiring and motivating, to keep on going further. Wow.

I have been on a "life crossroads" basically since I joined steemit, and hey it is really influencing which way I might go. Thanks for being our messenger not to forget about what is important.

Big hug. I am so grateful.

And to all the beautiful musicians, I feel so honored to be on the same "page" like all of you.

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<3

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Thanks for gracing my feed with your beautiful voice. May the Steem be with you.

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No worries at all, I love your unique style and your hypnotic vocals - I'm super thrilled if I have encouraged you to keep trecking here on steemit, it can be hard but know your music is deeply appreciated.

A big hug back to you and much love <3

@krystle you rocked my day. I cannot thank you enough!
It was already a gift to have been part of this but that is the cherry on the top of that cake @basilmarples talked about.

I have a dream that one day we'll all write a song for you together.

LOVE and gratefulness here!!! Thank you SO MUCH!

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Oh wow @melavie I am so happy to hear that and your more than welcome.

As for the song that would be insane and awesome lol, I'm not worthy of a song just for me surly - but I appreciate the sentiment deeply, you really are too kind.

Your an amazing musician I just can't get enough of, I'm just wanting to show my appreciation for what you create and share so generously with us - it is an honour and a privilege!

Much love <3

Wow! Maam @krystle I felt the same way with @pechichemena am still in shocked by this time. Thank you so much open mic team for inspiring all musicians who shared their piece of music.

To sir @pfunk for supporting this musical community here in #steemit. To sir @luzcypher for hosting the biggest music challenge. To sir @meno my huge High Five to you sir for making this #openmicsongwriters challenge came true. To sir @passion-ground for his never ending guidance/tips. And to all the judges you are all awesome.

I am so grateful that I belong to this community. You know what mam and sir @meno I really did not expect this one. Coz I am fine and really thankful that my simple music made you all smile. And as I submit those pieces music I always believe I already won not only me but all of us who made it through.

If its not because of this #openmic & #openmicsongwriters I might still be singing inside the bathroom for the rest of my life LOL.

MUCH LOVE & PEACE

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Thanks for sharing your music @g10a

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Thank you sir for creating this awesome community here in #steemit and the reat of the openmic team.

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No worries, I'm just happy it's going to people who appreciate it and are creating outstanding content - much love <3

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Hi, my name is Priscilla Hernandez, singer songwriter and absolutely clueless newbie around, I think I missed this but could someone share how the open mic works or point to an article with the guidelines for future participation? Of course I will do my research too but I would be grateful. ❤️🎶 Also trying to find other fellow musicians as I just joined.

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Hello there and welcome to steemit :D

We have a new Open Mic contest every week, the events are always hosted by our supreme leader @luzcypher - here's a link to this weeks contest Open Mic, it has all the rules laid out in it.

Were pretty chill about things, but we have had some scammers of late so following all of the rules is paramount - you can use the openmic tag to search for other entrants and reach out to them (they are a very friendly bunch and this is all about support).

Good luck on your journey here and I look forward to hearing your first entry soon - Cheers :D

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Thanks for your reply, I have followed you both, so I can get to read the notifications about it, and I will do my homework and read the guidelines before entering. I have barely landed and just posted my introduction, I still need a little time to settle and get the gist of it all. I am pretty sure I will post my entry shortly but meanwhile it is also a way to surf around and find other fellow singer-songwriters. I am new in "steemit town" and besides my partner who invited me enthusiastically I don't know anyone around or much about it yet, learning on the go! . All in due time... Thanks for your welcome!

Hey @krystle, that was abslolutely huge to see the SBD at my wallet. That contest turned out so big and really really great, you @meno, @luzcypher, @passion-ground and all the others of the openmic people, you can be so proud of what you did! I wrote a comment right on the other post, but again, thank you and all the others so much! Makes my day! Or to be more precise my evening;)

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Really enjoyed your music @senzenfrenz

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What's the point of having money if you can't share it with those who truly deserve it? I'm just happy people are happy, this has been a really unique experience and I just love watching this unfold :D

@krystle I wish I had met you when we were little, I so wanna be your friend! Hahahah I owe you a song! I didn't forget 💜 I've been pretty overwhelmed lately but I'll contact you soon. Thank you sooooo much for all the love and passion you give away with just your words! 😊

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Lmao lovely we can still be friends now, but be warned you'd be befriending a rabid fan :D -I get ya though I would have loved to grow up with a friend like you the music and the mischievous behaviour would have been a blast :P

I don't remember being owed a song, but I am all down for it in every way (I'm a little sleep deprived so forgive the dodgy memory) - your ever so welcome and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Much love <3

I'm so happy to have picked the Open Mic Team we have, for they always go above and beyond in helping build, connect, and support the music community on Steemit. This gesture showcases perfectly the deep commitment and appreciation we all have for the music and the musicians creating it. Thank you all and may the Steem be with you.

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Without you none of this would be happening for any of us, the judges of the entrants - it was your idea, your vision that sent us on this path of success, we have been following your lead every step.

I love the team and our community, it's a really inspiring place to be a part of and it has truly changed my life in an epic way - so thank you for all you do, I know this was another massive work load added to your already insanely busy schedule.

You made a lot of people very happy, so again thank you - you really are the reason for it all in the end!

Much love <3

OMG Krystle!!! I wasn't expecting this!!! Thank you so much! I don't really know what to say... that's an incredibly selfless thing for you to do and I'm fairly gobsmacked right now!
This is the first time anybody has been able to shut me up hahaa.
Thank you ever so much, this kind act will not be forgotten!

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Bahaha oh you made me laugh with that one hun, in truth I am a sucker for a beautiful song with amazing vocals and your music hits that to a tee - I just had the most amazing 8 weeks of never before heard phenomenal music, I needed to ensure it was shown just how much it meant to all of us to be able to listen and enjoy.

My hopes are truly to encourage those with so much talent to keep pushing forward, your music is being heard and appreciated - even better loved, that is the word I have to use here because I loved every damn second of it!

Your ever so welcome, I can't wait to hear more from you soon - much love <3

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Ahhhh you're so bloody nice!!! Haha you make me blush every time you comment on it and you really do keep me going!!!
It is such a powerful push to give everyone who is trying to express themselves and you guys have done such an amazing job of letting us find our confidence and to just keep rolling with it. I'm so grateful for the amount of support you've given me. It's truly inspiring how much faith you have in us all!!

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Lol I'm selfish really - I just want to hear more :D

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May the Steem be with you.

You guys did a bang up job hosting/judging/scheming in the chat room from what i can tell lol.

This extra prize was totally unnecessary...however it doesn't go unappreciated. It's very apparent how much time and effort went into making this contest the success it seemed to be on both sides...the songwriter's and the planners/judges and the fact that there was a special bonus reward probably makes everyone feel even better about what they were able to accomplish.

QUESTIONS:

How many songwriters did all 8 weeks? these above 22?

I can tell you that I was already invested in openmic however this particular contest brought me a layer deeper. I believe if it was the same for others...actually i know it to be true.

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Thanks man, glad you enjoyed it :D The bonus payments is just some added gravy, a way to try and show your all winners in our eyes - I just wish I had the bank to roll that movement lol.

As for the questions, the people above include some that did all 8 weeks and some that just did one or two - that list is the top 22 ranked places overall and in no particular order, we look at this as a challenge more than a contest.

If your wanting to know how many people did all 8 weeks I can ask @passion-ground for the exact numbers, he is our music loving numbers man (aka he can math better than Krystle).

I agree being a judge in both Open Mic and Songwriters Challenge, I got to see the different elements of the two events - there was a far more emotional and intimate space with Songwriters, where I was amazed by peoples ability to be open and share such a personal part of themselves.

This is why we kinda feel like we need to try and do this again, it was just so fulfilling in so many profound ways - it's a gift I will cherish for years to come!

Much love <3

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The last week had a total of 78 entries.

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I think i read that.. However what I meant was how many songwriters produced 8 tracks 1 per week?

That's what I really want to know. Did 78 ppl do that?...

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Me too😳 And I think @soykatonline did as well.

woooow 3000 dollars nice profit ^^
thanks for sharing

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hey bud, take this like constructive criticism, and a friendly one at that. I know that you paid money to minnowbooster for your delegation, and you are trying to regain your investment. This makes sense, but it reflects very poorly on you, for you to go around making this short comments and upvoting yourself like that. It makes you look.... selfish... I'm not saying you are, I don't really know you, I'm just telling you how it makes you look like.

Here is what I predict is going to happen, you are going to do this one someone who is feeling a little too self righteous and that has enough SteemPower to spare, and that person might end up flagging all your comments to zero. Do I want that to happen? not at all, which is why, I decided to tell you this, becaue I've been on Steem long enough to see this happen hundreds of times already.

So... long story short... want to leave comments, go for it... but they have to be a little more meaningful than this and if you don't also upvote the post you commented on... then maybe don't comment at all... again, it makes you look selfish and like someone who is trying to rig the game pretending to be social, pretending to care, but doing this only to make some quick money.

Don't believe me? that's your choice, but if I'm sure you will soon if you continue.

cheers

It's a pity that I can not express what I feel in my own language. I feel that meanings escape in the translation. However, I need to tell you how grateful I am ... with you and with the team ... with the participants! There is a lot of talent here and it is a true musical celebration. The aid, besides economic, has been very profitable to increase my development. I hug you today and always @Meno @ Passion-ground @Luzcypher @soundlegion @krystle ¡They are all love!

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You could write in your own language and Google will translate it for us automatically, however, your music expresses all we need to know. May the Steem be with you.

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I respect your efforts so much not only in Open Mic and Songwriters, but in responding here in English - I just have to say it means the world to me that you made the effort to communicate in my language, to me that shows your level of appreciation completely.

I agree that sometimes translation can loose the meaning and emotions were trying to convey, but mate you speak my language better then I can speak yours - so mad respect generally.

Your a brilliant musician and I agree with @luzcypher's words, your music expresses it all and we love it so very much - I wish I could respond in your language properly, but I will make the attempt here with google translate and hope it makes sense.

I love hearing your music and knowing the effect Open Mic is having on your life truly warms my heart more than words can express - much love <3


Respeto mucho sus esfuerzos no solo en Open Mic y Songwriters, sino que respondo aquí en inglés, solo tengo que decir que para mí significa que usted hizo el esfuerzo de comunicarse en mi idioma, para mí, que muestra su nivel de aprecio por completo

Estoy de acuerdo en que a veces la traducción puede perder el significado y las emociones que intentaban transmitir, pero si habla usted mi idioma mejor que yo puedo hablar el suyo, tan enojado por lo general.

Tu eres un músico brillante y estoy de acuerdo con las palabras de @lacilacypher, tu música lo expresa todo y nos encanta, desearía poder responder en tu idioma correctamente, pero intentaré aquí con el traductor de Google y espero que tenga sentido. .

Me encanta escuchar tu música y saber el efecto que Open Mic está teniendo en tu vida realmente calienta mi corazón más de lo que las palabras pueden expresar, mucho amor <3

Wow ... I'm just really amazed at how they handle themselves! They are great team, very fair and supportive, they are friends, that eagerness to help makes them unique that is important, as they give value to the work of each of us ... sincerely I am very grateful and impressed by every detail. .. immensely "Thank you" for everything, my love and respect for you, thank you!

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Thanks for your kind words, the Open Mic and Songwriters crews are amazing people that give over a big chunk of their lives just for the love of music - we couldn't ask for a better team.

Your more than welcome and also a brilliant addition to the Open Mic family, I hope to see you join us in the next round - much love <3

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Give it for done krystel! Blessings for you and the team! :)

I enjoyed this competition so much and got to know so many awesome people. Congrats to all songwriters who got a reward. I was feeling bad that there was only a prize for the first place but you @krystle managed to give out a big chunk of reward to a lot of contestants. Well done!

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I loved hearing your entries hun, my absolute favourite of yours was the one (I think, please forgive me if I'm wrong) called "Mother" - it really struck a chord with me but I am shocking with names lol.

BTW I only realised you were a fellow Aussie the other day, I have no idea how I missed it for so long - but super proud to have an amazing musician, such as yourself representing us at this level :D

I wish I had enough funds to have given everyone a prize they so rightly deserve, but who knows where the price will be next round - I might just be able to pull it off, unless this grows like Open Mic has then I have no ideas lol.

Much love <3

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Wow, yes it was called 'Mother'. So cool that you remembered! And I didn't know you're Aussie! Lol. Thank you for your considerate words and you have done more than enough for this competition, be assured! x

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Haha glad it wasn't just me missing the Aussie connection, I was asking my partner @ausbitbank if we had you on Centerlink yet - I was happy to see your a part of the team :P

You should join us in the discord more, or have I just been missing you there - lol I did miss your being an Aussie an all...

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Haha, yes Centrelink all the way! And I'm Aussie by choice not by birth, so there's the accent! I'm not on Discord a lot because I want to limit my time online, have to do stuff in real life too!

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lmao that is oh so true - discord does have a tendency to suck you in and make you lose all track of time!

Thank you for this. It's always nice to receive unexpected reward. Round 1 was a blast and I can't wait for round 2!

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No worries at all, it was such a pleasure to be a part of it - and I am stoked to hear you will be back with us next round :D

Much love <3

Sucks for me that i was unable to keep up with contest. espcially when i complain so much lol. I have time mamagement problems, a tiring job, and too many interests. But I wanna thank all of you creating stuff like this and giving musicians hope that theu can live off of their art.

Hopefully I can get back to musicking soon.

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Look forward to hearing you and thanks for all the support.

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Well it's not like I managed to give every entrant a prize unfortunately, but I get what your saying really.

I also suffer from sever time management issues, hence the 5 am posting after all nighters lol - what we force ourselves to do for the love of music, right.

Open Mic is always there when you can manage an entry, I myself have been intending to do a just for fun entry for months - just never seem to find the time.

Anyways have a good one hun - :D

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It doesn't matter. Its hope.

Krystle! I've been travelling and barely keeping afloat with Steemit the last couple of days, but was just scrolling my wallet and saw the 22 SBD! Thank you! That is a huge extra gift; I'm so grateful and honoured. The generosity here is wonderful, and I'm glad to see this post get such a nice upvote! I'll add my little pennies, which are slightly more pennies now thanks to you :).

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Well thank you so much, glad you found it - it's easy for things to get missed in the fire hose we know as steemit content.

Hey in my mind it is always every little bit always adds up in the end, so I always appreciate a vote - plus I loved it when my votes became worth something, in time yours will be worth even more (especially the way you kill it with your music).

It may have taken 8 weeks of saving from posts (again it all adds up), but it was worth every cent to see peoples reactions!

Much love <3

Hello @krystle. You have been nominated for a Steemit Star by @basilmarples in a reply to my nomination post.
Steemit Star is a program I started to recognize individuals/groups that have a positive progressive impact on the community. You can read about the program in this post:
https://steemit.com/steemitstar/@japhofin8or/announcing-steemit-star-initiative-and-my-choice-for-first-recipient-papa-pepper
If chosen for this award I would need to know what you would like as a trophy head to represent yourself. If I do not hear back from you and you are chosen I will just place a star as the trophy head. Hope to hear back from you and congratulations on your nomination!!

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Oh wow that is so kind of him and you for hosting it, I guess if I was lucky enough to win - a musical note, treble cleft or a mic would be amazing!

Didn't expect to see this in here, so thank you to you and to @basilmarples for the nomination - much love <3

Terima kasih atas kebaikan hati anda kepada semua pengguna akun stemeet yang suka berbagi terhadap sesama.

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Sharing is caring, glad you liked it :D

I can't undeestand what should i say... In a word all of you are a genius.. I think Every song is the best song.. Carry on.. One day you must be get popularity... Thanks all off you for give me a opportunity to hear of every nice and best song..

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No worries I think I get what your saying and I agree the musicians are amazingly talented and it's so hard to imagine picking just one to win, your right there!

Glad you liked the entrants, you should check them all out - they still continue to make amazing music that they share here :D

Thank you for your sacrifice and efforts, people like you are the ones who make steemit grow <3 I hope you get more more chances to support great musicians on this platform.

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Thanks for the lovely comment, I've been here a while and I'm not planning to leave anytime soon - not when I can have access to music like this for free :P

I love supporting musicians especially when they are so amazingly talented, I will continue my efforts to promote them and help in anyway I can - Cheers :D

May God continue to bless you for such a beautiful work. Success greetings

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Thank you so much <3

Daaayyyuuuuum I cant even sing to self myself, and these talented ppl are singing while playing instruments and some even original music

Aca-amazing!!!

Wait, no accapella???? 😂

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Lol I like to think of myself as a singer and I am feeling a little inadequate myself, the level of skill is just beyond compare.

lmao - no accapella - but there are exceptions to the rule :P

Wow , this is great . this is a good platform were we can display our hidden talent, neva knew we have such amazing good singers, music is theraphy, music is life, i love music so much , sumtimes wen am depressed and i play music am always lightened up, tnks

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Music is an amaizng tool for controlling your emotions, we are all linked to music in one way or another - the amount of talent we have entering is insanity, I never dreamed of hearing music this amazing.

Thanks for the lovely comment :D

wow you make me excited...!

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Lol happy to hear it :D

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Semoga kebaikan anda akan terbalas dan beri rezeki yang berlimpah

Fantastic and good stuff and you go girl.

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Lol thanks for that :D

A Big Thank You for all the hard work and generosity both with words of encouragement and $. You all have made an incredible platform and I know many of us are having an absolute BLAST!

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Thanks for the kind words, I'm glad to hear your enjoying your time here so much :D

I have a question, is it possible to participate in open mic and also song writers in the same week? .. with different themes.

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Yes you can enter both and you can use the same song and recording, or do completely different ones - it's all up to you, just ensure you follow the rules and use the proper tags and intro it for both events.

Were not sure when the next round will be happening, but it's in the works - hope this helps :D

Congrats @g10a wooohooo

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Thanks you so much poh sir., I was shocked!!

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Have I ever told you, you are an awesome dude?

Much love to you and your family brother... specially your beautiful newborn

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Sir @meno I really dont how to thank all of you guys, you all made me emotional II swear. That reward is really a big help for me as I'm going to Philippines for my vacation as I mentioned on your previous post sir. Believe me I already have my ticket and I'll be flying on feb 16. I can't wait to see my cute son and I never forget what you have said hehehe I will surely tell him. God Bless you sir and your family.

What an incredible sentiment @krystle You really have helped all of us #steemit #openmic musicians and listeners! It's so refreshing having this support from all of you lovely people on the Openmic team @luzcypher @passion-ground @pfunk. A totally brand new and appreciative audience will help us all continue to play, perform and write our own #original songs... I hope to be in this contest every week for the foreseeable future, and to share some more of my ever growing list of original music.
Week 70 of the #openmic has again been brilliant and stuffed full of musical talent!
Long may your work continue!

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wow.your song is very heatfull.i like you so much.i am wating for your next trac

Very good posts, I like your song
Please follow me and vote together.

This music are wonderful. You make me fell better then before sir :):):):)
Keep it up sir, i'll be waiting for next post

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Glad you liked it, I have weekly open mic top 5 posts - hope you enjoy them in the future - Cheers :D

When is the next one? Does rap count? I'd love to participate

wow this is very cool, i really like it. this is awesome for music lovers. please follow me and like my post

I cant wait to have copy of your sounds, u re wonderfully talented.... May God amlighty continue to blesss u more

I have a question, is it possible to participate in open mic and also song writers in the same week? .. with different themes.

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Hello krystle this is my video, for open mic 70 ,it seemed to have had an issue playing on other systems but it's fine now 😂https://steemit.com/openmic/@mrprecious/steemit-open-mic-week-70-the-weekends-earned-it-cover