Open Mic Week 7 - Record Your Performance On Your Phone, Enter And Win Steem - Sponsored by @pfunk @luzcypher

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Join Open Mic Night Week 7 and win Steem. Just Record, Post, Win! Come play or sing a song for Steemit.

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

Victor Hugo

Open Mic Week 7

Thanks for supporting, upvoting, Resteeming and entering Open Mic, a community of music lovers for music lovers and musicians.

2 Votes = Win Win

You can help support Open Mic by making sure to vote two times.

  • Once on this post so the payouts for the winners will make this contest self-supporting. We're very grateful @pfunk is helping out right now, but helping this post with upvotes gives more rewards to the winners and the contest will be self supporting.

  • And vote a 2nd time on the link of your favorite entry's post found in the comments below. This will help support all the musicians that entered, even if they didn't win the contest.

  • In fact, some entries earned very well, even though they didn't win. And that's good because musicians need to eat.

Winners from week 6 will be announced tomorrow, Monday, Novermber 14th, 2016 so be sure to follow @luzcypher for updates and thanks for everyone that entered, upvoted and resteemed Open Mic.

Open Mike Process

Keeping it short and sweet, here is the flow of considerations for the Open Mic contest:-

  • Need to promote community participation in spirit of Open Mic night.

  • So.. Open Mic submissions in comments, community voting and reblogging is encouraged.

  • However, we need to avoid public vote abuse and keep a certain standard for Open Mic night.

  • So.. community voting as first filter, before internal voting.
  • Another problem: late submissions are usually disadvantaged as they get less attention on the contest post.
  • So.. we've tried to mitigate such a problem by including unique votes of Open Mic submissions in their own blog posts.
  • IT IS CRUCIAL FROM NOW ON, THAT WHEN YOU RECORD YOUR VIDEO THAT YOU SAY OPEN MIC WEEK 7 AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR VIDEO We're looking for real live performances for this contest. Some people have posted old videos from YouTube and it's difficult to verify that it's really them performing. In the future they will be disqualified from the contest.

  • You can still post an older video if you want and enter so you can earn on your post, but prize money will not be paid out for those posts. If you want to earn the prize, make a new video and say OPEN MIC 6 at the start of it. If you just want to enter and don't care about the prize money, then you still can.

  • You can sing acapella if you don't play an instrument or sing to a recording if you want and still enter Open Mic.

How To Enter Open Mic Night

  • In a well lit quiet room, use your cell phone to record your performance. See recording tips here and here


  • Upload your performance to YouTube or other video hosting site.

  • Create a post on your own Steemit account pasting the URL of your uploaded video.

  • IMPORTANT: THE FIRST WORDS IN YOUR POST MUST READ: OPEN MIC WEEK 7 before any other text in the title.

For example: Open Mic Week 7 - Hold That Tiger by @cheetabot

  • You can title your post anything you want just be sure the first words say OPEN MIC WEEK 7.

  • VERY IMPORTANT: THE FIRST TAG ON YOUR POST MUST BE openmic All one word. No spaces.

  • POST THE LINK TO YOUR POST IN THE COMMENTS OF THIS POST. This will increase your exposure and votes while increasing the amount of prize money AND WILL LET US KNOW YOU HAVE ENTERED

Judging, and Contest Prize

  • Submit your performance in the comment / reply section by 12.00 PM UTC Time (Sunday the 20th NOVEMBER 2016). Find your UTC time here.
  • You may submit as many performances as you like.

  • Performances are not judged on production value, only on performance and entertainment value.

  • Open Mic judges will deliberate 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place based on the selected performances.
  • Each week the prizes will be paid as follows:
  • 1st place: 50% of Steem Prize.
  • 2nd place: 25% of Steem Prize.
  • 3rd place: 25% of Steem Prize.



You can use any images you want on your blog when you enter Open Mic. If you would like to help promote a common theme for the Open Mic Contest you may also use this image below.

Just copy and paste this code as the first image on your blog post.




  • Make sure performances are your performance.

  • The song does not have to be original, only your performance of the song.

  • The OpenMic judges reserve the right to forfeit submissions that are misleading.

New Music Category Communities

Music Category communities are coming together on Steemit and if you're a music lover, please show support and join in the fun. Here's a few new places to find great music.

Suggestion: openmic must be the first tag to enter open mic, but adding other music related tags (such as music, music-trail) may help your post get more attention and perhaps even get curated by those music curators.

If your song is an original song, you may want to add orginalmusic as your 2nd tag.

Thank you all for the participation!

Thank you for the positive support from the Steemit community and a special thanks to @kevinwong for his guidance, encouragement and support and @verbal-d for writing a song that inspired the idea and @pfunk for helping and supporting Open Mic.

Please contact @luzcypher in SteemitChat for any further questions you may have.

We would like to thank you all for your spirited participation in making this a big part of the Steemit music community!


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Yes! So glad to see we have reached the 7th week of this awesome community contest. 7 is my favorite number, looking forward to everyone's entries. Now the hard part is figuring out which song to present next. Big thanks to @luzcypher and @pfunk for all they do, and appreciation to all participators and fellow musicians. Upvoted


Thanks as always for your involvement and support.


It is my pleasure, you're very welcome. I hope we all can continue to enjoy it as long as their is a demand for such a wonderful opportunity to show case everyone's talents who are willing to share them with us. I've been inspired many times over since the very beginning of week 1.

I've got a song lined up but may be looking at some old poems I wrote and see if I can put some music to them... I don't play an instrument so it's a crap shoot! LOL

Gonna get something together this round for sure! One week on Steemit today for me!


Happy first week on Steemit! :)




Yes Cheetah, This is a weekly contest and the rules are the same every week.

This is my entry. Thanks for hosting this awesome event guys.


Thanks for your entry.


Yes man!

Couldn't get anything good enough together for last week, had too much other music stuff going. This week !!

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I was sick for a little while due to the cold weather here in Hamburg, but nevertheless I pushed through it and finally was able to come up with something for this week. Here is my entry, best of luck to everyone else's. :)