Thanks to everyone who entered and supported Open Mic Week 103. Community support for Open Mic has been tremendous and is one of many projects bringing the music community together on Steemit.
WINNER! | The @blocktrades + @openmic Steem Fest ticket giveaway! --- by @anomadsoul
Support Musicians On Steemit
How To Support Musicians On Steemit And Earn Curation Rewards By Following The Open Mic Trail --- by @luzcypher
Let's Keep @pfunk In The Top 20 Witnesses By Voting For Him As A Steemit Witness
@pfunk has been sponsoring Steemit Open Mic since I first started it and I want to give a big thank you to him and all the people who support and take part in Steemit Open Mic.
More Open Mic Sponsors
Over the last week Open Mic was contacted and offered some more sponsorship from:
@ausbitbank is a top 20 witness on Steemit involved in more supporting projects on the Steem blockchain than I can list. He is a big part of the minnowsupportproject.org, the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty network on Discord, and delegates to many good causes on Steemit. You can vote for him as a wtness here. He just reached out and donated 100 Steem per week to help Open Mic
@Curie helps curate new people who contribute good content and has been supporting Open Mic musicians behind the scenes since Open Mic started. They helped me and countless others get our posts seen when we first started on the platform. Many Open Mic musicians have been featured on their weekly Author's Showcase posts. They are a top 20 witness and have contributed 25 Steem per week for the next two months to help Open Mic. You can vote for them as witness here
MSP-Waves Radio in association with the Minnow Support Project and the Peace, Abundance, Liberty Network is a weekly radio program hosted by @Krystle, @swelker101, and @isaria that features the weekly Top 5 judges picks from Steemit Open Mic. Not only do they give weekly prizes to audience picked performers from the contest, but they have also started sponsoring Open Mic with a 25 Steem weekly donation! How cool is that? Thank you for helping support musicians on the Steemit platform.
And thanks to @meno's initiative the community has come together to support Open Mic. Many of you have created posts in support of the Open Mic community and have donated a portion of the rewards from those posts to @openmic so we can keep doing what we do, build a great community of musicians on Steemit. You guys are the best and we feel appreciative and inspired!
Steemit Open Mic Rules
- The cutoff date for entries was Friday the 21st of September, 2018 at 12 UTC TIME Find your UTC time here.
- Only 1 entry per person per week
- "Steemit Open Mic Week 103" must the beginning of the post title.
- "Steemit Open Mic Week 103" must be said at the beginning of your video and your username.
- Live performances only specifically made for this contest.
- openmic must be the first tag
- Add a link to your post in the comments of the contest post.
- You must upvote this post.
- If your song is an original song then add the word "Original" somewhere in your title
- You can use DTube but include an embedded YouTube or Vimeo video too.
Steemit Open Mic Loves Dtube So Why Do I Have To Add A Youtube Video To My Open Mic Entry --- by @luzcypher
Entries must follow these rules to earn prizes.
I just want to remind everyone that votes are only part of the selection process. Entertainment value and performance is factored in too.
To learn more about the rules to entering the contest please read What Are The Rules To Enter Steemit Open Mic And Why Do We Have Rules Anyways
The coolest thing about Open Mic is it brings the Steemit community together and that is the whole point of this project.
Meet up with the Open Mic community at Open Mic on Discord and chat with all of the people who enter Open Mic there. It's a great way to interact with the Open Mic community. Your links to your entry is automatically added to the Discord channel, so please don't add links, just come to chat with the community.
Steemit Open Mic Judges
Special thanks to @meno for help judging the contest this week. Great job.
Steemit Open Mic is not about winning or losing, it's about building a connections on Steemit through music. Watching the collaborations happen online between musicians who played and met on Steemit Open Mic is very rewarding and many of the people who play and post earn some nice rewards for playing a song.
For many, it's easier to get some Steem in your tip jar by playing for Steemit Open Mic than it is to play music on the street.
Steemit Open Mic Trending Posts
Top 20 Trending Open Mic Posts
The openmic tag has earned a total of: 240,433.700 SBD worth $245,242.37 USD At Today's Prices of $1.02 SBD (Average of $2,381 per week in 103 weeks +plus has paid out over 28,900 Steem in prizes!
NOTE: Having a trending post is not how judges pick entries for their Top 5 weekly picks. Sometimes you will trend because of a variety of reasons. Congratulations! You don't need to win Open Mic to earn rewards and build your audience. As you can see, sometimes trending posts earn more than the contest rewards! You could trend by getting curated by other curation groups like @curie for example. The judges look for entertainment value which, of course, is very subjective and varies over time. Just keep playing and engaging with the community which is the whole point of Open Mic. If you love music, we love you.
The most recent top earning posts were:
This chart is provided by @carlgnash.
Congratulations to all of you who trended this week on Open Mic!
Winners from Steemit Open Mic Week 103
It is not getting any easier to pick with all this talent and it is so hard picking winners every week even with 5 judges.
Honorable mentions this week in no particular order are: @jhosepdelgado @josesanteliz @zorajr @tarotbyfergus @rawvega @manuelmusic @raymondelaparra @wilins @katrina-ariel @siomarasalmeron @jpabloji17 @dearw @paomota @elisonr13 @alejandra23 @leomolina @graceleon @kayclarity @carlosgu @beeflomein @dreamrafa @minuetoacademy @edwardstobia @josevallera @exzorltg @veganpetite , and many more on our radar. We Love You All!
and the winners are...
You won 80 Steem
"@paintingangels you touch me deeply with every single performance. I need you to sing me to sleep every single night. My dreams would come in sweet. Just beautiful dear, lovely song, great voice as always, emotive and delicate, brings my emotions to the top of my skin. I love you girl" - @soundlegion
Serena just has a special gift, honestly that is all I can say. I've never once heard one of her songs that has not touched my heart. How is that even possible? I might have become her biggest fan. This tune is just too special. - @meno
You continue to release such beautiful and melancholic pain in the form of your raw and gripping music. Your sound is forever unique and your tales of sombre reflection, deep honest perspectives and daring storytelling are what make you a judge's and fan's favorite kind of artist. Aside from your natural skills, you embed true human connection within the poetic and melodic linings of your craft, and this is another gem worth a listen and such recognition and praise. You bring to life every word and keep the live performance aspect at a high end standard. Thank you for sharing and creating another moment to embellish in, looking forward to more of your originals without a doubt. - @verbal-d
It's music like this that lets me feel less alone in my own emotional state, it perfectly captures my current state in every sense - and yes this song makes me feel sad and want to cry more, but great music should make a powerful emotional connection. - @krystle
You won 40 Steem
" I love the sound of your voice. This is just beautiful. I remember you from past weeks and you really blow me away, I love the guitar company with your voice, just lovely." - @soundlegion
Wonderfully performed as usual both you and your highly superb guitarist friend @danieldedosd2. Your passionate and pristine performances truly show how great and consistently skilled you are as an experienced vocalist and captivating artist. Beautiful cover choice and your emotions are nearly tangible with how you carefully guide us through this songful journey. Thanks for creating and sharing this gem of a moment. Looking forward to what you perform next. - @verbal-d
I am simply enthralled by your stunning performances and incomprehensible talent and skill, the two of you are both phenomenal artists and we are so lucky to have you with us - as always I look forward to hearing more and soon! - @krystle
You won 26 Steem
"awesome voice and I love the look, totally rocked it out, was killer cover performance."* - @soundlegion
I've seen a few of @cristomounicou's entries in the past few weeks. Every single time, If thought to myself this steemian is going places. I can tell she can command a stage, she's got that confidence you require to make people look, and listen. I took to listens to this song today, as I was getting ready to post this and thought... Yeap.. this is her best one yet. - @meno
From the instance that you started I was hooked, your playing was just divine and absolutely hooked my attention - then your stunning vocals came in and stole the show, just an all round brilliant entry. - @krystle
You won 26 Steem
This was a very clean and enjoyable performance, you layered your tracks very well and the visual quality was nice as usual. Your passion for music and this song in particular really hined through, especially when you didn't hold back on those rifts and adding noticeable characteristics to your smooth singing. Thanks for sharing this great cover song, looking forward to your next entry. - @verbal-d
I have to mention how awesome it is that you played all the instruments this week, what a kick ass job mate - the sound you created was full and textured perfectly, I absolutely loved every second of it. - @krystle
You won 26 Steem
Julio did an amazing job this week. I really enjoyed his take on this classic, and of course as big CCR fan this is right up my street. I was singing along the whole time. - @meno
to me the signs of a great performance and entry is just that, making people forget its a cover and loose control/wail out the tune with you - or maybe I'm just making up excuses as to why I was dancing round to this. - @krystle