Steemit Open Mic Week 75 - Record Your Performance And Win Steem - Sponsored By @pfunk And @luzcypher

in openmic •  last year  (edited)

Steemit Open Mic is an online, live music venue to give musicians a chance to share their music with the Steemit community and get their music heard. It is growing larger every week thanks to all of you.

I want to thank all the talented people that have made the Open Mic contest such a joy to host. It is a pleasure listening to everyone's music and getting to know you guys. Steemit is SO cool like that.

NOTE TO SCAMMERS: I have closed most of the holes scammers have found to cheat the contest except for one. Now people are stealing valid entries from the current week and entering it as their own thinking that because the person in the video says the words Steemit Open Mic Week (current week number) that I will not notice it was already entered. This is the worst form of cheating possible and I have started flagging those caught doing this.

From now on, anyone entering Open Mic must say Steemit Open Mic Week Number (current week number) and their username to have a valid entry. This is to stop scammers from stealing your video and entering it as their own.

Voices Of Open Mic --- by @luzcypher

What Are The Rules To Enter Steemit Open Mic And Why Do We Have Rules Anyways

New Rule For Entering Steemit Open Mic And The Open Mic Songwriters Challenge

Peraturan Baru Untuk Mengikuti Steemit Open Mic Dan Open Mic Songwriters Challenge


Join Steemit Open Mic Night Week 75 and win Steem. Just Record, Post, Win! Come play or sing a song for Steemit.

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Steemit Open Mic Rules

From now on, anyone entering Open Mic must say Steemit Open Mic Week Number (current week number) and their username to have a valid entry. This is to stop scammers from stealing your video and entering it as their own.

  • The cutoff date for entries is Friday the 9th
    of March 2018
  • Each week the contest starts on Sunday and ends on Friday. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER BEFORE SUNDAY the 3rd
  • Only 1 entry per person per week
  • Steemit Open Mic Week 75 must the beginning of the post title.
  • Steemit Open Mic Week 75 and your username must be said at the beginning of your video
  • Live musical performances only specifically made for this contest. **A musical instrument must be played in your performance. **
  • openmic must be the first tag
  • Add a link to your post in the comments of this contest post.
  • You must upvote this post.
  • Even if you use DTube a YouTube or Video link must be added to your post too.

Entries must follow these rules to earn prizes. For a more in-depth understanding of the rules read, What Are The Rules To Enter Steemit Open Mic And Why Do We Have Rules Anyways

Dtube Does Not Work For Entering Steemit Open Mic Or The Open Mic Songwriters Challenge --- by @luzcypher

Prizes

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

Victor Hugo

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It is very important to say the words "Steemit Open Mic Week 75" AND YOUR USERNAME at the beginning of your recorded video. Posts without those words spoken in the beginning of your live, recorded video do not qualify for prizes.

From now on, anyone entering Open Mic must say Steemit Open Mic Week Number (current week number) and their username to have a valid entry. This is to stop scammers from stealing your video and entering it as their own.

If your song is an original song by you it is very important you put the word "original" in the title and "originalmusic" as the second tag of your post

Here is an example of a correctly titled post.

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These requirements make it easier for judges and curators to find your posts and reward you for original songs. Ignoring these requirements only hurt your chances of earning rewards.

Steemit Open Mic News

Steemit Open Mic Is Growing And Expanding And A Call For A Dedicated Open Mic Website --- by @luzcypher

Behind The Scenes Look At The Steemit Open Mic Selection Process How We Pick The Top 5 Entries

You can also post your Steemit Open Mic link to Steemit Open Mic Post Promotion channel by join us at the Steemit Local Musicians Society on Discord and get more upvotes for your entry. Here is the invite code

Steemit Open Mic Week 75

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

2 Votes = Win Win

You can help support Steemit 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 74 will be announced **, Monday, March 4th, 2018 so be sure to follow @luzcypher for updates and thanks for everyone that entered, upvoted and resteemed Steemit Open Mic.

Steemit Open Mic Process

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

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

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

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

  • So.. community voting as the 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 Steemit Open Mic submissions in their own blog posts.
  • IT IS CRUCIAL WHEN YOU RECORD YOUR VIDEO THAT YOU SAY "STEEMIT OPEN MIC WEEK 75" AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR VIDEO

  • We're looking for real live musical performances for this contest. Some people have posted old videos from YouTube and it's difficult to verify that it's really them performing. They will be disqualified from the contest.

  • If you want a chance to earn the prize, make a new video and say STEEMIT OPEN MIC Week 75 at the start of it.

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How To Enter Steemit Open Mic Night

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

  • SAY THE WORDS "STEEMIT OPEN MIC WEEK 75" AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR VIDEO

  • 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: STEEMIT OPEN MIC WEEK 75 before any other text in the title.

For example: STEEMIT Open Mic Week 75 - Hold That Tiger by @cheetabot

  • You can title your post anything you want just be sure the first words say STEEMIT OPEN MIC WEEK 75.

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

  • DO NOT USE DTUBE FOR OPEN MIC Here is why

  • 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 (Friday 9th MARCH 2018). Find your UTC time here.

  • DO NOT ENTER AFTER 12.00 PM UTC Time (Friday 9th MARCH 2018) YOUR VIDEO WILL NOT BE UPVOTED AFTER THAT TIME

  • You may only submit 1 (one) entry per week.

  • From now on, anyone entering Open Mic must say Steemit Open Mic Week Number (current week number) and their username to have a valid entry. This is to stop scammers from stealing your video and entering it as their own.

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

  • Steemit Open Mic judges will deliberate 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place based on the selected performances.
  • Each week the prizes will be paid as follows:
  • 1st place: 120 Steem
  • 2nd place: 60 Steem
  • 3rd place: 40 Steem
  • 4th place: 40 Steem
  • 5th place: 40 Steem

ANY ADDITION PRIZES DONATED TO STEEMIT OPEN MIC WILL BE SPLIT WITH THE SAME PERCENTAGES LISTED ABOVE

300 Steem Prize

Images

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

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

<center>[![steemit_open_mic_week_75.png](https://s10.postimg.org/y705lewcp/steemit_open_mic_week_75.png)](https://postimg.org/image/3ldtjyhx7/)</center>

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How To Get More Views To Your Entry

You can help get more views to your Steemit Open Mic entry and help grow the contest by Tweeting your blog post. You can also:

  1. Steemit Group 1
  2. Steemit Group 2

Disclaimer

  • Make sure performances are your performance.

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

  • The Steemit Open Mic judges reserve the right to forfeit submissions that are misleading.

Remember to follow these rules so we can find and reward your post.

From now on, anyone entering Open Mic must say Steemit Open Mic Week Number (current week number) and their username to have a valid entry. This is to stop scammers from stealing your video and entering it as their own.

  • The cutoff date for entries is Friday the 9TH of March
  • Each week the contest starts on Sunday and ends on Friday. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER BEFORE SUNDAY OR AFTER FRIDAY 12 UTC TIME
  • Only 1 entry per person per week
  • Steemit Open Mic Week 75 must the beginning of the post title.
  • Steemit Open Mic Week 75 and your username must be said at the beginning of your video
  • Live performances only specifically made for this contest.
  • openmic must be the first tag
  • Add a link to your post in the comments of this contest post.
  • You must upvote this post.
  • If your song is an original song then add the word "Original" somewhere in your title
    • Even if you use DTube a YouTube or Video link must be added to your post too.

For a fuller understanding of the rules read, What Are The Rules To Enter Steemit Open Mic And Why Do We Have Rules Anyways

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 are 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, add orginalmusic as your 2nd tag. This will help curators know it is an original song which currently pays a Steem bonus to you.

Thank you all for the participation!

Thank you for the positive support from the Steemit community and 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 and you can post your entry there too. https://steemit.chat/channel/openmic

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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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You guys are winners every week in my book

Thanks buddy! Appreaicte that sentiment

  ·  last year (edited)

How did I not know this was you? Haha, I've been enjoying the steembirds for awhile, running into you in comment sections, you guys are too fun! :)
My brother entered this week's contest now- ha, it feels like a lifetime that I've been anticipating this!

Lol, I'm glad you've been enjoying regardless ;)

An indeed, I recall your bro's entries (that you posted for him) real early on in OpenMic. It's good to see him entering on his own now!

Actually, I was just reminiscing, and I recall a song of yours that I really loved back when I was, well when I had more time and I was hanging out in the music community a lot more- it was early on, you made a point that it wasn't quite finished but you put it up anyway-- if you think you know what I'm talking about, link it to me :)

Hmm.... that's definitely a few of them haha. I'll think on it and see which one comes to mind.

  ·  last year (edited)

Ohhhhhh ya this was a good 1. Not one i had in mind though lol.

Awesome that u dug it out !

You guys always make my week XD

And the hits keep coming! Awesome work guys!

You guys are supercool. Love it

ya'll are off the chart!!

Loving this track. I'm a voice of the open mic. Maybe I'll have to tell you my story. LOL. 😎

Bravooooo!!!!! jejejeje very good!

Love it.

Very good theme congratulations, I really liked you I invite you to go through my entrance

You made my day!

Wonderful as always. Keep on working.

Welcome back!

Good to be back!

I've been waiting so long to see you in this comment section! Super excited you're here my brother, love this song, love you!

Finally ;)

Oooooooh my god! Nice voice! ♥

This is really great Ed, great music, great lyrical content and great playing. Triple great. I love this platform more every day.

The brother we heard so much about. Nice. Welcome to Open Mic.

Nice one brother.

Dear music lovers

This is my contribution to this week's open mic. Good luck to everyone!
https://steemit.com/openmic/@donatello/steemit-open-mic-week-75-mi-sono-innamorato-di-te-by-luigi-tenco-cover-by-donatello

Thank you.

Beautiful voice! I loved it! Blessings.

Thank you @malvarezmusic

This is such a beautiful song! That chord progression and melody in the chorus really moves me. I got goosebumps from it! haha. A great song at any age, but written at 14 is so impressive! Great job! Love it!

Thank you so much for the comments - appreciate so much @donroberts

Sweet. Thanks.

Thanks @luzcypher

excelente participación aquí mi enlace para que puedas votarme.

Cute. I love this.

Thank you my dier!

That's incredible! A whole choir :D I love it.

Thanks for getting all those voices together.

Yes!! That's the good thing about Open Mic, we can bring all the support team!! Thank you!

  ·  last year (edited)

It looks cold there.

It definitely was ❄️

Nice! I love that little 6-string uke!

It's a Guitarlele 😆

I loved thiiiiiiiiis! Such beautiful energy and the harmonies ♥

i loved this soo beautiful

Missed you guys. So glad you're back.

Hey guys! Here is my submission for Open Mic Week 75. It's an original song called, "Away From Home".

The lyrics and the meaning behind them are in my post, if you care to read along 😉

https://steemit.com/openmic/@donroberts/steemit-open-mic-week-75-original-song-away-from-home

Few times an original song I like as much as this one that you share with us in your video. I really wish you all the success of the world. A big greeting and blessings!

Thank you again so much! I really appreciate that!

Beautiful! I love how attentively the little guy is watching you. Nice job, and welcome to the community!

  ·  last year (edited)

Thanks! I’m super excited to be here!

It’s kind of funny actually. The first 4-5 weeks I was on Steemit I spent all my time creating posts and searching out other peoples blogs. This week I’ve pretty much been on Open Mic haha. I can’t get enough of seeing everyones entries.

I've seen the needle and the damage done, a little part of it in everyone.
https://steemit.com/openmic/@thesimpson/steemit-open-mic-week-75-needle-and-the-damage-done-thesimpson

Well played! That is a great song... maybe truer now than when it was new.

Thank you, I guess it's always been true. I was thinking about something Bill Gates recently said about ending poverty by 2020 and then I got to thinking that we can never end poverty because there is always something that can drive people to give up everything be that alcohol addiction, heroin or just good old fashioned tarnished love.

Classic tune.

  ·  last year (edited)

Hello to all my friends from Steemit !!! Here I present my entry for this week number 75 with the theme is called "New Rules"

https://steemit.com/openmic/@kkarenmp/steemit-open-mic-week-75-new-rules-cover-por-kkarenmp

Cover realizado por:
Banner.jpg

She's got the moves like Jagger.

lol. good one ;)

Big fan of the interpretative dance moves. Nailed it!

Great Violin playing too!

Thank you very much

Big fan of the interpretative dance moves. Nailed it!

Great Violin playing too!

I adore everything about this. Makes me feel so happy. This is what life should be. Much love ❤️ -serena

Oops, a day later I've realized that I almost forgot to leave this link here after I uploaded my video. And then I think I left the link in the wrong place just now so deleted it and am adding it here. Typical.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@paintingangels/steemit-open-mic-week-75-staircase-original-song-by-paintingangels

STEEMIT OPEN MIC WEEK 75 - "Staircase" Original Song by @paintingangels

Your voice is so unique i love how i've never heard a voice like yours before, sounds great. Yes i agree regarding your comment about sad songs xx

Thanks Melissa! 💖

I love your voice. It really fits the songs you're singing.

Many thanks, friend. 🦋🌸

For the month of March, I've decided to try something a little different. Rather than focusing on songwriting and multi-instrumental production (backing vocals, second and lead guitars, drums, synths, etc.), I would like to focus exclusively on performance. To this end, I will not be adding additional instruments or vocals to my performances this month. I won't be using any software to edit my video sound at all, actually, although I will probably continue to edit the visuals in iMovie as I have been.

Also, in the interest of focusing on performance, I'll be performing covers for the rest of the month. So today's entry will be the last original posted for the month of March!

Cool. This is a really good performance.

Thanks Luz!

This is my first open mic with my brand new hand drum!

I really like your entry. You're a fellow crypto Bard converting love from crypto into music. Loving it man.😎

i love this song

Thank you. 😎

Thanks brotha I appreciate your support!!

So cool man. Congrats on your new instrument.

This is awesome :o

That's great, man! It feels pretty good to buy new instruments with SBD profits, eh? I got a new baritone ukulele a few months ago; it was my first actual cryptocurrency purchase.

That's a pretty fancy drum! :D


Hello friends, this week I did cover of a beautiful song Organs by Of Monsters and Men. Thanks for listening.

Buenas tarde mi gente musical de la familia de @opnmic mi padre y yo les tremos este tema del gran Carlos Santana - Samba pa' ti. Saludos desde Venezuela.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@gabrielinho/steemit-open-mic-week-75-samba-pa-ti-coversong-santana-by-gabrielinho

Gran tema de un grande de la Guitarra de Latinoamérica - El gran Carlos Santana. Suerte amigo @gabrielinho.

Hermoso tema, y ese dúo de padre e hijo lo hace más bello aún. Suerte!

Gracias amiga salió como pudo porque la lluvia llegó para decir presente también da la sensación de que fueran aplausos ja ja ja. Saludos desde Aragua.

lovely duo - great job guys ! que bueno su actuación !

@itinerantartist Gracias por tus palabras hacia nuestra participación... saludos desde Venezuela.

Well so far this is one of the best entries I've watched! Great job you two!

Totally agree!

That was awesome! You both did such a great job! Loved the harmonies between you two!

Thank you so much!

Buena sincronización de instrumentos.

Gracias

Fantastico!

¡Muchas gracias!

Yes!

Hi everyone! Here is my entry for this week. I covered If I Die Young by The Band Perry.

such a lovely song:) you really did it justice

Hello everyone! Here's my entry for the Steemit Open Mic Week 75. Check this out...
https://steemit.com/openmic/@rial17/steemit-open-mic-week-75-rude-magic-cover

Good Cover guys! Regards and Blessings.

Thank you so much brother @malvarezmusic 😎👍

Wow! Great cover guys!

Thanks a lot @luzcypher :)

  ·  last year (edited)

Radiohead Creep Drum Cover Open Mic Week 75 Entry

Song picks up around 2 mins in. Headphones/speakers with bass recommended to hear all of the drums and the effects at the end.

Love the camera angle.

Here is my entry for Steemit Open mic week 75: https://steemit.com/openmic/@melissakellie/steemit-open-mic-week-75-melissa-kellie-original-song-lost-and-found

This is an original song called Lost and Found i wrote this about when you lose your parents as a young child and have to get put into foster homes but you still have strong memories of what could of been if things were different...and still holding on to the hope that they'll see their parents again... .

Good luck, love your song :)

Hope you win.

Thanks for entering again. Love your song.

  ·  last year (edited)

Saludos y muchas bendiciones! Aquí les dejo mi entrada esperando que os guste mucho ✌

Gracias por una nueva oportunidad de volver a participar en este prestigioso concurso para músicos del mundo.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@gaborockstar/steemit-openmic-week-75-yesterday-coversong-fingerstyle-by-gaborockstar

Gran tema profe de la legendaria banda de Liverpool (Inglaterra). Gracias por compartirla con nosotros y le deseo mucha suerte. Saludos.

Excelente gabo! Saludos hermano

Que buena rola profe. Felicitaciones por tan calida y limpia interpretación con acompañamiento musical, no es fácil para los niveles principiante seguir una pista. Mis respetos y saludos.

Hey thanks again for hosting!!
I'm very excited to share a new original this week!!

https://steemit.com/openmic/@badcamper/steemit-open-mic-week-75-original-i-m-melting

Great entry for this week, you got my vote, i like your work, greetings and good vibes always

Thanks a bunch, I appreciate that a lot!!
good vibes all around =]

NICE

Monkey see, monkey do

Hey everyone! This is my entry for 75th week. Hoping yours, which I completely enjoy every week.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@manurodriguez/steemit-open-mic-week-75-sin-dormir-rawayana-cover-by-manurodriguez

Hey brother @manurodriguez nice one as usual, i really liked felt you. Much love from @paulove

I'm really thankful brother, I have to say the same, you're excellent guys! Thanks again.

here is my submission for Steemit Open Mic #75!

https://steemit.com/openmic/@itinerantartist/steemit-open-mic-75-mundane-things-original-song-itinerantartist

The song itself is reflecting on how subtle special moments that are so blasé and mundane can end up making the most meaningful moments and connections. It details out three particular instances, the first where the singer portrays a moment of "people-watching" with their lover and reflects on some of the conversations it brought out, with a small undertone of sadness tying it together. The second verse refers to the second moment, how just being together - doing things like breathing, blinking, and sighing - create moments that would inspire profound poetry by the likes of the 13th Century Persian poet Rumi. The third verse references a type of future dream-state, referring to the line You make the craziest ideas / Totally attaining, and like in my other song "Future" references the recent SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch and beautiful artist rendering of Starman, sitting on his Tesla on Mars drinking coffee. You can find the artwork I reference linked in my post.