Thanks to everyone who entered and supported Open Mic Week 98. Community support for Open Mic has been tremendous and is one of many projects bringing the music community together on Steemit.
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Your Chance To Win A Steemfest Ticket Plus Accommodations Giveaway Sponsored By Blocktrades And Openmic --- by @luzcypher
We had 178 valid entries this week! Awesome guys!
Support Musicians On Steemit
Steemit Musicians With Krystle Shane And Isaria Msp Waves Radio 15 Steem Prize 25 Steem Weekly Donation To Open Mic --- by @isaria
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.
@aggroed is a top 20 witness and is involved in the minnowsupportproject.org and the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty network on Discord. He is launching a new online card game called SteemMonsters.com. Steem Monsters is supporting Open Mic with a 50 Steem donation per week to the contest. He's also gifting a 5-card Steem Monster pack to the winner's. You can vote for him as witness here
What Is SteemMonsters.com?
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 17th of August, 2018 at 12 UTC TIME Find your UTC time here.
- Only 1 entry per person per week
- "Steemit Open Mic Week 98" must the beginning of the post title.
- "Steemit Open Mic Week 98" 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
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: 233,921.738 SBD worth $230,555.13 USD At Today's Prices of $0.985608 SBD (Average of $2,352.60 per week in 98 weeks +plus has paid out over 27,900 Steem in prizes worth !
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 98
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: @mayneth, @danieldedosd2, @carolinafer, @minuetoacademy, @dinoromanelli, @davidfar, @lifetipsbysn, @drewley. @paintingangels, @builtinfire, @joanm897, @lucybanks, @dustinseth, @k0wsk1, and many more on our radar. We Love You All!
and the winners are...
You won 80 Steem and a 5-Pack of Steem Monster cards.
Some songs just take one listen to become special in your life, well this one is one that I will happily add to that list. Knowing what the lyrics mean, understanding that every single line was crafted undressed emotionally with little care of what would happen after showing that much vulnerability, I was stripped from my own. - @meno
*Zipporah’s ”Unseen” is a poetically tragic glimpse into the chilling abyss of constant human struggle, and the will to keep fighting against all odds. No one fights the good fight quite like Zippy – I’ll never give up on her, that’s for sure. Round-by-round, she’s a winner in every way. “Unseen” is just one of her many victories and accomplishments yet to come! * - @passion-ground
I have to mention the perfect use of [the word] fucking in this song, absolutely need and required - and as an Aussie know I appreciate it all that much more :D
You gave an amazing vocal performance, so filled with emotion you had me in tears at several points on several listens - your music has such a beautiful purpose here, to show you the way through this time. - @krystle
You won 40 Steem and a 5-Pack of Steem Monster cards.
Did we just have a train of talent hit the #openmic at 80 mph when we stopped looking? What a beautiful song, what a great performance.... and right when it hit the falsetto, man!! I had to rewind just to enjoy that again... - @meno
Now the playing is absolutely perfect, but for me as a judge and a singer I tend to always keep a special ear out for the vocals - and man I have to say your voice is just spectacular and you use it to such great effect throughout this performance.
You have a very impressive vocal range, your depth is shown throughout with delightful moments when you wow with your stunning falsetto - the control you display throughout was just perfection. - @krystle
You won 26 Steem and a 5-Pack of Steem Monster cards.
Daniels exquisite guitar introduction set the stage perfectly for this lovely song selected by Maria. Her vocal performance of “Costumbres” is heartfelt, passionate, and captivating in every regard. This is a beautiful song about life and love – performed beautifully and lovingly! - @passion-ground
I really do have to mention the sublime playing in this performance, it was the perfect accompaniment and you chose the most brilliant ways to highlight the stunning vocals.
Now for the part that stole my attention so completely, the vocals were truly transcendent - just technically perfect, but on top of pitch perfect quality of your tonal choices and the chosen inflections were just divine. - @krystle
You won 26 Steem and a 5-Pack of Steem Monster cards.
The moment Kim began singing this Grace VanderWall cover, I totally forgot my own name! :-) Kim is a lovely vocalist and talented musician who took this opportunity to introduce a brilliant guitar player, Enrique, to Steemit. This is a truly outstanding performance from each of these fine young artists! - @passion-ground
Your voice is just so captivating, you drew me in and I couldn't help but get into this performance - just an absolutely stunning rendition of this rather difficult song.
On that note I just want to mention that for non-singers out there they may not notice, but the breath pattern you have to adapt to successfully pull off that song is rather difficult.
Great playing from both of you, adding the guitar added some extra depth to the performance and I think really highlighted the unusual arrangement of the song perfectly. - @krystle
You won 26 Steem and a 5-Pack of Steem Monster cards.
Although I’m not 100% certain if Sami is “classically” trained or not, he sure sounds like he is. There is (IMHO) an essential element in Sami’s artistry that simply cannot be taught - regardless of training. That element is Sami’s inherent ability to translate emotion deeply and effectively within each of his captivating arrangements. All of the above are just a few of the essential ingredients it takes to make a brilliant film composer, and that’s exactly what Sami is! Take a listen to Sami’s “Impossible” and you’ll know exactly what I mean. BRAVO! - @passion-ground
Honestly Sami is just a master at his craft. How does he do this? How does he capture all the dynamics of a score written by a master in one freaking room? The buildup gave me goosebumps, got me all emotional.... and I'm thinking to myself... What's happening? Why are you feeling so melancholic?
Ok, some rules here, don't you dare listen in with laptop speakers... Put on some headphones before you hit play... - @meno