That's right, submissions are now open for week 11 of SGL! We are very excited to see what you all have in store for us this week, but before that a little housekeeping.
SGL Social Media
SGL have created a few social media accounts to help spread the word of SGL and Steem in general, but we haven't really been sharing those details actively on here. So here are some links to our new accounts, please feel free to follow and or like and share to help get the word out.
Twitter - https://twitter.com/sonicgroovelive
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sonicgroovelive/
We are also looking at starting a youtube account and we have started setting up an Instagram account, but there are some issues for us to use this with the way the site is structured. We want to share and help spread awareness, not only of SGL but also of our amazing entrants.
It's really up to our entrants if we try to use Instagram, the main issue is we can't just share links to your recordings. Which is what we do on Twitter and Facebook, Instagram would require us to upload the performance as if it were our own content. So we really felt iffy about even moving forward at all, but I figured I would mention it in here and see if our community has any opinions on this.
We don't want to present work as our own, our main goal is to get attention on our brilliant artists. So were happy to stick with platforms that don't make us compromise on this, but were definitely open to suggestions on other platforms to spread awareness about SGL.
I would like to also give a quick reminder about the tags we need every valid entry to have on their post, I know it's a little sucky we need two but it really does make our lives easier if they are both on there. The big risks are that we wont find your entry, so it really is important to ensure you have the correct tags when you post.
I should also mention that when you first post it is important to have the right tags, if you try to edit them later it doesn't always seem to take effect and I would hate to have anyone miss out cause we missed their entry. Also I think it might be some of the apps out there, but when people are editing their posts of late using an app we have noticed it is removing the last of their tags to reduce them back down to 5.
Even though other sites allow you to add additional tags, if you edit with some apps they do appear to be removing the tags - and if you leave the tags required for a valid entry until the end they will disappear if edited, so then we loose your entry.
This has been a big issue for the team over the past couple of weeks, so I wanted to mention it and let you all know in case you weren't aware these apps could remove your tags. Also try not to leave the important tags until the end, that way if something is cut off it's not our ability to see your entry.
We require the two tags for very good reasons, the first is #sonicgroove this is so your entry will show up on the sonicgroove.net site and also how you will be able to receive sonic payments on your post on top of your regular steem and sbd.
The other tag is #SGL this is so we can find your entry in amongst all other music posts on the site, this is also why we ask people only use the sgl for valid entries and not for other music content. The open mic tag is still over used and we are hoping we can avoid the misuse of the SGL tag as well, this is a way to highlight our amazing entrants so we don't want it flooded with irrelevant posts.
We have started to have some traction on the Communities Choice, but I would again like to remind everyone that anyone can now be a judge for SGL. All you have to do is find the best valid entry you can and ensure they have the highest promotion value, this means specifically just the promotion cost (does not include general post pay out).
You can search to see what posts have been promoted here and check how much by either clicking the post payout and it will show what portion is promoted, or you can go to the @null account for Sonic and check there.
We have been loving watching our entrants all supporting one and other, but remember absolutely anyone can choose a winner - all they have to do is ensure the post they want to win, has the highest promotion payout by the end of the judging window!
Rules To Enter
- Submit a post that meets all criteria within the allocated 48-hour window for your entry to be considered a valid entry, all entries submitted before or after this window will automatically be disqualified.
- Your post must be titled "Sonic Groove Live", the week number, state whether it is a cover or original and the name/title of the piece.
- Your entry post needs to be tagged #sonicgroove and #SGL.
- Each valid entry must contain a live recording made specifically for this contest, it must include the live playing of an instrument or vocalist.
- Every video entry requires an intro where you state your username, "Sonic Groove Live" week no # and the name of the piece you will be performing(we must be able to clearly see and hear you especially during this time).
- You must have a youtube link included in your entry post.
- One entry per person per week.
- Each performance that has vocals requires the lyrics to be included in the post.
- All types of music are valid.
For more detailed information on the rules and why we have them please feel free to check out our how to enter post!
If you haven't already, please consider joining the SGL discord server, we will now be using it as a method of announcing open and closing times for the contest. This includes the judge's window and early announcement of the weekly winners!
This is not only a place to go to find out when things are happening, it is also a place we want to see start having some things to do there. We will be hosting a variety of mini-contests, karaoke nights, games nights, random SONIC giveaways for people actively chatting in rooms.
Before you go and wow us with your music, I wanted to also mention our amazing sponsors. The people that make SGL possible each and every week, @ausbitbank, @sonicgroove, @creativecoin and @helpie. They are the reasons we are able to host this contest each week, they are responsible for all the prizes the winners and Communities Choice winners get.
So if you have any witness votes available please consider supporting the witnesses that are our sponsors, @ausbitbank and @helpie are both witness sponsors and if you have any spare votes for witnesses we would all greatly appreciate it if you would consider supporting them, so they can continue to support you!
There is really so much in the works, you really will be missing out if you don't jump in. This is also the perfect place to go so you can ask any questions you may have, talk about entries from the week or even just come along for a hangout. This is your community, it's up to you to get involved and to help make it all it can be. Yes, we're even open to suggestions, so please drop by say hi and see what's happening!