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Novus Compo: running thread
« on: April 07, 2008, 08:21:30 »
Welcome to the permanent running thread for the Novus Compo! I figure opening up one of these beats the hell out of the ubiquitous monthly threads I was opening for the compo. :)

What IS the Novus Compo?
The Novus Compo is a monthly online music competition based on public voting. Each month is split up into two parts. During the first half of the month, there are 3 genre-based rounds (Pop/Rock, Dance/Electronica and Fantasy/Ambient), and each round has 5 songs competing against each other for your votes. The second half of the month is the Overall Round, where the 3 genre-winners plus 2 wild-card songs compete for your votes to become the overall winner for the month. And to enter your own song, all you have to do is vote!

Why should I enter?
Because it's fun, and because it'll expose your music to a wider audience. :) I guarantee, there will be people who download the compo entries who have never visited MODPlug Central before, who have never heard of you before, and who will likely never hear of you in the future... unless you enter your song in the Novus Compo. No, it's not a massively huge number of people (not yet, anyway), but why turn up your nose at a chance to increase your audience?

Why should I vote?
So you can hear some great music! I pre-screen all of the compo entries ahead of time, so only the 5 best songs in each genre get to compete in the Genre Rounds each month. And then from there, only 5 songs advance to the Overall Round (the 3 genre winners and 2 wild card songs), which means the quality of the songs in the Overall Round each month is even higher! Plus, if you want to enter, you have to cast a vote first. ;)

What if I don't have a song to enter?
That's okay... if you vote, you're also allowed to nominate someone else's song, maybe a song from a good friend of yours, or a family member, or just someone whose music you're a big fan of. That way, everyone has an incentive to vote.

All of the rules are up at the compo website, along with the current votepack, ballots, and previous results, so check it out! I hope to see you at the Novus Compo, and feel free to come back to this thread to discuss the entries and the results. :)

http://www.novusmusic.org/compo
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2008, 08:19:31 »
Yay!

Btw, maybe you should come up with something that will refresh everybody's interest in the compo.

Idea: make annual competition? All winners compete at the end of the year

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2008, 09:39:06 »
Quote from: "Louigi Verona"
Idea: make annual competition? All winners compete at the end of the year


Ooh, nice idea! I'd like that. Maybe not every year, but every six months, though. That way, you get to keep the regular six-song format.

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 05:37:25 »
I've got a couple of different ideas along those lines actually.

I'm leaning towards just a good ol' fashioned Song of the Year round with all 12 monthly winners going at it. But we'll see.

3 days left to vote in April's genre rounds, peepz! :)
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 06:51:03 »
Yeah, that's what I meant - 12 musicians competing for song of the year

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008, 15:56:25 »
April's Overall Round opens for voting!

Well, this is interesting... Nikolay Suslov, C-Loud, Vaisnava, Klikaso, and Barry van Oudtshoorn have advanced from the genre rounds to April's Overall Round in the Novus Compo. 4 of those 5 have never been in the Overall Round before, and the 5th (Barry) has only been there once before. That just shows how much new blood the compo has been getting lately, and just how good these newcomers are. :)

Hit the compo website to see the full results from the genre rounds, and then download the songs that advanced to the Overall Round and cast your vote today! Voting is open through April 26th.

The Fantasy/Ambient results were particularly interesting... ;)

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2008, 15:57:56 »
Wow, 8 points each... Weird...

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Now, everyone vote for me! :D

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2008, 04:56:29 »
Yeah, Fantasy/Ambient was a really tight race. I've never seen a 4-way tie like that before.
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2008, 18:39:43 »
One week left to vote in April's overall round... and only 3 votes so far for some reason. Don't miss your chance to crown the best song for the month of April!

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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2008, 11:08:20 »
Quote from: "Novus"
One week left to vote in April's overall round... and only 3 votes so far for some reason. Don't miss your chance to crown the best song for the month of April!

http://www.novusmusic.org/compo


I am afraid the interest to the compo is falling.

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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2008, 11:10:29 »
Interest falling? Dunno... I think it might just be a seasonal variation. :) After all, this is one of a very few compos being run, and people love to compete...

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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2008, 18:14:05 »
I think some of it may have been that the songlink for "Chant" by Nikolay Suslov died. (And nobody told me there was a problem, so I don't know how long it's been dead. ::) ) Now that I've fixed the link, the votes are starting to come in. Hopefully they'll keep rolling.

I'm not ready to give up on this thing just yet.
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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2008, 09:31:42 »
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I'm not ready to give up on this thing just yet.


Good. I plan on winning some day! So you'll have to keep it going for, oh, the next ten or twenty years... :D

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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2008, 12:04:10 »
Quote from: "bvanoudtshoorn"
Quote from: "Novus"
I'm not ready to give up on this thing just yet.


Good. I plan on winning some day! So you'll have to keep it going for, oh, the next ten or twenty years... :D


Hmm... I'm not sure who to call the poor guy here... Novus for requiring it to keep on going for so long, or Barry for not having faith in himself... :nuts:
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