SALUTE COMPETITION


THE SALUTE COMPETITION REFLECTS THE DRAMATIC CHANGES IN THE WAY NEW MUSIC IS WRITTEN, RECORDED AND SHARED.

Solo Songwriter Group Entry

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COMPETITION PROCESS

APRIL 2017 - COMPETITION OPENS
Salute website (desktop and mobile) open for music makers to enter the competition. Closing date for entries is 30 July 2017.

JULY 2017 – LISTENING AND WATCHING
Salute production team together with respected curators listen, rate, and create Top 100 Songs.
Contestants and fans, listen, watch, share music, vote, rate songs and build playlists.

AUGUST 2017 – TOP 100
The top 100 tracks are assembled for a final public vote, conducted through the Salute app and website.

SEPTEMBER 2017 – 6 FINALISTS
The top six songs, as voted for by the public, go through to the - The Salute Finals.

OCTOBER 2017 - WINNER
The 2017 Salute winner is announced and takes home a £50,000 cash prize. All other finalists take home £10,000 each

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Step 1 - Create your music

SALUTE is an alternative to the average UK talent show. We believe in the value and quality of UK music makers today and now is our chance to platform and reward you for your work on an unprecedented scale.

All genres of music, from all cultural backgrounds are welcome to our competition. We celebrate creativity so don’t hold back, we want to hear your most forward thinking and inspired work. If you have tracks that you have previously released via social media, Soundcloud or YouTube you are welcome to enter those tracks into the competition.

Tracks that has been previously released and are signed to a label or publisher are excluded.

Each Music Maker can submit up to 4 tracks into the competition, each track will be considered individually.

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STEP 2 - FILM YOUR VIDEOS

To enter the competition you need to submit a video of your music. The video can either be a live performance of your track that you've recorded on your phone or with a camera crew, or a pre-recorded audio track converted into mp4 video format.

If you've made a music video to showcase your music, even better! The music is the most important part for our curators, but the more effort you put into the video, the better chance you have to stand out with our audiences.

All videos submitted must be in mp4 video format and the maximum track length is 4 minutes.

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STEP 3 - SUBMIT YOUR TRACKS

Once you have your video/s ready, head over to the SALUTE website to submit your tracks. You can enter the competition as a solo songwriter or as a group of writers. Click the links below to begin the registration process.

At this stage you will be prompted to select how many tracks you wish to upload and enter into the competition. The cost of entry is £20 per track (maximum of four tracks).

Once the payment has processed you will be prompted to upload your videos (depending on your internet provider this may take a while).

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Step 4 - CONFIRM YOUR DETAILS

Once the upload is complete, the final process is to tell us about the track and yourself.

You’ll be asked to:

  • give the track a name
  • tag any genre influences
  • write a short description of the track
  • upload a photo of yourself
  • add a thumbnail image for each video that you have uploaded

After that, you are good to go!

On completion of upload our team will review your entries to ensure they meet the Terms & Conditions, don’t worry, this won’t take long! You will then receive an email confirming you are a SALUTE MUSIC MAKER!

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DECLARATION AND RULES

SALUTE is open to Music Makers (song and music writers) and their collaborators.

RULES

Who can enter

  • 16+ year or age
  • UK resident
  • Solo writers or group writers
  • Only unsigned (record label, music publisher or any third party) music can enter the competition
  • Previously published music videos on the web, including social channels and streaming sites (YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook etc.) can be entered into the competition
  • Member of PRS and/or BASCA can enter the competition
  • £20 per entry

Contest and Music Format:

  • Max of 4 tracks (EP) per entrant
  • Max 4 minute song length
  • Song and music will be judged on melody, composition, creativity, lyrics (if applicable), with less significance being placed on performance and production of video
  • Each submission must be in MP4 video format (not audio)
  • Electronic video submission through our website

For full details see our Terms and Conditions