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Compose a track based on existing soundtracks from your favorite video games, movies or animes!*

This can be a cover song, a tribute song, or even a medley!

Optional theme:

TBA

Details

Unlike the normal OST Composing Jams, there will be no public rankings in the PASTIME jam, since this jam is aimed to be more relaxing and chill (although there will still be a rating period at the end to vote on your favorite submissions to be in the compilation album!) You can now also work in teams/bands of any size!

You must submit the original recording in .mp3, .wav or .flac format on itch.io AND on a streaming service of your choice (preferably Soundcloud), with a screen recording or screenshot(s) or pdf of your DAW, score, or tracker. (This is to prove that you are the original creator)

There are three types of tracks you can submit:

*Please only cover songs that has an official audio-only release in the US (this only applies for covers and medleys), otherwise we cannot license the songs to be released in the compilation album. (PLEASE DON’T WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS FOR NOW!) You can use vgmdb.net to look this up. Everything submitted must not contain any copyrighted samples.

Listen to the previous jam's top submissions!

FAQ

How long? at least 2 minutes all tracks combined, no longer than 10 minutes for each track.
How many tracks? at least 1 track
What do I need to submit? • .mp3, .wav or .flac file of the track(s)
           ○ The title of the file should have your username on it. (E.g. Lone Rabbit - Great Example.flac)
• Link to streaming service of your choice (preferably SoundCloud)
• Screen recording or screenshot(s) of your DAW or tracker (pdf if a score)
 
                  ○ either uploaded as screenshot on itch.io or uploaded to YouTube as screen recording
• Description of soundtrack (e.g. genre, runtime, software you used, etc.)
 • Cover art (optional but ideal to differentiate your submission)
• Original title of the track(s) and the game it's from. • Name of the original artist/composer for the track(s).

It is recommended for you to post your work on Soundcloud at some point after the jam since we plan on making a playlist of all the submissions there ^^

QuestionAnswer
Q: Will there be any themes? A: There will be a "title theme" revealed at the start of the jam which will be the title of the compilation album. You do not have to follow this theme, but it would be nice if you do :>
Q: What program/DAW can I use?  A: You can use any programs, DAWs, or Trackers you want. You can even handwrite your scores and perform it yourself.
Q: Can I work in teams?  A: Yes! You can work in teams or bands of any size!
Q: Can I use pre-made loops?  A: No
Q: How about samples and sfx? A: Yes, but please make sure you have the legal rights to use them. You can NOT use samples from the original tracks.
Q: Can I submit something that has lyrics? A: Yes! Absolutely! I'd love to hear your voices!
Q: Can I submit multiple entries?  A: Yes, but it is encouraged that you actually finish an entry first before moving on and creating another one.
Q: Can I use this jam to finish/submit an existing project I already started on? A: Yes, but only if they are unreleased and/or unfinished.
Q: Can I use the soundtrack I composed for other projects later on? A: Yes, we do not own anything you submit.
Q: Is this a ranked jam? A: No, there will be no rankings for this jam. However, there will still be a rating period at the end to vote on your favorite submissions to be in the compilation album!
Q: I'm having trouble uploading/submitting! A: How to upload and submit your soundtrack!

Prizes

There will be a compilation album which will be released to most major streaming services for the top submissions as well as for some of my favorites. We will contact you about this after the jam ends. We will not include your soundtrack without your consent. You can check out the previous jam's compilation album here(Yes, you will get the majority cut of the revenue coming from the streams.)

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