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WHAT IS ARTISTE FIRST FINDS?

Ready to be heard? We aim to find talented singers, music composers, music producers, audio engineers, video directors & lyricists across varied genres. Every month, a new genre will be announced. The Artistes have to send their original tracks. The winning tracks will be released on our label "ARTISTE FIRST". Fill out the form below and Join our Discord community to stay updated on everything exciting and collaborate with other artistes and 360 degree music community.

THE GENRE FOR APRIL 2024

SUFI / QAWWALI :

SUFI / QAWWALI :
Sufi music is the soulful sound that aims to connect listeners with the divine through powerful vocals, rhythmic instruments, and poetic lyrics.
Qawwali is known for its high-energy performances and passionate singing. Sufi music expresses themes of love, longing, and separation from the divine, aiming to bring listeners to a state of spiritual ecstasy.
Originally performed at Sufi shrines (dargahs) during spiritual gatherings, accompanied by rhythmic hand-clapping, and sometimes percussion instruments like the dholak, Qawwali creates a hypnotic soundscape.
Today, Qawwali has transcended its religious roots, finding a place on concert stages worldwide and captivating audiences with its infectious energy, soulful melodies, and powerful message of love.

FOLK TRONICS: Now, add a modern twist. Folk Tronics infuses the richness of folk with electronic elements, pulsing beats, and instruments that are both traditional and contemporary. The result is a captivating blend of ancient and modern melodies.

Last date for entries : 30th April, 2024.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. These terms and conditions (these “Terms”) apply to your participation in the “Artiste First Finds” contest (the “Contest”). Please read these Terms carefully before entering the Contest. By participating, you hereby provide your consent to all the Terms herein. If you wish to disagree with any terms set forth, then you may not participate in the Contest.
  2. Only original tracks will be evaluated. Cover versions and/or tracks which are not owned by the Artiste are strictly prohibited.
  3. Singers, Music Composers, Music producers, Audio Engineers, Video Directors and Lyricists all can join the Discord community to collaborate with like-minded Artistes.
  4. Artistes can also submit entries for the next two genres which are mentioned in the application form.
  5. The evaluation of the entries submitted for the next 2 genres would only happen in their respective months.
  6. Songs of all languages are allowed.
  7. Both bands and solo artistes can only submit their original songs.
  8. One artiste/Band can send multiple songs.
  9. To submit multiples entries artistes would have to fill the form again.
  10. Artistes who submit their songs in a particular month can also send their songs in the following months, given they follow the genre.
  11. Artistes can also submit scratch audio or incomplete songs.
  12. Artistes can send their already released songs. But, the songs should be independently released, not with a label. All intellectual property rights in the submitted songs must vest exclusively with the artiste.
  13. Artistes are required to submit an audio file of the song such as SoundCloud, Google Drive, etc.
  14. For the artistes who have already released the songs, they can send the YouTube link or the link of any other streaming platform where the songs have been uploaded.
  15. By submitting their entry, artistes agree that they will not share the respective songs with any other music label or distributor from the date of submission until the results are announced.
  16. There is no entry fee for entering the contest and no purchase necessary to enter this contest.
  17. Submissions that are found to be duplicates of another person's submission will be disqualified at our discretion.
  18. Once the submission has been selected by us, the artiste forfeits his/her right to withdraw the submission. We will not be responsible for any unauthorized leaks or misuse of the submitted content/songs and will not be held liable for any damages or losses arising from such unauthorized leaks or misuse.
  19. You represent and warrant that: - (a) you are an adult and have attained the age of majority under the laws of your jurisdiction and have the legal right and power to enter the contest; (b) the submitted content and the use thereof in accordance with these terms will not violate any law or infringe upon the rights of any third party (including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights and rights of publicity and privacy); and (c) there are no disputes concerning the submitted content/songs. You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless us, our subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, licensees, agents, attorneys and assigns, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, contractors, members and employees from and against any and all liabilities, damages, awards, settlements, losses, claims, suits, proceedings, assertions and expenses, however characterized, including court costs, reasonable third-party legal fees and third-party costs of investigation arising from:  (i) any claim by a third party that would constitute a breach of your representations, warranties, covenants or agreements under these terms; or (ii) arising from or related to the rights, permissions and authorizations granted by you under these Terms or the exercise thereof. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, LIQUIDATED, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WHATSOEVER, RELATING TO THESE PODCAST TERMS OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOST PROFITS, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR STRICT LIABILITY, EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR IF SUCH DAMAGES COULD HAVE BEEN REASONABLY FORESEEN.
  20. We reserve the right to alter or terminate the contest at our own discretion. Our decision is final with no appeal. All the information provided to us as part of the submission must be truthful. Provision of incorrect or inaccurate information will result in disqualification.
  21. We have the sole discretion to determine artiste eligibility, and reserve the right to change any of the eligibility requirements at any time. We reserve the right to amend these Terms at any time. Being shortlisted in the selection process does NOT guarantee that the artiste’s music would be published.
  22. These terms shall be governed by the laws of India.
  23. In the event of any dispute, the Courts of Mumbai shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

FAQs

What is “Artiste First Finds”?

Through “Artiste First Finds” contest, we aim to find talented singers, music composers, music producers, audio engineers, video Directors and lyricists across varied genres. Every month, a new genre will be announced. The Artistes have to submit only their original tracks. The winning track/s will be released on our label ‘Artiste First’. The Contest is open to artists of all nationalities and countries, aged 18 years and above.

Why join our Discord community?
  1. Whether you're a singer, composer, music producer or a lyricist seeking original compositions or a composer searching for captivating voices, original lyrics, and technicians, join our Discord community, and collaborate with the 360-degree music community.
  2. Artistes are required to join the community to also stay updated on monthly genres, guidelines, entry dates and deadlines, and everything exciting.
What is the process of this contest?
  1. This will be a monthly contest.
  2. Every month a new genre would be announced.
  3. Artistes would have to submit their original track/s.
  4. Winners will be announced next month and the winning entries will be released under the ‘label ‘Artiste First’ - Audio Only - IP.
How will we help you?
  1. From improving the music to its release, we will provide you with a 360° approach to elevate every aspect of your music.
  2. After the winners are announced, we will be reaching out to them directly to initiate documentation regarding the song at our sole discretion.
  3. Once documentation is completed, we'll dive into the audio and work on the technical aspects and production wherever needed.
  4. After audio refinement, we'll shift our focus to crafting a captivating visualizer, integrating it with the song's core message and theme. The visualizer will be designed to enhance the overall experience.
  5. Once the song is polished and ready, we'll make a marketing plan so that it reaches the right audience and after all this process is done the song will be released under our label “ARTISTE FIRST”.