How much does it cost to enter the contest?
This year’s contest will require all contestants to purchase a beat from the Contest page on the Funk Volume website. The beats are only $7.99.
When can I submit my entry?
You may submit your entry when the contest begins on the contest tab of any Funk Volume Facebook page.
- The contest begins on: February 16, 2014
- Submissions will open up on: February 16, 2014 (12:00am PST)
- Submissions will end on: March 23, 2014 (16:59pm PST)
- Voting will open up on: March 10, 2014 (12:00am PST)
- Voting will end on: March 23, 2014 (16:59pm PST)
- Finalists announced: March 30, 2014 (7:00pm PST)
- Winners announced: April 4, 2014 (7:00pm PST)
How many times can I enter?
Each contestant may submit one entry.
How long should my entry be?
Your entry should be no longer than 3 minutes. Any entries longer than 3 minutes will be disqualified.
Can I use more than one of the contest beats?
Yes, but the entry must be kept under 3 minutes.
Can we enter the contest as a group?
Fasho! You may submit an entry along with another artist(s). However, if you submit a group entry, then you will not be able to submit a solo entry. AND your entry must still be no longer than 3 minutes.
I don’t have a camera to make a video. How can I still enter the contest?
No. You must submit an actual video.
Does the quality of the video matter?
You should make the best video that you can make in order to gain the most amount of fans. However, the quality of the video is NOT a factor in the judging process. Just make it dope!
Can I vote more than once?
Yes. Every video can be voted on once per day while the voting period is open.
How do you vote?
There will be voting buttons that appear next to every video withing the Facebook contest application once the voting period starts. YouTube “likes” and comments are NOT a vote.
What does the winner receive?
Grand Prize: $2500 + Video posted on HipHopDx
2nd Place: $1000
3rd Place: $500
Can I use the beat that I download for my own project?
Yes, you may use the beats for you own project, but you must agree to our non-exclusive beat agreement before downloading the beat.
Can I use my own beat for the contest?
No. You must use one of the featured beats on the contest homepage to submit your entry. All entries that do not use one of the featured beats will be disqualified.
Can I alter the beat?
You can add drops, lengthen/shorten, and/or speed up/slow down the beat. You may also add your own sounds to the beats, BUT you will not be judged on the production, only the lyrics.
Can I change the beat at all?
No. You may only add drops or shorten the beat if you don’t plan on using the entire track.