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'BestoftheNet' Music Contest?

  1. shocro

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    Sorta Off Topic, But Music Contest Related...I been thinking of starting a producer beat contest in which the overall winner would win cash prize. I would put up the money - (was thinking 100 but could change with donations, or other ways i have ideas for) We can also use that to gain much traffic here...My thought in a nutshell was to use the battles here, tally the top 8 winners over certain pre-determined period of time...Have those 8 'finalists' compete in a bracket style (much like warzone) battle in which the winner will receive 100 dollars...BUT, we could also do a 'pot', which can start at 100, anyone who wishes to donate 5 or 10 into the pot will help make the final prize n stakes higher...OR, can actually have each participant put in 5 bucks to compete, which all that would be in the prize pot...Details still to work out how exactly etc, but the gist of it is in my head, and id like to really do a money-winning beat battle contest - but i dont want to host it on my site, or do it on my site because i dont want to compete here, or take away from illmuzik, my desire is to heighten illmuzik even more, and throw in an added incentive on battling, voting, participating period :) I would only put links to it on my site, and advertise my site as signup site, with the link taking those who wish to sign up here, to where the 'BestoftheNet' signups would be...(And this is just to garner traffic on my site, which isnt a beat battle site btw, just general artist site in development still) But all in all, i think creating a money winning contest would greatly boost participation, and greatly heighten the sites popularity - signup can be free, or like i said, can have participants pay 5 for signup which will go into prize pot...Either way i think with some more planning and development something like this can be done, and be huge...Anyone with connections to magazines or producers in the game who could somehow give the added bonus of 'meeting a producer' or 'interview with a producer in the game', 'be interviewed by so so magazine' etc, somethin like that along with cash prize would boost it even more! I was hoping to mail this idea back n forth to @Fade, but havent had chance to get down all logistics, and wanted to also see what many of you think about this, or if have better or further ideas to expand on it with...Lemme know - ill message you soon with a more solid and developed plan if interested @Fade
    EDIT: Oh, and the Best of the Net name can be totally different of course! Just using that for purposes of explaining ;) lol
     
  2. Fade

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    Keep the ideas coming, I'd like to hear what others think.

    Usually we reserver prizes like that for the annual Battle That and for a few years we did do exactly that - everyone paid into it and the winner got the prize money. However, at one point I guess people didn't feel like paying anymore. But also, there was an issue I had with Paypal. For some reason they don't like that sort of thing and it got my Paypal account suspended! I don't know why.
     
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    They consider it as online gambling which in america is illegal ever since bush made it that way some time back - bunch of crooked hypocritical bastids, the lot of em, if ya ask me lmao...thats awesome tho! Im hoping to soon get to a place where I cud put up dough for monthly or bi-monthly battles like that! Id be absolutely willing to do that if n wen able soon :) I really think a monthly or bi-monthly prize winning winner takes all bracket style battle wud be great incentive to sign up to illmuzik and participate :) One issue i do see so far tho, is if the popularity boosts participation by the hundreds, how wud u and mods be able to keep up! lol I think this could be a work in progress type of thing tho...keep chiseling out some kinda plan to do something like this or something else with incentives on monthly or bi-monthly basis...Like, cud have a bi-monthly 'Best of IllMuzik' battle where everyone who wins other battles within that time period are automatically selected to be in the battle, if you win any battle, you secure a seat..this wud give even more motivation and incentive to participate in all battles, but to also produce harder to churn out some of best stuff can in order to secure a ticket! lol Not sure of course how somethin like this wud all work but like i said, i keep chiseling it out comin up with plans, solidifying a workable possible blueprint n just message or post here periodically, see wut u n others think...Annual prize winning battle is awesome! And prolly gets many new comers here, but imagine if able to also do monthly or bi-monthly one also ;) If cud come up with great idea n strategize a great plan, advertising that around wud bring even more producers and beat makers, keep goin till IllMuzik is the best n only place to be for producers, beatmakers, and general fans of beats period! Number 1 on the net (i think already are for beat contests in general tho, right?) but imagine people saying 'Yea, dude got signed off illmuzik!' cuz record labels start coming here to look for beat making talent etc, or seein this in hiphop, or any music magazine 'IllMuzik.com-The Place to be for Producers and Beatmakers' or 'Illmuzik.com has made another producer famous' cuz they started here n rose in popularity etc...idk, got so many ideas, n so many possible ways to bring constant heavy traffic etc, its the logistics of it thats difficult lol
     
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  4. shocro

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    'Best of IllMuzik' sounds like a great damned name for some type of big bracket battle! Cud connect it all to the annual one somehow ;)