Remix Contest FAQ - ENG

PARTICIPATION

WHY BLISSCO MAKES REMIX CONTESTS?

The easy answer is that we are looking for good remixes.
The truth is that we are looking for talented producers to include in our circles of musical nerds and groove geeks.
Music production has changed and what before could only be done in expensive recording studios, now can easily be achieved in a bedroom with a cheap computer.
Before a successful production team could have only been built with people seeing face to face, now people can collaborate, sometimes in real time, being on different continents.
The modern role of a Production Company today is to facilitate the construction of worldwide teams of talented producers, supporting them with international promotion, business services and live shows organisation
If you have the talent, we have distribution, promotion & business expertise

So get a ticket and join Mr.Spok, Uhura, and Capt.Kirk on the BlissCo starship.
We are on journey to explore what music will be in the next ten thousand years.
If you have a lot of talent and you are not too busy in the next millenniums you might seriously consider to participate in our remix contests!
Stargate opening, ready to go through?

WHY WE HAVE TO ASSIGN THE REMIX RIGHTS TO BLISSCO?

The rights given to BlissCo. are necessary to allow us to sell and promote your remix, ALWAYS using your name and credits , and to guarantee the rights of the Original Artist
In this way both parts are safe:
REMIXER has full credits, promotion and money if it wins the contest,
ORIGINAL ARTIST maintain the control of her work, either original or remixed

WHY DO I HAVE TO SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL?

First because is a cool channel :)
Second, and what for you matter the most, because like that you will know when the video with your remix and your personalized motion graphic get uploaded.

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SUBMISSION

HOW CAN I SUBMIT YOU MY REMIX?

You have to post your remix using the form on the BlissCo website:

    Go in the same page where you dowloaded the stems
    Click on the SUBMIT YOUR REMIX link on top of the page
    Fill the form
    Upload the remix

If you lost the link to the page where you dowloaded the stem:

    go on http://www.facebook.com/blisscorporation
    Click on the REMIX CONTEST PAGE
    Click I LIKE (if you did not do it already)
    Follow the link to the Remix page on Bliss Corporation

For any problem contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WHY MY REMIX HAS NOT BEEN ACCEPTED?

Sorry about that, but probably did not match the minimum quality standards.
That usually happens when the voices are out of sync, or on the wrong key. Less often because the track is badly mastered and the sounds confused.

DOES IT MEANS THAT I'M NOT GOOD?

Absolutely not
It means only that you have to perfect your technique.
When you'll feel that you mastered how to sync voices with beat and harmony and you'll get a better understanding of plugins and synths, then you will be ready to compete in this marathon.
But first learn how to walk.

I SENT YOU MY REMIX; WHEN DO YOU UPLOAD IT?

If the remix arrives during the week and id is accepted, we usually upload it the same day or the next. If the remix arrives during some holiday or during the week-end, we will upload it the first available working day.

I SENT A WRONG VERSION OF MY REMIX AND I WANT TO SEND A NEW ONE, WHAT CAN I DO?

You can send a single file for the current contest, which will be listened and approved.
Further versions, even as replacement of the previous one, will not be accepted.
Therefore, we suggest to send the remix only when you're sure and satisfied of your own work.

I HAVE SENT MY REMIX, WHY I DO NOT GET A REVIEW? IT MEANS I AM OUT OF THE CONTEST?

Absolutely not!
If your remix has been uploaded on the BlissCo YouTube channel you are still up and running for the contest
Regarding the review on Facebook:
that is something done mostly by the producer that in that day select the new entries: if he/she gets positively impressed by one remix, will probably write a review and upload it on the BlissCo facebook page mostly to gather opinions for fans and to confirm or not his/her opinion.
So a review is more a “personal” opinion of the producer in charge of selecting remixes that day, while the winner of the contest is decided collectively among all BlissCo producers and could as well come out from an entry that has gone unnoticed at first look.

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PROMOTION

CAN I UPLOAD MY REMIX ON MY WEBSITES AND CHANNELS? (Soundcloud, my Website, ...)

You may not upload the remix on any channel or Website while the Contest is on.
If you already uploaded your remix to some Website or channel, please take it down or make it private as soon as possible or you will be excluded from the Contest.
If you are among the winners of the contest you have to wait at least three months, to let the BlissCo promotion complete the marketing campaigns, before uploading your remix on your SoundCloud
On the good side anyway, is that you can tag your remix as “Official remix”, so to distinguish yourself from the others.
So it is worth the waiting.

HOW CAN I UPLOAD MY VIDEO ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL?

You can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asking for the personalized video BlissCo made for you.
You can put the video on the "favourites" of your own YouTube channel using the button "ADD TO" and/or as "Featured" in your own channel through the "EDIT" button

MY REMIX HAS BEEN ACCEPTED, WHAT CAN I DO NOW?

Now you can use it to promote yourself!
Consider what you have:

    A product (your remix) on a professional site: the Bliss Corporation platform
    A video with a personalized video graphic on YouTube
    As a bonus, there might be a review that BlissCo did to your remix

This is a good chance for you to spread your name and increase your contacts and popularity, so go on and promote your remix and yourself!

    BUILD REFERENCES
    Visitors and journalists are better impressed if they find some some positive comments on your video, so manage with some friend to write some positive reviews on the YouTube channel and on the BlissCo Facebook page.
    If your remix was not reviewed by BlissCo, have a friend of yours make a review in the Facebook BlissCo Diary (is open for everybody) then place some good comment.
    SPREAD THE NEWS
        Facebook: Click "I like" on the positive review of facebook so to share the news with your friends.
        Share the video on Facebook and ask your friend to do the same.
        Don't be shy with your close friends, and ask them to do same and to "like" the review of your remix.
        YouTube: Put the video on the "favourites" of your own YouTube channel and as "Featured" in your own channel.
        Twitter: Put the link to your video using #(hashtag) before the name of the contest and ask your friends to do the same. It could become a trending topic ;)
        Sites & Community: Embed the video in your personal website if you have one and in the communities of which you are member.

CAN I BUY VIEWS ON YOUTUBE?

Please don't.
Is not ethic and is not fun like winning views because people really LIKES your remix!
So If we see a strange behaviour in the views, like:

    too many clicks in a short time
    a pattern made by sudden an inexplicable raise and decay of views in a matter of hours followed by a steady calm
    a lot of views but few comments
    too many non monetizable views
    too many views coming from mobile users
    too many views coming from one country that has no relations with the remixer
    an impossible relation between likes and comments to cut off all the views that look anomalous...

Then we might decide not consider the views that look strange.

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END OF THE CONTEST

WHEN THE CONTEST FINISHES, WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY REMIX?

You can keep it on your YouTube Channel and you can link it form there anywhere you want
When the contest will be over, even if you do not win you will be allowed to keep your remix on your YouTube Channel, and we will give you for free the video with the personalized video graphic we made.

AFTER THE CONTEST IS OVER, WHERE CAN I UPLOAD MY REMIX?

Once the contest is over, you can upload your remix on your Youtube Channel only.
You may then link your video to any network you like.
Your remix contains a vocal and the stems like midi chords etc. that are property of the original artist.
We are committed in giving you a chance to emerge as remixer, but we are committed as well with the original artists that has created the vocal, the melody, the harmony.
Currently, the only platform that recognizes and compensate the artist is YouTube, so we only allow the uploading on this platform.
When other platforms will conform to the same standards, we will be happy to let people upload on those platforms.

IF WE WIN WILL WE BE CREDITED FOR OUR VERSION?

If you win (and even if you don’t) you will be given full credit for your remix everywhere, in every promotion and sale that Bliss Corporation will make using the remix you uploaded
In fact even if you do not win, you will be allowed to keep your remix on your YouTube Channel, and we will give you for free the video with the personalizes video graphic we made

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