NOTE: IGNORE THE RULE ABOUT 18+, it's 13+ now so younger artists are allowed.
AIM 2018! We're back for the 5th year, I thought this would be a good alternative to reading the rules in case anyone preferred listening to them in an audio podcast, but may be easier to read. Below are some handy links to the contest and such.
NG Audio Portal Rules: : http://www.newgrounds.com/wiki/help-information/terms-of-use/audio-guidelines
Here's the contest submission thread: https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1431735
Here's the contest discussion thread: https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1431736
thank you so much for making it 13+! I can participate now :D
Cool this was nice to see that you do a podcast here and I must say you have a nice "VOICE" very good for animations and stuff, but I will say that this was much better and hope people could hear the rules and such reading a whole bunch of stuff is probably not fun but hearying it like this was a good idea so props to you on this podcast.
~~THINGS TO IMPROVE ON~~
None needed its your own podcast.
Good pace, and good info, though I was most curious about the deadline after the contest start... quick read in the mentioned topic it's all the way till July huh! :D Good time frame. Looking forward to seeing what great stuff this spawns.
1:02 - What is AIM?
1:33 - Artwork by Nalem!
1:55 - Assorted prizes
2:37 - Judges
2:55 - AIM Rules begin
3:11 - Submissions and deadline
3:36 - Judging/Reviewing -- Reviewers wanted!
4:21 - Newbie alert, make sure to check NG rules; submission thread is for submissions; discussion thread is for chat
4:39 - Must be 18+ to enter. Explicit content is allowed; A-Rated art is not allowed.
4:58 - Absolutely no covers or remixes, or pre-recorded vocals, excluding the usual oohs and ahhs.
5:37 - Songs must be at or very near 3-6 minutes.
5:53 - Make sure to title your songs "AIM - Your Song Name," and tag it AIM2018
6:06 - Upload your songs to Newgrounds, not some other site. You are allowed to work with anyone, including bands or singers, but be courteous -- provide proper credit and be advised you'll be sharing your prizes.
6:32 - You must be a scouted artist.
6:44 - How to get scouted.
7:05 - Unsure about something? Ask a question in the discussion thread.
I'm also curious, what mic are you using?
May help to add a link to both threads in the descrip here, as well as the NG AP rules.
I'm half asleep. If something super important comes up I'll poke ya.
Aww yeah! I'm pumped. Background music fits really well, yet isn't too distracting. You covered a lot of ground in this podcast too, not just the rules. I think the scouted artist requirement is a particularly good idea. Looking forward to reading the entire set of rules. ;)