Have Questions about Record Together?
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Common Questions about Crowdsourcing
- How much does it cost to enter a contest?
Nothing! There is no cost for posting your submission to a contest. If you're picked you will receive the bounty money as a Paypal payment (minus an 8.5% service and Paypal fee). Nothing to lose and only money to gain!
- How much does it cost to start a contest?
There is a base fee of $1.49 for posting a song. This will keep your contest running for 60 days. You will have another 60 days after that to decide whether you want to purchase one of the submissions or not.
- How do I start?
Take a look at our Get Started
page and browse through the tutorials. We have several picture tutorials to help get you posting.
- Who owns the legal rights to postings?
The song is owned by whoever started the contest. They are then offered the opportunity to legally buy the rights to a recorded track from whomever posted it. By uploading an addition, you are offering the opportunity to sell the rights. Any track that is not purchased remains the legal property of whomever uploaded it.
- How long does my contest last?
Your contest will run for 60 days from when you finalize your submission, at which point it will not be possible for people to submit additions until you start a new contest.
- What audio file types should I be uploading?
You should be uploading your files as uncompressed, 16-bit .wav of .aiff files. You should be able to export either format from your DAW. Take a look at our tutorials for more information.
- What's my "reputation" and how is it calculated?
Your repuatation is a point system that keeps track of your activity and contribution to Record Together. You can aquire more points by:
- Winning a contest - 10 Points.
- Starting a contest - 3 Points.
- Selecting a winner for a contest - 2 Points.
- Submitting a track to a contest - 1 Point.
- What is a Contest?
A contest is started when a Songwriter submits a song in search of musicians. You can see a list of current Contests submitted by Songwriters by going to the home page.
- Who is the Songwriter?
The Songwriter is a user who submits a song in search of musicians. You can see a list of current Contests submitted by Songwriters by going to the home page.
- Who is the Musician?
The Musician or Studio Musician is a user who adds their addition to a Contest started by a Songwriter. You can see a list of the top Record Together Musicians by clicking the Musicians