In Search of Asian Rockstars!
Do you have a great song that just needs a little TLC? VAFF wants to help get your songs out to those waiting to discover a rising Asian Rockstar. For years, the most promising path for Asian Canadian/American singers and songwriters to “make it big” was the classical music route or to seek opportunities in Asia, but VAFF does not want these to be the only options for North America’s Asian and Hapa musical sensations and producers. With the rise of K-pop and pop groups like BTS gaining popularity in mainstream music, VAFF wants to provide opportunities for musicians and songwriters of Asian Heritage to be heard and possibly placed in film and television projects. As the music industry and mainstream musical tastes changes, VAFF believes this is the perfect time and AIM is the perfect project to develop and promote Asian musicians so they can break out onto the popular music scene.
VAFF’s next advocacy project in the AIM Series, will be a music compilation and a live music event for Asians in Music. Between JUNE 15 to AUGUST 31, 2019, VAFF will be accepting original song submissions by musical artists of Asian heritage from all genres for the AIM Songwriting Competition for its Film & Television Music Sync Compilation, known as “AIM Music Competition”.
Twelve (12) winning songs will be selected by OCTOBER 3 and a compilation album will be produced to be sent to Music Supervisors placing songs in film and television projects locally, nationally and internationally. Six (6) of the Twelve (12) selected songs will be selected from artists residing and working in British Columbia and the remaining six (6) winning songs will be open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia (excluding Rhode Island and Maine) who self-identifies as East Asian, Southeast Asian or South Asian and is 18 years or older. All songs must have lyrics, be in English and under Five (5) minutes in length. Please read Rules and Regulations for detailed terms and conditions of the Contest.
The winners will be announced on or around November 10, 2019 during the 23rd Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival.
Vote Your Favourite
Vote Your Favourite
As set out in the Official Competition Rules and Regulations (the “Official Rules”) one of twelve successful entrants to VAFF’s Asians in Music Songwriting Competition will be determined by online voting made available to the public (the “Online Voting Entrant”). The following are the Voting Rules (as defined in the Official Rules) to determine the Online Voting Entrant:
- online voting will occur on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/vaff-aim-music and will be open to the public from October 5 to October 31, 2019
- the Online Voting Entrant will be the entrant with the greatest number of “likes” associated with the entrant’s song. For certainty, this is the only criteria that will be used to determine the Online Voting Entrant
- there is no limit as to the number of times the public (including any entrant) may “like” an entrant’s song (unless otherwise limited by Soundcloud)
- the determination of the Online Voting Entrant is final and not subject to appeal by any entrant
- all aspects of VAFF’s Asians in Music Songwriting Competition (including anything related to the Online Voting Entrant) remain subject to the Rules
Each entrant acknowledges that VAFF’s Asians in Music Songwriting Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Soundcloud.
Then as part of VAFF’s November Festival, We will be complemented with a separate AIM Music panel exploring how to be an Artist Entrepreneur and monetize your art as well as a networking opportunity to meet industry people to learn how to BE IN CONTROL of your art and learn how and what the world’s largest artists, labels and brands do to collect more royalties, and get paid out more quickly with more transparency. Some of the world’s best companies are right here in Vancouver and they are doing this for many artists. VAFF will bring them to our November Festival so you can learn from them. AIM3 Panel – Getting In Sync with your Music will be on November 9, 2019, Saturday, 4:30PM – 6PM. More Details: It’s coming soon.
How to Enter?
- Competition submissions can be made through FilmFreeway, beginning June 15, 2019.
- Early bird entry fee: $10 USD; Deadline by July 15, 2019
- Regular entry fee: $15 USD; Deadline by August 31, 2019
Who is Eligible?
- legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia (excluding Rhode Island and Maine) who self-identifies as East Asian, Southeast Asian or South Asian and is 18 years or older.
What is the prize?
- Twelve selected winning songs will be recorded into the “Asians in Music Compilation Album”.
- By submitting your song and entering the Contest, you:
- Declare you have read, agree to and have complied with you have agreed to the Official Rules and Regulations
- Declare you meet all criteria to enter the Contest and to accept and participate in the prize (if awarded).
|June 15, 2019||AIM Music Songwriting Competition launch|
|July 15, 2019||Earlybird Deadline and Announcement of Line Up – Performers for AIM Concert|
|August 31, 2019||AIM Song Submissions Regular deadline closes|
|October 5, 2019||Voting Opens for Fan Favourite|
|October 31, 2019||Voting Closes for Fan Favourite|
|November 10, 2019||Winners announced|
MEET THE JUDGES
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Originally from Toronto, but now residing in Los Angeles, Dondrea has had the miraculous opportunity of working on a number of television shows such as, Netflix’ ‘Spinning Out’, Beauty and the Beast (Showcase/CW), Degrassi (Netflix/Family Channel), Ten Days in The Valley (CTV/ABC), Private Eyes (iON/Global) and indie films, Kiss and Cry, Firecrackers and The New Romantic
In May of 2018, she won a Canadian Guild of Music Supervisors Award for Best Music Supervision in a Feature Film for her work in Kiss and Cry. Dondrea has also played a large and active role in producing the Canadian Music Café during the Toronto International Film Festival. (2014 – 2018). She is also a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Guild of Music Supervisor.
She is eccentric and undeniably influenced by the music that enters her ears.
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