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Monday, February 10, 2014

Round 1 LP & Deadline News

I want to stress that you should follow the SpinTunes Twitter feed while you're competing in the contest.  I tweeted that I was going to bed & getting up at 11:30PM to work on downloading your close to the deadline entries.  I normally get up for work at 2:30AM so I have to sleep at some point, and I don't want people stressing out when they don't get an instant confirmation e-mail.  Now...onto the news...

For now you should know:
- There are 29 official entries on the album & 3 shadows. (unless more come in)
- I think I responded to all e-mails (eventually).
- If this was your first time completing a SpinTunes song, you have earned your way into the SpinTunes Facebook group.  All you have to do is request entrance.
- The listening party will be hosted by Tom on U-stream tonight. It's at 8PM.

Listening Party Location: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/spintunes

Deadline Eliminations: Mariah Mercedes - Ryan Watt - "BucketHat" Bobby - plainwhitetoast - Rikers' Island - Bryce Jensen - Panic Selling - Heather Miller

There will be 8 more judges eliminations to make this round. Good luck.

(that means 8 eliminations in round 2 & 9 eliminations in round 3)

I didn't mention this before, but this album is meant to pay tribute to our current champion RC.  Unfortunately he passed away after winning the title of SpinTunes 7 champion.  The reason I didn't mention it when I posted the challenge is because I didn't want people to feel like they HAD to write about RC.  That wouldn't be a fair challenge since some of you didn't even know him.  But the title of the album (Missing You) is exactly how a lot of us feel, and it left the option open if anyone wanted to go in that direction.  I think RC would have wanted people to write about whatever inspired them & just make the best song possible.  So the title, your awesome songs, and the album cover...is for RC.

We miss you,

1 comment:

  1. Hear, hear.

    For those of you who don't know of RC, here are links to his prior work in SpinTunes -- including the track that made him the champion of SpinTunes #7...

    http://spintown.bandcamp.com/track/get-up (Winner of Round 2)
    http://spintown.bandcamp.com/track/orange-beach-shadow (Shadow)


    http://spintown.bandcamp.com/track/home (Final round winner)

    Our hats off to you, RC...