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Call for Submissions to the 2022 International Electronic Music Competition (IEMC)

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The International Electronic Music Competition (IEMC), founded in 2019, is currently run by the
Shanghai Computer Music Association and Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Institute of Cultural
and Creative Industry. The competition focuses on the international forefront area of the industry,
aims to promote the development of digital music technology, and present the latest
achievements in the field, while showing the diverse musical styles and creativity. Through
continuous support for young musicians and technology talents, the competition encourages the
integration and innovation of art and technology and leads the future direction of electronic
music and music technology.

The Jury of the IEMC competition is composed of many leading experts and well-known industry
elites both international and domestic. The setup of the “grand prize” for each category of the
competition is to encourage innovation, cultivate new musicians and new works, and build up
high-quality industrial criteria. Due to the rigorous and serious attitude in organization and work
review, strictly holding the principle of fairness and justice, IEMC has formed a higher authority
and greater influence on a global scale, attracting young musicians from all over the world. The
competition system of IEMC has also been linked to many domestic competitions, industry
exhibitions, and public media platforms; a series of technical exchange activities and art
exhibitions will be held during the competition; winning works will have opportunities to be
included in the IEMC digital album series.

Presenters:
China Musical Instrument Association
Shanghai Computer Music Association
Intex Shanghai

Organizers:
Shanghai Computer Music Association
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry

Supporter:
MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA)

Sponsor:
MAXSINE

Jury Committee:
CHEN Qiangbin
JIN Fuzai
DU Yun
XUE Xiaoheng
JIN Ping

Competition Groups

1.Professional Groups:

Group A: Songwriting and Arranging
Original songwriting works (unlimited genre) arranged and recorded within
MIDI and audio techs. The duration of each piece should be from 2 to 6 mins.
Competitors must provide:
1. Project File(s) (Logic, Cubase, Pro Tools, Ableton, etc.)
2. Audio file of the piece (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit)
3. Texts of the song (PDF)
4. Program notes (PDF)

Group B: Electroacoustic / Electronic Music
Original Electroacoustic/Electronic Music including but not limited to fixed
media electroacoustic works, compositions for real-time interactive
performance, Laptop Orchestra/Live Coding, experimental electronic music,
EDM, etc. The duration of each piece should be from 3 to 8 mins.
Competitors must provide:
1. Project File(s) (Max, Logic, Cubase, Pro Tools, Ableton, etc.)
2. Audio file of the piece (WAV or AIFF, 44.1kHz, 16bit)
3. Program notes (PDF)

Group C: Music Tech and Media Arts
Original works created with new music technologies including but not limited
to Multimedia Installations, Audiovisual Works, New Instruments for Musical
Expression, Music AI, Robotics and Music, WebAudio, etc.
Competitors must provide:
1. MP4 file of the piece. (H.264 or H.265, 1080p or less, 60fps or less, w/AAC
sound format, stereo, 48kHz or less, 320kbps or less)
2. Production notes (PDF) (Including the introductions, innovations,
techniques, etc.)
3. Other supporting materials (including but not limited to: code, design
diagrams, patches, PC/Mobile APPs)

Group D: Video Scoring
Original music works for video scoring (films, video games, animation, short
videos, etc.). competitors must use authorized videos, or select a video from
the library provided by the organizing committee:
https://iemcchina.com/#/videodemo/index;
Only the audio portion will be considered for judging purposes.
Competitors must provide:

1. MP4 file of the piece. (H.264 or H.265, 1080p or less, 60fps or less, w/AAC
sound format, stereo, 48kHz or less, 320kbps or less)
2. Production notes (PDF) (Including the introductions, innovations,
techniques, etc.)

2.Youth Group:
Competitors who were born after Nov 1, 2004, will be eligible to submit to the
youth group. The requirements are submission requirements are identical to
those above.

Procedures for the Competition:
Preliminary round: The jury will advance a certain percentage of pieces selected from all
submissions to the final round by ranking.
Final round: The jury will select the top pieces in the final round and give them certain
awards.
Award Announcement: Award winners will receive notification of award information by
email before the ceremony.

Prizes and Awards:
For the 2022 IEMC competition, cash or prize of equal value increase to RMB 40,000.

1.Professional Group:
IEMC Award x1 5,700 US$ or equal
1st Prize of Each Group (1 each) 1,400 US$ or equal
2nd Prize of Each Group (3 each) 720 US$ or equal
3rd Prize of Each Group (6 each) 300 US$ or equal
Excellence Awards for Each Group (12 each) 150 US$ or equal
2.Youth Group:
For the youth group, the competition will provide 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes, each prize will be
provided certification and prizes.

Important Dates:
Call for applications: NOW - Aug 1, 2022
Preliminary round: Aug 1 – 30, 2022
Final round: Sept 1 – 20, 2022
Award announcement: Sept 30, 2022
Award ceremony: Mid October 2022

Submission Guidelines and Fees:
1. Submission Guidelines:
All submissions are to be made online on the official site of IEMC:
https://www.iemcchina.com/

Audio Files: music submissions should include a representative audio recording of
the work. If a concert work, it must be the complete composition. Installations and
other music-tech-related works may be represented by an excerpted recording
not to exceed 10 minutes in length. Judging of music submissions for the IEMC will
be from audio files in the WAV format. Multichannel works will be judged from a
stereo mix, also WAV. Please assist us by submitting in WAV 44.1kHz/16bit format.
Text materials: for submissions involving text materials, please submit PDFs for
review.
Video Submissions: note that for works involving video, only the audio portion
will be considered for judging purposes. You must be the composer of the music
for the video. Please submit an MP4 of the piece as specified above.
Project files: please provide a downloadable link to the project files that are
required.
The deadline for the 2022 IEMC submission is Aug 1, 2022, at 11:59
PM PST
.
For more information on the requirements and the submission process, please
contact us at: iemc_org@126.com

2. Fees
Entry fee: 100 RMB (15 USD) for each submission, non-refundable.
Preliminary round fee: 180 RMB (25 USD) for pieces that got into the preliminary
round only, non-refundable

Copyright Statements:
The IEMC committee holds the priority copyrights of all award-winning pieces for
performance, records publishing, and IEMC promotions. The authors hold the
authorship right and the right to arrange performances after the competition.

Deadline: 1 Aug 2022
Entry Fee: 15.00
Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)
Web site: https://www.iemcchina.com/
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Re: Call for Submissions to the 2022 International Electronic Music Competition (IEMC)

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So no interest in amateur adult musicians then :thumbdown:
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Re: Call for Submissions to the 2022 International Electronic Music Competition (IEMC)

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Folderol wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:49 am So no interest in amateur adult musicians then :thumbdown:


Where does it say that?
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Re: Call for Submissions to the 2022 International Electronic Music Competition (IEMC)

Post by ManFromGlass »

So you want me to pay you to enter my piece and then if you like it you want me to sign over the copyright so you own it so you can do anything you want with it and receive the benefits of any and all revenue streams?
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Re: Call for Submissions to the 2022 International Electronic Music Competition (IEMC)

Post by RichardT »

No thanks.
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