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LUMi Song Contest Details Revealed!

While we previously announced the LUMi song contest, we finally have all the details! Not only do we have more information on the prizes, but also we now know the judging criteria, important dates, and (of course) how to enter!

How to Enter

Entering is pretty easy! There’s even a free trial of LUMi to get people started.

1) Download the trial version of “VOCALOID 4 LIBRARY LUMi” by registering for free here. For more information on how to register, check out our previous article.

Please note that you will need either a VOCALOID4 Editor or VOCALOID4 Editor for Cubase. If you don’t have it, you can get a free trial of the editor as well! Make sure that you’ve signed up for a VOCALOID Store account here.

After that, you can grab a 14-day trial of the V4 Editor here: https://www.vocaloid.com/products/trial/2

Or a 14-day trial of the V4 Editor for Cubase here: https://www.vocaloid.com/products/trial/562

2) Create an original song using LUMi’s voice bank, and upload it on nana music with the hashtag:

“#LUMiコン”

If you need to learn “How to nana,” check out the resources here: http://nana-music.com/blogs/how-to-nana-en/

3) Fill out and submit the following entry form: https://form.jotform.me/71481544549463

Form Translation

A: Age (required)
B: Sex (required)
C: Prefecture (required). If you don’t reside in Japan, you can just choose any prefecture.
D: Song entry URL (required)
E: Comments (optional)

Please note that your entry into the contest is not complete until you have filled out the entry form.

Each entrant can upload as many songs as they want, but the contest is limited to only original, unlicensed works.

Prizes

Grand Prize (Limited to 1 Person):

  • The opportunity to record your song at a professional recording studio with professional song producers. Play your song, create arrangements for it, and turn it into that one perfect masterpiece!
  • Have a music video created for your song, which will be featured at LUMi’s debut concert in September of 2017!
  • A free copy of “VOCALOID 4 LIBRARY LUMi.”

Runner-ups (Limited Number):

  • A free copy of “VOCALOID 4 LIBRARY LUMi.”

Honorable Mentions (Limited Number):

  • A ¥3,000 JPY Amazon gift card

Important Dates

Contest Process

  • Accepting Entries: June 6th (Mon) ~ July 2nd (Sun)
  • Preliminary Judging: July 3rd (Mon) ~ July 13th (Thurs)
  • Collaboration Period: July 14th (Fri) ~ July 30th (Sun)

The contest organizers be working with entrants whose songs make it past the preliminary judging to make them even better!
Note: They will require off-vocal versions of the songs to work with.

  • Final Judging: July 31st (Mon) ~ August 9th (Wed)
  • Grand Prize Winner Announcement: August 10th (Thurs)
  • Chorus Planning: August 10th (Thurs) ~ August 20th (Sun)

The grand prize winner will have their song performed by a chorus at LUMi’s debut concert!

Application Period

June 5th, 2017, at 12:00 PM ~ July 3rd, 2017, at 10:00 PM

Judging Criteria

  • Originality of the song
  • Message conveyed in the song
  • Ease of collaborative work

Judges

More Information

For more information, be sure to check out these links!

VOCALOID LUMi Song Contest Announced + Free Trial and Demos!

“VOCALOID 4 LUMi Announced”

“LUMi Interview 1 Reveals LUMi’s Design”

LUMi’s Official Facebook

LUMi’s Official Twitter

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She's a huge VOCALOID fan, a figure collector, and an all around nerd. Hoshi's been in the VOCALOID fandom since 2008 and has been a hardcore VOCALOID fan since 2013.

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