Scofen Music Contest Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you own my music in any way if I enter the contest?

A: Absolutely not. As a matter of fact, we don’t provide any music hosting services. You enter the contest with links to your music (e.g. soundcloud); this cuts off the possibility of accidental ownership transfer.

Q: Is your service free?

A: It is free and always will be.

Q: I have submitted my track, how long do I have to wait until it gets ratings?

A: It can take up to 7 days. If it has been longer than that, either your entry wasn’t set up properly, you haven’t rated other SMC entries or something is wrong on our end (please contact us in that case).

Q: What does each of the four standard features Mixing, Production, Arrangement and Melodies mean?

‘Mixing’ is how well you balance the volume, pan, EQ and reverb for your] production;

‘Production’ is the general quality of tonality, sound design, sound resolution and sound level (mastering) in your work;

‘Arrangement’ is how well written the song structure, harmony and transitions are; and

‘Melodies’ is just how interesting the different melodies are.

Q: I keep getting a ‘413 Request Entity Too Large’ error while trying to upload my track, what happened?

A: We don’t support hosting music; please do not upload any recordings. The upload option is for images only.

Q: I keep getting a ‘413 Request Entity Too Large’ error while trying to upload an image, what happened?

A: Due to the limit of our hosting service, the maximum image size we support is 2MB.

Q: When I click on the page, nothing happens, is your site broken?

A: Please refresh your page and try again; it may be a technical problem that occasionally occurs.

Q: What do I win?

A: It is a painful experience for aspiring musicians to get unbiased and structured feedback. Just by entering, you’ll win such feedback for your music. And if your work reaches a certain standard, you win exposure on our site. Either way you win something.

Q: I created a channel but couldn’t find it anywhere through the website.

A: The channels created by members are set to private automatically, meaning that they are not visible through the public web pages. However, if your entries win a position, they will be listed on the corresponding public channels.