Instrumental music

Instrumental music

Instrumental music competition is for Composers, Soloists, Instrumentalists, Chamber Groups (of any kind) Ensembles and Orchestras of All ages and Nationalities.

This category is intended for your instrumental compositions, solo pieces, or compositions with multiple instruments.

Soloists, small or large groups, bands or orchestras can participate. Register with your own studio recordings, live recordings from concerts or performances, or demo recordings.

These can also be compositions that have already been publicly presented at performances, released on CD or, conversely, new or older compositions from your studio not yet presented.

Musical compositions and pieces must have a maximum length of 6 minutes, exclusively in mp3 format.

All genres and types of instrumental music, including Relaxing, Ambient and Meditation music, will be accepted.

The competition is unrestricted, and musicians and players who play a classical instrument such as brass (trumpet, trombone and baritone), piano, classical guitar, cello, clarinet, double bass, flute, violin or viola, all types of percussion instruments or any modern or special cultural instrument may enter the competition.

If your music was involved in a film, TV series, commercial or video game, or if it was composed for this purpose, please submit it to category: Music for film, tv, ads, video games

After successfully submitting the application, expect a confirmation email about your registration at your email address.

We wish all entrants lots of success in the contest.

instrumental music category
registration form
IMPORTANT DATES FMC 2022

Registration: 12th of June – 12th of September

Deadline day: 12th of September This will be the last day to upload your entries.

Semifinalists Announced: The date will be announced after the closing of the registration.

Finalists Announced: TBA

The countdown to the international start of the FMC 22
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PRIZES

Here are the prizes that we will redistribute to the winners:

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JURY

Members of the prestigious international jury in the FMC are composers, musicians from the EU, USA, Asia, Australia the professional elite in the music and film industry, working for Hollywood, Asian and European film studios, TV broadcasters, Netflix, etc.

Vlado Meller

USA

Gianni Ephrikian

Italy

Martin Todsharow

Germany

Paul Wiffen

UK

What will the judges be looking for?

Individuality and creativity of music theme
How well score suits the visual
How they handled emotional content in the scene
How innovative was the composer in the selection of instruments and sounds

Seek an original style for your competition composition and build an original work.

FAQ

Yes of course. We encourage you to share your entries online, for example, in music forums, groups, and social networks, and get feedback from your friends, fans and musicians in other countries. Use competition entries with your music to promote and strengthen your professional portfolio. However, you must state in the text that your entry is or was for the purposes of our competition according to the options and the type of medium on which you share your entry by using one of the official hashtags #fmcfilmmusiccontest #fmcontest and place an FMC weblink www.fmcontest.com . Failure to comply with these conditions will result in a violation of the rules and copyright. We have prepared FMC promo images for online sharing, you can use for this purpose.

We rely on a quality jury with big names from the beginning and your compositions are evaluated by international music and film business experts from the EU, Asia, Australia and the US, who work actively for national television, the largest Asian and Hollywood film studios as well as Netflix. More about the jurors here.

Of course, we have original custom made trophies for the absolute winners of all competition categories. You can watch the trophy on a video here. All finalists of the competition will receive an official certificate.

All finalists of the competition will receive an official certificate which will be a reminder and confirmation of your recognition, and you can hang it in the recording studio.

You can become a semifinalist or a finalist in several categories to which you are registered, if the jury selects your music or film.

Yes, but the application form must be filled in and approved by your parent.

Yes, of course, you can include more than one composition in one category.

It depends on every single case and there is no clear answer. Sometimes, another song by the author can considerably help when deciding and show the author‘s complexity, or significantly shift in scoring thanks to a stronger composition from the author‘s portfolio.

Yes, of course. You can apply for one or more categories with as many music contributions as you want.

Yes, of course. However, you must state in the text that your entry is or was for the purposes of our competition according to the options and the type of medium on which you share your entry by using one of the official hashtags #fmcfilmmusiccontest #fmcontest and place an FMC weblink www.fmcontest.com. Failure to comply with these conditions will result in a violation of the rules and copyright. We have prepared FMC promo images for online sharing, you can use for this purpose.

RULES

FMC is intended for all composers, filmmakers, musicians, soloists, music groups, producers without age and national restrictions.
Accepted will be musical compositions and songs, exclusively in mp3 format, movies and videos via link public or private (in case of private enter your video URL and password) with completely filled data in the registration form.
These will be delivered to jury on the evaluation process.

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