Jee Juh’s Best Song Contest (May 2014)

by Mike Lightner on April 18, 2014

Jee Juh's Best Song Contest May 2014

This month contestants will make a song with any Jee Juh beat and upload it to YouTube, the person who makes the best song by the end of May 2014 will win $2,000 CASH. (Additional prizes listed below) You can rap/sing about anything. This is not a video contest, this is a best song contest. Videos are allowed and encouraged but will not help your chances of winning this Jee Juh contest. You do not need a big budget, or expensive equipment to win this contest, anyone can participate and win… We are looking for the most talented artist out there, entries will be judged on creativity, message, lyrics, flow, delivery, and audio quality.

Deadline is May 31st 2014

How to enter the contest:

1. Check in by making a post on Jee Juh’s Facebook wall. (Please tag anyone you know that might want to enter the contest.) – Click Here to Check In

2. Repost the Jee Juh Contest Flyer on your own Facebook wall with the hashtag: #JeeJuhContest (Please tag anyone you know that might want to enter the contest, help spread the word!) Here is a link to the contest flyer: http://www.jeejuh.com/images/Jee-Juh-Best-Song-Contest-May-2014-Flyer.jpg

3. Download any Jee Juh Beat:

You can use any beat without vocal tags from www.jeejuh.com – Click to Buy Jee Juh Beats

Or, you can use any free beat with tags from our Facebook page – Click to Download Free Beats

4. Make a song with your Jee Juh beat and upload it to YouTube – Go to YouTube

5. When your track is uploaded, post a link to your song on our Facebook wall – Click Here to Post Your Video on Jee Juh’s FB

6. Click the Share Buttons (Like, Tweet, Google+) on the left side of this contest page. Tell your friends!! Tag your friends!!

Contest Rules —-IMPORTANT—–

  • The song must be uploaded to YouTube before June 1st, 2014.
  • The YouTube video title must include “JeeJuh.com Contest” or “Jee Juh Contest”
  • The description (under the video) must include “http://www.jeejuh.com”
  • The beat must be from one of the Jee Juh producers, all other submissions will be ignored.
  • The song must be unique and not used for any other contest.

Judging

This is not a popularity contest. The panel of judges for this contest will be the current team of Jee Juh producers:

    • Elliot Waite
    • Mike Lightner
    • Dov Rohan
    • Francis Le Vesta
    • Epistra
    • Apollo V
    • Corbett

Special guest judges:

Songs will be judged by the following criteria:

1. Lyrics
2. Delivery
3. Flow
4. Audio Quality
5. Message
6. Creativity

You do not need a big budget to win this contest, anyone can win… We want everyone to be able to enter this contest.

(Make sure to title your video correctly and post a link to it on Jee Juh’s FB page when its finished or else your submission may not get seen.)

Winners will be announced on June 7th, 2014 on Jee Juh’s Facebook page and Twitter.

Contest Prizes

  • 1st Place: $2,000 Cash + Feature on JeeJuh.com
  • 2nd Place: 15 free Jee Juh Beats + Microphone
  • 3rd Place: 10 free Jee Juh Beats + Jee Juh T-shirt
  • 4th Place: 5 free Jee Juh Beats + Jee Juh T-shirt
  • 5th Place: 1 Free Jee Juh Beat + Jee Juh T-shirt

*Cash prizes can be sent through paypal or check.

Questions

Can the same person enter/win multiple Jee Juh contests? – YES

Can I change the tempo of the beat? – YES

Can I have multiple entries? – YES (max 4 entries)

Will my song be judged on audio quality? – YES (Its gotta sound good to win.)

Can I use autotune or melodyne? – YES

Can I swear in the song? – YES

Can I have more than one person rap/sing? – YES

Can my song be about anything? – YES

Can I use a still frame image instead of video? – YES

Does having an actual video give you a better chance at winning – NO

Does the beat have to be purchased? – NO

You can use any beat from www.jeejuh.com or www.jeejuh.com/facebook – All other entries will be ignored. The beat used for the contest must be produced by one of the current Jee Juh producers: Elliot Waite, Mike Lightner, Dov Rohan, Francis Le Vesta, Epistra, Apollo V, and Corbett.

– IMPORTANT -
YouTube video titles must include “JeeJuh.com Contest” or “Jee Juh Contest” in order to qualify.

IMPORTANT! By participating in this contest you authorize JeeJuh.com to use your video to promote our business. Contest starts 4/17/14 and ends 5/31/14, 11:59PM PST.

No purchase necessary to enter this contest. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited and restricted by law.

Winners will be announced on our Facebook page and Twitter on June 7th 2014.

Good Luck and may the dopest song win!

The Deadline for this contest is May 31st!

Mike Lightner
Jee Juh Productions

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Producer Spotlight: JustScience

by Mike Lightner on April 18, 2014

Welcome to the ‘New Renaissance’

The life & times of multimedia artist and music producer, JustScience of IN:DEEP Arts.

Recently I had the chance to sit down with multimedia artist and music producer, JustScience of IN:DEEP Arts. He’s a “jack-of-all-trades” type of artist who’s had his creative hand in everything from graphic design, film production, animation, and music production to web design, software development, and much more.

J.Sci is an interesting character with an incredible wealth of knowledge in many fields. Perhaps that’s the reason for his current position as contributing faculty member in the Film department at SFUAD in Santa Fe, NM. During our interview we discussed music, film, art, production, business, and even a bit of metaphysics. I’d like to share some of that chat with you now.

Above:
JustScience at home in his personal project studio.

Gear Setup:
27” iMac i7 20GB RAM, Reason 7.1, MPC1000, M-Audio MobilePre, Yamaha HS8′s, Oxygen61 MIDI Controller.

“We’re now in the midst of what I call a ‘New Renaissance’ of the digital arts. Technology has made it possible for anyone to create anything imaginable with little more than a $500 laptop…”

- JUSTSCIENCE

“Tell us a little bit about JustScience”

I’ve been an artist and entrepreneur as far back as I can remember. I sold my first painting when I was 8, produced my first band’s demo at 14, and started my production company [IN:DEEP Arts] during my sophomore year of college. Music is my first passion, and I play a lot of instruments, but producer has always been the role that fits me best. I’m mostly self taught… with the help of countless hours watching YouTube tutorials!

“So you watch a lot of tutorials?”

Ha!! Yeah, definitely! I’m always learning though. If I’m not watching a tutorial, I’m watching a documentary, or reading a trade magazine. Actually the real reason I first started my YouTube channel was to “feed the machine” and give back some of the mass of information I had taken from it over the years.

“What kind of stuff is on your YouTube channel?”

It’s a series of tutorials about multimedia production. The scope is actually pretty big and I’m still near the beginning of it. So far I’ve mostly done music production tutorials with Reason, and some Photoshop stuff. In the future I’m planning to teach more graphic design, film production, motion graphics, and web design. My real goal is to create well rounded “New Renaissance” artists who can run their own production companies, or do all their own record promotion stuff themselves.

“What exactly do you mean by ‘New Renaissance’ artist?”

Well I usually refer to myself as a “New Renaissance” artist. I like to look back on the great artistic moguls like Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti who mastered painting, sculpture, science, psychology, and any other arts they could find exposure to. We’re now in the midst of what I call a “New Renaissance” of the digital arts. Technology has made it possible for anyone to create anything imaginable with little more than a $500 laptop and a few pieces of software.

“So what kind of projects are you working on now?”

Well I finally launched my music licensing website last month! It’s been a long time coming too! Right now there’s 3 of us selling our beats on the site, but I plan to bring on more producers in the future through contests and stuff. We have a bunch of different genres available already and we really try to cater to both musicians and filmmakers alike. My connections in film make it lucrative for me to work to bridge that gap. Other than that, I’m teaching film and design classes at SFUAD, doing a bit of freelance graphic stuff, and trying to keep up a schedule of making more tutorial videos. Busy, BUSY!

“Where can we find your new site?”

The beats site is at JSciBeats.com – you can also subscribe to my tutorials at YouTube.com/theJustScience – check out some of my graphics work at indeeparts.net – and if you use Reason to produce I also sell custom patches at indeeparts.net/shop

“What’s your production workflow like?”

I produce mostly everything inside of Propellerheads Reason. I’ve been using it since 2001 when they were on version 2.0. I used to use ReWire to make it a sort of synth plugin for ProTools, but it was a pain to set up. Ever since Reason 6.0 was released I have mostly dropped ProTools for music production. I still use it for my film sound work, but when it comes to making music, I freaking love Reason!! Now that they’ve added the Rack Extensions I don’t see a reason to change back to PT.

“So how do you usually build up your tracks in Reason?”

As far as how I build my tracks, it really depends on the day. Sometimes I start with a drum beat, other times I have a main synth riff stuck in my head, occasionally it’s just a cool chord progression. Really my process is different for every track, but the one thing that always stays the same is my template.

“Is this a custom template you created yourself?”

Yeah, I have a blank song template that I created in a tutorial on my YouTube channel a while back. That’s what I use every time I start a new track. It has everything I need all pre-routed, so it saves me a ton of time. On a good day I can compose, arrange, mix, and master a beat in 3-5 hours. There’s no expressing how much a well-designed custom template can speed up your creative process. I strongly encourage everyone to work it into their process. If you use Reason to produce, I actually sell my song template at indeeparts.net/shop for $1.99 so go pick it up!

J.Sci describes his HS8 reference monitors from Yamaha as the ‘most important tool’ in his studio.

“What’s most important piece of gear in your studio?”

Well besides my ears of course, I’d say the most important tool in my studio is my Yamaha HS8 reference monitors. I guess I couldn’t do much without my computer either, but I think my monitors give me such a clear sense of what’s really going on in my mix that they play an integral part in my music production process. I used to mix on a Sony 5.1 theatre system meant for a TV, and once I picked up the HS8′s they immediately became indispensable to my work.

“Where did the name ‘JustScience’ come from?”

It comes from a personal philosophy I live by. I’m a very mystical person and I like to draw comparisons between ancient spirituality and modern science. I always say “Life is Just Science, and that Science is Just.” Meaning everything in life can be broken down to simple science, but the rules of that science were ultimately created by some form of righteous intelligence somewhere. It just felt right to carry my philosophy on through my artist name.

“Anything else you’d like to leave our readers with?”

Well definitely go check out my new website at JSciBeats.com, follow my twitter @justscience, and Never Stop Learning!! I’ll leave you with a quote that drives me to be better every day:

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”- LEONARDO DAVINCI

J.Sci and I discussed much more than the just questions shared here, but unfortunately that was all I could fit into this article. If you want to follow more of J’s moves online, visit him at any of the following links. And lastly, don’t miss out on the latest beats from JustScience and the “Master Template” tutorial video for Reason 7 users below:

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