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Jorgha Haq
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WELCOME TO THE FALL 2014 BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

SUBMISSION PERIOD CLOSES 1 AUGUST 2014


We are really excited to be kicking off this very special Battle of the Bands. Everyone may have heard that this is our big 10th season for the Sims International Film Festival - this means that the Fall 2014 SIFF Season marks five years of the film festival and we have some big things planned. This is also the 5th Battle of the Bands. When this thing started we weren't sure it was going to work let alone become the success that it has. We are really surprised by the popularity of it and how it keeps growing with each season.

For everyone participating this season, there have been some rule changes and clarifications due to problems that have arisen as the event has grown. Even if you have participated before please read over the RULES and FAQ. Please refer to this before asking any questions. Many of the questions people ask can be found in these handy documents. Please utilise them. Although the organisers are happy to answer questions, a lot of time was put into them to make participation a simpler process for all so more time can be spent enjoying the events. If something is not covered, or not clearly outlined in the documents or someone of the forum is unable to help, please ask the staff.


SIFF 2014 BATTLE OF THE BANDS PICTURE GALLERY -  Please use this gallery for all your SIFF photos where we can find them easily. This can not be stated enough. We can NOT use photos uploaded to any kind of social networking site (tumblr, twitter, instagram, flickr, etc) for promotion stuff that we do on our end. These sites resize and cut the quality of the pictures making them unusable. If your photos are not uploaded to this gallery, or a gallery you have created specifically for your band here on the Simatography site, we will not hunt you down and ask for them and we will not go looking for them elsewhere. Too much time has been spent in the past doing this. Thank you for your understanding in this.

RISING STARS MAGAZINE -  If you are unfamilar with Rising Stars Magazine, please check out the link and follow the links to Issuu for the archives. We will be doing this again this season. It is a fun way to promote the bands. We also turn your Rising Stars cover into a wall hanging for use in your game! Please refer to the FAQ for information about Rising Stars.

One last note, and this is important. If you are participating in the Battle of the Bands  PLEASE keep an eye on this thread for annoucements and general information. It is your responsiblity to keep up with everything for the duration of the contest. We run on a skeleton staff and do not have the time to send out individual messages or emails when something related to the Battle of the Bands is annouced.
May 27, 2014 at 10:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jorgha Haq
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BATTLE OF THE BANDS POSTERS


The official poster that you create for your band will be used by Simatography staff to promote your band throughout the Battle of the Bands and SIFF via various social networking sites. This is a great time to show off your creativity, photography, and photoshop skills, as these band  posters will be put up for vote to the Sims Community to choose their favorite.


GUIDELINES:

Please ensure that your posters meet these guidelines or you will be asked to redo them.


  • Posters need to be 831 x 1169
  • Band name needs to be on the poster and the poster should be representive of the band.
  • As with all promo material, partial or full nudity, obscene gesters, and clothing are prohibited. 
  • Posters should include the Battle of the Bands logo. Please refer to the Brand Assets page to download them and for guidelines on how to use all Simatography logos.
  • Posters should include the Simatography logo and the words "hosted by". Again, visit the Brand Asset page for the logo.
  • Upload posters to the Battle of the Bands gallery located HERE and share them in this thread. Posters will be added to the Battle of the Bands program as they are recieved.
PLEASE HAVE YOUR POSTERS IN NO LATER THAN
20 AUGUST 2014

 

May 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jorgha Haq
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ANNOUNCEMENTS


16 June 2014 - RULE CHANGE

After much debate it has been decided that, in the name of fairness, that any music video submitted as part of the Battle of the Bands for consideration in the music video catagory must not be released before the other films. We realize that many videos are done as a way to promote the bands and in the past we have allowed for early release of them because of this. We have recieved feedback that this appeared unfair, giving the bands an advantage over the other SIFF music video participants. 


You may release any promoptional videos at any time during the Battle of the Bands. Videos you want considered for the music video catagory in SIFF need to be released on 15 September.


6 August 2014 - CHANGE OF PLANS

There has been a change in plans regarding Rising Stars. A few people have told me that they are interested in doing their own magazine to promote their band. This makes Rising Stars redundant and it is very time consuming. After some deliberation behind the scenes we are scrapping Rising Stars and instead will be dong mini interviews with each of the bands in The SIFF Buzz.

 

Because we have done Rising Stars covers as game CC in the past, we are still offering those up to anyone who wants them. You will need to contact me for details on that if you are interested.

 

If you have any questions please drop me an email.


May 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jorgha Haq
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BATTLE OF THE BANDS PHOTO PROMPTS


We want to get to know your band! In order to do this we need pictures. The more pictures the better! This is Simatography, after all ;). All pictures that you share here in the Battle of the Bands thread will be used by the Simatography staff in some way to prmote your band. They may get posted to Tumblr, shared on Twitter, put in The SIFF Buzz, or included in your bands issue of Rising Stars magazine.


These prompts are here to give you ideas. You can do as many or as few as you like. Photos must be hosted on Simatography. We can NOT use anything posted on social networking sites because images automatically get resized and quality/resolution get lost. Either create your own gallery for your band or use the official Battle of the Bands gallery for all your pictures.


 

  • Magazine cover - design a magazine cover with your band on it. It can be any kind of magazine from a music magazine to a fashion magazine. Image should be 598 x 842 at a minimum of 100 dpi.
  • Endorsement - bands get endorsements all the time for guitars, drums, etc. Show us what your band is endorsing.
  • Product Line - your band or one of your band members have been contracted for their own line of products (think about all the female pop stars with their own perfume). What sort of product line would your band/band member/performer put their name on?
  • Charity Event - show us your band/performer doing something for the charity of their choice.
  • Live Performance - just what it says. we want to see what the band looks like on stage
  • Stage Fashion - show us what they are wearing on stage this year. Oh, and as a side note, don't take fashion advice from Toxic Dream's drummer. No matter what sort of idea Adonis has, it's totally not punk rock and is bad...very very bad.
  • Paparazzi - (did you know this word originates from the Italian language and describes a particularly annoying noise such as that of a buzzing mosquito) What sort of "scandal" or otherwise would your band be involved in that would get the attention of the paparazzi?
  • On the Road - What are things like on the road for your band? What do they do to pass the time? 
  • Meet and Greet - Show us your band interacting with their fans somehow. This could be an autograph signing or hanging out with the band in a VIP event before a show.
  • CD Cover - show us your latest CD art (google blank CD case and you will find templates you can use for this)
  • Before They Were Stars - Everyone has a humble begining. Show us who your band was or what they did before they were famous (or semi-famous). This could be anything from a high school year book picture to odd jobs they did along the way.
  • NEW Magazine - Since we have decided to do away with Rising Stars and instead do mini interviews in The SIFF Buzz every week, please feel free to put together your own magazines to showcase your band how you wish.

Red Carpet Photos - prior to movie debuts there will be a call for red carpet photos from all SIFF participants. These photos are featured in The SIFF Buzz. Please keep an eye out for this annoucement. We want to see the bands there!

 


June 9, 2014 at 12:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jorgha Haq
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FAQ EXPANEDED FOR NEW QUESTIONS


Sound of Simlish

This area of the site was actually set up for anyone who wanted to continue with their bands outside of SIFF. You are more than welcome to post your Battle of the Bands material here but if you use it exclusivly please put a link in this thread where we know where to look for your materials. We ask that everything is submitted here were it's not overlooked and where people visiting Simatography to see the bands can easily find your materials. We want everything in one easy to find spot for our voters :)



June 13, 2014 at 12:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jorgha Haq
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RESERVED FOR RISING STARS

June 13, 2014 at 12:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Matt Golden
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ARCADIA
Paris Jamie Hudson (a.k.a. Arcadia) grew up in the city of Bridgeport, but not in Celebrity Hills where all the rich and famous people live, she grew up in a little apartment with her single mother and two big brothers, at the age of 16 she and her friends create a  rap group called like her stage name, Arcadia, they played in some bars but the band split for some disagreements. Later, she convince her mother to dropped out school and moved out to Starlight Shores so she can follow her dream. When she was 19 and living in SS, she went to a popular karaoke club, and a talent scout was there, and he heard her rap and sing, and the rest is history... Now Arcadia is working on her debut album "Killer Queen" and participating on "Battle of the Bands" this season.

Genre: Rap / Pop 
Label: Golden Records
Social Media: Arcadia Music

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June 15, 2014 at 12:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Jorgha Haq
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I have added everyone to the Battle of the Bands program. Don't forget to share your social networking sites where you will be promoting your bands. We add that information onto the program where those visiting the site can find your band info easily.


Just a reminder, don't forget to drop us an email with your basic info.

June 16, 2014 at 5:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

morathami
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DREENZ

Dreenz is a duo consisting of Fleureete Angleton and Thomas Angleton, who are a twins. They rose to fame after covers Jessie J's song, Domino and Rihanna's Only Girl in The World. They born and raised in Bridgeport, by a family of musicians. They began making music as a band when they were 15 and performed in many musical venues in their hometown. They formed band 'Dreenz' on September 2013 and start covering popular song. Then they become popular on Youtube and signed a recording contract with Morathami Records in December 2013. They currently working on debut singles and album that scheduled to release in September 2014.

Members:
Fleureete Angleton [lead singer]
Thomas Angleton [guitarist]

Music Genre: Pop, Rap, Pop Punk
Social Media:
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June 17, 2014 at 1:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Chloe
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PARI KOTHARI

INDIE SONGWRITER AND SINGER

As a kid, Pari Kothari led a positive Indian lifestyle. She obeyed her parents' rules and did her chores with a smile on her face. Of course, the smile was fake. Turning 18, Pari decided that she needed to break away and become her own person. She graduated high school and moved to Los Angeles to persue her dream in songwriting. She was getting noticed by all of the hippest proprietors, some of them asking for her to perform fulltime. Online, she runs social media and her own website. One day, while scrolling, she found out about the Simatography Battle of the Bands, and she knew, this could be her chance to show that she is her own unique person, no matter what her parents say.

Genre: Indie

Current Gig: The Rose Petal Lounge

Social Media: https://twitter.com/KothariMusic" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Twitter

                         Blog

June 17, 2014 at 9:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

simherdown
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Indie darlings The Pollygons have been around the block a few times.

Don't get them wrong; it's a very nice block and they'd love to revisit it, but they really wouldn't mind seeing what else the world has to offer.  The band, formed by long-time best friends Bree and Holly during free period their junior year, has gone through a few refinements but now they've finally got a line up that's ready and willing to rock!  With Bree laying down the law on bass, Holly taking the lead guitar, Marcy whaling on the drums, Lena wailing her lungs out on vocals and Noemi playing whatever instrument she wants, The Pollygons want to show the world what they can do!  Coming soon to a venue near you (if you're within five hours of Los Aniegos)!

Members:

Bree Figueroa:  Bass (In charge of band sanity...gave it up as lost cause a long time ago)

Holly Reynolds:  Lead Guitar, Additional Vocals (Also Mother of Mascot, Devon Reynolds)

Lena Li:  Lead Vocals, Keyboards (Additional Panache and Flair are also her domain)

Marcy Fellowes:  Drums, other booms (Dating the manager.  Annoying the manager.  S'all good.)

Noemi Hendren:  Whatever she wants to play that day (A savant.  Could probably kill with her violin.)

For now, check out The Pollygons on tumblr and 8tracks, where you'll be able to find photos, features, set lists, and maybe even merch eventually!

The Pollygons appear courtesy of Indieblob Records, a subsidiary of Plumbob, INC.

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June 17, 2014 at 3:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

stephkline
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Studio 54 gave you Breaking Blue and now with one of it’s amazing members Miki with her wicked vocals she will lead this new band. Miki and her 3 sisters Kimi, Sophia and Mai come together to make Karma Sisters to bring a all new sound to you. Make sure to keep a eye out for the girls in the future, Karam could get you if you don’t ;)

 


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xoxo Studio 54

June 18, 2014 at 2:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

morathami
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Hello,

I want to ask something about the Battle Of The Bands. May I make more than 1 music videos? And which videos will included in SIFF?

Thank you

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June 18, 2014 at 7:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jorgha Haq
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Morathami, you can do as many videos as you like. There is currently disussion as to how BotB music video entries are going to be handled this year. I will keep everyone updated.

June 18, 2014 at 7:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

TheNobodies
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The official birthdate of the band The Nobodies is October 10, 1013 , when their performance was held in the "shady bar" in Sleepy Hollow.

Young Jae Sung

Guitar, bass guitar, keyboards. Songwriter of compositions not included in the program of tours and video clips. Bright. True rocker. Virtuoso. Has the potential to enter the top ten best guitarists in the world. Single.



Hyun Moon Jun

Vocals, guitar, bass guitar. Has a strong voice that could drown out the sound of engines of a taking off airplane, but uses it infrequently. His outstanding vocal abilities allow him to sing in any manner mimicking vocals of any artist - which is very important for this type of group. Extraordinary. Single.



Jin Sang Kim

Drums. Permanent drummer.Despite the fact that he keeps rather in the shade, he is the true leader of the group, the one who leads the musicians in the right direction. The manner of his performance is full of passion and real drive. Who has not heard his famous drum solo, just lived his life in vain. Widow.



Official sites:

http://thenobodiescms.jimdo.com

http://www.sims-artgallery.net

https://www.facebook.com/thenobodiescms


Produсers: Craig Lamb-Rush, Monthy Lamb-Rush

Photograpger: Monthy Lamb-Rush

Clipmakers: Yegor Levkin, Monthy Lamb-Rush

Manager: Artem Bayandin aka FastaKilla


At the moment we have two oficcial videos: Teinted love and City of angels. Check our website for all of our videos here http://thenobodiescms.jimdo.com/video/.

Here is a few pictures from concerts we gave in a different states,









 We gave a huge intervew http://thenobodiescms.jimdo.com/la-radio-station-fm/ with the song Do or die, That's what we've been thinking of. Do or die? Just sit and do nothing waiting for the miracle, or just stand and walk... where to? So who knows.

Also we've been thing about new single, but sang  the song only on the stage with another one singer - Sean Priori.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdWX3unePZ0

Our last single - Word up




At the moment we all live in Island, but we hardly thinking about moving. We still working in CA, Los Angeles, so maybe we have to be much more near to this state.

So now, let show us our poster for the Battle of the bands.





Also we have a cover for Battle of the bands and one of our partner. We are going to to share some of our news, tells some stories and who the knows what else. But we wish have a nice day and also... do something... just don't stop! Now matter who will win... you know why? We are all in the same ship. Hey, hey we hope it's not Titanic? :D It all depends on us. Just do and have fun. Thanks Simatograpgy for everything they done and will do..we are sure... will do.


With love and respect, The Nobodies team.  Sorry for our english, we are dump sometimes  :P But love ya all.


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June 18, 2014 at 7:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

simherdown
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Oh man, I didn't realize in time to edit it, but I completely botched the 8tracks link.  If you could fix it, if possible in my post too, on the program page I would be very grateful.  Here's the link, and I'm so sorry.  https://8tracks.com/the-pollygons  (not that I have any of their setlists up...yet.)

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June 18, 2014 at 11:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jorgha Haq
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The social networking link is good. You didn't botch it, it's something webs tends to do now and again. No worries


June 18, 2014 at 11:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jorgha Haq
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morathami at June 18, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Hello,

I want to ask something about the Battle Of The Bands. May I make more than 1 music videos? And which videos will included in SIFF?

Thank you

You can enter as many music videos as you like. Any video you want included in the music video catagory for SIFF needs to be released on 15 September at the same time as all the regular SIFF videos.

June 18, 2014 at 12:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Sound_Bender
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PentaLux- Social Media

Facebook

Twitter

Website

Youtube

June 18, 2014 at 2:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

morathami
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Jorgha Haq at June 18, 2014 at 12:26 PM

morathami at June 18, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Hello,

I want to ask something about the Battle Of The Bands. May I make more than 1 music videos? And which videos will included in SIFF?

Thank you

You can enter as many music videos as you like. Any video you want included in the music video catagory for SIFF needs to be released on 15 September at the same time as all the regular SIFF videos.

Thank you so much for response :) 

So If I release music videos befor 15 September, it won't include in SIFF?

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June 19, 2014 at 1:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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