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Call for songwriters / xfactor / 18th Jan
on: January 08, 2020, 13:34:36
Hi! :)

I guess this has the potential of being a controversial post, but I'm posting it any way just in case someone is interested.

I just came accross this call for songwriters to submit original songs that could be selected to be sung by the finalists at Xfactor Malta. The deadline is 18th Jan (quite tight). It is open for both maltese and international songwriters. This is the only information I could find about it (see below).

https://issuu.com/xfactormalta/docs/xfactor_malta_-_call_for_original_songs?fbclid=IwAR0FBHaTo5Ab-SRpNdwrqlcZa981PYjhcK6X2lggWsNmjTHrXZiy-bDOBug


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Re: Call for songwriters / xfactor / 18th Jan
Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 23:01:33
« Last Edit: January 08, 2020, 23:07:01 by Dutchbeat »
no controversial post at all @Rachel_D  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

i always like it
and.. i think more kitchenauts appreciate it, when songwriting opportunities  :yes: and contests are spread via the Kitchen  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

oh and...*edit* just thinking of this now...

you and @Michael ....could...SHOULD... ::headphone:: ::headphone:: send your song in!!!  :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :dance: :dance: :dance:

this one

https://soundcloud.com/michaelheider/breaking-ground-rachel-debattista-michael-heider

yes!!!  :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
that is sooooo good
that it will get an enormous amount of points at the Eurosong contest  ::headphone::
me, myself, and Pie


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Re: Call for songwriters / xfactor / 18th Jan
Reply #2 on: January 11, 2020, 23:49:19
@Rachel_D  @Dutchbeat - not controversial in my book - as far as songcontests go. Or does that remark connect to Malta 's political crisis?

Good idea to send something:


The format of the application must include a declaration that the song hasn't been performed in public or published on any digital or phyrical portal. The song must be in full playback with demo singer voice, half playback including backing vocals and indeally an instrumental version.
 submissions should be made to xfactor@tvm.com.mt


so it should be not published yet.
recommending https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works "How music works", book by David Byrne.


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Re: Call for songwriters / xfactor / 18th Jan
Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 07:43:25
Although I will not enter this contest, I really like it that you take the trouble to post it in da Kitchen for those who’ll want to enter.
Thank you very much for that.
Plus that it’s alway nice to ‘hear’ from you.
Kind regards, Gus


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Re: Call for songwriters / xfactor / 18th Jan
Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 12:53:31
Hey @Dutchbeat  / @oorlab  / @LePlongeur ,

Thanks for your replies! :) …by “controversial” I had in mind the fact that: sometimes amongst songwriters/ song lovers Xfactor can be viewed as a controversial subject as some consider it as a positive platform while others are critical of it and do not view it as beneficial (given that it’s not just about music but also about generating a ‘show’). Locally, I believe that it brought about a lot more advantages than disadvantages, it is the most viewed programme, is helping some very talented artists to become known, and brought about a healthy competition.

I thought it would be nice to have a song from the kitchen in the final :) As @oorlab pointed out songs need to be unpublished and the deadline is quite tight (for those who do not have refined, secret songs already available at hand) (the good thing is that they tend to repeat it yearly so probably it will happen again next year, so that might be an option for those who do not have a finished and also unpublished song yet).

(@oorlab: I understand why you might have leaped to that conclusion, but (fortunately) it has nothing to do with politics. I’m not a great fan of the latter subject but all I can say is that, objectively speaking, the media has a tendency of embellishing facts, presenting half-truths and picturing a reality that may not necessarily by completely correct. There are too many conflicting personal agendas which hinder the values of honesty and truthfulness to be imparted through the world’s means of communication. It’s like looking through a distorted, tinted lens, and that’s a pity really).




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Re: Call for songwriters / xfactor / 18th Jan
Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 13:06:21
@Rachel_D - I sure like to work on a song and send it to Malta's Xfactor - even if the deadline is tight.
The program Xfactor I only saw by coincidence (when it was mentioned or quoted in another context). But I am fully open to the idea.

On Malta, apparantly the politicians embellished facts and the media, in the person of Daphne Caruana Galizia sacrificed with their life and safety.


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Re: Call for songwriters / xfactor / 18th Jan
Reply #6 on: January 12, 2020, 15:45:37
@oorlab - Ah that’s great! :) Let me know if you’re interested in collaborating in melody/lyrics / if you get to need a female voice. Or even if you simply need to ask any questions regarding the type of songs/ contestants (I follow the programme closely and have a good idea of the participants… and I’ve also been following some of the contestants even before this year’s programme).... so just let me know if I can help in any way :)


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Re: Call for songwriters / xfactor / 18th Jan
Reply #7 on: January 12, 2020, 19:40:48
 ;D ;D ;D ;D @oorlab and @Rachel_D  :o :o :o

no pressure   8) 8) 8) 8)
of course ....but this read to me like ...i am witnessing the most ....relevant snap collab...topic ever  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup: :ok: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::



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