This is troll audio. That is audio I was sent the first year we did it.
Radical_Yue wrote:songs we received in previous years.
Starry Eyed (Starsmith Remix) - Ellie Goulding
Bangarang - Skrillex
Caramell Dansen (Speedycake Remix) - Caramell
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Good Life - One Republic
Cosmic Love - Florence And The Machine
The Walk - Imogen Heap
This Is War - Thirty Seconds To Mars
How Far We've Come - Matchbox 20
Calvin Harris Feat Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love
Krewella - Come & Get It
Do people always tend to submit very popular, predictable, or even very overused
tracks or was it the luck of the draw that so many were chosen last year? People have the chance to submit any music they want to this and this
is what they chose?
Kind of makes me wonder if any music that's just a little off the beaten path is disqualified as "troll audio."
Believe me, I personally have eclectic tastes and I can easily find something I enjoy from every genre of music. I'm not kicking out songs because "Oh, this is different or unique. It's obviously a troll song." I kick out a song for being a troll song if it's a drum machine with a guy giving slow poetry about horse dicks or if it's so odd an obscure that not only could it make exactly one kind of video (a video with little to no editing about horse dicks) but I'm 100% certain that an entire group would drop if they got it. I've disqualified maybe
3 songs in the past 3 years for being troll audio.
All but 2 of the songs you listed were in the first year of the contest before
I had the overused audio rule. This was my mistake as a rookie to coordinating the contest. Beyond that, I primarily go by Org standards of overused audio. At this point, there are 3 videos on the Org with "Come & Get It" with the most popular being Madara's video from last year at 740 hits. If it had been sent this year as opposed to last, I still wouldn't disqualify it. Yes, there have been some videos using it but nothing notable enough to be the video
that it's known for.
Pop music is popular music. Do I want to watch 8 videos to Bangarang? Fuck no. But the 12 people that submit that song the first year we ran this contest sure as hell did. When people send songs I always advise to send songs that can make multiple types of videos or songs that they've always wanted to make videos to but could never get a solid idea for.
There have been suggestions for mulligans and to personally trim the song selections that I'm sent to prevent songs that are similar from possibly being selected but I'm not going to do that. Who am I to say "This shit is generic, I'm going to kick it out."? Or to have a group of people vote out something that an editor who is in the contest
personally picked out because they really wanted to see people edit to it. Some of these people send their songs at the very last minute because they spent hours
picking out exactly what they wanted to send in hopes that people will make fantastic videos with it.
Sorry if I seem a little hostile. I'm not super upset or anything, I just don't like the implication that I'm tossing songs left and right for being "troll audio" and I'm not quite fond of the editors that work their asses off trying to make videos for this contest getting dissed for sending that kind