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Who can enter?

Anyone over the age of 18 can enter!

Who is S1?

S1 (Symbolyc One) is a 2 x Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling producer. He has produced for Kanye West, Beyonce, Madonna, Gladys Knight, Eminem, Jay Z, Lil Uzi, Drake, Young Thug, Lorde, Common, Keyshia Cole, Lupe Fiasco and more. Follow S1 on Instagram @symbolycone.

Do I need to be from the United States to enter?

No you do not, the competition is open worldwide but you must be allowed to freely travel to the United States. This can be through an existing visa or the United States Visa Waiver Program - https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html We cannot offer visa advice and will not get involved in visa related issues.

Can I submit more than one entry?

You only have one entry to the competition, but if you want to change your submission at any time during the submission stage, you can delete it and re-submit a new one as many times as you want. Once we’re in the ratings and voting stage, you will no longer be able to change your entry.

Why do I have to create a video?

For us to properly evaluate and rate you as an artist, we must see you performing the song. This does not mean you have to submit a really high end music video, as you will not be judged or rated on the quality of the video but the quality of the song you’ve written and recorded.

Does my video have to be high quality?

No - only the quality of the song is judged, but we do encourage you to make the video to the best of your ability!

How will my entry be judged?

50 entries in total will be sent to S1 for judging. The top 35 highest rated entries rated by Airbit will be sent to S1 to judge. The top 15 entries with the highest public votes will go straight to S1 without being rated by Airbit.

How will Airbit rate by entry?

We will watch and rate every entry based on 4 criteria: Originality, creativity, expression and concept. We rate each of those criteria out of 100, giving your entry a score between 0 - 400. This rating is private and is only visible to the Airbit team.

How does the public voting work?

To gain votes you need to share your entry with your fans & followers. People can vote very easily, by connecting their Facebook account on your entry page. And that’s all they need to do!

How do I know if I’ve made it to the final 50?

Once the ratings and voting stage is over, we’ll send over the top 50 entries to S1. We’ll notify by email all 50 of those entrants that will have their song listened to and judged by S1.

How do I know if I’ve won?

Winners will be publicly announced on 19th July 2019. You will not be notified if you haven’t won.

What do I do if I’m a winner?

We will get in contact with you to let you know what you’ve won, and provide instructions on how to claim your prize(s).

How many people can win?

The grand prize will go to one person, with 2 runner ups receiving prizes also.

Can I have featuring artists on the track?

Sure but we recommend you keep the featuring artist’s contribution to a minimum as we’re rating and judging only one person on each song. The less we hear of you, the less we will be able to judge you.

What if I’m part of a group?

While you can record the song as a group, only a single individual is rated and judged for each entry and only a single individual can win the prizes.

What are the prizes?

Please see the homepage for prizes.

If I win, do I have to pay for my flights + accommodation?

Nope. Airbit will cover the cost of your return flight, as well as 1 or 2 night’s accommodation.

When and where will the studio recording session with S1 take place?

Dallas, Texas, United States. The date, time and studio location will be determined after the competition and a suitable time will be arranged with S1 and the winner.

Can I release the song/video after I’ve recorded it?

No - the beat & resulting song can only be used for the purposes of this competition and nothing else. You cannot upload it to any other platforms at any point (even after the competition has ended).

Do I need to include any information in the video description?

In the YouTube video title you must include:
Airbit x S1 Hitmaker Competition

And in the YouTube video description you must include:
Airbit Hitmaker Competition - https://hitmaker.airbit.com
Airbit Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/weareairbit
Produced by S1 (Symbolyc One) - https://instagram.com/symbolycone

Will late entries be considered?

You will not be able to submit an entry after the submission stage is closed.

Can I change my submission if I need to?

Yes - you can delete your video upload then upload your new one. Only one video per person will be considered as an entry.

Do I have to pay for the beat?

No - you can download the beat for free to create your song

How long do I have to submit my entry?

You must submit your entry between Tuesday 21st of May 2019 12:00 (UTC), and Thursday 20th of June 2019 08:00 (UTC). Submissions will not be accepted outside of these dates.

What do I do once I’ve created my video?

Once your video is ready, upload it to YouTube then submit your video link to the competition platform. Then get sharing to receive votes!