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ABU Song Contest


ABU Song Contest is the first big-scale international music competition organized by ABU. This will be a golden opportunity for young and promising singers in the Asia-Pacific regions to rise to fame.

 

The winner will be selected through regional preliminary round, the Semi-Final and the Final. Don’t fail to witness the first winning singer of the Contest!

 

Guidelines

Organizer: ABU

Host: Qingdao Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television, Press and Publication

Dates: Thursday, 17 October 2019 for the Semi-Final

    Saturday, 19 October 2019 for the Final

Venue: West Coast Star Island, Qingdao, China 

 

Requirements:

         1. Broadcaster 
  • ABU TV and Radio members in the Asia-Pacific Regions are eligible to join the Contest.
  • One organization per country is allowed to join the Contest. The organization represents the country.
  • Should there be more than one organization per country; ABU will use its discretion to decide through discussion with applicants.
  • Participating broadcaster selects one singer as the representative of the country. If there are more than 2 candidate singers, it is encouraged to hold a preliminary round.
  • Participating broadcaster needs to live broadcast the Final. They are also encouraged to live broadcast the Semi-Final.
  • Participating broadcaster needs to organize their own Audience Jury of 100 people.
  • The winner will be decided by the voting of International Professional Jury, and Audience Jury at respective participating organization ends.
  • No Registration Fee is required.

 

         2. Singers
  • Age; 16 and above
  • Both solo artist and musical group are allowed to join the Contest.
  • Any singer, professional or amateur, is eligible as long as the broadcaster nominates them as a representative singer of the country
  • The singer must sing live. Lip-synching is not allowed.
  • During the ABU Song Contest in Qingdao, the singers start with the Semi-Final.
  • Only the singers who passed the Semi-Final will advance to the Final.

 

         3. Song
  • Singers can select any song for the Contest
  • There is no limitation on Genre and Language
  • Both original or popular song is acceptable as long as the lyrics are not describing any sensitive issues
  • Duration of the song is within 3 minutes

 

Submission Rules:

Organizations who are willing to participate must submit an Application Form by the Deadline. Participating Broadcaster must appoint an ABU Song Contest Representative Producer (“RP”). RP refers to a producer or programme director assigned by Participating Organization. 

Download Guidelines for the ABU Song Contest.pdf
Download ABU Song Contest Participation Form.docx
 
 

Deadline:

  Application Form        20 March

  Nominate Musical Act   30 June

 

Contact: 

  ABU Programme Department

       Koichi Okumura     okumura@abu.org.my

       Hanizah Hamzah   hanizah@abu.org.my

       Lai Kai Yan             yan@abu.org.my

      


      


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