Got the passion for music, want your music to be heard by millions? Nokia India and AudioDraft is reaching out and asking you to create ringtones that reflect and celebrate local music culture and styles. Nokia has invited all Indian music enthusiasts to enter ‘India’s best new ringtone‘ contest to create very own ringtone that embraces the heart and soul of Indian music. With a prize fund totaling over USD 37,000 (roughly 1.8 million Indian rupees) is on offer plus the chance to get your work into millions of Nokia handsets.
The ringtone for regional music contest should be suitable for use throughout the whole of the India region. Nokia also has similar contests running for Latin America, South East Asia and Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and China, so if you are from those countries you can participate from there.
Nokia Sound Design team will listen through all the entries of this contest and make a final selection of 5 ringtones for each region, each ringtone receiving USD 1,500 (aprox Rs 75,887) in prize money. Listeners will also have a choice to rate the content throughout the duration of the contest. The winning ringtones will be added to the specific regions they were created for, sitting alongside Nokia’s global set of ringtones for 2013.
“Users are encouraged to explore local music styles and include musical elements and instruments that have a strong connection to local cultures. The ringtones can range from traditional classical/folk based local styles to the more popular and modern local styles. However all ringtones should in essence be contemporary (i.e., not old-fashioned). It’s also important to avoid styles that cannot be differentiated from Western popular music. The ringtones should be wholly original, with no reference to the classic Nokia tune or any existing melodies.” says the contest site.
The competition runs until 17th April, and the winners will be announced on 24th April. To enter the competition, users can log on Nokia India regional ringtone contest page. So bring out the music composer in you and create the next ringtone blockbuster.