PARTICIPATE AS FANSIGN UP AS FAN, vote, comment, share, collect badges and win great prizes! The contest for the Top Fan starts 1 June, the winner is announced on 20 December. Please come back for more information that will be announced here soon.
PARTICIPATE AS ARTISTSIGN UP AS ARTIST, upload a video of your Song and represent your country in Global Rockstar 2013! The contest starts on 8 April. The national winners will be announced on 2 September. Until 20 December the winner of Global Rockstar 2013 is found among 196 Nations.
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?The grand prize for the winner of Global Rockstar 2013 will be announced soon. The grand prize will be an outstanding opportunity for everyone that makes music!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?If you are 18 years or older and you write music, you can participate. Singers, Bands and Musicians from all countries have equal chances to win the grand prize. If you are under 18 years of age, you can participate in all Teenage Rockstar Contests to win cool prizes: www.teenage-rockstar.net
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?It’s easy: 1. Sign Up 2. Upload a video or a YouTube link of your original Song until 1 July 2013. 3. Nominate your Song to participate in Global Rockstar 2013. PLEASE NOTE: You can only participate with one Song. You can nominate a Song that you have uploaded prior to the start of Global Rockstar 2013. You cannot nominate a Song that participated in Global Rockstar 2012. The Song you nominate cannot participate in future Global Rockstar Contests.
HOW CAN YOU NOMINATE YOUR SONG?IMPORTANT: You can only nominate one Song. Please, choose your best one, you can’t change the nomination later. To nominate your Song, click on „Nominate“ at the end of the Upload form. If you want to nominate a Song that you have uploaded prior to the start of Global Rockstar 2013, please visit your profile and click the „Nominate“ button below the Song with which you wish to participate.
WHAT CAN YOU UPLOAD?All genres are welcome. Global Rockstar allows solely original Songs, no cover versions. All kinds of videos are welcome: from professional clips to webcam videos. You must be in full control of all uploaded content (Music & Video). For more information, please check our Terms & Conditions.
WHEN DOES IT START?Global Rockstar 2013 starts on 8 April 2013. Voting in the Arena starts on 1 June 2013. You can upload & nominate your Song until 15 July 2013.
HOW CAN YOU WIN?First, you need to win the national Pre-Selections of your country. Then, the Global Finals. 2 April – 2 September: National Pre-Selections All nominations from your country compete Fans & a Jury determine one National Winner of each country of the world 2 September: One National Winner per country advances to the Global Finals 2 September – 20 December: Global Finals National Winners from up to 196 countries compete Fans & a Jury determine the winner of Global Rockstar 2013 20 December: The winner of Global Rockstar 2013 is announced! The national Pre-Selections and the Global Finals are divided into 8 rounds (from the Preliminaries to the Final). You need to get the maximum of user/fan votes or a wild card from the Jury to advance to the next round.
HOW DOES THE VOTING WORK?A mix of user/fan voting and Jury voting determine if you advance to the next round. Fan voting: Every signed in user/fan can vote in the Arena. Fan voting in the Arena determines the Charts. Your chart position at the end of a round decides if you advance to the next round. Jury voting: A Jury of professionals from the music business gives wild cards that help you to advance to the next round, no matter what your chart position is at the end of a round.
HOW DOES THE ARENA WORK?The Arena is a unique voting tool that we developed to ensure maximum fairness for all contestants. In the Arena, 2 Songs are displayed in random duels. All Songs are displayed equally often around the world. Users/fans listen to both Songs and vote for the one they prefer. The next random duel is only displayed after voting for one Song. Users/fans can judge over all random duels displayed in the Arena (one round) once every 24 hours. To stay fair to the artists, users/fans have to listen to both Songs of a duel before they can vote. Users/fans have to listen to each Song of a duel at least 20 sec before they can vote. User/fans can vote with a Facebook Like, a Tweet, or the Global Rockstar „Love it!“ button. VOTING WITH FACEBOOK OR TWITTER: To vote with a Facebook Like or a Tweet requires that the user/fan is signed in to Global Rockstar and signed in to Facebook/Twitter. During Global Rockstar 2013, users/fans can vote for the same Song with a Facebook Like/a Tweet only once. VOTING WITH THE GLOBAL ROCKSTAR „LOVE IT!“ BUTTON: To vote with the „Love it!“ button requires that the user/fan is signed in to Global Rockstar. The „Love it!“ button makes it possible to vote for the same Song multiple times in the interval of 24 hours.
WHAT IS THE LUCKY WILD CARD?You might see duels where only one video is displayed. Instead of video 2, you´ll see a picture showing a „Lucky wild card“. Then, video one is lucky, because, due to an odd number of nominations in a round (this can happen), one video gets automatically a vote through the “Lucky wild card” . You have the same chances than any other contestants to win these wild cards once in a while since the duels are always displayed randomly.
WHAT IS THE FACEBOOK ARENA?The Facebook Arena starts on 1 June. The Global Rockstar Arena becomes then available on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheGlobalRockstar Users/fans can vote in the Facebook Arena just as on the Global Rockstar website. Votes in the Facebook Arena affect the Charts just as votes on Global Rockstar. You can integrate the Facebook Arena on your Facebook profile. Learn more
HOW DO THE CHARTS WORK?Your chart position is determined by the number of duels you have won. The real-time Charts change continuously according to user/fan voting. At the end of a round, the best ranked Songs advance to the next round.
HOW MANY ROUNDS UNTIL YOU WIN?National Pre-Selections and global finals follow the same rules: There are 8 rounds from the Preliminaries to the Final. • Preliminaries • Recall 1 – Best of 128 • Recall 2 – Best of 64 • Best of 32 • Best of 16 • Quarter Finals • Semi Finals • Final
OVERVIEWUpload from 2 April – 15 July Uploads after 15 July do not participate in the current Arena voting, but have the chance to get a wild card from the Jury until 5 August to enter the next round directly. Voting starts 1 June National Pre-Selections from 1 June – 2 September One National Winner per country is announced on 2 September! Global Finals from 2 September – 20 December The winner of Global Rockstar 2013 is announced on 20 December!
1. NATIONAL PRE-SELECTIONS IN DETAILThe following timings apply on the National Pre-Selections of all countries. All voting rounds end on their last day at 4:00 p.m. GMT+1 and the next round starts right thereafter. • Preliminaries 1 June – 15 July On 15 July the top 120 of the Charts advance to Recall 1 + the Jury awards 8 wild cards for Recall 1 • Recall 1 15 July – 22 July On 22 July the top 60 of the Charts advance to Recall 2 + the Jury awards 4 wild cards for Recall 2 • Recall 2 22 July – 29 July On 29 July the top 30 of the Charts advance to Best of 32 + the Jury awards 2 wild cards for Best of 32 • Best of 32 29 July – 5 August On 5 August the top 15 of the Charts advance to Best of 16 + the Jury awards 1 wild card for Best of 16 • Best of 16 5 August – 12 August On 12 August the top 8 of the Charts advance to the Quarter Finals • Quarter Finals 12 August – 19 August On 19 August the top 4 of the Charts advance to the Semi Finals • Semi Finals 19 August – 26 August On 26 August the top 2 of the Charts advance to the Final • Final 26 August – 2 September Who is on top of the Charts on 2 September at 4:00 p.m. GMT+1 wins!
ONE NATIONAL WINNER PER COUNTRY IS ANNOUNCED ON 2 SEPTEMBER!ALL NATIONAL WINNERS ADVANCE TO THE GLOBAL FINALS WHERE UP TO 196 COUNTRIES COME TOGETHER TO FIND THE BEST NEW SONG OF THE WORLD.
2. GLOBAL FINALS IN DETAILAll voting rounds end on their last day at 4:00 p.m. GMT+1 and the next round starts right thereafter. • Preliminaries 2 September – 23 September On 23 September the top 120 countries of the Charts advance to Recall 1 + the Jury awards 8 wild cards for Recall 1 • Recall 1 23 September – 7 October On 7 October the top 60 of the Charts advance to Recall 2 + the Jury awards 4 wild cards for Recall 2 • Recall 2 7 October – 21 October On 21 October the top 30 of the Charts advance to Best of 32 + the Jury awards 2 wild cards for Best of 32 • Best of 32 21 October – 4 November On 4 November the top 15 of the Charts advance to Best of 16 + the Jury awards 1 wild card for Best of 16 • Best of 16 4 November – 18 November On 18 November the top 8 of the Charts advance to the Quarter Finals • Quarter Finals 18 November – 2 December On 2 December the top 4 of the Charts advance to the Semi Finals • Semi Finals 2 December – 16 December On 16 December the top 2 of the Charts advance to the Final • Final 16 December – 20 December Who is on top of the Charts on 20 December at 4:00 p.m. GMT+1 wins!
THE WINNER OF GLOBAL ROCKSTAR 2013 IS ANNOUNCED ON 20 DECEMBER!
CONTACTING THE WINNEROn 20 December the winner will be notified by email. If the winner does not respond to the notification attempt within 4 days, then the second placed Song will be announced as winner of Global Rockstar 2013.
PRIZE GIVINGThe Participants agree that a copy of an identification can be requested if fraud is suspected or to verify whether the Rules of Participation and Terms & Conditions have been met and the final (physical) Prizes are sent by post or courier service. The costs of the logistics will not have to be paid by the Winners.
LEGALAll voting decisions are legally binding; there is no recourse to legal action. There is no right of appeal against the jury’s decisions.Global Rockstar reserves the right to disqualify your nomination if the infomations that you provide during your registration or while uploading are not correct.The voting for any songs uploaded on the website is governed by the following rules. If you violate these rules, we may disqualify your song from the contest and/or delete your account. • Do not create multiple accounts. Each user is permitted to hold only one account.
• Do not create automated systems to artificially increase the votes for your song or for a song you support.
• Do not pay others to vote for your song or for a song you support.