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  • Deadline:
    April 3, 2004, midnight


Greatestbits.com is looking for a composed or sampled "bit" of digital audio to be featured on the Greatestbits.com website along with other composers and bitmeisters.

Greatestbits.com encourages more than one bit submission but submitting just one single bit is also perfectly fine. A submitted bit of digital audio can be no more than one (1) second long. There is, however, NO MINIMUM duration/length.

Each audio bit will be reviewed and hyped on the website by Jeremy Turner (Vancouver, Canada) and Janne Vanhanen (Helsinki, Finland). If we collect enough bits, there will be a Top-10 (and maybe even Top-40) countdown that will be moderated by Turner and Vanhanen. Criteria for critical approval will be partially based upon these qualities:

A: Aesthetic integrity of the submission.

B: The degree of "bitness" that the submitted audio piece posseses (songs and loops are prohibited).
There will be 2 categories under which the submitted bits will be assessed and exhibited:

1. NuBits
Each submitted bit in this category will be originally composed - in other words, without any recognizable audio content. This bit can still be a "found" sample as long as the source-content has been sufficiently obscured to become an original composition.

2. ClassicBits
Each submitted bit in this category contains recognizable content and can be a tiny sample from one's favourite song and/or composition. This category can include bits that were made from hybrid sample sources but where the content is still representational and/or recognizable. If this bit contains recognizable content, please mention and give sufficient credit to the originators of the sample source.

For classic bits, even if the source is not of your making, it is still "your" bit as you chose the bit youself and legally, 3 seconds is the minimum a source can claim reasonable copyright. Crediting your source is a courtesy and may help visitors to the site gain an appreciation of your ClassicBit.

Please submit your audio bit with its title and sample credits (if it is a ClassicBit) in either MP3 or WAV format to bitbot@greatestbits.com Attached audio file size should not exceed one megabyte (1MB).