Read on for VERY IMPORTANT information about the following:

A. How to access our SOUNDCLOUD group (where you will be posting your finished pieces!)

B. How to get in touch with us during the race

C. An official timeline of events

 

A. SETTING UP SOUNDCLOUD:

Below are instructions on how to 1) set up a SoundCloud account and 2) Join the 24-Hour Radio Race GROUP. We highly recommend doing this BEFORE the Race begins on Saturday, so that you don’t waste any precious time! Also, keep in mind that you only need to use ONE person’s SoundCloud account per team.

1. To create an account, just go to https://soundcloud.com/ and click the orange “Sign up for SoundCloud” button.

 

2. Join the 24-Hour Radio Race Group by going here and clicking ‘Join’

 

HOW TO UPLOAD YOUR FINISHED PIECE:

3. Here’s an article explaining how to upload. Pretty straightforward process. When your piece is finished and you’re ready to upload the audio file from your computer, simply select the “Choose files” button. We recommend starting this process at LEAST 30 minutes before the deadline to be safe.

When uploading your piece, please include the following information:

The TITLE of your piece should be the following:

TEAM NAME: TITLE OF PIECE

Where it says ‘describe your sound’ please include a short description of the piece, and where your team is from!

4. Once you’ve uploaded your piece, add it to the 24-Hour Radio Race group page by going back to your public profile (http://bit.ly/Up6EeI) and clicking the ‘Add to group’ button that appears on your track player (http://bit.ly/Sn5Rz7). Then select the 24-Hour Radio Race Group from the drop down menu

 

SOUNDCLOUD HELP:

If you get stuck at any point in this process, there’s a lot of helpful info at http://help.soundcloud.com/ or you can submit a specific help request by going to http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/emails/new

 

B. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions during the 24-Hour Radio Race, don’t hesitate to contact us! At least one of our 24-Hour Radio Race Committee members will be on call for the entire 24 hours. There are a couple of ways to get in touch. You can EMAIL your question to ipp@kcrw.org OR you can post your question and interact with other teams on our Facebook event page.

 

C. TIMELINE

Here’s our official schedule for the Race:

August 16th 12AM PT: Entries closed

August 17th 10AM PT: RACE BEGINS! Contestants receive an email from ipp@kcrw.org with the THEME

August 17th 10PM PT: Contestants receive another email from ipp@kcrw.org with the BONUS ELEMENT. The bonus element will be in the form of a picture, which you can creatively integrate into your piece for extra credit. This is OPTIONAL.

August 18 10AM PT: RACE ENDS! All entries must be uploaded to SoundCloud in order to be eligible for judging. Contestants are notified via email that the contest is closed.

August 18th 5PM PT: #RadioRace party for Los Angeles participants… details forthcoming!

We plan to announce the winners about a week after the Race ends. Winners will be announced in an EMAIL to all contestants from ipp@kcrw.org

 

We hope this answers any questions you may have leading up to the race, but if not, feel free to email us at ipp@kcrw.org or ask your question on our Facebook event page.

And remember to share photos and Tweets with us over the next 24 hours! Hashtag #RadioRace

Jenny Radelet
@JennyKCRW
Administrator, KCRW’s Independent Producer Project

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