April 27, 2019
by GMG Staff

The Influence of Classical Music

As a classical pianist, MUSE's lead songwriter and keyboardist Matt Bellamy would pick up from Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Lizst, and other greats, reinvent the sound and incorporate them into their songs. He would...

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April 27, 2019
by GMG Staff

Fusion of Genres

In fusing EDM and country music, Avicii’s broke and rebuilt the EDM mould — the ultimate goal for any true musical vanguard. Do you have a song that combines two music genres? If so please feel free to send it...

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April 27, 2019
by GMG Staff

Playing Out Of The Box

No one could put Queen in a box. While others were trying to invent an original sound, Queen became original by doing all kinds of sounds, from old to new. Have you written at least three songs of different...

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April 25, 2019
by GMG Staff

Melodies On Words

Elton John has an interesting way of putting melodies into anything. Have you ever tried writing a melody over any given piece of literature? Like a novel, a poem, or even as strange as a newspaper,...

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April 25, 2019
by GMG Staff

Movie Soundtrack

Have you ever tried making orchestral tracks for a movie, using Production Software like Ableton and others? If so, please feel free to send your composition here....

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April 25, 2019
by GMG Staff

Lyrics and Poetry

Are you good at playing with words in your song lyrics? If you have a song that sounds almost like poetry, you can send it here. The song can use vivid imagery, all sorts of figures of speech, and other...

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April 25, 2019
by GMG Staff

Songs For Change

Bob Dylan may not have the best voice, but he became the voice of a generation. Do you have a song advocating any kind of social change, advocacy, or peace? If yes, please feel free to send it here....

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April 25, 2019
by GMG Staff

Melodies and Structure

For the past 20 years, Max Martin and his amazing team have been writing the most widely spread and hummed tunes in the world. Not wanting to draw attention to himself, he has said “no” to almost every...

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April 24, 2019
by GMG Staff

Send Your Viral Video

Anything which resembles a viral video: pranks, interesting experiments, spoofs, funny moments, musician fails, costume videos, sitcoms, amazing stunts, animal videos, baby videos......

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April 24, 2019
by GMG Staff

Send Your Music Video

Please send your best music video in the submission form below. The example above is Radiohead, for the song "No Surprises", which comes to show how a very minimal video recording can achieve the feel you want...

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April 23, 2019
by GMG Staff

Send Your First Live Performance

Please send your first live performance video in the submission form below. As you can see from the example above, you can send a video of a live session in a private room. It will count as a live performance....

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April 22, 2019
by GMG Staff

Send Your Second Song

Please send your second song in the submission form below. As you can see from the example above, the song recording doesn't have to be of high quality, as long as the song is recognizable....

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April 22, 2019
by GMG Staff

Send Your Third Song

Please send your third song in the submission form below. As you can see from the example above, the song recording can be embedded as a Sound Cloud link....

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October 17, 2018
by GMG Staff

Counterpoint Harmonies

Counterpoint harmonies were born in the Baroque and Renaissance Era, where music had multiple distinct melodic lines – each able to stand on its own – combined together to form harmony. Counterpoint Harmonies ar...

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October 16, 2018
by GMG Staff

Vocal Harmonies

As a young adult, Brian Wilson was already arranging full symphonies in his head. He broke the rules of chord progressions and came up with music still unmatched by producers and songwriters to this day. Have...

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October 5, 2018
by GMG Staff

Abstract Music Videos

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Abstraction indicates a departure...

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October 4, 2018
by GMG Staff

Dance Music Videos

Create a music video that uses dance routines. In fact, any music genre can adapt a dance routine, even metal. Win The Race from anywhere around the world and get to play live in the next Global Battle of the...

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October 3, 2018
by GMG Staff

Movie Music Videos

Use a movie to promote a whole album of yours. Fine examples are Michael Jackson's "Moonwalker", "Sgt. Pepper and the Lonely Hearts Club" by the Beatles, and more....

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October 3, 2018
by GMG Staff

Comedy Music Videos

If you have a music video for laughs, you can send them here. Please note that it must be an original song. SNL's Lonely Island - this is what they do....

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October 3, 2018
by GMG Staff

Parody Music Videos

If you have a hilarious cover song, or if you’ve created a completely new song using another character’s persona, you can send your video here....

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October 1, 2018
by GMG Staff

Prank Calls

Just for fun, have you ever tried to use music in a prank call? If yes, please feel free to send your video here. Some ideas below: black metal pizza order, brutal metal customer service, serenade proposal...

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

World Music Instrumental

As a group, create an instrumental using world music styles, such as Caribbean, Chinese music, and more. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Disco Instrumental

Create an group instrumental in the disco genre, using instruments used in disco music. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Caribbean Instrumental

Create an group instrumental in any Caribbean genre, using Caribbean instruments or sounds. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Blues Instrumental

Create an group instrumental in the Blues genre, using Blues instruments or sounds. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Jazz Instrumental

Are you able to do a jazz instrumental as a band? Please send a video here. We are looking for an instrumental that blends all instruments involved or highlights each instrument in the song. Please feel free...

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Classical Instrumental

Create an classical group instrumental, using commonly used instruments or sounds in the orchestra. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Rock Instrumental

Create an group instrumental in the rock genre, whether a full band, a trio, or a duet. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Acrobatic Piano

What crazy stunt can you think of in the Piano? From Acrobatic Piano, to Giant Street Pianos, juggling pianos… If you or a band mate knows how to play piano, do an amazing piano stunt no one has ever done...

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Space Drums

Can you create a drum stunt during a drum solo: drumming with fire or water, roller-coaster drums, spinning drums, bouncing drums, Drum TNT, bizarre drumming kits…...

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

You Are The Music

What kind of music can you make with your body parts? As a solo act or a band, send your video here. Some epic, interesting, or weird videos below…...

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Air Guitar

Have you ever tried air guitar? Doing a guitar solo basically without a guitar. Its serious business. There’s a worldwide competition about it. You can do other music instruments too if you want....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

The Music Machine

Play a one-man solo using multiple music instruments. Its fine to use a track recorder, or just play them all at the same time. Please capture your act on video and send it here....

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September 24, 2018
by GMG Staff

The Axeman

In one solo, how many guitar stunts can you do? Everything from guitar flips, back-flips, spins, to playing guitar behind your head, with your teeth, with your feet, and if you can think of something not in...

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September 24, 2018
by GMG Staff

EDM Solo

Create an EDM instrumental and capture yourself performing it live. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 24, 2018
by GMG Staff

Percussion Solo

Do a percussion solo, using instruments like the vibraphone, cymbals, snare drums, and others. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on one percussion instrument....

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September 24, 2018
by GMG Staff

String Solo

Do a string solo, using instruments like the violin, viola, cello, harm, and more. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on one percussion instrument....

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September 19, 2018
by GMG Staff

Wind Solo

Do a wind solo, using instruments like the flute, sax, clarinet, bag pipes, and more. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on one wind instrument....

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September 19, 2018
by GMG Staff

Brass Solo

Do a brass solo, using instruments like the trumpet, trombone, french horn, tuba, and more. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on one brass instrument....

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September 19, 2018
by GMG Staff

Keyboard Solo

Do a keyboard solo, using instruments like the piano, synth, even old types like the organ, harpsichord, and more. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on one keyboard instrument....

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September 19, 2018
by GMG Staff

Drum Solo

Do a drum solo, using the basic drum kit or other ethnic type of drums. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on the drums....

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September 19, 2018
by GMG Staff

Bass Solo

Do a bass solo, using an electric bass, the double bass, or any other bass guitar instrument. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on the bass....

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September 19, 2018
by GMG Staff

Guitar Solo

Do a guitar solo, using an electric guitar, an acoustic guitar, even an ukulele, steel guitar, others. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on the guitar....

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August 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Firekind

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August 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

World Finals in London

The World Finals were held at the London Astoria from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, the World Finals were held in Camden, London over a three-day period at two different venues. The first two days were held at the Camd...

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August 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

World Finals in Thailand 2013

The 2013 GBOB WORLD FINAL in Chiang Mai was an amazing four-day event which happened Feb 7 – Feb10. All band activities were filmed, and a documentary will be released soon. The concert was brought to you by N...

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August 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

World Final in Malaysia 2011

The World Final in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was the first GBOB World Final outside of London since 2004. It was covered by the country’s biggest music channel, AstroHitz. A Documentary of the show was produced ...

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Music In The Elderly Home

They say the music in a man never grows old, never goes away. The grannies and grandpas would sure appreciate some music in the home. If you were able to capture the experience and happy faces on video, please...

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Music In The Rehab Center

Music is known to have the same kind of effect in the brain that some drugs have, but only on a healthier level. Do you have Drug Rehab centers near you? Why not try see if you can help out about music?...

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Music In The Prison

Music makes people happy, and happiness gives them hope. The Kansas Symphony below makes a significant impact on the prisoners. If you know a music program for prisoners nearby, why not volunteer?...

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Music In The Hospital

Trivia: Music is a natural anesthetic known to alleviate physical pain. Musicians on Call is a volunteer organization based in the USA, which sends Musicians to play for patients in hospitals....

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Songs During A Parade

Have you ever been part of a marching band? Or played your music on top of a float, as one of the highlights of the parade? If you have video of the experience, you can send it here. Music brings people...

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Songs In The Gym

It's a bit funny, but if you've tried pulling a song prank in the gym, or found other creative ways to bring live music to people who are body-building, burning calories, and stuff, please send the video here....

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Songs in the Library

If you've ever tried performing a song in a library, like a serenade of a flash mob, you can send video of your experience here. It can be during an official event, or an unofficial 'quiet' song played for someone....

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Songs in School

A video footage of you or your band performing in school. It can be during an official event, or just a prank during class. If you have such a footage, you may send it here....

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Songs In The Workplace

If you've ever tried performing a song in the office and filming it on your phone, you can send the video here. Turn the "bored" meeting into a mosh pit, or break the ice in the office with a serenade....

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Songs In The Supermarket

Just for fun, have you ever tried doing a song in the middle of the supermarket? Strange, but see some interesting videos. If you have something similar, you can send it here....

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Rehearsals

Record a song during a rehearsal. No fuss, no frills. Just you and the sound. This can be a home studio, or in another recording studio elsewhere. Something interesting when capturing a video is forgetting...

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July 7, 2018
by GMG Staff

Garage Sessions

A film recording of any song or practice session in a garage, that include either you or a whole band. If you have something like this, you can send it here and earn points....

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July 7, 2018
by GMG Staff

Backyard Sessions

If you have a live session recording filmed in your backyard, please send it here. It can be a backyard party, or just you and your band during a quiet day....

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July 7, 2018
by GMG Staff

Kitchen Sessions

For fun, have you tried filming a live session while in the kitchen? If so, you can send it here. As you can see, there are many interesting ways to do it....

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July 7, 2018
by GMG Staff

Rooftop Sessions

Have you ever filmed a song in some kind of roof top or balcony? If you have, please send it here. Any rooftop would do: a house, an apartment, balcony, trailer top, or others....

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July 6, 2018
by GMG Staff

Sky Gig

Are you ready for the ultimate stage dive? Have you ever tried bringing a music instrument during a skydiving activity - and playing it? Or have you ever tried sky-diving at all? If you have, please send a...

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July 6, 2018
by GMG Staff

Storm Gig

For fun... have you ever tried playing drums under the rain - like a boss? Or other instruments if you prefer. If so, please send a video here....

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July 6, 2018
by GMG Staff

Pet Gig

Its time to go hunting for some of the rarest species on Earth. Just for fun - do you know of an animal that responds to music? Have you tried playing in front of them to find out? If so, please send a video...

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July 6, 2018
by GMG Staff

Surf Gig

I sense the Force is strong in you. Just for fun - can you play a music instrument while surfing? If you can, send a video here. You may not believe it, but tons of surfers have already done it. Aloha, laki...

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Ground Gig

A live session in the middle of a rocky, sandy, or earth scenery, such as deserts, caves, rocky mountains and cliffs, even volcanoes. If you have done this before, please send it here....

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Green Gig

The hills are alive with the sound of – your metal. Have you ever tried doing a live session in the middle of the forest, the grasslands, the hills, mountaintops, treetops? Wherever there is greenery and life....

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Water Gig

Water is an ancient amplifier that carries sound to long distances. Ever filmed a song of yours being performed nearby or even within a body of water - on a lake, a river, waterfalls, an ocean or a sea shore?...

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Ice Gig

Have you ever tried recording a live session in the icy outdoors, such as in the middle of the snow, frozen lakes, ice caves, ice bergs, or anything else cold and frozen? Except your fridge. If you have,...

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Elevator Gig

Just for fun : have you ever tried singing or performing with your band in a public elevator? Take away the boring disgrace that elevator music is, and turn that stuffy metal box into a concert experience....

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Inflight Gig

Just for fun - have you ever tried singing a song, as solo or with someone, while waiting for your plane to take off? Or even up in the air? If you've tried this and caught it on video, please feel free to...

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Amusement Ride Gig

Have you ever tried singing or performing in an amusement park? Perhaps not onstage, but on the roller-coaster? Just for fun, if you can find the most interesting, bizarre, or cool and creative way to perform...

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Shipping Gig

Ever performed a song on a cruise or a ferry ride? Or even on a small boat the middle of a lake? If you have captured it on video, please send the video here. Even something more unusual than a cruise gig will...

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Public Transit Gig

Have you ever tried busking a song inside the bus, or the tube, and recorded it on video? If you have the footage, please send it here. See what a simple song can do to cheer up random strangers' daily commute....

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Car Gig

Have you ever tried "carpool karaoke" and recorded it on video? If you have footage of you or your band playing an original song inside a moving vehicle - a car, a truck, a tricycle, a van, please send it...

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Theater and Hall Gig

Do you have a video of you or your band performing in an auditorium or theater, or any other similar venue? If so, please send it here. Please also send the name of the venue....

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Arena or Stadium Gig

Do you have a video of you or your band performing in a stadium or arena, or any other similar venue with a massive audience of at least 5000 people? If so, please send it here. Please also send the name of...

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Small Venue Gig

Do you have a video of you or your band performing in a small venue for maybe 200 people or less? If so, please send it here. Please also send the name of the venue....

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Tourist Gig

Travelling a lot? Do you have a street gig that captures a famous landmark or tourist spot as background? If so, please send it here. Its nice to let the tourists enjoy some local music on their vacation....

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Street Gig

Do you have a great video of you or your band performing in the streets, or busking? If so, you may send it here for The Race....

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