Recorded audition Guidelines

Entry for the Recorded audition

  • Please read the “Event Outline” and “General Guidelines” pages before entry.
  • To enter Recorded audition, please submit “Application Form for Recorded audition” page, provided only during “application form acceptance” period.

Requirements for entry

  • Your information – name and address, etc. on “Application Form for Recorded audition” page
  • Sound / movie files of recorded whistling sample: Upload your sound / movie files to online storage service and fill in the link (URL) on “Application Form for Recorded audition” page.

Sound / movie files

  • For Recorded accompaniment Category, Record yourself whistling both Classical and Popular songs. The file format should be mp3 or m4a or using YouTube. (160214)
  • To enter Hikifuki or Allied Arts, submit a movie file each. The format of file should be mp4 or m4v or mov or using YouTube. (160214)
  • Classical: 2 – 5 minutes; Popular: 2 – 4 minutes; Hikifuki and Allied Arts: max. 4 minutes each. Overtime will be ignored in the scoring.
  • Judging will be blind listening. Therefore, in Classical and Popular files, do not include your name in the file name, and do not record narration (speaking) with your name or song name.
  • Movie should be exactly the same members and performance as the Final as much as you can.
  • The limit of a sound file is about 10 MB for each songs and movie file about 100 MB.
  • Keep your sound and movie files on online storage service until receiving the result of the Recorded audition. It can be deleted after that.
  • Be careful with your recording quality, especially under / over level and blow noise.
  • Please refer to “General Guideline” page for other details.

Online Storage Service

  • You should use Online Storage Service to upload your sound / movie files. We strongly recommend to use “Dropbox” Online Storage Service or YouTube. (160214)
  • If you can’t use “Dropbox”, choose online storage service that is easy to access – that do not require passwords, that just open with the URL, and it is necessary to keep your files by the service until getting the results of Recorded audition.
  • Please refer to “How to upload your files to Dropbox” section.
  • You can use YouTube as well for Recorded accompaniment, Hikifuki and Allied Arts Category, don’t use password and recommend to use “Unlisted” mode. (160214)
  • We cannot provide support on how to use online storage service

Recorded audition Fee

  • Recorded audition fee is 3,000 yen (under 18 years old as of July 17th 2016, 2,000 yen).
  • Pay the fee via PayPal or Bank deposit (domestic only in Japan) by the fixed date that will be provided after entry.
  • We will not be able to return your fee if you cancel your entry.
  • After your entry is received, you will receive further details by email.
  • If you success for the Recorded audition, you should pay for participation of Primary
    Selection and Final Competition on July 2016. Please refer to “General Guideline” page for the details.

Other Notes

  • We will send you the results after the Recorded audition. We will not be able to provide any information other than results.
  • Your personal information will not be used outside this event and to provide information for our future events (if you wish to receive it).

(Reference) How to upload your files to Dropbox:

    1. Make your account for Dropbox (http://www.dropbox.com/)
    2. Upload your sound or movie file via browser.
    3. Select uploaded file and click “Share” button then copy the link (URL)
    4. Paste into application form on this site.
  • We can not provide support for this service.

(160214 updated) Allow to use YouTube for Recorded accompaniment Category.