Registration for Soca Rumble closed, music must be submitted FridayPOSTED: 03/9/15 6:59 PM
St. Maarten – The promoter of the Soca Rumble “Battle of the Best” concert announced on Thursday that registration for the event is now closed. Promoter Grisha Marten said the response has been overwhelming with 25 plus registrants. She also reminded these registrants that they have until Friday, April 13 to email their songs in MP3 format. The songs should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The intention of the Soca Rumble, to be held on April 25 in Carnival Village, will be exactly as the name suggests: a rumble between the top Soca singers in St. Maarten who will compete in what is known as a Groovy and Power Soca competitions on one night. Each of these competitions carries a US $10,000 prize. The Power Soca is determined by songs measuring 136 and over beats per minute (bpm). The Groovy Soca is determined by songs measuring 80-135 beats per minute (bpm).
A contestant can enter the competition as a solo act, duet, group or band and can enter in both categories with a maximum of two (2) songs in the Power Soca Category and a maximum of two (2) songs in the Groovy Soca category. At the preliminary stage, the submission of properly produced songs will screened by a 5 member panel of qualified judges. Headed by a chief judge that has the responsibility to manage and guide the other judges. The approved selected songs will be played on all participating radio stations, 3-5 times daily starting March 16- April 25, 2015.