Masspire is going to go into hibernation. We’re going to work on building a bigger, better, and yet simpler site. We’ll have more details when it gets closer, but Masspire will likely be hibernating for about a month.
If you uploaded something recently, don’t worry, your work will be carried over into the new Season and ready to go when it arrives. You’ll like being part of the new season: the awards for being part of Masspire will trigger faster and will probably be larger.
Brian / Squarejaw
The results for the first season are here with the amount of money everyone received next to their band name. Only 1st through 3rd were due an award but because we decided to give everyone who qualified for Round Three $20 because that’s just the way we roll.
1. Prolix – Hussy: $500
2. EioN – Into the Fray: $250
3. Adam Brock – Like Rain Like Rust: $100
4. (tie) JRocit – the Boy Left Behind: $20
4. (tie) Spiderlegs – A Piss Before Dying: $20
5. The Onesie – Grey Wool: $20
6. Squarefish – Olive Juice: $20
7. Tony C’Debaca – Go to Hell: $20
8. (tie) LostintheString – A Wavering Line: $20
8. (tie) Fantazzmo – Superman: $20
9. Jebraun – Peyote Coyote: $20
10. Guitarjelly – The Willies: $20
11. Doc Brown Experience – Funkyness: $20
12. Partyboys – Jackass: $20
We learned a ton over our very first season. We’re ready to put that knowledge into action. Masspire is going to grow larger, the awards are going to grow larger, and the people who join us will grow larger.
If you’re reading this, thanks for being with us since our infancy. We’re not going to forget about the people who were with us from the beginning.
-Brian / Squarejaw
What a wild, strange ride it’s been.
The First Season is at an end. Thank you to everyone who’s been a part of it. Over the next few days the results will be certified, the winners notified, and money paid.
Round Three is here, the finalists have been selected, and at the end of the month, money will go out to the winners.
So What Happens Now?
Round three ends at midnight July 31st and the rules are simple: the songs with the most upvotes wins. There are three spots that pay out money. However, we’re going to try and give out goodies to everyone who has qualified, and even to some of the people who qualified for Round Two.
The votes for all songs are going to be set down to zero and the songs that didn’t qualify are going to be locked. We’re going to add any votes received after the end of Round Two yesterday so you can feel free to go nuts… right now.
What’s In the Rules and What’s Not?
All finalists can get people to show up to the site to upvote their music. They’ll have to create an account first.
You cannot pay people to come to the site or create multiple accounts and use them to vote.
A Word of Caution: Don’t Mess With Us
We’re going to be watching very carefully. We are prepared to ban any of the finalists for cheating. If you don’t want that to happen, don’t cheat. Seriously. We are prepared to get mean if we have to.
You’re all deserving but only three can win. Good luck getting there.
Round Two is over. It wasn’t easy separating out everyone who qualified, but we did. Here are the finalists:
- prolix – hussy
- EioN – Into the Fray
- Indian and the Pale Ales – The Willies
- Adam Brock – Like Rain Like Rust
- Doc Brown Experience – Funkyness
- Squarefish – Olive Juice
- LostintheString – A Wavering Line
- Partyboys – Jackass
- The Onesie – Grey Wool
- JRocit – The Boy Left Behind
- Spiderlegs – A Piss Before Dying
- Tony C’Debaca – Go to Hell
- Fantazzmo – Superman
- Jebraun – Peyote Coyote
More to come tomorrow. Round Three is here.
Round One is at an end. We got a lot of really amazing submissions. The Beta Season did wonders for our faith that small artists are capable of creating awesome things.
Here’s a List of All the Songs that Qualified:
- Perfectly Broken
- Where Are You
- Into the Fray
- Cross Walk
- The Willies
- Like Rain Like Rust
- Mintberry Slush
- Heavy Groove
- Olive Juice
- Note From Her
- Kristy Ray
- Already Home
- A Wavering Line
- Space Journey
- Grey Wool
- The Boy Left Behind
- A Piss Before Dying
- Go to Hell
- Peyote Coyote
- Under an Atom Bonding
For those of you who didn’t make it into Round Two, we still hope you’ll come back to us during our next Season, when we drop another upgrade into the site and bring about some really exciting changes. There were a lot of songs we liked that just didn’t get quite enough love. That may change in a new season…
Unfortunately, we didn’t get enough submissions with video to trigger the next Round of competition. For all you video people, we’ll move your submissions into the next season, so you won’t lose your shot.
Round Two ends on July 7th. Round Three will go from July 8th – 31st. The prize for 1st is $500. Best of luck.
Everyone has until 12 tommorow to qualify for Round Two, and fifty votes gets you there.
Push! So many of you are so very close. You can do it!
We’re rooting for you.
The First Round of our Beta season is going to come to an end on 06/30/12. Music is doing well, but it doesn’t seem likely that Video is going to receive enough submissions to activate.
$850 in total is up for grabs, and it won’t be a lot longer before someone will get it.
We’d like to celebrate our successful launch of 1.1 with some special goodies for the community.
- $5 to go pick out something nice for everyone who signs up from today (05/16/12) to June 1st, 2012.
- $50 for the first person to make it to 50 upvotes. $25 to the second.
- Special, permanent user pics for the people who joined us during 1.0 and 1.1, as our gesture of appreciation for your early-adopter awesomeness.
1.1 Lives at last.