Yamaha PSR-A3000 Owners’ Competition 2018

What is it?

Yamaha PSR-A3000 Owners’ Competition 2018 is the third online competition for PSR-A3000 users in the Yamaha Music Gulf territories. If you are lucky owner of PSR-A3000 oriental workstation, record your performance on video and take this great opportunity to expose your-self and become popular in the oriental music society of the region!

Who can join?

All owners of Yamaha PSR-A3000 arranger workstation.

How to Join?

Important Dates

Registration and Video Entries – 1st August 2018 to 30th September 2018

Public Voting – 1st to 22nd October 2018

Announcement of winners – 29th October 2018

Awards and Prizes

Best oriental performers chosen by viewers’ votes and Yamaha’s Expert Musicians’ team will be awarded with valuable prizes:

  • One Grand Winner will be chosen by viewers’ votes on the competition website.
    • GRAND WINNER AWARD - 1500 USD.
  • Three “Artists’ Choice Award” winners will be selected by Yamaha Expert musicians’ team each in its music category:
    • ARTISTS’ CHOICE AWARD: KHALIGI – 1000 USD
    • ARTISTS’ CHOICE AWARD: ARABIC – 1000 USD
    • ARTISTS’ CHOICE AWARD: PERSIAN – 1000 USD

* Organizer can decide to pay the above noted prizes' amounts in local currency based on exchange rates at the time of announcement.

Criteria for judging for Artists’ Choice Award:

  • - Originality and quality of arrangements.
  • - Showmanship.
  • - Overall sound and control.
  • - Technical proficiency in Yamaha PSR-A3000.
  • - Using of original content. (Voices and Styles)

Yamaha Expert Artists’ Team

Seeroos Juma, Hatem Boulifa , Amine Dehane, Wael El Tonsy, Said Senhaji, Younes Rouissi, Majid Nabi and Omid Hosseini

Yamaha PSR-A3000 Owners’ Competition 2018 Terms and Conditions

Yamaha PSR-A3000 Owners’ Competition 2018 is the third online competition for Yamaha PSR-A3000 users organized by Yamaha Music Gulf FZE (YMGF). Best oriental performers chosen by viewers’ votes and Yamaha Expert Musicians’ team will be awarded valuable prizes.

ARTICLE 1: YMGF is inviting all musicians using Yamaha PSR-A3000, who are residents of the following countries:

Angola, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Moldova, Mozambique, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Republic of South Africa, Reunion Island, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Zambia

NOTE: Employees of YMGF, authorized Yamaha distributors, and their dealers are not eligible to join including relatives of up to the 2nd degree.

ARTICLE 2: Participants will be asked to register themselves and submit a recorded video of their live performance on Yamaha PSR-A3000 (limited to 6 minutes). These videos will be published for public viewing and the winning videos will be inserted and used in the advertising campaign on Yamaha websites.

ARTICLE 3: Registration will be done on the following:

  1. Competition Website: Yamaha PSR-A3000 Owners' Competition 2018
  2. YMGF Facebook Account:
    www.facebook.com/YamahaMusicGulf.YMGF/
  3. The registration opens on 1st of August 2018 and closes on 30th of September 2018. Gulf Standard Time.
  4. Participants must upload the video in accordance with the instructions on the registration page on the website.
  5. YMGF accepts registration via “Easypromos Video Contest App.” Registration and videos will not be accepted by e-mail, post or other means.
  6. YMGF reserves a right to share participants contact information (Name, e-mail address and phone number) with Authorized Yamaha Distributors in countries listed in Article 1. The contact information will be used by Authorized Yamaha Distributors to handover the certificates of participation and/or prizes to the participants and/or winners. YMGF will delete all of the participants’ information such as name, email address, home address, and phone number collected from the Registration Form, after finishing the Yamaha PSR-A3000 Owners’ Competition. YMGF assures that contact information will not be used for any future promotional activities.

ARTICLE 4: Participant Qualification:

  1. Participant must own Yamaha PSR-A3000
  2. Participant must be amateur: should not have any contract with a record company during the period of the competition
  3. Only Solo performances are acceptable (1 musician only)
  4. Performance should be only done using Yamaha PSR-A3000
  5. Performance should be in oriental music genre
  6. One (1) person can only participate with one (1) music video
  7. All participants joining can be residents of countries listed in ARTICLE 1 with proof of identity. There is no limitation on age, gender, profession and nationality.

ARTICLE 5: Song and Video Usage Rights

  1. Only One (1) original song to be used and video of live performance can be uploaded or share URL from YouTube, Vimeo.
  2. Video entry, with maximum 150MB file size.
    (Formats accepted to upload videos are: .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .mpg, .mpeg, .wmv, .avi, .flv, .webm)
  3. Performance time should not exceed 6 minutes.
  4. Each participant guarantees that the video submitted is their original work.
  5. Videos and song should not be offensive and discriminatory, either in words or actions, to any person or group (regardless of sex, race, religion or others)
  6. YMGF reserves the right to reject any videos before and after publishing.
  7. The participant shall be liable for any damage or loss claimed by third parties for the submitted video.

ARTICLE 6: Copyright

The participants grant YMGF the right to use their uploaded video performances, in addition to photos and information for advertising and promotional purposes of any kind, regardless of modification.

ARTICLE 7: Voting

  • Public voting will be available (to decide the Grand Winner) on the competition web-page from 1st to 22nd of October 2018 through Facebook accounts.
  • YMGF will use an analytics system to determine fraudulent voting, and all such votes will be deleted thus leaving only genuine votes to be counted. In case the fraud-rate of votes for a certain participant was 100% or more, that participant will be disqualified from the competition.

ARTICLE 8: Judging mechanism and prizes

  • - One Grand Winner will be chosen by viewers’ votes on the competition web-page, as stated in ARTICLE 7.
    Grand Winner will receive a prize of 1500 USD (or the equivalent in local currency based on exchange rates at the time of announcement) from YMGF.
  • - Three “Artists’ Choice Award” winners will be selected by Yamaha Expert musicians’ team of the following music categories: Khaligi, Arabic and Persian. Each “Artists’ Choice” winner will receive a prize of 1000 USD (or the equivalent in local currency based on exchange rates at the time of announcement).
  • - Criteria for judging for Artists’ Choice Award:
    • Originality and quality of arrangements
    • Showmanship
    • Overall sound and control
    • Proficiency in operating Yamaha PSR-A3000s functions
    • Using original content (Voices and Styles)
  • - Yamaha Expert Musicians’ Team consists of the following YMGF Artists:
    • Seeroos Juma
    • Hatem Boulifa
    • Amine Dehane
    • Wael El Tonsy
    • Said Senhaji
    • Majid Nabi
    • Omid Hosseini
    • Younes Rouissi
  • - Artist Profiles: https://asia-latinamerica-mea.yamaha.com/en/artists/keyboards/
  • - Winners will be announced on 29th of October 2018 at

Cash prizes will be presented to the winners via Authorized Yamaha Distributors in their countries.

ARTICLE 9: CANCELLATION PROCEDURE

Should the participant decide to cancel his/her registration and no longer want to participate, the participant should contact YMGF with his/her registered email address via - Inquiry link.

ARTICLE 10: By registration and submission of video, all eligible entrants agree to abide the Terms and Conditions and general rules that govern this competition.

For inquiries regarding Yamaha PSR-A3000 Owners’ Competition 2018, please use Inquiry form to contact us.