CONTEST is NOW CLOSED – Results will be announced soon!
To commemorate the relaunching if Island Music Network, we’re running a contest through the month of October and giving away a brand new Islander Ukulele to the winner! Here are the rules for the contest and how to enter:
First Place Prize: Islander Tenor Ukulele
How to Enter
- Make a video of you covering a song listed on Island Music Network. If the song is not listed on this site your entry will not be eligible to win
- Uploaded the video to youtube and link to the sheet music or tabs you used to play the song in the description of your video.
- Post the link to your youtube video in the comments below.
- Deadline to enter is October 31 2013
- You can use any instrument to cover the song, it does not have to be with an ukulele.
- The video must be made specifically for this contest. You cannot reuse an old video you have already created.
- You must mention Islandmusicnetwork.com in your video (You can just say, “This is for the Island Music Network Islander Contest” or something like that)
- The song you cover must be listed on this site. If the song you want to cover is not already listed, you can submit the song here but it must also be approved by the site mods as acceptable on the site
- Only entries submitted in the comments below will be judged.
I would love to win this ukulele, so here is my entry:
Baby can I hold you tonight by Alea
thanks for the entry!
I would love to win this ukulele. This is my cover of We Belong Together by Ritchie Valens. Enjoy! \m/
Hi Eduardo, Sorry this entry does not follow the rules of the contest. You must cover a song listed on this website.
I have been playing uke for 2 years. on my cheap ukulele, i would love to get this ukulele! I play my favourite ukulele song.
Looks like this video isn’t working. Please review the rules and how to enter before submitting entries as well.
I woulld love to win because i use a soprano which is sometimes hard to fingerpick and do songs such as polani or ahe lau makani.
I play Surf by Ka’au Crater Boys. i got the chords from https://islandmusicnetwork.com/sheet/surf/
My video is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnDZmHvddKQ
I would like to win this uke. On close inspection, I find it to be of a very classy design. The wood is of a quality that is beautiful, it would produce a very clear tone. The fret board looks to be of high quality ebony wood, which from my understanding, is getting to be rare these days. The tuners are the type that would give you fine tuning performance. The Bridge base is very artistically designed, with Peg type string anchors which are find mostly in expensive Ukes like Martins and Custom made instruments.
This instrument is made of a very high standard, clean cut, and without any frivolous appointments.
I know, in my hands, this instrument will be used on the daily basis. Needless to say, it will bring me the ultimate satisfaction. When I play it in the Windward Mall, which I do several times a week, the audience and visitors to the Mall will hear, and thrill to the sounds of this ukulele.
Mahalo, for your generous offer for such a beautifully crafted instrument.
Ben please read the directions on how to enter the contest.
Hey Ryan, I am intrested in this contest and currently working on a cover. I reviewed the rules and contest video thoroughly but still had a major question. 1.) does the entry cover vid have to be live? I intend to record several different instruments and sing over them using an audio ipad app. Is this acceptable?
Yup that is totally fine.
Is it okay if we had more than one person in the cover video?
thats fine, but you’ll have to share the uke if you win 😉
I would love to enter but unfortunately, I cannot find even one song that is even remotely familiar to me. :-/
You can always submit one to enter, but it has to be a Hawaiian or local music song.
That’d be why I don’t know any of them. I’m from NY! lol
There is one I know but my voice is better in a different key. Am I allowed to transpose it? And add some other chords to jazz it up?
I got a question. Is this contest (or site for that matter) for Hawaiian islands music, pacific islands music, or all islands music? I.e. Jamaica (home of reggae) and other Caribbean islands
For the most part we are trying to stick to songs from the pacific / polynesia area.
Can we take one of the songs on the site and transpose it up/down? Some of us don’t have the fingers that bend for D’s and E’s 🙂
yes. as long as the songs listed on the site, its fair game as an entry song.
Are you picking the winner based on ability, or randomly from valid entries?
Finally finished my cover!!! Had a great time making it. Decided to go with Common Kings – Wade in your water, here is the link:
I’ve been playing on this cheap novelty soprano for 3yrs and am definitely overdue for an upgrade so here is my best shot at the contest, Would really like to win
good job man! Thanks for entering!
I love your new channel. Mahalo for offering this fun contest. I heard this song this morning and knew I had to learn it. I read that it doesn’t need to be a “live” performance so hopefully all is good. Kale’a
Beautiful voice Kale’a! Mahalo nui for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us. Love it — great job and good luck!
Thank you so much Hokulani. Your remark was very thoughtful and means the world to me. I appreciate you taking time to listen to my entry. Have a great day.
I want to know if I can play one of the songs allowed without having a sheet music or tab, just creating my own arrangement.
you can email the song to check if its ok
Do we have to sing in our cover?
no you don’t have to sing to enter.
Here is my entry:
My voice isn’t great because I am still getting over being sick. I would love, love, love to win!
Thank you for taking the time to view our video!
My son and I had a BLAST putting this together!
Video Entry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSFMdvi3o5c
Song Sheet: https://islandmusicnetwork.com/sheet/ukulele-lady/
This is a professional one!
Could I write new words to a traditional Hawaiian melody?
no, it needs to be a song listed on the site.
Well I didd my best aurigh CHEE \mn/
for all of you having trouble because you cant find a song you can play,
just find it somewhere else and put it into the
database so we all can see it and you can make your own submission
and yes i know i cant sing
Is this song alright to cover? Please say it is, because i’m having a hord time finding one that’s good for me to play. 🙁
Gabe Bondoc- Nothing More
since I’m a big Gabe Bondoc fan too, I’ll let this one slide 😉 Go for it! Just be sure to submit the song to the site.
people down voting me, just because he can enter doesn’t mean he’s going to win. I’m not the only one deciding the winner. This contest is for fun no sense make all stink about it. 🙂
PS I can see who you are.
YES THANK YOU SOO MUCH! now what site do i send it to?
Here’s my entry for the contest 🙂
I worked pretty hard on this, and I’m proud of the outcome. Though it may not be as good as some of the other entries here, I hope people enjoy!
Thanks for the cool contest!
AHH! forgot! the chords for this song: https://islandmusicnetwork.com/sheet/perfect-together/
Everyones videos are so good and full of the Aloha spirit. Good luck everyone!
This is my entry: http://youtu.be/pJyhWDTk-E8
And the Chords:https://islandmusicnetwork.com/sheet/three-little-birds/
The idea behind this site is great. I’m gonna try to contribute to the Database soon.
Mahalo for the opportunity.
Here’s my entry: http://youtu.be/L8G_MM5ZvIs
And the Chords: https://islandmusicnetwork.com/sheet/amnesia/
good luck everyone!
Am I able to do a mash-up of two songs? Both are in the songbook.
as long as they are on the site
My entry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOA1hwodzMA
This website is something I’ve been looking for, for a long time! Finally I’m able to play my favorite island/reggae songs!
Hey check us out! We would love to win this new beautiful ukulele! I have been playing on my cheap one for a while! Hope you enjoy it and please comment or suggestions!
Great job! What I like is that we can see you play, and sing ! Not just video with your voice behind it. Good luck to you! I wish I was brave enough to enter!
were u talking to me? if u were thanks!!
Finally got the time to do it!! I would love to win the tenor uke, so i can have an everyday use ukulele to jam!! LOL! Just wanna say goodluck to everyone who entered and everyone who is going to! Special shoutout to my friend Brett Ortone (goalohaentertainment) for studio time and equipment! Here’s my entry! Hope u enjoy!!
“Cover” Song Entry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D4fPYtCa0M
Song sheet (Chords/Lyrics): https://islandmusicnetwork.com/sheet/youre-all-i-need/
Hope I did it right!!??
Here’s a song from my childhood that I had forgotten about until recently. For me it was catching crabs and paddling boats around Kaneo’he Bay rather than catching o’opu and riding on horseback, but otherwise it pretty much sums up how I feel when I return home and notice how much has changed, not just in Hawai’i, but in myself as well:
Link to the song on IMN:
Could I do Sunset by AJ Rafael? If I played it on the uke? Thanks 🙂
might be better to just find a song on the site unless you want to submit that song.
hi ryan, i’m from the Philippines, can i join the contest? thanks
yes of course!
Just made this video before the deadline! Thanks for the awesome website, such a great idea to have chords for island songs together in one place. Mahalo!
Kolohe Kai – Ehu Girl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbhbZF0GP7w
Good luck everyone!
Hi! Here is my entry. http://youtu.be/ApBIwrbrRUA
I’m still getting over this cold that I’ve had for the last couple of weeks, but I actually got it in before the deadline. Whew!
I love things like this where we can see everyone’s awesome talents! 😀 Good luck everyone!
I hope that I make it in time! As of this posting the video is still processing, but I hope it gets up soon! This is my cover of Serenade as english interpreted by Aldrine.
Chords found here:https://islandmusicnetwork.com/sheet/haranaserenade/
I just added Im yours by Bruno mars online…..will it be up in time to submit my cover song?
sorry bruno mars can’t be allowed on this site because his publisher is Universal Music Group who are very difficult to work with.
What up my uke friends out there.
This is my entry for the contest, the song name is “Tsunami” by Chris salvador. I found this song when he was promoting his master class on UU+. I just submitted the tabs and hopefully will get approved before the dead line. Here is the video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNglcJadFgI
ill post the link to the tab as soon as it gets accepted (If it does haha)
Thanks for the listen!
Heres the tab! Enjoy,
This is Braybo singing Tiny Bubbles! I submitted the song for review, once approved I will link the chords and lyrics.
Here’s my entry : The Ukulele cover of Make me Say by Kimie with my 7 yr old daughter KR doing the vocals.
Video : http://youtu.be/SqN6XZN3yZw
Chords and Lyrics : https://islandmusicnetwork.com/sheet/make-me-say/
Happy Halloween everyone! I just wanted to say good luck to everyone, it was so cool to see so many talented players! Thanks again for the awesome contest
Happy Halloween all, here is my entry. I really wanted to multitrack it but I just didn’t have the opportunity to get it all together! So Enjoy!!
Chords can be found here
and my video is here!!
Thanks for holding this great contest!
am i still able to enter? what time zone are u on? im in hawaii still da 31st over here
We’re in Hawaii (Kauai). Still get time!
How Goes it?
Ive been trying to submit my Bob Marley entry…
Ive also sent a couple of mails…to the site…am i too late?
Here’s my entry for the contest!
and heres the chords!
hope you guys enjoy listening!
I just found out about the contest 2 hours ago and just learned this song 2 days ago. Perfect right?! So all I had was an ipad and iphone to work with, but here it is. Hope you enjoy, mahalo.
not sure why it says 7:36am Nov 1st when it just turned midnight here in Kauai
This is my cover for the contest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmJBT5UZgP4
I chose Make Me Say by Kimie & Imua Garza.
The Chords are here: https://islandmusicnetwork.com/sheet/make-me-say/
PS- The audio for the video somehow ended up completely out of sync with the visuals, but I hope you enjoy the audio!
PS… sent the mails a couple of weeks ago…
Hi Wendi, Sorry for not responding. we’ve been really busy and that message slipped through. That song wouldn’t be allowed in the contest as it wouldn’t be approved on the site.
Hey I submitted my entry last night about 3hrs behind hawaii at 7:00(California) and it still says “Your comment is awaiting moderation” what does that mean? and says that my comment was entered at Nov 1 at 2:53? I was asleep at that time! lol Am I in the running?
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