Music Upload & Guidelines

Music Upload is available after you have registered for the National Yo-Yo Contest and will be handled on the National Yo-Yo League Website.

Music Upload File Type

File Type for your song must be .mp3 or .m4a format. No other file type will be accepted.

For Championship freestyles music shall start from the beginning of the track and shall be played for 3-minutes (1-minute for preliminaries) where it shall be cut off. Contestants can feel free to edit the music so that it fades out or ends at the appropriate time.

For Futures freestyles, all performances are 1-minute in length, and music shall start from the beginning of the track and shall be played for 1-minutes where it will be cut off. Contestants can feel free to edit the music so that it fades out or ends at the appropriate time.

Music Must Be Appropriate

All music must be considered G-rated (appropriate for all audiences) and shall not contain offensive lyrics including but not limited to: obscenities, racial, ethnic or sexual slurs, violence advocacy, etc. If you are unsure about your music, a judge will be available to listen to your music and make sure it is appropriate. Music used in many video games, television segments, and other media does not necessarily meet this standard. With the concurrence of the Contest Director and the Head Judge, use of inappropriate music by a contestant shall result in their disqualification.

Music Rights and Documentation

All competitors are encouraged to use music that conforms to one or more of the following standards and can provide written documentation supporting the claim.

  1. Music that is royalty free or otherwise conforms to an open source or creative commons license that allows the music to be used for any public performance.
  2. Music that the competitor has acquired the rights to use and can transfer those rights to the National Yo-Yo Museum for purposes of a public performance.

Documentation verifying the artist, album, studio of the music used should be available. If the music is a mixed compilation from multiple artists, full identifying information should be provided for each portion.

Having problems? Email us at league@nationalyoyo.org

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