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Banned from the Audio Portal?

2008-05-13 01:15:26 by Rig

Then you might have received this message in your inbox. If haven't submitted anything to the AP yet, but plan to, read this and make sure your song follows the rules...


You have been banned from submitting audio on the Newgrounds Audio Portal for one or more of the following reasons;

- You have submitted copyrighted music
This is a place to share your own original works, not to post your favorite Eminem songs. If you didn't write it, do not upload it.

- Your song contain sample(s) that are copyrighted.
You aren't allowed to have ANY copyrighted samples in your song. Not even a millisecond, so don't even think about uploading that Soulja Boy remix. "Fair use" does NOT apply on Newgrounds, as flash authors might want to use your song in a sponsored flash (or Newgrounds might want to use it for promotional purposes) - once someone pays for a song with a copyrighted sample, you have to give some money to the original author.
Note: COVERS of existing copyrighted songs are accepted as long as it doesn't contain ANY samples from the original song - vocals, instruments, sound effects, etc.

- You used stock loops/samples in an unoriginal arrangement.
Put some effort into it. Nobody likes to listen to the same overused sample over and over again.

- Your song was an unoriginal MIDI-rip.
Downloading a Zelda MIDI and assigning it to different instruments from the original is NOT your own work.

- You used Magix Music Maker.
Besides falling under the Stock Loops rule, Magix Music Maker automatically puts all songs you create with it under its own license - uploading the song to Newgrounds is in violation of that license.

- Your submission was painful to listen to.
Give us a break. White noise, blowing into the microphone, screaming, etc. doesn't belong in the Audio Portal - it just annoys people.

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For more information, please follow these links;
- NG submission agreement
- Regarding Covers and Remixes (additional info)
- Author Information (Audio submit page)
- Creative Commons agreement


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2012-12-26 03:35:38

The audio uploader wont let me progress to the "preview" step. I don't get it. I filled out all the information.


2012-12-21 07:20:47

It doesn't let me submit my song, the "Preview" button doesn't work, help please!


2012-11-19 19:42:34

i was about submiting my own works until i saw all these comments.
so i cancel it XD


2012-10-08 15:43:11

oh got it thanks


2012-09-01 11:14:53

So, just read the T&C fully for the first time in nearly ten years.

Hi Rig :3


2012-06-22 03:26:48


1) I upload my own content.
2) It sais i've already been banned.

I never uploaded anything to this site in the past, wtf makes it do this to me now?


2012-06-14 19:21:17

I thought I used them in an original arrangement. :(


2012-03-03 23:55:17

hmm I didn't break any of these rules though. I didn't use loops and it was original and I hope it wasn't painful to listen to. Is there a way to get unbanned ?


2012-02-10 09:03:19

can you please delete my song i hate it


2011-10-02 07:30:05

i REEEEEEEEEEEEALLLLLLLLLLLLLLY wouldnt mind getting approved BEFORE my birthday. atleast someone to say something about how long it would take would even be nice, i made the music all by myself with no loops or stolen samples !!!!!!!


2011-10-01 13:20:47

I got banned from the audio portal and I didn't receive this in my inbox. I am sad. The first thing I tried to submit was a piece of shit anyways. Rig, is there anyway to get "unbanned"? I made a loop and I actually put some effort into it.


2011-08-24 08:36:14

LOL, I was banned without a messge. How to get unbanned?


2011-06-29 15:09:25

I was submitting super karoshi theme but I was banned i want HELP!


2011-01-24 21:48:04

Yeah I was banned. There's no way of telling what kind of music you guys like and how good to make it. :P


2011-01-12 16:50:58

My previous account got banned for the last rule but it wasn't my fault that the audio conversion wrecked the sound. I was young and didn't know how to work computers.


2011-01-01 09:28:17

Rig is a big rig...


2011-01-01 09:26:32

i will never post again....
i got banned 9 times!!!! DAAAH! i will use it liten only... Fucktard


2010-10-16 12:19:18

Why you just do that!!!! my first post i did not read the rules please unban me!


2010-10-15 09:07:48

Ugh.... Banned For Posting My Own Mario Bros Remix... and i just called its name as Fortran's Theme.... Why im banned... tell me. i dont use stupid mixman... i edited a midi and changed into a mp3!!! so??? and you like banning? well ban and laugh to us! it was my first post on newgrounds... if you are really happy with that go eat your head and laugh again


2010-10-03 13:25:38

i submitted something awhile ago and it still has not been approved.
it was a guitar song my cousin made, and he wanted me to upload it on my account.
the song was a complete original work that he wrote, played, and recorded him self.
i'm not sure if i got banned or it is just taking a long time


2010-09-26 23:57:36

DO NOT submit VG remixes to Newgrounds. Although there are tons of them on the site that have slipped past the moderators' nets, they violate some policy and you will be banned.
I found this out the hard way...


2010-06-16 12:05:40

I'm glad I read that about magix music maker. o_O


2010-04-24 15:24:00

Yeah, I use to play some games here, but then I found a game from Coolio Niato where you can create levels with your own music if it is on newgrounds. So I created my song with a loop program (but I own the copyrights of the song, not like with magic whatever). Even if it were loops, I spend 5 hours to make it. Then I created a NG account and submitted the song. Then I was banned without warnig from the audio portal. WT hack ?

I do understand that you don't want to hear loops-made stuff. I didn't know that rule at first, before posting my song, but instead of just telling me : we don't accept loops, he blammed me. So go to #£!! moderators.


2010-04-14 18:23:10

If only I could upload audio again. :(


2010-03-21 06:00:33

This is the third time I have been banned from the audio portal. I followed all the rules, didn't do a remix or cover, and everytime I posted something, it took more than 2 months to get approved. And I didn't get approved at all. Then after 3 months, I tried to post a new song I have made, and it said I was banned. AGAIN


2010-01-26 13:54:31

I used musicshake for my music... does that count?


2009-12-14 21:16:55

Hmm, everyone's complaining about being Audio Banned, but the thing I'd like to ask is if it's even possible to be unbanned. Can anyone even clear Audio Bans?

I'm thinking of submitting a voice acting demo for people to hear, and now a ban that's like a year old has come back to haunt me, just because I was a dumbass 13 year old kid who made an (admittedly stupid) audio remix. Jfig111 is in the exact same boat.


2009-11-25 16:40:19

You've got to be joking... I just finished two of my first songs in my life, and I'm so excited to upload them here in Newgrounds... and what I've just found? "You have been banned of submitting to Audio Portal"...

What the...... Come on, guys. I uploaded some loops before, because I wanted to hear some opinions to then make the final song, and you ban me just like that? Please, I want to be unbanned and I'll show you I can upload quality songs. :S


2009-11-12 19:53:31

It amuses me how your comments are a continual stream of "Why did I get banned?!" or, "I'll never do it again!"



2009-10-25 13:02:45

why did i get banned? i just wanted to upload luigi's theme from smbz so ppl can download it! :(


2009-09-01 19:47:21

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!! I tried to upload something COMPLETLY my creation and it says you have been banned. I NEVER TRIED TO UPLOAD ANYTHING please, please, please, please help!!!!!!


2009-09-01 19:44:28

Can you upload freeware that says you can if you give credit to the creator?


2009-07-19 22:36:07

So I guess I got banned for using Loops then. I never got a message telling me why though. No offense but my song wasn't as bad as some songs on here using Loops. But I guess that's just my opinion.


2009-06-16 19:15:47

can i please be un-banned, I promise no more loops!


2009-06-16 16:48:42

Is there ANY way of getting it back. I was so desperate to upload something about a year ago, so I uploaded a crappy remix of a song from my trail of Virtual DJ which I was crap at. Now I'm pretty damn good at FL Studio and I want to upload my DECENT music : (


2009-05-01 13:16:08

I'm banned from the audio portal yet i have no idea why, i have read through your rules. multiple times. yet i cannot see what i did wrong? i made the melodys and musical notes chords etc on my own steam using mixcraft synths and etc. the beat was a library sample provided in my program which by the way i paid for so im aloud to use i assume.
the vox on the track are mine, the lyrics are mine. and i cant understand what i must have done to offend or deserve this banning. all i want is a reason i dont mind taking my tracks elsewhere, i just wanna know why.


2009-04-17 13:59:33

Uh, yes, I was going to upload something from Fruity Loops when I was banned.


2009-03-25 13:59:11

By the way, i got no message of being banned. But still i am.
What the...?


2009-03-25 12:27:02

Can i be unbanned. Sorry, i did not notice this, and i used some premade loops in my song. But now i want to submit a song and because of the thing i did i can not.


2009-03-12 02:49:47

Oh please. I Cutted together some L4D sound clips and you ban me? I've seen lots of others who got their submissions uploaded så i thought; Why not?
Here is an example: n/207503


2009-02-04 17:12:06

So he bans people mostly on opinion?
Suddenly, I don't feel so bad anymore.

Newgrounds won't be listening to the Band of Seven anymore, lmao.

Oh, and Rig, you're terrible.
You love your job though...

Oh well, lol.


2009-01-28 06:12:51

my life in 6 ways:-
1)came back from chinese new year celebrations
2)immediately left baggage and logged into newgrounds
3)saw this message and opened it
4)screamed my fucking ass off after reading the ban message
5)wishes never to try uploading a copyrighted music ever again
6)am terribly sorry and wants to be unbanned =(


2009-01-20 20:09:10

Hey, can you tell me what exactly I need to change about my audio before I can upload it?


2009-01-19 22:18:56

How about something made in Notessimo?


2009-01-16 21:07:20

what the hell its not like nintendo cares if i upload there music on here! D:


2009-01-15 21:45:08

Will I ever have the chance to upload any song I really made?


2008-09-02 17:18:54

I was banned 3 months ago for no apparent reason. Both of my songs still need to be approved by a mod. Can you tell me what's going on? Thank you.


2008-07-22 00:09:23

can i be unbanned?


2008-07-19 19:27:42

I used Magix Music Maker
And I didn't know I wasn't suppose to use it!
Can you let me off with a warning please! I really want to submit to the audio portal!


2008-07-15 15:18:11

Rig, I'd assume you know things like how to find a music making application for windows (If there is one). So could you tell me anywhere I might find one for free?