Due to copyright and music licensing laws, music must fall into one of the four categories below:

1) One of these songs by an artist from Midcitizen Entertainment*:

  • Big Freedia - Y'all Get Back Now

  • Big Freedia - Rent

  • Tank and the Bangas - Quick

  • Tank and the Bangas – Oh Heart        

  • Sweet Crude - Weather The Waves

  • Sweet Crude - Mon Esprit 

  • Maggie Koerner - He Calls Me Mama

  • Travers Geoffray - New Orleans

  • Naughty Professor - Without a Trace

2) A song that I have received permission to use directly from the artist.

3) Your original music.

4) Traditional music or music in the public domain.

*Midcitizen is sponsoring the Showdown by allowing us to use these songs from New Orleans-based artists for the competition.

Can I edit or remix the music from Midcitizen Entertainment? 
You can change the speed or remix these songs, so long as a remix does not include other music or beats that you do not have permission to use.

Where can I find the songs from Midcitizen Entertainment
Most of the songs are available on Spotify and Youtube. Y'all Get Back Now by Big Freedia is only available on Youtube. Check it out:


Your video must meet ALL of the following requirements to be eligible:

  • 30-60 seconds long

  • Single wide-frame shot (not close-ups or cuts) in a still camera position

  • 1080p FULL HD quality (most smart phones have video of this quality)  

  • Uploaded to a Youtube account of someone over 12 years old with privacy setting: UNLISTED

Once recorded, upload your video to Youtube. 

1.     Log in to your youtube account or create one if you don’t have one.
2.     Select “Upload Video.”
3.     Select “Unlisted” from the dropdown menu of privacy settings.

If you are between the ages of 7-11, the video MUST be uploaded to your parent/guardian’s YouTube account with their help.