It is not difficult to be featured on @RIFFWARS. Here are a few tips that will help your posts to get noticed:
Follow Riffwars and follow other artists who actively participate and support the Riffwars community.
Have good video and audio quality and avoid a loud backtrack, if any at all.
Use the Riffwars Hashtag system correctly. (Click HERE to read about Hashtags)
Have a gallery that displays your love of all things guitar.
Be involved in the community! Give positive feedback and support to other featured artists.
Do not send your videos in a direct message. Riffwars cannot download and feature videos that are sent in a direct message.
The people behind the scenes here work very hard to bring you Riffwars, a simple "thank you" goes a long way.
HOW TO NOT BE FEATURED ON @RIFFWARS
Videos will NOT be featured if they….
Are not oriented right-side up.
Have ambient background noise.
Do not show you (at the least, your hands) playing the guitar.
Contain any visuals or audio referencing race, religion, sexual preference, hate, gangs, or political preferences.
Are too short.
Feature an instrument other than a guitar.
Misuse Riffwars hashtags. Examples include: if you are a man, and you tag your video #riffwarswcw.. that's WOMAN crush Wednesday. If you are playing an electric guitar and tag your video #riffwarsacoustic. If you are playing Pantera and tag your video #riffwarsjazz. (Click HERE to read about Hashtags)
If your account is private.
If your account promotes, represents, solicits, or advertises for a third party service, company, or brand.
PARTICIPATING ON @RIFFWARS
We encourage everyone following @RIFFWARS to actively participate by commenting and liking videos on our instagram @RIFFWARS. However, Riffwars does not condone certain behavior and will not tolerate inappropriate comments or actions.
The following comments will be removed from the @RIFFWARS instagram
Any comments that are not of a positive and encouraging nature.
Unsolicited criticism. In example: "This would sound better if..." "You should have played it this way..."
"your form is good BUT..." Note, videos tagged to #riffwarscritic are exempt from this rule.
Any comments Riffwars is not comfortable with or deems offensive.
The following actions will get you BLOCKED from the @RIFFWARS instagram
Disparaging comments on an artist's feature about race, gender affiliation, appearance, or personal information.
Comments that are intentionally mean, i.e. "This sucks." "This is horrible."
Comments that advertise another site or product.
Comments that are disparaging to Riffwars.
Repetitively posting negative comments despite receiving warnings from Riffwars.