Boston, MA (September 23, 2009) — Cakewalk, the world's leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, Intel Corporation, and OurStage.com, have come together to launch a new competition for songwriters and music producers. Dubbed "Your Music Anytime, Anyplace," the competition invites artists to submit original Rock or Urban tracks to be judged on OurStage.com by fans and a panel of music industry professionals. The top 20 finalists will be selected by fans, and the 6 grand prize winners (3 in each genre) will be chosen from the top ranked artists on OurStage by a panel of industry experts.
From September 23, 2009 through November 21, 2009, entrants will submit an original song at www.OurStage.com/go/AnytimeAnyplace in both Rock and Urban music genres. Entrance in the competition is absolutely free. Submissions may be created using any recording solution; however, a fully functioning trial version of SONAR Producer will be made available for download for any musicians without recording software.
"Inspiration can happen anytime, anyplace and we want to make it easier for artists to capture those ideas as they happen," said Carl Jacobson, Cakewalk's vice president of marketing. "Cakewalk has come together with Intel and OurStage.com to provide today's best songwriters and producers with an opportunity to win the ultimate mobile studio."
"OurStage offers an extraordinary online voting platform for finding emerging talent, with an established community of over 100,000 artists from across the country," continued Jacobson. "The fact that the rankings are powered by fans, on a judging platform designed to prevent tampering, is important to Cakewalk in our ongoing commitment to support emerging artists."
"We are excited to partner with Cakewalk to help provide deserving artists with state-of-art recording equipment to help further their careers," shares Ben Campbell, CEO of OurStage.
Winning artists will receive a complete mobile music production studio worth over $3,000 and includes:
Two lucky fans will also win a $2,000 prize package including:
About the Prizes
The Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor is flat out, the most powerful processor ever created for portable computers. Cakewalk's V-Studio 100 is a portable recording solution for Mac and PC that combines a high quality USB audio interface, DAW controller, digital mixer, and SD wave recorder. When you combine these two, the world becomes your studio. Whether you're on stage, in a hotel room, or just jamming in your practice space, you get the power, functionality, and great sound quality you need to get professional recording results. We've also included a copy of SONAR 8.5 Producer for good measure, along with Cakewalk's award-winning software synthesizer, Rapture. When you're done laying down your tracks, plug into Cakewalk's MA-15D powered studio monitors to create a final mix-down.
The contest begins on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 and runs through midnight ET on November 30, 2009. All winners will be announced at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA on January 14, 2010.
About Cakewalk, Inc.
Cakewalk, Inc. is the world's leading developer of powerful, yet easy to use products for music creation and recording:
Millions of musicians around the world choose Cakewalk products to produce audio for the professional music, film, broadcast, and video game industries. These customers include Grammy® and Emmy®-winning producers, composers, sound designers and engineers. We invite you to learn more about our company and products by visiting www.cakewalk.com.
Cakewalk is a registered trademark and the Cakewalk logo and SONAR are trademarks of Cakewalk, Inc. V-Studio is a trademark of Roland Corporation. Other trademarks mentioned are held by their respective owners. All specifications and appearances are subject to change without notice.
About OurStage, Inc.
OurStage is a music discovery destination dedicated to new artist and new music discovery. On OurStage, artists, fans and industry professionals all come together—to discover, judge, & enjoy the best new music and the best new artists online—as ranked by the fans - using the company's proprietary, game-proof judging engine. Users are able to discover top-ranked, categorized music without having to search through thousands of songs. Top-ranked artists receive significant career-building promotion and support from famous artists, fans, industry professionals and a broad assortment of partners, including MTV2, ABC Radio, Radio One, AOL Music, Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, PLUG Awards, Newport Folk Festival, JVC Jazz Festival Newport, Paste Magazine, CMJ, Noise Pop, and many others. OurStage also offers music research services to artists and record labels through its recently launched Track Validation Services (TRAViS), currently in beta. Founded in 2007, OurStage delivers music and related content to more than 3 million fans in 140 countries each month - and has over 1 million registered users.
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.