More Than $50,000 in Prizes Featuring Computer Systems Based on Intel Core, Cakewalk SONAR Producer Software, V-Studio 100 & V-Studio 20, and Much More!
Cakewalk, the world's leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, Intel Corporation, and the preeminent online community-powered, new music discovery site, OurStage.com, have come together to launch another exciting competition for songwriters and music producers. The “Superstars” songwriting competition invites artists to submit original music in six music genres: Rock, Pop, Country, Singer-Songwriter, Urban, and Latin. The submitted tracks will be judged by fans of Intel’s Facebook page with 31 prizes —five winners from each genre and one Grand Prize— to be awarded. More than $50,000 in prize packages will be available, including Intel® Core™ -processor based computers, Cakewalk SONAR Producer Software, V-Studio 100 & V-Studio 20 recording solutions, and promotion to the millions of OurStage.com and Intel fans. The Grand Prize is $10,000 cash that can be used to record an album, tour the country, fix up the band van, pay the rent, or anything else a ”Superstar” would need."After last years’ successful ‘Your Music Anytime, Anyplace’ songwriting competition, we are very excited to expand the breadth of competition and prizes. There is just so much talent to be discovered and this is an excellent vehicle for artists to make an impact,” said Robin Kelly, Cakewalk’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing.“At Intel we are inspired by the music and art that creative people can make using technology,” said John Galvin, director, Intel Partner Marketing Group. “As sponsors of tomorrow, we are eager to support a competition like this that will help showcase emerging new artists and reward them with technology that will empower them to be even more creative.” Entrance in the “Superstars” competition is free but is limited to residents of the United States. Submissions may be created using any recording solution. Musicians and fans without recording software can download a fully-functioning 30-day trial version of SONAR Producer. The competition opens for Pop, Rock and Country on July 1 and runs through August 31, 2010 (song submission deadline is August 22). Entrants can submit an original song at http://www.facebook.com/intel. The next three genres for competition — Singer-Songwriter, Urban and Latin — will begin September 1 and run through October 31, 2010 (with a submission deadline of October 22). After the genre programs complete, the Top 5 in each genre competition will receive prize packs. Additionally, the Top 20 of every music format will also roll into a Grand Prize competition with details to be announced shortly.Please visit http://www.ourstage.com/go/superstars for “Superstars” Competition rules including track submission and fan voting schedules, and a complete list of all the fantastic prizes to be awarded. ###About Cakewalk, Inc. Cakewalk, Inc. is the world's leading developer of powerful, yet easy to use products for music creation and recording:Award-winning Digital Audio Workstations and SequencersIntegrated Music Hardware and Software SolutionsPowered Stereo MonitorsHigh-quality Digital Audio and MIDI InterfacesMIDI Keyboard ControllersInnovative Virtual Instruments and EffectsEntry-level Consumer ProductsMillions 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 IntelIntel [NASDAQ: INTC], is the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom and blogs.intel.com.About OurStage, Inc. OurStage is an online music destination unlike any other. It’s a meeting space for music lovers, and the place where tomorrow’s stars get discovered. Artists, fans, and the entire industry come together here to celebrate and influence new music. Undiscovered artists submit their tracks to monthly music channels, fans rank their material, and industry professionals keep tabs on who’s rising through the charts, rewarding the best of the best with priceless opportunities. Fans and artists are eligible for monthly prizes and life-altering prospects for success, made possible through OurStage’s partnerships with media giants such as MTV; key radio conglomerates like Citadel Media and Radio-One; leading Web outlets like AOL Music; and major music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, Noise Pop, and CMJ. Founded in 2007, OurStage delivers music and editorial coverage to over 4 million monthly visitors from more than 170 countries, as well as development tools to more than 120,000 artists. For more information on the world’s most authentic online music community, visit www.ourstage.com.“Superstars” songwriting competition is the latest in a series of popular competitions for A-list artists and tours by OurStage. The company has found recent success with competitions for Bon Jovi, Hanson, John Mayer, and more.
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