imgNew York, NY (March 21, 2013)—New York City’s Avatar Recording Studio, famous for recording music for award-winning musicians like Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie, recently teamed up with online publication The Deli to award three new NYC-based bands free recording time.

The contest, created by The Deli's Editor-In-Chief Paolo DeGregorio, chose the "Year End Poll For Emerging Artists" winners from the myriad of entries, to best represent the city's most promising acts. For the "Best of NYC 2012," the top three bands—Foxygen, Spirit Family Reunion, and Ambassadors—were awarded 10 hours of free recording time at Avatar.

"The future of music lies with today's talented young musicians and we're looking forward to welcoming these three groups,” said Avatar President Kirk Imamura. “Avatar supports the thriving music scene, and we encourage the artists and provide the highest quality of recording equipment as well as the vast knowledge and experience of our staff of professionals. We have hosted many artists, producers, engineers and musicians who use our facilities to create their recordings. Artists come out of Avatar with a finished product that is technically on par with the works of the industry's most successful and lauded superstars.  We love to see our clients reach the highest rung of the music industry ladder."

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