Oxford, UK (September 6, 2007)–Solid State Logic has announced a partnership with delivery and distribution service TuneCore.com and online events site Eventful to send up to five band members on a one-week, all-expense-paid trip to England to record at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios.
To enter, bands will register as a Performer on Eventful (http://www.eventful.com/tunecore) and opt-in to participate in the competition. Then they must encourage their fans to “Demand” at Eventful that they win. The unsigned band with the most Eventful “Demands” at the end of October 31st, 2007 (Eastern Standard Time) wins the grand prize. Bands with the second and third highest Eventful “Demands” each win a Solid State Logic Duende DSP processing engine. The top 10 bands with the highest “Demands” each get one album, with an unlimited number of songs (not to exceed seventy-four minutes), placed for free into all digital stores they choose to which TuneCore delivers, including the first year’s maintenance and storage.
The number of individual “Demands” received at Eventful.com will determine the winner. The grand prize includes studio time, airfare, ground transportation, food, lodging, an engineer and assistant and 100 percent unlimited access and complete lockout of Real World’s “Big Room” for five days. “The Big Room” is known for its 72-channel SSL XL 9000 K series console, its selection of vintage gear and its array of outboard equipment in a room famous for its view of the flowing mill pond.
“Eventful’s partnership with TuneCore and SSL creates a phenomenal opportunity for scores of unsigned artists,” says Jordan Glazier of Eventful. “With unsigned, independent artists forming the backbone of Eventful’s 20,000 existing performers, this will undoubtedly be a hugely popular and worthwhile competition that plays to the strengths of Eventful’s Demand platform.”
Fadi T. Hayek, National Sales Manager for Workstation Partner Products at SSL says, “With more than 3,000 SSL-equipped studios and facilities operational today, the excellence of SSL equipment is universally recognized for unrivalled sonic quality, superb ergonomics, outstanding automation and an international support infrastructure second to none. Our Workstation Partner Products bring that power and innovative proprietary technology to the new breed of computer-based musician. As a leader in the music production market, we at SSL strongly believe in providing up-and-coming artists every opportunity to develop and achieve success. We are proud to be involved with the groundbreaking opportunities that TuneCore and Eventful bring to music artists at every level.”
TuneCore CEO and co-founder Jeff Price says, “TuneCore is all about enabling bands to succeed: helping them make music, getting it out into the world and providing them with opportunities for marketing and promotion. SSL makes the equipment and outfits the best studios in the world. Eventful connects fans with artists, and TuneCore gives their music worldwide distribution. I am really excited by this opportunity. Not only does a band get to go to a dream studio to lay down the vision they have in their head, they also get all of the financial pressure taken off by having all their expenses paid.”
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