Waka Winter Classic Tour Announces Winning Lineup of Indie Artists

WAKA WHAT?! Every Winter, the cool people behind Wakarusa Music Festival 2012 — a grassroots festival nestled in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas — travel around on a quest to find the best musicians in the Midwest.  They call this fantastic odyssey the Waka Winter Classic Tour! At a total of seventeen stops, several bands who submitted through ReverbNation will compete in regional talent showcases for the chance to perform at Wakarusa.


So far, bands in four locations have won and will get to play at Wakarusa (congrats!!). Here they are:

Jan. 13 – Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon
Cornerstone Dub

Jan. 14 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
Slapdash Science

Jan. 19 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic
Cadillac Jackson

Jan. 20 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz
Grayson Shelton & War Chief

And here are the remaining locations and bands competing (fans, make sure to support your favorites by going to these shows!):

Jan. 26 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
Holding Space
Ashes of Babylon
Soul Track Mind
Dimitri’s Ascent

Jan. 27 – Dallas, TX – 2826 Arnetic
Gravity Feed
Fatty Lumpkin
Goodnight Ned
We The Sea Lions

Jan. 28 – Oklahoma City, OK – Belle Isle Brewery
Sunny Side Up
Johnny Be Hood
The Sons of Beatrice

Feb. 2 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Other Side
Atomga Groove Alliance
James and The Devil
Whiskey Tango
The Big Motif

Feb. 3 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
Elemental Shakedown
The Scandaleros
The Stone Sugar Shakedown

Feb. 4 – Lawrence, KS:
Sonic Sutra
Shedding Watts
Soul Rebel and the Beast
$3 Band
The Smile High Club

Feb. 4 – Ft. Collins, CO:
Good Gravy
Oak Creek
Mosey West
Post Paradise

Feb. 9 – Des Moines, IA:
Aquamarine Dream Machine
Lick It Ticket
Jefferson County Green Band
Old Road Riot
Bright Giant

Feb. 10 – Chicago, IL:
Little Big Fat
Thinner Teed
The New Old Cavalry
Tonal Caravan
Doctor Ed & Friends

Feb. 11 – Memphis:
Agori Tribe
The Great Barrier Reefs


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Surf, sand and your dream gig! Submit to play at Hangout Music Fest 2012

…imagine yourself standing on stage, looking out over a sea of thousands of fans while rocking out on one of the most beautiful beaches in the country... Got the picture? Then submit to this truly amazing opportunity before February 28 and see if you’re the lucky band that makes this dream a reality.


UPDATE (2/8/12): Hangout Music Fest just announced this year’s lineup! Click on the image for more info.


“2012 Hang Loose Band Competition,” presented by America’s premier beachfront music festival, The Hangout Music Fest, gives ten up-and-coming ReverbNation bands the chance to put their music in front of thousands of online fans. And one lucky winner will head to Gulf Shores, Alabama and perform a highly coveted performance slot as part of the all-star line-up during the weekend of May 18-20. Past years lineup has included the likes of  Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Cee Lo Green, Trey Anastasio, John Legend, The Roots, The Flaming Lips, The Black Keys, and more.

“Giving fans the best music experience of the year means turning them on to new groups they may not have heard of yet,” states Hangout Music Fest co-founder, Shaul Zislin.  “ReverbNation is the perfect platform to discover the next big thing, and we’re happy to offer our stage to whoever has what it takes.  May the best band win!”

Enter today and you could be one of the top ten selected by the Hangout Music Fest to have a song streamed on the Hangout website beginning March 1, 2012. Fans will vote for the band they want to see play at the festival with the winner announced on March 12. That lucky winner will not only play the show, as an added bonus, they’ll also get  three-day festival passes to enjoy the whole festival experience.

“We are very excited to work with Hangout in providing our artists with such a great opportunity,” said Howard Han, head of our Live group.  “Hangout deserves a lot of credit for putting Gulf Shores back on the map as a premier tourist destination after the tragic oil spill of 2010, and their goodwill now extends to the young, talented bands who work hard enough to deserve this kind of big break.  We can’t wait to hear the results!”

Stay tuned for news on this year’s line up at www.hangoutmusicfestival.com. Submitting is FREE, but don’t wait — submissions end February 28! Click here for more details.

ShellySurf, sand and your dream gig! Submit to play at Hangout Music Fest 2012
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Whoa! 136 more Reverb Bands Slated to Play SXSW… Are you one of them?

Wow, ReverbNation artists never cease to amaze us. Another 135 Reverb musicians and bands (bringing it to a total of almost 200!) were selected to play at SXSW 2012!

The SXSW crowd

If you haven’t seen the other 62 bands, you can check them out here.

Are you or someone you know on this list? Let us know (so we can meet and share a few beers at SXSW)!

1. Peter Bradley Adams
2. A.Dd+
3. ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra)
4. Alpha Rev
5. Amoral
6. Ancestors
7. Ancient Astronauts
8. The Apache Relay
9. Arborea
10. Atash
11. Automelodi
12. Maya Azucena
13. Michael Beach
14. Bez
15. Bliss N Eso
16. Blitz the Ambassador
17. BoDeans
18. The Bombettes
19. Bonfire Nights
20. Cory Branan
21. Brother & Bones
22. Cairo Knife Fight
23. Candy
24. Canteca De Macao
25. Chapter 24
26. Clock Opera
27. Jordan Cook
28. The Copper Gamins
29. Cosmo Jarvis
30. Craft Spells
31. The Curious Mystery
32. Dash Rip Rock
33. Dead Letter Circus
34. The Defiled
35. Diplomats of Solid Sound
36. Dirty Karma
37. Dive
38. Lila Downs
39. Dry The River
40. Dying Fetus
41. Early Graves
42. Electric Guest
43. Elephant Stone
44. The Evaporators
45. The Foreign Resort
46. The Fray
47. Gamebouy
48. Gappy Ranks
49. Garland Jefferys
50. Gliss
51. Gold Fields
52. The Good Natured
53. Great Lake Swimmers
54. Peter Gregson
55. Hatcham Social
56. hellogoodbye
57. The Higher State
58. Audrey Horne
59. Horse Feathers
60. Hull
61. Anna Ihilis
62. Imaginary Cities
63. The Interbeing
64. Sarah Jaffe
65. Joe Volume
66. Kenny Ken
67. Kimbra
68. La-33
69. League of Extraordinary G’z
70. Li’l Cap’n Travis
71. LIRA
72. Little Hurricane
73. M.A.K.U. SoundSystem
74. Danny Malone
75. David Mayfield Parade
76. Andy McKee
77. MC lars
78. Mother Falcon
79. Krista Muir
80. My Jerusalem
81. Naeto C
82. Napoleon IIIrd
83. Natives
84. Natty
85. New Cassettes
86. Night Beats
87. Oh My Me
88. Lisa O’Neill
89. Paula and Karol
90. Protoje
91. Quiet Company
92. The Rasites
93. Nathaniel Rateliff
94. Res
95. The Riff Raff
96. Finn Riggins
97. The Ripe
98. Roach Gigz
99. Rachael Sage
100. Scale the Summit
101. Scars on 45
102. Schiller
103. Screaming Females
104. The Seedy Seeds
105. Shandy Mandies
106. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
107. Skindred
108. Frank Smith
109. Charlene Soraia
110. Sore
111. Soul Khan
112. Sparkadia
113. The Spinto Band
114. Spirits of the Dead
115. Spoek Mathambo
116. Stereo is a Lie
117. Patrick Sweany
118. Tall Ships
119. Tea Leaf Green
120. Telephunken
121. Torreblanca
122. Lissy Trullie
123. Tumi and the Volume
124. Turbina
125. 22
126. Two Cow Garage
127. Ume
128. The Violet May
129. Vockah Redu
130. Wheeler Brothers
131. The White Eyes
132. Witchburn
133. Carolyn Wonderland
134. Paul Woolford
135. Zorch

Honorary mention:

136. Mr. Bleat

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ReverbNation Staff Picks Best of 2011!

“What were your favorite music-related things in 2011?”

That was the question going around in the office as the end of 2011 approached, so we decided to make a blog post out of it (better late than never, right?)! No matter if we work in the development department or in finance, we all have at least one thing in common: the passion for music. Take a minute to read our staff’s Best of 2011 list and get to know us a little better!

In alphabetical order:

 Brittany. reverblive team | the token southerner | billboard top 100 lover of the office | lil wayne is her jam

Wakarusa ’11 – Crowd at Mumford & Sons

Top Festivals of 2011 (in alphabetical order)
41st Glastonbury Festival
20th Lollapalooza
Bonnaroo 2011
Camp Bisco X
Coachella 2011
Governor’s Ball
Hangout festival 2011
Snowball 2011
South by Southwest Festival
Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival 2011

Carl. development department | far too complex of a person to be boiled down into so few words

Top 5 albums (in no particular order)
Active Child – You Are All I See
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Washed Out – Within and Without

 Chris. finance department | cool dude


My favorite music discoveries on ReverbNation this year

Josh Abbott Band

1. Josh Abbott Band – My new favorite country band. #2 on RN Country charts for Austin, ’nuff said
2. Jesse Ruben – Super-catchy pop/singer-songwriter
3. James Hersey – Singer-songwriter
4. Brandon Rhyder – Great TX country, unique voice
5. Tyler Ward – Catchy pop; covers are fun too
6. Steve Parry – Folk/Americana
7. Cisco – Country/Americana
8. Elise Lieberth – Singer-songwriter
9. The Summer Soundtrack – Pop/Rock, takes me back to listening to Blink182 15 yrs ago
10. Lee England Jr – I’ve heard lots of jazz violin, I’ve heard some blues violin… but I’d never heard R&B violin til this

Bon Iver showed up in 4 lists

 Jason. reverblive team | brooklyn hipster with southern charm

Top 10 Shows I Saw In 2011
1.The Flaming Lips & Philip Glass – 03/03 – Carnegie Hall
2. Animal Collective – 07/12 – Prospect Park
3. Ólafur Arnalds – 01/25 – Highline Ballroom
4. Active Child – 11/22 – Webster Hall
5. Omar Rodríguez López Group – 03/28 – Theatre of the Living Arts
6. Bon Iver – 08/09 – United Palace Theatre
7. MGMT – 11/11 – Guggenheim Museum
8. Panda Bear – 07/03 – Music Hall of Williamsburg
9. Sufjan Stevens – 08/02 – Prospect Park
10. Cotton Jones – 03/12 – Union Pool

 Lou. co-founder | best known for seeing thousands of live shows (this year) | won ‘”the best heavy metal mullet in NYC” award back in the day

Lou’s Top Live Event: Vans Warped Tour

Top Live Events
— Warped Tour for the 15th time with Reverb NYC staff and my kids
— The Hollywood Kills performance at the Driven Music Conference in Atlanta
— Under the Elephant performance at Dewey Beach Music Conference in Delaware
— All the performances at the Americana Music Awards (sitting next to Robert Plant for awhile didn’t hurt)

Top New Albums
Steven Wilson – Grace for Drowning
Blackfield – Welcome to My DNA
Anathema – Falling Deeper
Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire
Radiohead – The King of Limbs
Foster the People – Torches

 Mariana. marketing | brazilian | wants to live in an african tribe one day

Top Music Things of 2011
– Top Festival attended – Roskilde Festival, Denmark. Think great music, friendly and peaceful people, and muddy tents.
– Top music discovery – Secretly Fond Of. Ok, yes, I’m a little biased because my friend is in the band — but I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t truly enjoy their music!
– Top music discovery on ReverbNation – Sara Lewis. I can’t explain, but her music helps me focus when I’m at work.
– Top new music service – Spotify. I get to be a stalker and listen to my friends’ playlists.

 Nathan. customer service | Jeg liker musikk mye… akseptere at jeg ikke

British producer James Blake

Top 10 Albums of 2011
1. James Blake – James Blake
2. Future Islands – On the Water
3. Real Estate – Days
4. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
5. Blackout Beach – Fuck Death
6. EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints
7. Ganglians – Still Living
8. The Men – Leave Home
9. Pure X – Pleasure
10. Wu Lyf – Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

Top EPs
Angel Olsen – Strange Cacti
Beach Fossils – What a Pleasure
Burial – Street Halo
Gross Ghost – Wicked Games
Woodsman – Mystic Places

Top Songs
The Babies – Run Me Over
Bonnie Prince Billy – There is No God
Destroyer – Kaputt
Ducktails – Killin the Vibe
St Vincent – Surgeon

 Neal. customer service | sneaker aficionado | carolina basketball super fan


The Weeknd

Top 10 Albums of 2011
1. The Weeknd – House of Balloons
2. Mayer Hawthorne – How Do You Do
3. J.Cole – Cole World : The Sideline Story
4. Skyzoo – The Great Debater
5. The Cool Kids – When Fish Ride Bicycles
6. The Roots – undun
7. Median – The Sender
8. The Black Keys – El Camino
9. Kooley High – David Thompson
10. Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin’


 Patrick. digital distribution department | interested in matadors | plump and homely

The Black Keys performed twice on SNL in 2011

Top 5 Albums (in no particular order)
Middle Brother – Middle Brother
The Black Keys – El Camino
Arctic Monkeys – Suck it and See
The Kills – Blood Pressures
The Strokes – Angles

 Parker. customer service | has the dopest dice rolling skills around | owns the best beard in the office

Top 10 Albums
1. The War On Drugs – Slave Ambient
2. Akron/Family – The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT
3. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Mirror Traffic
4. Wilco – The Whole Love
5. Mastodon – The Hunter
6. My Morning Jacket – Circuital
7. Amon Amarth – Surtur Rising
8. Drive-By Truckers – Go-Go Boots
9. Paul Simon – So Beautiful or So What
10. Man Man – Life Fantastic

What a Phish show looks like

Top 5 Shows/Fests (in no  particular order)

— Phish, June 17, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC
— Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Oct 1, Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC
— Hopscotch Music Festival, Sept. 8-10, Raleigh, NC
— Floyd Fest, July 28-31, Floyd, VA
— The War On Drugs, Oct. 11, King’s, Raleigh, NC

 Sam. customer service | purveyor of impressions | psychedelic jams | knows over one million facts about seinfeld

Top 10 Albums
1. The War On Drugs — Slave Ambient
2. Wye Oak — Civilian
3. Dodos — No Color

Arctic Monkeys: Another RN Favorite

4. Fleet Foxes — Helplessness Blues
5. Disappears — Guider
6. St. Vincent — Strange Mercy
7. Future Islands — On The Water
8. WU LYF — Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
9. Toro Y Moi — Underneath The Pine
10. Arctic Monkeys — Suck It And See

Top 5 Songs
Calgary — Bon Iver
Before The Bridge — Future Islands
Suck It And See — Arctic Monkeys
There’s Room In My Will — Invisible Hand
Hanging On — Active Child

 Todd. development department | currently writing an autobiography, which he’s planning on publishing as a trilogy, the last volume posthumously

Top 10 Guitar Chords
1. E – The first chord you learn.
2. C – Folk and bluegrass would be nowhere without this gem.
3. Bm – When you need to get to the bridge, this is where you go.
4. C/B – How else can you get from C to Am?
5. D – 3/4 just seems easier in D.
6. Bar Chord – Pop. Punk. Metal. Whatever.  Slide up a fret, and it’s a new chord.  Magic.
7. Am – There is no better way to start the blues
8. Absus6 – There’s just a little extra tension in this beauty, ready to be resolved.
9. E7add#9 – If it’s good enough for Jimi, it’s good enough for me.
10. FM7 – Like floating on clouds of harmony.  N.B. Proper tuning is extra important on this one.

 Zack. customer service | loves hate music… hates love music… minus the love and hate part plus a side of hate dipped love

Pitchfork reviews ‘Helplessness Blues’ as a “deeper, more intricate, and more complex” album

Top 5 Albums
1. Animals As Leaders – Weightless
2. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
3. Paul Simon – So Beautiful or So What
4. Active Child –  You are all I see
5. Radiohead – King of Limbs

Top 5 Shows
1. Secret Cheifs 3 – Local 506, Chapel Hill
2. Animals as Leaders – Greene Street, Greensboro
3. Born of Osiris/ Veil of Maya – Greene Street, Greensboro
4. Fleet Foxes – Raleigh Ampitheatre
5. Deftones – Fillmore, Charlotte

Now it’s your turn! We want to learn a little bit about you — what were your favorite music things in 2011?

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Hard Rock Cafe wants to discover you. Win the global battle of the bands and play Hyde Park, London. Enter for FREE!

So you think you’re the next undiscovered worldwide music sensation? Here’s your chance to find out. Hard Rock Cafe is on the hunt for rock stars on the rise to take the stage at the Hard Rock Calling 2012 music festival in London’s Hyde Park.

The contest — Hard Rock Rising — is like no other battle of the bands before it. First, it’s presented by Hard Rock Cafe so you know it’s legit. Second, the prize package is unbelievable (three top winners, with the number one band getting $10,000 in PROMOTE IT credits to advertise on Facebook.) And third, an all-expense paid gig at Hard Rock Calling, headlined by The Boss, Bruce Springsteen!. And entering is FREE!

You want in!? Here are the guidelines to enter:

– You need a ReverbNation profile. They’re FREE!
– Each band/artist may enter through no more than ONE Hard Rock location — there are 86 participating around the globe!
– You or one of your bandmates must live in the same country as that location.

Here’s how it works:

  • Phase 1: First round winners are determined by fan downloads on participating Hard Rock Facebook pages. One download equals one vote.
  • Phase 2: Top vote getters (a minimum of nine per location) play in a series of live competitions and one winner from each location will be crowned by their peers.
  • Phase 3: The 86 winners from Phase 2 will all compete in a global download contest on Facebook, fueled by a FREE deluxe service package from ReverbNation (an RPK, FanReach Pro, Mega Song Storage and ProWidgets FREE for one year) plus $500 in PROMOTE IT credits to advertise your music and get more fans.
  • Phase 4: A panel of celebrity judges and music industry VIPs will select the top three winners.

The first place winner will be flown to London for the ultimate rock star treatment — including a spot on the bill at Hard Rock Calling 2012. Second and third prize winners will receive $5000 and $2500 respectively, in ReverbNation PROMOTE IT credits.

So what are you waiting for? The deadline for entry is January 17. Here’s the list of participating Hard Rock Cafe locations. If you see a city that’s close to you, click on it and read the details and full rules. Believe me, this is the opportunity of a lifetime and it won’t cost you a dime to give it a try. Enter today!

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[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Atlanta, GA[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Athens, Greece[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Atlantic City, NJ[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Bali, Indonesia[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Baltimore, MD[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Bangkok, Thailand[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Biloxi, MS[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Beirut, Lebanon[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Boston, MA[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Bengaluru, India[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Chicago, IL[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Berlin, Germany[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Cleveland, OH[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Bogata, Columbia[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Dallas, TX[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Budapest, Hungary[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Denver, CO[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Buenos Aires, Argentina[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Destin, FL[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Caracas, Venezuela[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Detroit, MI[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Cartagena, Columbia[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Foxwoods, CT[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Cologne, Germany[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Gatlinburg, TN[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Copenhagen, Denmark[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Hollywood, CA, Hollywood Blvd.[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Dublin, Ireland[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Hollywood, FL[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Edinburgh, Scotland[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Honolulu, HI[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Houston, TX[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Hamburg, Germany[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Indianapolis, IN[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Hyderabad, India[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Key West, FL[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Jakarta, Indonesia[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Lake Tahoe, NV[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Krakow, Poland[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Las Vegas Strip, NV[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Louisville, KY[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Lisbon, Portugal[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” style=””]Maui, HI[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” style=””]London, England[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Memphis, TN[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Madrid, Spain[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Miami, FL[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Makati, Phillipines[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Myrtle Beach, SC[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Mallorca, Spain[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Nashville, TN[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Malta[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]New Orleans, LA[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Manchester, England[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]New York, NY[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Marbella, Spain[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Niagara Falls, NY[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Margarita, Venezuela[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Orlando, FL[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Medellin, Columbia[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Phoenix, AZ[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Moscow, Russia[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Pittsburgh, PA[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Mumbai, India[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]San Diego, CA[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Munich, Germany[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” style=””]San Francisco, CA[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=”” ]New Delhi, India[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Seattle, WA[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Panama, Republic of Panama[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]St. Louis, MO[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Paris, France[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Tampa, FL[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Penang, Malaysia[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Washington, DC[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Prague, Czech Republic[/wpcol_1half_end]

[wpcol_1half id=”” style=””]—[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” style=””]Pune, India[/wpcol_1half_end]

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Remix Ready? Grammy-nominated Carmen Rizzo Wants to Hear What You’ve Got

Carmen Rizzo knows a thing or two about success in the music business: In addition to his two Grammy nominations, this Los Angeles based producer, artist, electronic musician, and composer, has writing, engineering and programming credits on Seal’s classic “Seal II” album, has produced and writen for Paul Oakenfold’s “Bunka” album, and remixed BT, Tiesto, and singers Huun Huur Tu in collaboration with Tuvan Throat. Plus he’s has frequent fixture on album credits working with artist like Coldplay, Alanis Morissette, Dido, AR Rahman, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Khaled and Pete Townshend.

Now he wants to give you a chance to show off your remix skills. He’s hand selected one of his latest tracks — “Returning to Silence” — because it’s “remix friendly, with a cool, hypnotic bass line and nice beats.” Listen for yourself here.

Then give it a shot. Rizzo encourages each entrant to have fun, be true to their own style and come up with something totally different than the original. The winner gets worldwide exposure and a featured release on Electrofone Records.

Click here to get step-by-step instructions for downloading all you need to get started and then uploading your finished remix masterpiece.

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