Grooveshark Releases Exclusive A3C Mixtape
NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The exclusive seven-track mixtape created through joint efforts by Grooveshark, Stankonia Studios, Royal Flush Entertainment and SMKA Productions is now available to stream for free exclusively on Grooveshark. The mixtape, titled “Grooveshark Presents… Stankonia Sessions: A3C Edition” was created during Atlanta’s recent A3C Hip Hop Festival, held October 6 to 8, and features artists such as the Ying Yang Twins, 9th Wonder, Killer Mike, Freeway and Jarren Benton.
“The city of Atlanta is a pillar of hip hop culture worldwide, and it has been an honor to work with some of today’s most notable hip hop artists and producers at the legendary Stankonia Studios,” said Blaise DeAngelo, Director of Artist Relations at Grooveshark.
To create the mixtape, Grooveshark rented out Stankonia Studios, the studio created by popular artist Outkast, during Atlanta’s recent A3C Hip Hop Festival. Artists were invited to choose from 20 tracks created by Grammy-nominated Royal Flush Entertainment and SMKA Productions to write their own verse on the spot and record a brand new track, with many tracks created in around two to three hours.
“We spent 14 plus hours in the studio each day and are really excited about the music that came out of the Stankonia Sessions during A3C,” said Mike Walbert of SMKA Productions. “It was the perfect storm with A3C and Stankonia Studios and we are glad Grooveshark was able to make it happen.”
The mixtape is available exclusively on Grooveshark at http://grooveshark.com/stankonia. Grooveshark also released four behind-the-scenes videos documenting the entire mixtape creation process, filmed by the Stankonia Studios film crew.
Founded in 2006, Grooveshark has become a major worldwide online music streaming service with more than 35 million unique users per month and a library that surpasses 15 million songs. Grooveshark allows visitors to search, discover and share music from a vast library of artist, label and user-created works, while providing new ways for artists to promote, distribute and monetize their music online.