Beyonce Announces International Judging Panel to Choose Winner for “End Of Time” Remix Competition
NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Today global superstar Beyonce reveals the judging panel for the “End Of Time” Remix Competition. Ongoing now for over two weeks, the competition seeks to find the best remix of the #1Urban and Pop Club single from the singer’s critically acclaimed album, “4.” The grand prize winner will take home $4,000 USD and the opportunity to have his/her remix appear on an upcoming Beyonce release.
Over two thousand entries have been uploaded to SoundCloud, the leading social sound platform with over 10 million registered users, since the competition was announced on February 8. The competition is opened to 25 countries including, Australia, Brazil, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. A complete list of rules can be found at www.beyonceonline.com.
The judges joining Beyonce represent some the music industry’s most influential producers, performers and DJs. The international panel of judges: British musician Isabella Summers of Florence & The Machine, Dutch music producer and DJ Afrojack, the duo DJ and producing team from Poland, WAWA, New York premier DJ Jus-Ske and Oscar-winning producer and composer Giorgio Moroder.
The SoundCloud community will vote on entries and the top 50 ranked eligible remixes will be reviewed by this newly announced panel of judges, including Beyonce. Fans can still vote for their favorites remixes to make it into the Top 50. All eligible entries will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity and musicality. The entrant with the highest overall score will be the grand prizewinner. The competition closes at midnight (US EDT) on March 8, 2012.
The International Judging Panel:
Isabella Summers is a British songwriter/producer/remixer and the keyboardist for the band Florence & The Machine. Away from touring with the band she spends her time writing, producing and remixing tracks for a number of talented artists.
Afrojack is a Grammy-winning, Dutch music producer and DJ. Last year he was voted #7 on DJ Magazine’s top 100 DJs list. He runs his own label, Wall Recordings, which is one of the most prominent imprints on the EDM scene. Afrojack has had major hits Stateside both as a solo artist and for his collaborations with major artists.
DJ Jus-Ske is a world-renown, elite celebrity open format DJ. Based in New York City, he is the owner of the premiere DJ management company, 4AM. Jus-Ske is the go-to DJ for some of music’s biggest stars. In addition to his presence at top venues, he is also at the center of major fashion, art and music events.
WAWA consists of the Polish duo Vic and Bojan. As soon as house music arrived in Warsaw they knew they had found their calling. Over the past six years WAWA has built a solid reputation as top notch DJs and producers. Now based in the UK, they produced the #1 club remixes on “End Of Time.”
Giorgio Moroder is one of the world’s best known, most active and innovative composers of film, dance, and other popular musical forms. He was recently inducted in the “Dance Music Hall of Fame,” and is the winner of three Oscars. He has also been honored with four Golden Globes, and three Grammy Awards.
Here is a complete list of the 25 countries participating in the “End Of Time” Remix Competition:
Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.
About Soundcloud: SoundCloud, launched in 2008 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, is a social sound platform that lets anyone create, record, promote and share their sounds on the web, in a simple, accessible and feature-rich way. SoundCloud allows sound creators to instantly record audio; upload large files; share them publicly and privately; embed sound across websites and blogs; receive detailed analytics, plus feedback from the community directly onto the waveform player. For more information go to: http://soundcloud.com.
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