Musician Dereck Rose Wins One Billion Fans Contest

April 9, 2009

AMSTERDAM, April 9 /PRNewswire/ — Although CD sales are down there is
still a lot to be gained by connecting musicians directly to company
sponsors. Re/Max sponsored artist Dereck Rose was recently picked by an
international jury consisting of Arne Frager who hosted the illustrious
Metallica in his studio, Gary Platt founder of Full Sail University, Mike
VP of Creative Commons Worldwide and Sem Bakker, nineties bass
hero who played the major European concert stages.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090409/343796 )

During the last six months ten artists were carried to the top by fans
direct internet voting. This year’s winner of the One Billion Fans Contest,

Dereck Rose, was hand-picked by an international group of music connoisseurs.

Rose, a self-described “singer/songwriter and multi-instrumental
musician” was born in Jamaica, moved with family to England where he was
misunderstood and thus wrongly placed in a school for autistic children. A
world citizen, he traveled throughout Europe, crossing into Israel, which he
credits for his true musical inspiration.

One Billion Fans Judge, famed Arne Frager, owner of Plant Studios, host
to many of the world’s greatest artists among them Prince, Fleetwood Mac and

Aretha Franklin, said of Rose, “Excellent music and poetry, very versatile, a
true Artist.”

The One Billion Fans Contest was an initiative of Tribe of Noise, the
music sharing site which invokes Creative Commons to insure the legality.

Mike Linksvayer, Vice President of Creative Commons Worldwide, said it is
“innovative and forward thinking to allow the commercial use of music” and it
can be done easily through the by-share alike license.

In keeping with the Tribe of Noise mission, artists were matched up with
corporate sponsors. Rose’s Re/Max sponsor, Melissa Miller, lauded, “Dereck
defines his sound as ‘True Homemade Music’ that caught our Real Estate eye
and listening to his “Painted Boots” sealed the deal.” Re/Max In Motion
promoted his music on their site, blogs, and shared his MP3s with their
sphere of influence.

Another OBF judge, Gary Platt, co-founder of The Recording Workshop, Full
Sail University, and Ex’pression College said, “Quality on Tribe of Noise is
fantastic, I’m turning all my producers and people who need great music onto
Tribe of Noise. Platt has worked with Bon Jovi, King Crimson, and McDonald’s.

As the winner, Dereck Rose will be featured on the World’s Largest
Digital Billboard in Times Square, NY. His winning music can be found and
shared 24/7 on the Tribe of Noise site.

ABOUT Tribe of Noise – the largest worldwide community connecting
musicians & companies by sharing music legally & hassle free! All music on
Tribe of Noise is uploaded by independent artists under a Creative Commons
3.0 By Share Alike license. To find out more about Tribe of Noise, go to

http://www.tribeofnoise.com and http://www.onebillionfans.com

SOURCE Tribe of Noise

Source: newswire

comments powered by Disqus