Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Skype launches search for the 'next big band'

Taking the Say it With Skype app to a whole new level, Skype today announced the “Join Say it with Skype” campaign; a call-to-action for an emerging band to become part of the Say it with Skype app as a new birthday band and genre. In a widespread search for today’s ‘next big band,’ Skype together with appointed well known musicians and leading music influencers, Pete Wentz, of Black Cards, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, and MTV music personality and host of “120 Minutes,” Matt Pinfield as judges. As an added bonus to joining the app as the ‘house band’, the winning band is to receive one-on-one mentoring time with the celebrity judges and paid studio time to not only record the song which will be featured on the Say it with Skype app, but also the chance to record their own song to use however they please.

The ‘Join Say it with Skype’ competition is an opportunity to showcase today’s amazing talent pool of emerging musicians, while providing an example of the convergence of music, technology and the power of social media. Skype is giving up-and-coming artists the chance to showcase their musical talent and bring them the exposure that may not be as easy to come by. Providing the opportunity to receive guidance from music experts such as Matt Pinfield, Ryan Tedder and Pete Wentz, is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many unsigned bands or musicians.

Bands may submit entries on the Skype Facebook page, until Thursday, June 14 at 11:59 P.M. EST: https://apps.facebook.com/jointheapp. Winners will be chosen and notified on Tuesday, June 19 via email, and will be announced publicly on Monday, July 9 at 9:00 A.M. EST.

“Music has the uncanny ability to reach and join people on multiple levels — time, language, and now with technology, there are no barriers. It was one of the very reasons why I wanted to participate in this program and work with Skype,” said Pete Wentz. “Today’s emerging artists are embracing old and new sounds, and using various tools and technology to create and share. As a musician, I am honored to participate alongside Skype in such an exciting competition that embodies this, and will reveal all of what is happening in the music industry today,” said Ryan Tedder.

“This competition is not only an opportunity showcase today’s amazing talent pool of emerging musicians, but it is also a way to enable the winning band to teach tomorrow’s youth about the importance of ‘the power of music and technology’ to connect people here in the U.S. and around the world,” said Matt Pinfield.

For more information on this campaign or to submit your entry, please visit: https://apps.facebook.com/jointheapp.

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