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    Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:36:57

    Global Rockstar Campaign Has One Week Left - Get the details

    Global Rockstar is looking for the best acts in the world...until September 30!

    There is one week left to enter, so GET TO IT!

    Musicians in every genre can enter original tracks for the national preliminary rounds for the chance to represent their country in the Global Finals. The winner will receive a cash prize of USD 25,000. Global Rockstar helps provide financial support to all of the participating bands as well as raising awareness of their music.

    Bands, solo artists, singer-songwriters and other artists from all over the world can enter the national preliminaries at GlobalRockstar.com.

    Songs from all musical genres are eligible, as long as they are original compositions and not covers. National winners will be decided by public vote, and will go on to compete for the grand prize of USD 25,000 in the Global Finals from December.

    The top three acts will also receive equipment from AKG by Harman with a total value of USD 10,000.The contest is sure to be followed closely around the globe: in 2013, more than 2,400 artists from 73 different countries took part in the Global Rockstar pilot project. Over 3.5 million music fans cast their votes, with Portuguese rock band Kandia emerging as the winner.

    "We set up Global Rockstar because we believe in music. There are so many great unknown artists and songs in the world - especially from countries that you seldom see in the charts. We want to put the spotlight on these musicians. Artists that enter their songs for Global Rockstar can present their music to listeners all over the world. This global exposure is priceless for young bands that want to get their music and their names out there," explained Christof Straub, CEO and co-founder of Global Rockstar. Supporters of Global Rockstar include numerous international stars including Grammy Award winners Macy Gray and The Commodores or guitar legend Al Di Meola.

    Global Rockstar doesn't only bring the artists that take part worldwide exposure - it also offers financial support, thanks to an innovative crowdfunding model. Music fans all over the world can vote for their favorite act via social media, using Free Votes, but they are also able to cast extra "ROCK'N VOTES", which are acquired by making donations. Half of the net proceeds from "ROCK'N VOTES" go directly to the chosen artist, and fans get exclusive rewards in return, such as song downloads or signed T-shirts.

    "These days more and more musicians are asking themselves how they can make a living from their work. With Global Rockstar, we believe that we've found a revolutionary and highly promising way to generate income. The artists gain the attention of fans all over the world, as well as industry experts, radio stations and potential sponsors. This global recognition vastly improves the chances of success when it comes to crowdfunding," pointed out Ronny Steibl, CMO and co-founder of Global Rockstar.

    A multi-stage process will be used to select the Global Rockstar 2014. The national preliminaries last until November 2014 - after which the winner from each country will have been decided. The national winners will be announced as part of a live show on November 4 at the ORF Radiokulturhaus in Vienna, which will be shown worldwide via a webcast.

    From November 6 to December 1, fans across the globe can vote for the national winners in order to select the 64 most popular acts. Then, between 2 and 14 December, the Top 16 will be elected from this list.

    From December 15, fans can vote for their Global Rockstar from the 16 artists on the shortlist. The winner will be announced on 20 December. Throughout the competition, updates and background info will be provided by the Global Rockstar Webshow, a 20-part video series to be shot in Vienna and featuring big-name musicians.

    Who plans to enter? There is ONE week left! Check it out: GlobalRockstar.com.

    —Amy Sciarretto

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