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AKG partners with Global Rockstar 2014

Global Rockstar 2014 is the world’s largest online music competition, hosted by

Global Rockstar 2014 is the world’s largest online music competition, hosted by, a website for singers, bands, songwriters and their supporters.

AKG has partnered with Global Rockstar to award AKG microphones and wireless systems to the top three winners, voted by fans. The first-prize winner will receive $25,000 as well as professional microphones and headphones from AKG.

The upload phase of Global Rockstar 2014 is now open to the submissions of original songs from independent musicians until September 30, 2014 on

Co-founder of Global Rockstar Christof Straub, says: “Our goal is to garner international visibility for emerging artists around the world.” AKG has been a wonderful supporter and partner in our efforts to create a global community dedicated to the promotion and growth of aspiring musicians.”

The 2013 grand-prize winner was Kandia, a rock act from Portugal. The band won AKG IVM4500 in-ear monitors, a C214 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, a C451 small-diaphragm condenser microphone, four D40 instrumental microphones, a D12 VR kick-drum microphone, and two D7 handheld vocal microphones.

The second and third place acts were presented with AKG studio packages of microphones and headphones.

Walter Rührig, responsible for artist & key customer relations at AKG, says: “We are honoured to award the top three contestants with the very best live sound and recording gear AKG offers to help further their performance and sonic capabilities.”