Abbey Road and Avid partner for song contest

The Abbey Road Studios and Avid Song Contest gives aspiring artists, musicians and producers across the globe the chance to have their work judged by a panel of key music industry figures, as well as fans online.
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The Abbey Road Studios and Avid Song Contest gives aspiring artists, musicians and producers across the globe the chance to have their work judged by a panel of key music industry figures, as well as fans online. “The hardest thing for an aspiring musician is to get their songs heard by the right people,” said Greg Wells, competition judge and multiple Grammy-nominated producer, mixer and songwriter. “This competition is the perfect way for artists to get their music out there and I’m really looking forward to listening to an eclectic mix of songs.” Artists can upload their original song until 13 March, with the winners of the Judges choice, Fans choice and Judges choice runner-up being announced on 10 April. The judging panel comprises Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry); musician, producer and A&R representative John Feldmann (Goldfinger, Good Charlotte); and Grammy-winning producer Tricky Stewart (Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Rihanna). The three winning artists, chosen by judges, will receive a prize package that includes having a track of their choice mixed and mastered online by Abbey Road Studios, as well as a Pro Tools HD Native system. A ‘fans choice’ prize will also be awarded with the winning entrant receiving an Mbox audio interface with Pro Tools 10 software. Voting for the fans choice award runs online from March 14 – 21 March 2013. “Avid and Abbey Road Studios have a shared passion for the creation of music, so we’re delighted to be teaming up to give aspiring musicians the chance to showcase their original work to three of the music industry’s most respected figures, as well as providing a platform for their work to reach a global audience,” said W. Sean Ford, Avid’s vice president of worldwide marketing. “The industry-standard technology in Pro Tools is designed to enhance the creative process, and through new more accessible offerings such as Abbey Road’s online mixing and mastering services, it’s becoming easier for aspiring musicians to benefit from this technology and add a professional finish to their work.” www.abbeyroad.comwww.avid.com

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