"Found on MySpace" Contest Gives New Canadian Artists a Chance to be
Promoted on Corus Entertainment's ExploreMusic
TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - MySpace Canada, in partnership with Corus
Entertainment, today launched a monthly contest providing up-and-coming
Canadian artists with the opportunity to be featured on ExploreMusic.com, a
nationally syndicated radio show and web portal. The "Found on MySpace"
contest will let millions of Canadian users recommend and vote for their
favourite MySpace artist. The winner will be showcased on ExploreMusic and
ExploreMusic.com by acclaimed music expert, Alan Cross.
"Found on MySpace" provides musicians with an opportunity to engage music
enthusiasts and artists on platforms where they are already highly active.
Artists will be able to leverage MySpace to develop and create buzz around
their music, grow and engage a fan base and road test their material.
Every month, musicians are encouraged to send submissions through MySpace
Radio (www.myspace.com/radio), a new channel powered by StreamTheWorld.
Following a two week submission window, five finalists will be selected to be
voted on by MySpace Canada users. Voting will will run for two weeks at
MySpace Radio. Finalists will be notified by MySpace and will receive tips on
how to engage with their audience. Once the voting stage is complete, MySpace
will tally votes for each artist and notify ExploreMusic of the winner. The
winner, as selected by users, will be showcased on ExploreMusic on the first
Thursday of every month.
"MySpace represents the democratization of music distribution as it
allows any artist an opportunity to reach music fans anywhere on the planet
for zero cost," said Cross. "Music fans know that they can go to MySpace and
investigate virtually any band they want -- again at zero cost. We've already
seen a few artists break into the mainstream after finding a following on
MySpace - and we're going to see a lot more. ExploreMusic's goal is to help
that process of discovery-and-breakthrough along."
"MySpace is the worldwide destination for new music and undiscovered
artists," said Sue McGill, Executive Director of Sales, Marketing and Business
Development, MySpace Canada. "MySpace is ubiquitous and a standard for online
musicians and "Found on MySpace" is a great opportunity for independent,
unsigned musical talent to be discovered and further develop their music and
MySpace is known for its commitment and investment in artists and music
enthusiasts. "Our partnership with Corus demonstrates that we support our
artists by helping them increase the reach and distribution of their music
through both online and more mainstream channels," continued McGill.
About MySpace - www.myspace.com
MySpace is the world's leading social portal for connecting people,
content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the
Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photo
sharing, professional and viral videos, blogs, mobile, instant messaging, and
the world's largest music community. MySpace is the highest trafficked website
in the United States and includes an international network of more than 30
local community sites throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia,
and Australia. Fox Interactive Media is a division of News Corporation.
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About Corus Entertainment Inc. - www.corusent.com
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment
company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with
additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television
broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The
company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network,
CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio
stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded
entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A
publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York
(CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
About StreamTheWorld - www.streamtheworld.com
StreamTheWorld is a streaming technology and services company
specifically dedicated to broadcasters' online success. Founded in 2005, the
company is currently streaming more than 1,500 radio and TV stations in more
than 25 countries. The company already helps some of America's largest radio
broadcasters, such as CBS, ESPN, AOL, Corus and Entercom, find new ways to
leverage their online presence in a profitable manner. StreamTheWorld's fully
integrated solution lets you address all your streaming needs, including User
Experience, Advertising, Delivery and Metrics.
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