Sony ACIDplanet.com Launches Indie Rock Band 'Hellogoodbye' Remix Contest
Contestants Get the Chance to Remix Songs From the Band's Debut Album, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!
ACIDplanet.com®, one of the Internet's premier sites for user-generated music, video content, computer-based recording and remixing tools, has launched an exclusive remix contest with the up-and-coming indie-rock band, Hellogoodbye. The band has spent the last two years perfecting their unbridled live show and booty-shaking jams, which culminate in the release of their debut album, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!
With their album release in 2006, Hellogoodbye has signed on with ACIDPlanet for the band's first remix contest. "The ACIDPlanet contest is an awesome opportunity for us as a band to get the chance to hear how our fans would add their flavor to our tracks," says Forrest Kline of Hellogoodbye. The band is known for their sharp outfits and having a particularly close relationship with their fans. "Every band wants their fans to appreciate their music -- even remixing our songs is the best form of flattery."
Members Forrest Kline, Jesse Kurvink, Marcus Cole, and Chris Profeta have a very "do-it-yourself" ethic when it comes to all aspects of the band. Hellogoodbye handles most of their production and marketing ideas themselves. Ranging from recordings and album artwork to posters and merchandise designs, all members of Hellogoodbye are extremely involved with the band's day-to-day business. Hellogoodbye recently achieved fame with their appearances as the musical guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Call with Carson Daly and The Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The band is also taping an episode of MTV Live to be broadcast this summer.
The eleven tracks that make up Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! are a collection of songs that work together to create a non-stop party mix, where no two songs are alike. From the opening beats of the New Wave powerhouse track "All Of My Love" to the tender plucking and pining of "Oh, It Is Love," Hellogoodbye have created the perfect soundtrack to this generation's ode to young love. With over 36 million plays on their MySpace.com page and voted Yahoo! Music's "Who's Next?" Winner in December 2006, Hellogoodbye is definitely rockin' their way to the top of the charts. Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! entered the Billboard charts at number 13, and was the number one Internet and Independent album. Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! has sold more than 300,000 copies. In January 2007, the single "Here (In Your Arms)" saw resurgence on Top 40 radio and entered the Billboard Hot 100 (peaking at #14) and is a certified Gold Record. Hellogoodbye begins a two-month headlining tour on April 5th. For more information on tour dates, visit http://www.hellogoodbye.net/.
ACIDplanet remix entrants will get access to the master tracks from "All of Your Love," Hellogoodbye's second single from Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! starting Tuesday, March 27, 2007. Contestants get the opportunity to create their remix of "All Of Your Love" by downloading track loops using the ACID music creation software to paint the loops into their remix. If contestants don't already have ACID® software, they may download a free copy of ACID XPRESS™ software application. Next, when contestants have completed their remix, they will be directed to return to the main Hellogoodbye Remix Contest webpage and click the Upload My Entry button to upload their track and successfully enter the contest. All remix contest entries must be fully uploaded by 12:00 a.m. midnight PST by Tuesday, May 08, 2007.
The winning remix will receive merchandise from Sony Media Software and Drive-Thru Records including a Hellogoodbye autographed copy of Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!, an assortment of Hellogoodbye items such as a hooded sweatshirt, tote bag, DVD, EP, T-shirt, buttons, stickers, and posters. The grand prize winner will also receive Sony Media Software's award-winning editing applications, ACID Pro software, Sound Forge® software, and five standard Collection Loop Libraries.
ACIDplanet.com is a rapidly growing online community of individual digital musicians and content creators. Users can produce and upload their own music and videos for the world to experience or listen to music created by others, and check out the most popular videos. In addition to sharing original creations, users participate in regularly scheduled remix contests featuring several notable musicians. Some other artists, including Beck, De La Soul and Nine Inch Nails, have contributed music to past remix contests at ACIDplanet.com.
For more information and complete contest rules, please visit: http://www.acidplanet.com/
About Drive-Thru Records
Created and led by brother and sister team Richard Reines and Stefanie Reines, Drive-Thru Records has been at the forefront of discovering unique musical talent since 1996. Originally signing artists such as Dashboard Confessional, New Found Glory, Something Corporate, Senses Fail, Finch and The Starting Line, their current roster includes, The Early November, Hellogoodbye, Steel Train, I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business, Allister, Hidden In Plain View, Halifax, I Am The Avalanche, An Angle, Socratic, Dave Melillo and House Of Fools. Since its inception, Drive-Thru Records has soundscanned over 7 million records. In December of 2004, the Reineses launched a sister label to Drive-Thru called Rushmore Records. The Rushmore Records' roster includes Houston Calls and Self Against City.
http://www.drivethrurecords.com/ About Sony Media Software
Sony Media Software inspires creative expression with its award-winning line of products for digital video, music, DVD, and audio production. Sound Forge®, ACID®, and Vegas® software have defined digital content creation for a generation of creative professionals, amateurs, and enthusiasts. These signature product lines continue to advance the art of providing powerful, accessible tools to unleash the imagination. Today, there is a Sony Media Software application for every level of expertise, including a full line of consumer software based on the company's professional applications. In addition, Sony Media Software produces the extensive Sony® Sound Series collection of royalty-free loops and production music, Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series exclusive sound effects, Vision Series video creation assets, as well as ACIDplanet.com®, the internet's premier site for independent music and video artists. As a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the company also develops applications that enhance the experience for users of Sony hardware devices including the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) and Sony Ericsson mobile phones. Sony Media Software customers span the globe and include seasoned professionals in the film, television, video game, and recording industries, students and educators, hobbyists and enthusiasts, and young children exploring music creation.
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