The first competition of 2012 has its winner, it’s Marco Mangraviti that has received more comments than any other. His top score has been followed by Bence Koczka, Yosif Bambin, Lost Brand, Piero Furlan, Piotrek Wojnar and many more thounders.
Marco is receiving a black Fender Stratocaster guitar, that he can’t wait to show off on stage with his band.
Win free tickets to join the one of the biggest electro event in Italy: Electro Venice 2011!
The one day festival is on Saturday 18th June 2011 at Parco San Giuliano, Venice (Italy)
Line up: Fatboy Slim, Deadmau5, Goose, Afrojack, Sven Vath and many more.
You can win free tickets for the festival by recording a track with the Thounds Facebook app called YUIO, it’s a toy instrument that will play like a sequencer and sampler anyone can use.
Once you have made your own beats, share it and get as many likes as possible, the tracks with more like will get prizes:
- 1st to 3rd most liked: free ticket to Electro Venice 2011
- 4th to 5th: Electro Venice 2011 official compilation, download on iTunes
- 6th to 10th: Thounds t-shirts
And finally we are announcing who won our first and much followed Spring contest: congratulations to the Belettes from Lille in France!
This is the winning track! Visit The Belettes page on Thounds
Some random quotes from the jury about the winning track: “The guitar riffs are great, reminds of Foals. Nice and tight.”
“A great potential player, I’d say.”
“Spring Break is a remarkably confident, often troubling debut that excels at both forward-thinking and good old-fashioned music.”
And here is the jury panel, that will eventually elect the winner of the fender Stratocaster for our first Spring Contest:
Aaron Bogucki Polydor (UK) He is Senior Digital Campaign Manager and thus loves connecting artists with fans. If he can push the boundaries of digital content and the music experience at the same time then even better! http://www.polydor.co.uk
Christoph Sobel New Yorker (Germany)
Head of music cooperation for the fashion company New Yorker, with more than 850 stores in 32 countries is making it one of Europe’s largest fashion businesses. http://www.newyorker.de
David Casalini Cond´ Nast (Italy) Head of Multimedia Design and Development at Wired and Glamour magazines.
Lives with Chiara and daughter Giulia in the countryside just outside Milan and goes back to his homeland in Tuscany as soon as possibile. Loves reading, running, playing with daughter and writing for his blog. http://www.wired.it and http://ps.glamour.it
Andrea Schipani Audiocoop (Italy)
Web Communication manager and press officer for Audiocoop and MEI event, the biggest Italian even for independent record labels, artists and music professionals. http://www.audiocoop.it/
The first phase of the contest is now closed and it has been a success with lots good tracks submitted!
Now we need your help to shortlist the five finalists that will be subject to the jury verdict, vote for your favourite track by just leaving a comment by April the 27th.
The more comments a track gets the more chance to go into the five finalists.
The jury is made of ten professionals from international record labels, popular tech and music magazines, blogs, communication agencies, etc and it will officially announced later today.
Today we are launching a new series of regular contests that will reward your music inspiration.
The first of them is the Spring contest, a competition without a specific theme where you just have to unleash your inspiration and record your music. The better it is the more likely to enter the final stage.
You have two weeks time from now, contest is open until the 6th of April, then you will have to support your track to make it one of the five finalists, more details on this very soon.
The shortlist will be submitted to a jury of artists and music professionals that will decree the final winner.
Hurry up, you have three extra days to win the contest by Think Tank and enter the compilation!
All you have to do is playing your own music on a given track (you can choose between Tao and The Mirrors stems available here) and get as many “likes” as possible.
The top three most liked thounds will get to the final stageand submitted to the jury lined up by the Think Tank and Thounds panels.
The compilation introduces you to 11 tracks: one from the Think Tank contest and the other ten have already been selected by a panel artists Curt Smith (Tears for fears), Max Casacci (Subsonica), Jimmy Destri (Blondie), Alberto Ferrari (Verdena), Roger O’Donnell (The Cure), Luca Bergia (Marlene Kuntz), Morgan Fisher (Mott the Hoople), …