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.
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.