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HARMAN’s AKG Provides Global Rockstar Song Contest With Studio And Live Sound Prize Packages

Band: Watcha Clan from France / Copyright: Watcha Clan 2012

VIENNA, Austria – With a continued commitment on providing artists around the globe with the finest in recording and live sound equipment, HARMAN’s AKG has partnered with the Global Rockstar Online Song Contest to provide fan-voted favorites a package of legendary AKG microphones and trusted wireless systems. From October through November, independent rock artists from 196 countries can upload their videos to the Global Rockstar Contest, where fans will choose winners and recipients of multiple AKG prize packages.

Global Rockstar was founded for the pure love of song. Creators Christof Straub and Ronny Steibl were searching for a way to showcase music they believed had more potential for international recognition. “As music producers and songwriters we know how important it is for artists to get maximum international visibility. Global Rockstar guarantees this to our winners and will continue to shine the light on lesser-known artists around the globe,” the founders stated.

On January 1, 2013, the votes will be tallied and combined with input from an expert musical jury on wildcard placement. The first place AKG live set contains a C214, a C451 condenser, four D40 dynamic mics, a D112 kickdrum mic and two handheld D7’s. The alternate first prize studio set includes a Perception 820 Tube, C414, two sets of K702 and K240 headphones and a C451.

Global Rockstar also provides AKG prize sets for second and third place.

“AKG is proud to be a part of a program, supporting musicians of all levels of professionalism, with a reach as wide as Global Rockstar,” said Philipp Sonnleitner, Product Marketing Manager, AKG. “With quality and reliability underscoring AKG’s mission to provide the best equipment to artists, the first, second and third prize winners from the Global Rockstar contest will be able to take a sonic step up in their recordings and live performances. We wish all participants good luck as their peers vote for the best original songs in the world!”

For more information about AKG, please visit http://www.akg.com and http://www.youtube.com/AKGacoustics. For more information on the Global Rockstar contest, please visit http://www.global-rockstar.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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