MILWAUKEE, June 11 /PRNewswire/ — Your music video could be viewed by users from all corners of the globe. Unsigned singers from around the world can now upload original music videos at http://www.algeka.com/, the Web’s home for the coolest new music.
On June 15, fans will begin casting their votes. The video with the most votes by Aug. 15, 2007 will be awarded $10,000. Music fans worldwide will cast their votes by downloading original works of their favorite unsigned artists: videos for $1.99 and DRM-free MP3 audio for 99 cents. Thirty second previews are free.
The conclusion of the $10,000 international contest isn’t the end of Algeka — it is just the beginning. Algeka combines TV singing competitions, online music stores and Internet video sites.
“Algeka is a worldwide community focused on promotion and exposure of unsigned singer songwriters — we think this can be a huge opportunity for people in all countries with talent,” said founder Norm Yerke. “Singers and music buyers from Asia, Europe, Australia, the Americas and Africa are showing great interest in the site.”
Algeka offers more:
— Singers Get Paid: Algeka supports emerging singers worldwide — the
videos chosen for Algeka are paid 20 percent of the proceeds
from their downloads, even after the contest ends.
— You Create the Next Star: Each purchased music video download counts as
a vote: two for video and one for audio. The singer of the video with
the most votes by 11:59 p.m. GMT, August 15, 2007 wins a $10,000 cash
prize. You decide who wins AND you get the hottest new music to keep.
— Unsigned Singers Only: Only singers with original songs and who have no
record contracts are eligible. Algeka finds the best, the ones you
don’t know about yet.
— Truly Great Music: All music video submissions are reviewed before
posting. Only the best make it to the site.
The competition will award one international singer-songwriter $10,000. Algeka standings will be updated in ‘real time’ several times a day so fans can track the progress of their favorites.
ALGEKA is the place online for discovering the hottest new music videos from around the world. Visit http://www.algeka.com/ for more information and contest rules. You create the next music video star.
First Call Analyst:
AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/
PRN Photo Desk, [email protected]