|[March 07, 2014]
Zya Launches #ZyaStar Contest, Inviting Players to Compete for Cash and a Major Label Record Deal
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
a groundbreaking mobile game that makes it fun and easy for anyone to
create studio-quality music like a pro, today announced a new contest
offering players a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to both win a
recording contract and go on tour.
A first-of-its-kind game-based music competition, the #ZyaStar Contest
will select finalists each month beginning in May and running until the
end of the year. Contestants will be judged based on the songs they
create using Zya's innovative music platform. All of the finalists will
then compete for the chance to win the Grand Prize, which includes
$10,000 cash, select tour performances on DigiTour 2015 thedigitour.com,
the largest producer of live events targeting the teen audience, and a
recording contract with Emblem Records emblem-music.com,
the record label behind award-winning artists including Matchbox
Twenty, Rob Thomas and Gloriana.
"With Zya everybody has the chance to make great songs. We want to find
someone that takes the power of Zya and runs with it," said Matt
Serletic, Owner of Emblem Records and CEO and Co-Founder of Music
Mastermind, Zya's creator. "We are launching #ZyaStar to help discover
and groom the next breakout music star from the digital world."
"Zya delivers an unparalleled music creation experience and we're
thrilled to have published the game with Music Mastermind and watch its
fan base grow," states Ed Rumley, General Manager, Chillingo. "The
ZyaStar contest provides a perfect way for gamers to show off their
musical talent with a rare opportunity to win a grand prize that has
never been seen before in mobile gaming."
The #ZyaStar Contest is the first-ever global game contest that offers
players the opportunity to realize their dreams of music stardom.
#ZyaStar finalists will be determined based on a combination of factors,
including the originality of songs they share using the #ZyaStar
hashtag, the highest level they reach in the game, and the popularity of
their songs, as determined by the amount of views on YouTube, Facebook (News - Alert),
Twitter and other social networks. All #ZyaStar registrants will gain
access to exclusive Tips & Tricks to help them on their road to stardom.
Each of the finalists will be selected by a panel of judges including
Matt Serletic (multi-Grammy-winning producer and songwriter), Dean
Serletic (President of Emblem Records), and special celebrity judges
revealed throughout the contest term.
Register today at ZyaMusic.com
to receive more information about the contest, which is free to enter.
In addition to a chance at the Grand Prize, select #ZyaStar finalists
will win a trip to the Zya studios in Los Angeles to meet with Matt
Serletic for one-on-one mentoring sessions.
Zya, which is published by leading indie mobile games publisher, Chillingo
(a division of Electronic Arts), is free to download in the App Store
and works across iOS devices. Zya is the only game where you can mash-up
world-famous songs such as "Royals," "Levels," and "Blurred Lines."
Players can enhance their vocals with Auto-Tune® and other custom mic
effects, magically transform their voice into any instrument, and simply
tap to create infectious beats with the hottest drum kits and
turntables. With unrivalled graphics and social sharing via YouTube (News - Alert),
Facebook, Twitter and more, Zya gives players everything they need to
create hit music as they play their way to Fame.
The latest Zya update, available now, gives every player the ability to
unlock the smash hit "Royals" for free at level four of the game.
Download Zya for iOS today at http://bit.ly/OQxcZW.
Please consult the #ZyaStar Contest official rules for more details at ZyaMusic.com.
Music Mastermind will be exhibiting Zya at the SXSW Gaming Expo March
7-9 on the show floor of the Palmer Events Center. Visit them at island
booth stands 459-461, 558-560. For additional assets, please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/68e52pzc8yzydbr/FEjf2jAFnh
About Music Mastermind, Inc.
Music Mastermind�creates imaginative technology that�gives everyone�the
ability to experience the joy of making and sharing music.�The
company's�proprietary, cloud-based platform�powers�far-ranging
entertainment products�that�help�consumers make�professional quality
music.�In�Zya, the company's flagship�mobile�game,�players can�make a
new song,�mash-up world-famous hits or combine elements of both to
create�great�music that is uniquely theirs.�Established�in 2008
by�multi-Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter and former
Chairman/CEO of Virgin Records Matt�Serletic�and former Managing
Director and Global Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Trading at
JP Morgan (News - Alert) Bo�Bazylevsky, Music Mastermind is headquartered in Los
Angeles.�For more information, visit musicmastermind.com.
About Emblem Records, Inc.
Founded by one of the industry's most consistent hitmakers - Grammy
Award winner and former Chairman/CEO of Virgin Records America Matt
Serletic - Emblem Music Group is a multi-genre new music company that
builds authentic, lasting relationships between its artists and global
music fans. Emblem is the label home to Grammy Award winner Rob Thomas
and Matchbox Twenty, who collectively achieved numerous Diamond and
Platinum awards while selling more than 50 million albums.
About The DigiTour
DigiTour Media, LLC, bringing social to the stage, was founded in 2010
by music industry vets Meridith Valiando and Chris Rojas. DigiTour along
with�major brand partners�(Intel, Google (News - Alert), Sony, Gibson) has received
critical acclaim in the media for leaving an indelible mark on the
entertainment industry by helping YouTubers launch solid touring brands
that bridge the gap between the web and the mainstream. For more
information please visit www.thedigitour.com.
Chillingo, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts, is a leading games publisher
on iOS with numerous award-winning hits around the world including Angry
Birds, Cut the Rope, Contre Jour, and Anomaly Warzone Earth. The company
also publishes games for Android (News - Alert), Windows Phone 8, Steam, and other
digital platforms. For more information about the company and its games,
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