Sonic Foundry (R), Inc., (NASDAQ: SOFO – news), a leading provider of rich media software, systems and services, today announced its partnership with Warner Bros. Records to create and host a Madonna Remix contest at Sonic Foundry’s ACIDplanet.com(TM) website.
Three tracks from Madonna’s “Greatest Hits Volume 2” are now available online for remixing at ACIDplanet.com (www.acidplanet.com). Vocal tracks and select instrumentals from “Ray of Light,” “Deeper and Deeper,” and “Music” will be distributed along with a Madonna-customized version of ACID(TM) XPress, the free ten-track version of Sonic Foundry’s award-winning loop-based music creation tool ACID(TM). Samples from Sonic Foundry’s expansive loop library collection, including the new Bill Laswell Collection, will also be distributed to help entrants create custom mixes of Madonna’s music.
“With Madonna, we’ve moved online remixing to a new level,” remarked Dave Chaimson, Sonic Foundry’s Director of Marketing. “Few artists in the last twenty years have been as influential as Madonna, and as instrumental in popularizing remixing. To bring an artist of her stature to the fans via a remix contest is quite an accomplishment for Sonic Foundry, and a major event in the world of remixing.”
ACIDplanet.com is a leading Internet music site, showcase for ACID artists, and home to tens of thousands of musicians and songs. ACIDplanet is the top website for remix contests. Past remixes have included Beck, the Beastie Boys, New Order, Static-X, and many others. Information on ACIDplanet and remixing can be found at www.acidplanet.com.
Three winners will be selected, one for each song. Winners will receive an extensive collection of Madonna vinyl releases and merchandise, as well as a copy of ACID PRO 3.0 and enrollment in the Sonic Foundry Loop Subscription Series.
“Warner Bros. has been a great partner,” adds Dave Chaimson. “Our previous WB events have been hugely successful. With their support, we fully expect the Madonna Remix to be the largest-ever event of this kind.”
Madonna’s music has always been popular with professional remixers. This contest affords fans the opportunity to create their own Madonna remixes. The combination of one of the world’s top recording artists and the market’s most popular music creation software promises a historic online event.