EuroMusic Contest 2014
Let's create together the very first Web 2.0 Eurovision: the EuroMusic Contest.
EuroMusic Contest 2014
The EuroMusic Contest is a non-institutional music competition based on innovative technologies and open to all European musicians, a Web 2.0 Eurovision. A first edition of the EuroMusic Contest had already been organised in 2011, in 28 countries and in partnership with SoundCloud, and had generated more than 110 000 votes and attracted 2 200 artists.
For the 2014 edition, the contest will be open to the 40 participating countries*. This competition provided with an on-line voting system will allow every Internet user to participate in the selection of the finalist musicians or bands. Synchronised with social network Facebook, the contest will be the world’s first both numerical and viral musical competition and will promote the emergent music scene as well as the inter-cultural exchange.
After a first two-month voting campaign (March-April 2014), 1 artist/band per country will be selected. In May 2014, ten of them will be chosen by a jury composed of music industry professionals to represent their respective countries during the EuroMusic Live, a final event that will be streamed live from Paris in June 2014. During the EuroMusic Live the public can vote in real time on the live-streaming page for their favorite artists.
We’ve already financed and designed the ergonomic EuroMusic Contest website that will host the live streaming of the EuroMusic Live, built the online voting system synchronised with social networks and worked on a transmedia communication strategy.
Today we are launching this one-month KissKissBankBank campaign to raise funds for the EuroMusic Live. We want to propose something else, something more, in accordance with the numerical world we are living in BUT are independent. We therefore are not supported by any institution or giant label and NEED YOU to gather funds so we have the capital to put it out with great bands.
*Albania - Andorra - Austria - Belarus - Belgium - Bosnia-Herzegovina - Bulgaria - Croatia - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Iceland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Macedonia - Malta - Moldova - Monaco - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Russia - Serbia - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - United Kingdom - Ukraine
**ALL SHIPPING COSTS ARE INCLUDED IN EVERY PACKAGE, NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE!
The EuroMusic Live will be the first ever digital event with no obligation for payment. Fans will be able to discover and follow numerous talented European artists.
The event will be co-ordinated by Div’Up (UK) and My Band Market (France) in association with SwarmPlanet (Sweden), iConcerts (Switzerland) and Jamendo (Luxembourg).
My Band Market has designed the ergonomic EuroMusic Contest website that will host the live streaming of the EuroMusic Live. At the cutting edge of technology, it has been built one hundred percent with new technologies:
Founded in 2011, MyBandMarket is the first on-line booking platform. This French startup puts in relation artists and bookers by pricing the artists' live performances according to their social media fan-bases and communities.
MyBandMarket blog, MyBandNews, rapidly become the first French music webzine (ebuzzing - November 2013). With a team of 30 young and talented writers and more than 1 000 000 unique visitors in 2013, the MBM community is getting bigger and bigger.
In March 2013 MyBandMarket joined the adVICE, the VICE International media group, and prepares the Web 2.0 version of its Internet website for 2014, that will enable its worldwide expansion.
Div'Up and MyBandMarket are co-ordinating the EuroMusic Contest and shall be among the top music companies in 2014.
The EuroMusic Live needs the best producer, and we found iConcerts!
iConcerts is the first editor of exclusive multimedia content dedicated to live music, that proposes the biggest live music and concert catalogue.
Available on TV via the iConcerts HD channel, also on VOD, on the web, smart-TVs, smart-phones and tablets, iConcerts' content can be watched in over 140 countries in the world. The following artists chose iConcerts to distribute their live performances:
Air - A$AP Rocky - Arcade Fire - Arctic Monkeys - Adele - Babyshambles - Bloc Party - Calvin Harris - Coldplay - Cold War Kids - David Bowie - Eminem - The Flaming Lips - Foals - Friendly Fires - Gorillaz - Hot Chip - Iggy And The Stooges - James Blake - Jamie Lidell - Justice - Kanye West - The Kills - Lenny Kravitz - Metallica - MGMT - Moby - Muse - The National - New Order - Norah Jones - Pet Shop Boys - Phoenix - The Pixies - Queen Of The Stone Age - Radiohead - R.E.M - Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Rolling Stones - Sebastien Tellier - Sinead O'Connor - Skip The Cut - U2 - Vampire Weekend - The Walkmen - The White Stripes - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Their ambition being to give access and share the live music experience to the greatest number of people, they will be in charge of delivering the very best concert recording, and live-broadcasting the Final Event to 140 countries.
Here are two examples of how good the iConcerts’ team is, introducing their HD videos of the 2012 Pitchfork Paris Festival with The Walkmen and their broadcast for the Foster The People acoustic concert:
And what about the largest platform for free and legal music as a partner? Go for Jamendo!
Jamendo is the largest platform for free and legal music. Supported by a natural community of 1.5 million music lovers, Jamendo breaks boundaries between an artist and a potential audience by allowing artists to share their music freely while preserving their rights with Creative Commons licenses.
But attention from the public is not all... Jamendo also brings artists consistent revenue streams by connecting them with professionals that need music for film, TV, public places, etc.
Allocation of funds
After the three-month online competition, the 10 finalists selected by the European public and Internet users will perform in Paris in May 2014.
The EuroMusic Live will take place at the Cigale with a standing capacity of 1000 located in the heart of Pigalle. It will be streamed live from the EuroMusic Contest homepage and broadcasted in 140 countries.
The live-streaming will be open with no obligation for payment. Each artist/band will perform two original titles on stage to convince the public to vote for him/them via the live streaming page and the ‘Vote with Facebook’ system.
This campaign has a fund-raising goal of €8,000.
If the starting goal is exceeded, an EuroMusic Tour will be organised in the following cities : Barcelona, Milan, Berlin, Brussels, London, Glasgow, Dublin, Moscow... One date in a concert hall with a standing capacity of 600 to 1000 will be funded for every €8,000 raised above the goal. Once the campaign off and if the starting goal is exceeded, we will organise a vote for you to choose the cities in which you would like to see the finalists perform. If the EuroMusic Tour is organised, the ten finalists could perform in Europe by the end of 2014.
This funding will be used for:
. Management board, lights and sound, and staff’s wages
. Flights and train tickets for the artists
. Rental Cars
. Emergency Fund
. KissKissBankBank + Postage fees
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