NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, Beyonce is giving music fans from around the world an opportunity to remix "End Of Time," the #1 UK Urban and Pop Club single from her critically acclaimed album, "4."
Described as "rapturous," "apocalyptic" and "percussion-driven" by music critics, "End Of Time" is an enormous fan favorite that incites spontaneous choreography and top-of-voice song belting in clubs from Los Angeles to London.
Beginning today, February 8, 2012, music lovers can create their own version of the song and upload it to SoundCloud, the leading social sound platform with over 10 million registered users. The contest ends on March 9, 2012 and is opened to entrants in 25 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada and Australia.
To enter the competition, visit www.beyonceonline.com and download the audio stems of "End Of Time." Then, using the stems, entrants can create a remix of the song and follow the instructions for uploading.
Entries will be voted on by SoundCloud community and the top 50 ranked eligible remixes will be reviewed by a panel of judges, including Beyonce and a team of music industry experts made up of DJs, performers and producers. All eligible entries will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity and musicality. The entrant with the highest overall score will be the grand prize winner.
In honor of Beyonce's album, "4," the grand prize winner will receive $4,000 USD and the opportunity to have his/her remix appear on an upcoming Beyonce release. The winner will be announced two weeks after the close of the competition.
Here is a list of the 25 countries participating in the "End Of Time" Remix Competition:
Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.
About Soundcloud: SoundCloud, launched in 2008 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, is a social sound platform that lets anyone create, record, promote and share their sounds on the web, in a simple, accessible and feature-rich way. SoundCloud allows sound creators to instantly record audio; upload large files; share them publicly and privately; embed sound across websites and blogs; receive detailed analytics, plus feedback from the community directly onto the waveform player. For more information go to: http://soundcloud.com
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