MONTREAL and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HITLAB INC. ("Hitlab") is pleased to announce that it has partnered with The Recording Academy® (www.grammy.com) -- internationally known for the annual GRAMMY Awards® -- for a unique opportunity to give an unsigned, up-and-coming artist or band the chance to perform at the 3rd Annual Social Media Rock Stars Summit, an official GRAMMY® Week event. The "Emerging Talent Competition" will launch on Nov. 2, and the winning artist will perform a set at the reception for SMRSS on Feb. 10, 2012, the Friday before the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Part of the performance will be streamed live on GRAMMY.com and CBS.com as part of The Academy's GRAMMY Live coverage during the three days leading up to the telecast.
The Emerging Talent Competition is open to unsigned artists worldwide from Nov. 2 through Dec. 31, 2011. After original music is submitted to the contest's web page (www.hitlab.com/grammycontest), it will be analyzed by Hitlab's patented algorithms and 10 finalists will be announced Jan. 9, 2012. The final winner will be decided upon by a combination of online voting and a Blue Ribbon Panel, announced on Jan. 25, 2012, and subsequently flown to Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week to perform at the SMRSS reception. Additionally, the winner will be invited to walk the red carpet and attend the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards and official GRAMMY Celebration® after-party on Feb. 12. Hitlab will also have a dedicated blog for the contest winner on GRAMMY.com, and facilitate promotion of the winning song on official GRAMMY social media platforms.
HITLAB.com is a global social network connecting the world through hit music. The company has developed patented technology that uses automatic musical patterns extraction and state of the art signal processing algorithms to establish a song's hit potential. For further information, visit the company's website at www.hitlab.com.
About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards -- the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music -- The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thegrammys), Twitter (www.twitter.com/thegrammys), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/thegrammys).
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