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#ARTIST OF THE YEAR – The ultimate round!

Featured Artist Contest

After the end of Global Rockstar 2015, the world largest online music contest, on Dec.15 we have a short quiet time to prepare for the novelty that will come out this spring. We thought of investing this time into polishing the website, hunting for bugs, shortening the code by a few lines… those kind of things. But then, only the programmers had something to do. And we can’t sit still.

We had the cutest little idea – actually we’re wondering why we didn’t think of this before! We are running a special extra contest (by invitation only) between the 12 Artist’s of the Month to select an ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2015!

It works like this:

Start – Friday, January 15, 2016 at 10:00am CET

The voting is similar to the Global Rockstar 2015 contest: free social media share counts as 1x vote and MEGAVOTES for this contest count for 3x votes.

End – Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10:00am CET

The artist at the top of the charts by the end of the AOTY contest will be the winner.

The Contestants

USJanuary – Steamvalve Nation*

CDFebruary – Tonton Lusambo

ARMarch – UniversoBare

ALApril – Ardit Cuni

LKMay – Surenie De Mel

PTJune – Cinemuerte

GBJuly – Gold Wolf

KEAugust – Dandora Music

DESeptember – Naima

AUOctober – Gareth Wheeler

PHNovember – Stories Told

December – Shane BoardGB

The Prize

Our partner Soundcraft by HARMAN liked the idea of an AOTY too and kindly supplied the prize.

The Artist of the Year wins a Soundcraft Ui12 – a 12-input Remote-Controlled Digital Mixer worth 459,- EUR!

ui12-front“Ui12 packs a complete digital mixing system into a compact, road-rugged stagebox format, with built-in wi-fi and the ability to be controlled by any connected device via a standard web browser – no Apps, no OS limitations, no constraints on how or where you mix.” 

*Note: The Featured Artist Contest started in February 2015 so we didn’t have an Artist of the Month for January. We decided to post-nominate an artist and choose Steamvalve Nation as Artist of the Month for January. First because they play fantastic classic rock that sends shivers down our spine. And, of course, in consideration of their extraordinary performance during the Global Rockstar 2015 contest: Steamvalve Nation represented the USA in Global Rockstar 2015 and ended #4 in the Global Finals after a fierce battle and an incredible final rush from Riannti, who ousted them from the podium during the last few minutes of the two month contest!

Click through the links and read all the contestants’ stories, why they make music and their thoughts about success.

Do you already have a favorite? :-)

Peace & Love

The Global Rockstar Team

PS Please note that if you are a participant of the Artist of the Year contest this post doesn’t exclude you from reading the hardcore rules for participation.

Written by Monica Mel

Global Rockstar magazine editor

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