My Sound Is Soooo Down That …

Posted on November 17, 2008. Filed under: Contests, Events, Suggestions for Improvement, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Blaming Tim - Photo by Paynomind

Blaming Tim - Photo by Paynomind

How Down Is Your Sound” – this sounds like some new reality show you might see on MTV (Since they don’t actually play music videos anymore).  However, this was a contest that Kaneva actually ran back in September of 2006.

How many of you even knew that Kaneva existed back in 2006?  Hell, how many of you even had your drivers license back in 2006?

Anyways, this was a contest used to highlight musicians and help promote The Virtual World of Kaneva.  The idea behind the contest was that musicians would upload their music and a picture of themselves… then for several weeks people would vote for the top 10 musicians.  After the voting had been tallied, the musicians would then perform in front of a panel of Music Industry pro’s for a chance to win:

  • A free recording session at Dallas Austin’s DARP Studios in Atlanta, where superstars TLC, Boyz II Men, Madonna and Monica have put down chart-topping tracks.
  • A five-song demo recording deal with Atlanta’s Block Entertainment, with an estimated cash value of $50,000.
  • A one day song writing internship with Grammy Award winning producer Sean Garrett.
  • $7,500 Cash!

I’m writing this article with a bit of selfishness today.  You see, I am in a band myself.  I am a drummer for a local Atlanta band – BlamingTim (we get compared to Ben Folds Five a lot).  The original “How Down Is Your Sound” contest appeared to be more geared toward Hip-Hop artists…. I myself, am not a huge fan of hip-hop, but to each his own.

I would like to see Kaneva have another musically focused contest (or even a live concert broadcast in world) featuring a plethora of bands that span across musical genres.  I’m not talking about uploading a music video of a band that you like.  I’m talking about a band uploading their music or videos of their own performances and having the users of Kaneva voting for their favorite.  A contest that involves more work from the entrants then simply going to YouTube, finding a video and then coping the embed code over to Kaneva…. A contest that more closely ties Real Life entertainment into The Virtual World of Kaneva.

What are your thoughts on this?  Let me know in the comments below!

Selfish Plug for Those Who Live in Atlanta:

BlamingTim will be playing live not once, but twice this week!  On Wednesday Nov. 19th at the Drunken Unicorn and our CD/Video Game (That’s right a F***ing video game) release party on Nov. 21st at North River Tavern – Check out BlamingTim.com for details.

Selfish Plug for Those Who Live Everywhere Else:

Our new CD/Video Game releases on Nov. 21st – it’s called “Blaming Tim’s Relapse Adventure” and will be available for purchase on our website.

A Note To Kaneva Employees:

I know that you guys are local here in Atlanta so feel free to stop by and check us out on our Nov. 21st show (there is no cover).  Let me know that you work for Kaneva and I will be happy to get you all of our contact info (We Want To Perform In World!).

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Normally I frown on self-aggrandizing fan fare such as this, but then i realize, this is his blog, plus, these guys ARE REALLY GOOD!

The How Down Is Your Sound was a very cool contest, ran WAY too early in Kaneva’s live cycle. Now would be a great time for such an event. All those partnerships required to do it as big as last time might even be unnecessary – the publicity within Kaneva would be a hell of a prize. Maybe the winner could get a live Mogulus in-world show broadcast, with all the huge Yellow Text announcements to get people there.

In any case, *I* plan to be there on friday the 21st, to see my new favorite band play, and to buy the CD. Hope to see you there!


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