DAVID BOWIE fans will put their own musical skills to the test beginning April 8 as they compete to create the best ?mash-up? remix of a song from his current REALITY album with another track from his catalog. The contest will run for six weekly periods during which public voting will determine each week?s entry for the Grand Prizes.
After the judges who include BOWIE and noted masher Mark Vidler select their favorite entries, they will award the Grand Prize Winner with a 2004 Audi TT coupe.
The second prize winner will receive a complete set of Sony Media Software titles including: ACIDÃ‚Â® PRO 4 software, VegasÃ‚Â® +DVD Production Suite, Sound ForgeÃ‚Â® 7 software, CD ArchitectTM 5 software, Four (4) Vision Series? Libraries and 50 Loops for ACID? Loop Libraries. Third prize is a Sony Vaio Z1 series laptop. BowieNet and Sony Media Software will also provide additional prizes for all the weekly finalists
Audi of America is presenting the North American leg of BOWIE?s in-progress ?A Reality Tour.? Audi is currently airing a television commercial with ?Rebel Never Gets Old,? a mash-up remix of BOWIE?s ?Never Get Old?--a highlight of the critically acclaimed REALITY album--and his timeless ?Rebel Rebel.? The TV spot generated such a favorable response that BOWIE asked mash-up guru Mark Vidler of Go Home Productions fame to take the two original masters and create a single version of ?Rebel Never Gets Old.? The track will be released during the week of April 12.
By visiting www.neverfollow.com, entrants can select one-minute downloads of songs from REALITY and selected classic BOWIE tracks. Entrants can then use a free version of the Acid PRO music creation software, called ACID Xpress, which will be available at the site. Entry to the contest will last through May 18. www.neverfollow.com was created jointly by Audi and CondÃƒÂ©Net, a division of CondÃƒÂ© Nast.
DAVID BOWIE's sold-out and critically acclaimed worldwide ?A REALITY TOUR? returned to North America, visiting 29 additional dates at theatres, arenas and amphitheatres. The Polyphonic Spree is supporting the first half of the tour (March 29-April 30), while the Stereophonics will open shows running from May 6-May 27. ?A REALITY TOUR? launched last October in Europe and the U.K., marking the influential rock legend?s first major world tour in nearly a decade and encompassing 17 countries. The mammoth trek is in support of BOWIE?s 26th album REALITY, which debuted in the #1 position on Billboard?s Pan European chart and entered the Top 10 in 15 countries.
For more information visit www.davidbowie.com.
BowieNet, David's pioneering online community at www.davidbowie.com, has been expanding the limits of artist/fan interaction and collaboration since 1998. Members have co-written a song with BOWIE, helped choose album art and packaging, participated in a variety of chats, webcasts and online events and even attended members-only concerts. Trial membership to BowieNet is included with every ticket sold for A REALITY TOUR. Ticket holders receive a free 3-month membership.
Audi of America is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and markets a line of performance-oriented European premium vehicles: the A4, A4 Cabriolet, A6, A8, TT and the allroad quattro. In 2003, Audi broke its all-time U.S. sales record by selling a total of 86,421 vehicles in over 260 dealerships. Audi's event marketing programs center around the performing arts, lifestyle and sporting events. For more information about additional Audi-related events and corporate news, visit www.audiusa.com.
Sony Media Software and Services, a division of Sony Pictures Digital Networks, manages the following media creation software titles: Sound ForgeÃ‚Â® software, VegasÃ‚Â® software, CD Architect? software, DVD ArchitectÃ‚Â® software, ACIDÃ‚Â® PRO software, Loops for ACID? music libraries, Noise Reduction? Plug-In, SonyÃ‚Â® ScreenblastÃ‚Â® Movie Studio, Sony Screenblast ACID 4.0, and Sony Screenblast Sound Forge. The team also runs www.ACIDplanet.com, the internet's leading site for original music and remixes. For additional product information, please visit www.sony.com/mediasoftware.