Kompoz.com and Glen Phillips Announce REMIX Contest
Miami, FL (PRWeb) April 1, 2008 -- Kompoz.com, the online music collaboration website, and Glen Phillips, singer songwriter and voice of Toad The Wet Sprocket, today announced a unique collaborative music contest on Kompoz.com. From April 1, 2008 through May 30, 2008, visitors to Kompoz can download the individual studio instrument tracks to "The Spirit Of Shackleton" from Glen's new album titled "Secrets Of The New Explorers". Fans are invited to remix the tracks, add guitar solos, add vocals, replace the drums, add bass -- the sky is the limit. The best overall new mix will win a Fender Squire Stratocaster guitar autographed by Glen Phillips.
"In the past, artists produced songs and the fans listened to them. Today, with Kompoz, fans can now directly interact with the songs and with the artists in meaningful and rewarding ways", said Raf Fiol, Founder of Kompoz.com. "It's like being in the [recording] studio with Glen and saying, 'Hey, how about we try this out on that song?'"
The event is sponsored by OurStage.com, IK Multimedia, TrueFire, and INDISTR.com. The contest will remain open for two months (April - May 2008), during which time anyone can submit a mix by visiting the contest page on Kompoz.com (kompoz.com/glenphillips). At the end of the two months, finalists will be selected by Glen Phillips and Kompoz.com staff members, and then posted on OurStage.com, where the fans will decide the winning mix. Voting will remain open during June 2008 on http://www.ourstage.com/go/kompoz.
For complete rules, visit kompoz.com/glenphillips
About Glen Phillips
Glen Phillips is a songwriter, lyricist, singer and guitarist. He is best known as the singer and songwriter of the alternative rock group Toad the Wet Sprocket.
Phillips founded Toad the Wet Sprocket in 1986, at the age of 16. By 1988, they had signed with Columbia Records. They recorded five albums and launched many major tours until 1998 when they disbanded. The band achieved fame with their third album, "Fear". The album was released in 1991, and saw the single "All I Want" reach the Top 20 on the 1991 Billboard Hot 100. The single "Walk on the Ocean" also reached the top twenty of the Hot 100, and the album became the band's first RIAA certified platinum album. In 1994, after years of heavy touring, the band released their follow-up EP titled "Dulcinea". This album spawned the hit singles "Fall Down," which reached #1 on the US Modern Rock charts, as well as #5 on the Mainstream Rock chart, and "Something's Always Wrong," which also charted. Like fear, this album was certified platinum by the RIAA
Following the breakup of Toad, Phillips released his first solo album, Abulum. This was followed up by a self-released live album and solo touring, along with a reunion tour with his former Toad bandmates. In 2004, Phillips, with Nickel Creek, released a long-awaited collaboration as Mutual Admiration Society. The self-titled album had been recorded in 2000 and featured songs written by both Phillips alone and as collaborative efforts, and was released on Sugar Hill Records. In 2005, Phillips returned to a major label via Universal Records' imprint Lost Highway Records and released the critically acclaimed Winter Pays For Summer. The album included the radio single "Duck and Cover," but Phillips and the label would part ways due to some creative differences. Phillips released his third proper solo album, Mr. Lemons in the spring of 2006. The music video for the album's first single, "Everything But You," made its debut as a Yahoo! Exclusive Premiere on May 11, 2006. In January 2008, Phillips released an EP with Talk Talk and Peter Gabriel influences titled Secrets of the New Explorers.
Kompoz is an online social network designed for music lovers to create songs with others from around the world. Kompoz members span 62 countries and all 24 time-zones. Kompoz is a community site with strong social networking features pinned around distributed music creation. Meaning this: songs are created in layers -- drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals, etc. But very few people play all of these instruments, so it's hard to create a complete song unless you're part of a band. Kompoz solves that problem. We provide the platform to create songs with a bass player in Sweden, a drummer in Ohio, and a guitar player in Kalamazoo. The world is your virtual on-demand band.