Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Remake the Nokia Tune, Win Up to $10,000

The Philippines has since been a Nokia country, so everyone definitely knows how the classic Nokia tune sounds like. As popular as it is, the tune has had several remakes to adopt to the changing music taste of people over time.

Today, Nokia launches a brand new contest that challenges musicians and sound developers alike. The participant with the most creative composition and the most 'like' will win a huge amount of $10,000, while the five other runner-ups will get $1,000 each.

What are you waiting for? Give the Nokia tune some new twist, do a remix and get a chance to win major prizes!

Nokia Tune Remake Press Release below:
Nokia launched a global crowdsourcing campaign to challenge people to get creative and compose their own versions of the iconic Nokia Tune.Entries can be heard, voted on and submitted at http://nokiatune.audiodraft.com.

The Nokia Tune originates from the composition ‘Grand Vals’ by Spaniard Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) and was first introduced as a ringtone in 1994 with the Nokia 2100 series. Since its inception, the Nokia Tune has become one of the world’s most frequently played pieces of music and has been the default melody in hundreds of millions of Nokia handsets. The Nokia Tune is estimated to be heard over one billion times a day.

Get in tune with your inner musician
Nokia, together with AudioDraft, world experts in crowdsourcing audio creation,are looking for a tune that is fresh, expressive, original and creative, yet distinctively Nokia. Entrants are encouraged to experiment with both old and new Nokia Tunes and can also create their own musical parts, sounds and arrangements.The tune should be a maximum of 30 seconds in length and the deadline for submission is October 2, 2011.

The finale
The five most voted or 'liked' entries will qualify as finalists. A further five finalists will be selected by the jury who will then ultimately select one winning entry from the ten finalists.The jury comprises some of the most respected names in the audio branding industry including: Kai Bronner, one of the founders of Audio Branding Academy; Julian Treasure, known for his TED talks and author of ‘Sound Business’; and Mark Dewings, head of Brand & Marketing Communications at SoundCloud. Nokia’s own SVP of Design, Marko Ahtisaari, is also on the seven member jury.

The prizes
The winning tune will be included in select models within the company’s 2012 product portfolio,an estimated 100 million devices. In addition, the winning tune will be made available on Ovi Store and featured in Nokia’s Brand Book. The winner will also be awarded a prize of 10,000 USD. The five runner-ups will have their versions of the Nokia Tune available in Ovi Store and will be awarded 1000 USD each.


Wow, remake the tune? Hmm this is interesting...

Oh, yes. Really interesting how the diverse ideas of many people will come alive in a new Nokia tune.

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