Guitar Center and GRAMMY® Award-Nominated Electronic Supergroup Above & Beyond Launch Second Installment of Cover Me Program
Guitar Center has partnered with the critically acclaimed electronic supergroup Above & Beyond to present the second installment of Cover Me, an artist discovery program offering aspiring musicians the chance to take their careers to the next level. The program embodies Guitar Center’s mission to support emerging musicians and present undiscovered artists with a shot at their big break. Guitar Center’s Cover Me opened for submissions last month and will close on June 30, 2016.
Unsigned artists across the country can submit their cover of Above & Beyond’s 2015 hit “Blue Sky Action” featuring Alex Vargas at guitarcenter.com/aboveandbeyond. Submissions will be ranked on their social media engagement and fan growth throughout the submission period, and the top-ranked 100 artists will be reviewed by Above & Beyond, who will then handpick the winner.
“We’re always impressed by the quality of the fan cover versions we get sent, so it’s exciting to have the support of Guitar Center to help us find the next generation of talented musicians.” - Above & Beyond
Guitar Center’s Cover Me Winner Will Receive:
Guitar Center’s Cover Me program launched in its first year in 2015 and garnered nearly 13,000 submissions. Grammy award-winning producer and DJ Zedd hand-selected Seattle native Ty Acord, AKA Lophiile, as the winner of the program. Zedd was so impressed with Lophiile's winning remix to his hit single “I Want You To Know feat. Selena Gomez” that he released the track on Interscope Records in September 2015. Additionally, Lophiile was asked to remix Zedd’s hit single “Beautiful Now feat. Jon Bellion,” which was also released on Interscope Records in October 2015.
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