Avid and Abbey Road Studios Announce Winners of Global Music Talent Competition

  Avid and Abbey Road Studios Announce Winners of Global Music Talent

  Greg Wells, Tricky Stewart, and John Feldmann declare winners in the “Get
      Discovered” competition to uncover music industry’s hidden talent

2013 Frankfurt Musikmesse

Business Wire

FRANKFURT, Germany -- April 10, 2013

Coinciding with the announcement of Pro Tools 11, Avid^® (NASDAQ: AVID), the
makers of the industry-leading music and audio production system Pro Tools^®,
and the legendaryAbbey Road Studios today announced the winners of the Avid
and Abbey Road Studios Song Contest powered by Talenthouse. An esteemed panel
of music industry leaders, including Greg Wells, Tricky Stewart, and John
Feldmann selected Scratch on a Blackboard, Millia Oz, and Emerger as the
Judge’s choice winners in the competition. Of the nearly 5,000 songs submitted
by independent musicians and producers across the globe, Brothers Nalbandyan
was selected as the contest’s Fan’s choice award winner.

Multiple Grammy-winning producer, mixer, and songwriter Greg Wells is known
for his work with Adele and Katy Perry; Grammy-winning producer Tricky
Stewart’s credits include Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, and Rihanna; and producer and
A&R representative John Feldmann’s resume includes being the singer and
guitarist of Goldfinger, and producer for Good Charlotte.

Each Judge’s choice artist will have their original song mixed and mastered
byAbbey Road’s Online Mixing& Mastering Services and will also receive a
completePro Tools|HD Native recording system from Avid. The Fan’s choice
award winner will receive an Mbox^® audio interfacewith Pro Tools 10

Judges Choice Winners

  *Millia Oz — London-based, Portuguese singer-songwriter Millia Oz, teamed
    up with fellow musician Filipe Estácio, to bring to life “Run Fire Burn,”
    a song she had written whilst in transit home in 2011. Oz’s song was the
    pick of Stewart, who called the track both familiar and original. “I found
    the lyrics [to the song] to be the most developed and the most interesting
    conceptually. The core progressions are catchy and melodic, and pay off at
    the end.”
  *Scratch on a Blackboard — The electronica-meets-folk track, “Run,” from
    independent Italian quartet Scratch on a Blackboard, caught the ears of
    Wells, who said that he likes what he hears. “It’s musical, stylish and
    knows what it is.”
  *Emerger — Melodic rock duo, Emerger, from Cape Town, South Africa,
    incorporates classical influence with memorable melodies, to create a
    self-described “musically dynamic and refined sound.” Their song, “Break &
    Fall,” which details the universal theme of the ups and downs of a
    romantic relationship, was the choice of Feldmann, who said the pair’s
    melodies are unique and different. “They have a great cinematic landscape
    to their music,” he said. “They have a good image and are a good example
    of what modern music can be. The producer did a great job on the track.
    The singer has a great voice and seems like she would be a good front

Fan’s Choice Winner

  *BrothersNalbandyan — “Triangle,” by BrothersNalbandyan, is the Fan’s
    choice with a total 4,138 votes. The duo, who hail from Yerevan, Armenia,
    describes their sound as “nu funk, acid jazz and neo soul.”

“One of Avid’s primary missions is to enhance the creative process of the
music industry by delivering the most advanced and innovative technology,”
said W. Sean Ford, vice president, Worldwide Marketing at Avid. “Our
partnership with Abbey Road Studios has enabled us to pair some of the
industry’s top producers with some of the best aspiring artists.
Congratulations to all of the winners.”

About Avid

Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most
listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world – from the most
prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television
shows, to live concert tours and news broadcasts. Some of Avid’s most
influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer^®, Pro Tools^®,
Interplay^®, ISIS^®, VENUE, Sibelius^® and System 5. For more information
about Avid solutions and services, visitwww.avid.com, connect with Avid on
Facebook,Twitter,YouTube,LinkedIn,SoundCloud; or subscribe toAvid Buzz.

© 2013 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Avid, the Avid logo,
Interplay, ISIS, Mbox, Media Composer, Pro Tools and Sibelius are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the
United States and/or other countries. The Interplay name is used with the
permission of the Interplay Entertainment Corp. which bears no responsibility
for Avid products. All other trademarks are the property of their respective

About Abbey Road Studios

London’s Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording complex in the world
and an iconic symbol of British music. Opened in 1931, the studios have been
at the heart of the industry for over 80 years and home to countless landmark
recordings and pioneering advances in recording technology. Many of the
world’s most famous artists have recorded some of their greatest work at Abbey
Road Studios including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Hollies, Oasis, Elbow,
Lady Gaga and Adele.

As one of the world’s premiere locations for movie scoring since the 1980s,
films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, Braveheart, the Lord of The
Rings Trilogy and The King’s Speech have been recorded there. The list
continues with many other major titles including Shrek, Harry Potter, Skyfall
and The Hobbit.

Recently a number of blockbuster videogames such as Halo & Call of Duty have
also recorded their soundtracks at Abbey Road.

For more information on Abbey Road Studios, please visitwww.abbeyroad.com.

About Talenthouse

Talenthouseis powering this Creative Invite and they're thrilled to be
working with Avid, sharing this life-changing opportunity with their own
community and out to the wider network of emerging musicians. Talenthouse is
the artistic home for creative collaboration. This influential online
community is a place where artists and creatives can express their passions,
collaborate on unique projects with leading artists and brands, share their
work and grow their influence.


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