Online retailer Thomann has just launched an intriguing remix contest with a top prize of €1000 – that’s enough top gift yourself some excellent music gear! The task seems easy enough – select a Christmas song and a genre from a list and record yourself doing, say, a metal cover of Jungle Bells, or a punk version of Silent Night. With a closing date of 19 December, you’ve got plenty of time to upload the resulting video. Best of luck!
It’s Your Time To Remix
“Grab your instrument, a camcorder (or smartphone) and off you go: we want to hear the madness inside your head!” That’s how Thomann teaser the remix contest. Sounds quite, ahem, full-on! I hope the judges know what they’re getting into… But full marks to the Thomann crew for focusing on musical creativity, rather than just asking people to tag them on their social media feed. As many of our readers know by now, Thomann is a Gearnews affiliate partner and owner of our publisher, so of course we want to help our colleagues out and let you all know about the contest. But I can imagine this one being a load of fun to produce an entry for.
€1000 is the kind of money that can make a big difference to your musical creativity. This contest could be worth spending some time on. Thomann says the overall creative package will be the deciding factor, rather than just the music. So humour and creativity will count for more than making it sound as if it’s been recorded at Abbey Road. If your video is entertaining, you should be in with a good shot of grabbing one of the prizes.
1st prize: €1000 Thomann voucher
2nd prize: €500 Thomann voucher
3rd prize: €250 Thomann voucher