MI2N
Music Industry News Network
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23RD
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Web Events (more headlines) 01-18-2013

Artists Network See.Me Taps Hip-Hop Legend Q-Tip As Competition Judge, Surpasses 600,000 Users

Bookmark and Share
Email: laurie@jaybirdcom.com
Website: http://www.see.me

- Newly re-launched site awarding $125,000 in cash and grants

January 18, 2012 – See.Me, the fast-growing visual social network for artists, has announced that hip-hop legend Q-Tip will serve as a judge for its upcoming music competition, one of several that will reward the site’s winning users with $125,000 in grants and awards. Additional judges for the music contest, which will reward winners with $30,000 cash, production and promotion contracts with Okayplayer & Downtown Records, and a feature in i-D Magazine, include DJ Spooky, Flosstradamus, Kate Earl, and Stretch Armstrong.

See.Me’s expanded focus on music comes on the heels of the site surpassing the 600,000-user milestone earlier this month. Members with portfolios range from renowned artists like Questlove and Reggie Watts to unknown painters, musicians, and photographers around the world, with thousands of new members joining each day.

“Having a musician of the stature of Q-Tip work with See.Me on the music competition is an honor,” said William Etundi, Founder and CEO of See.Me. “We are a company built by artists for artists. Our simple goal is support creative people with recognition, shows and grants and we are super excited to bring Q-Tip into that process.”

See.Me (formerly known as Artists Wanted) recently re-launched after receiving $1.5 million from investors, expanding its community to other creative pursuits beyond the art world including photography, fashion, and music. This week, See.Me debuted a brand new layout on its website, showcasing the profiles of its users as well as the grants and awards available to them.

The most notable of these awards is the Times Square Award, in which the winner will have a video created about their work that will then be played on the largest video screen in Times Square, the American Eagle billboard at 46th St. and Broadway. In June 2012, Pennsylvania light graffiti artist and substitute teacher Vicki DaSilva had her work displayed on over a dozen signs, thanks to the company’s partnership with Times Square Alliance. Her work, seen by an estimated 500,000+ viewers, earned her a feature on the cover of the New York Times.

For more information on See.me, visit www.see.me.
For videos from previous See.Me (formerly Artists Wanted) projects, visit: ourhistory.see.me

About See.me
See.me is a global community of more than 600,000 artists, musicians, photographers, designers, and creative enthusiasts that has hosted dozens of art shows and events while distributing over $1.2 million in cash grants and other awards to its members. The company also runs an exhibition space in New York City. Founded in 2008 under the name Artists Wanted, the company lets members upload their work to create an online portfolio that can be easily shared across the web and on the See.Me mobile app. The profiles are connected through an elegant custom social network that is mostly visual, allowing members from over 180 different countries to connect and interact with each other’s works without the barrier of language.

The company closed a $1.5 million seed round of funding in 2012 from Founder Collective, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), SV Angel and NYC Seed.

For more information, visit www.see.me.

Media Contact
Laurie Jakobsen
Jaybird Communications
646-484-6764
laurie@jaybirdcom.com

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Strange Loops Releases Debut EP, New Era

Roger D'arcy Release 'Ordinary Man' As The First Track From His New Album The House Of Heads On August 24

Hybrid Studios Joins Earthquaker Devices Studio Program

A Timeless Voice And A Violin - A Duet Like No Other

Caspar McCloud Releases First Acoustic Worship Album "Pictures Of Jesus"

Missing Link Music Signs Bluegrass Songwriter Of The Year Daryl Mosley

Missing Link Music Signs Jazz Icon Najee



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» GoDigital Media Group Completes 20mm Series B Funding For Cinq Music
» Roland Virtual Sonics & Sony Pictures Post Production Services Collaborate On Development Of RAINLINK™ Virtual Music Application
» Warner Music Group Acquires Selected Songkick Assets
» Reach Records Announces The Launch Of New Video Series The Vault
» Musicians Support CLASSICS Act
» Rani Hancock Named President Of Sire Records
» Viberate Will Enable Musicians To Charge For Their Performances In Cryptocurrencies
» Submissions Open For The Music Producers Guild Awards 2018
» Suburban Symphony Release Debut Single "Stepping Stones" On Hilltown Records
» Missing Link Music Signs Jazz Icon Najee


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» What's Next In Music? Focuses On China
» Because Acquires Majority Of Former London Records Catalogue
» BMG Expands In Canada To Build Its Records Business
» Live Nation Responds To Growing Demand For Electronic Music In Asia With New Business Unit
» Streaming Music Services Help UK Entertainment Double Its Growth Rate
» Paul Rosenberg Named CEO Of Def Jam Recordings
» PPL And PRS For Music Launch Music Recognition Technology Pilot
» Discogs Releases 2017 Mid-Year Marketplace Analysis Nielsen Vs. Discogs - Database Highlights
» MusicDish Review: Kenn Rowell Music Video "It's Good To Be Back"
» Fake Artists And Fake Streams: Fact Or Fiction?
» Legendary Rock Group Journey To Sponsor IndyCar Driver Ryan Norman
» Viberate Enables Musicians To Charge For Their Performances In Cryptocurrencies

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2017 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.