Zya (zyamusic.com), a mobile game that allows anyone to create studio-quality music like a pro, has announced a new contest offering players an opportunity to both win a recording contract and go on tour.
The #ZyaStar Contest will select finalists each month beginning in May and running until the end of the year. Contestants will be judged based on the songs they create using Zya’s music platform. All of the finalists will then compete for the chance to win the Grand Prize, which includes $10,000 cash, select tour performances on DigiTour 2015 thedigitour.com and a recording contract with Emblem Records emblem-music.com, the record label behind award-winning artists including Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas and Gloriana.
“With Zya everybody has the chance to make great songs. We want to find someone that takes the power of Zya and runs with it,” said Matt Serletic, Owner of Emblem Records and CEO and Co-Founder of Music Mastermind, Zya’s creator. “We are launching #ZyaStar to help discover and groom the next breakout music star from the digital world.”
“Zya delivers an unparalleled music creation experience and we’re thrilled to have published the game with Music Mastermind and watch its fan base grow,” states Ed Rumley, General Manager, Chillingo. “The ZyaStar contest provides a perfect way for gamers to show off their musical talent with a rare opportunity to win a grand prize that has never been seen before in mobile gaming.”
#ZyaStar finalists will be determined based on a combination of factors, including the originality of songs they share using the #ZyaStar hashtag, the highest level they reach in the game, and the popularity of their songs, as determined by the amount of views on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. All #ZyaStar registrants will gain access to exclusive Tips & Tricks to help them on their road to stardom. Each of the finalists will be selected by a panel of judges including Matt Serletic (multi-Grammy-winning producer and songwriter), Dean Serletic (President of Emblem Records), and special celebrity judges revealed throughout the contest term.
In addition to a chance at the Grand Prize, select #ZyaStar finalists will win a trip to the Zya studios in Los Angeles to meet with Matt Serletic for one-on-one mentoring sessions.
Zya, which is published by indie mobile games publisher, Chillingo (a division of Electronic Arts), is free to download in the App Store and works across iOS devices. Zya is the only game where you can mash-up world-famous songs such as “Royals,” “Levels,” and “Blurred Lines.” Players can enhance their vocals with Auto-Tune® and other custom mic effects, magically transform their voice into any instrument, and simply tap to create infectious beats with the hottest drum kits and turntables. With unrivalled graphics and social sharing via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more, Zya gives players everything they need to create hit music as they play their way to Fame.
The latest Zya update, available now, gives every player the ability to unlock the smash hit “Royals” for free at level four of the game. Download Zya for iOS today at http://bit.ly/OQxcZW.
Register today at ZyaMusic.com to receive more information about the contest, which is free to enter.
Music Mastermind will be exhibiting Zya at the SXSW through Friday (March 14th).