Nokia tune competition winner to get $10,000 for his new tune that gets featured on over a million handsets.
Nokia had been hosting a competition for a month now to come up with a new version of their famous ringtone tune. And instead of hiring professionals and paying hefty royalty fees for the tunes, they come up with a public contest to remix their tune and give the company a new younger audio brand. This competition has been won by an Italian DJ: Valerio Alessandro Sizzi. He made a 24 second Dubstep version of the tune which won him $10,000. This new tune will be shipped to 100 million handsets shipping out of Nokia.
There were around 6,200 entries submitted for the competition which if stitched together amount to approximately the length of 40 full albums. Professionals and Nokia brand managers were judging the tunes along with public voting for their favorite tunes. The Dubstep version received more than 1,000 likes on his Facebook. The 5 runners up won $1,000 each and their tunes will be released on Nokia Store (previously known as Ovi Store).
The competition website attracted 1.4 million visits and entries were played over 11 million times. Around hundred thousand visitors shared the tunes via Facebook and Twitter.
You can grab the new Dubstep tune as well as the runner-up tunes right now @ Nokia Brandbook blog