Monkeybars Awards Emerging Artist Mentorship Opportunity With                     Renowned Music Producer           Social...
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  1. 1. Monkeybars Awards Emerging Artist Mentorship Opportunity With Renowned Music Producer Socially Driven Platform Recognizes Artists as Part of Soundcheck CampaignSAN JOSE, Calif. — November 20, 2012 — Monkeybars, Inc., today announced the winners of its Share aSong contest during a presentation of the Climbing the Rungs Award event. Hip hop artist Nate Millyunzwas recognized as the winner of the contest, having received the most social fan shares out of all otherartists on the Monkeybars platform. Millyunz will receive a day of music mentoring in Los Angeles withMonkeybars Advisor and industry-connected heavy-weight Kannon Caviar Cross, who is currentlyproducing albums with artists, including Norega, E-40, T.I., Too Short, Tank, Joe Jonas, Goodie Mob,DMX, Macy Gray and Cee Lo Green. During the Climbing the Rungs Award video announcement, threeadditional awards were presented for the categories of Best Monkeybars Soundcheck Emerging Artist,Best Monkeybars Soundcheck Emerging Duo/Band and Monkeybars Soundcheck Artist/Duo/Band withthe Sickest Sound.Monkeybars aims to change the music industry by giving control back to the artists who create themusic. The Monkeybars Soundcheck campaign highlighted 30 artists in 30 days through social mediachannels to make this vision a reality. The Monkeybars street team discovered emerging artists andbrought them into the spotlight for recognition in a crowded industry. Beginning on October 15, 30emerging artists were highlighted across the Monkeybars website and social channels, includingYouTube, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and the hashtag #30Artists30Days. Through the power of video,artists were able to share their story with fans and artists alike, and through the power of fan-to-fansocial sharing on Monkeybars they were able to share their music with and reward their fans.“By spotlighting undiscovered talent we have brought awareness to numerous emerging artists outthere trying to catch a break,” said Steve Koskie, CEO of Monkeybars. “It has been exciting to spotlightundiscovered artists over the course of the Soundcheck campaign, knowing that the Monkeybarsplatform gives these emerging artists a way to create new revenue streams with complete control oftheir content. I am proud to be a part of a platform that truly puts artists and their content before theindustry.”Through online polls, Monkeybars’ social fans hand-picked the winners for the three award categories:Best Monkeybars Soundcheck Emerging Artist, Best Monkeybars Soundcheck Emerging Duo/Band andMonkeybars Soundcheck Artist/Duo/Band with the Sickest Sound. Shaun Anton, a modern day countrysinger and songwriter based out of San Jose, CA, was voted the Best Monkeybars Soundcheck EmergingArtist and Monkeybars Soundcheck Emerging Artist/Duo/Band With The Sickest Sound. Groove, rock,soul, dance group, Solwave, was voted Best Monkeybars Soundcheck Emerging Duo/Band. As thewinners in each category, each artist will receive a $100 prize.“I’m excited for the opportunity to meet and collaborate with Nate Millyunz and provide my knowledgeon the industry and previous experiences,” said Kannon Caviar Cross, Monkeybars Advisory Boardmember. “As someone who has been in this industry and worked with many artists over the years, I
  2. 2. know first-hand how difficult it can be. Monkeybars is an artist’s secret weapon, providing emergingartists with an avenue to connect directly with and reward the ones who matter - their fans.”Full contest details can be found at For more information aboutMonkeybars, please visit and connect with us on YouTube, Facebook, Google+and Twitter.About Monkeybars, Inc.Monkeybars is the only socially driven platform that financially rewards artists and fans for distributing andrecommending content online. Monkeybars is partnering with artists to affect true, positive change in the musicindustry by enabling an evolution in the distribution of content. At the same time, Monkeybars is also creating atruly rewarding social music website, in which fans share their favorite songs within their networks, rewardingthemselves and the artists they support. With a deep bench of advisors, the company understands the needs ofartists because the platform is supported by those who have insider knowledge on the issues within the musicindustry. Monkeybars is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit ###Media Contacts:Rory Mohon, McGrath/Power Public Relations for Monkeybars(408)