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A NEWS BLAST FROM LEWIS PR, the official Publicist for Numark/Alesis/Akai:
submitted to the BHHA for publication on 7/25/06

The high-tech music revolution isn’t only coming – it’s calling! 

As you know, Milestones, the gala event and launch pad for Numark, Alesis and Akai’s high-tech musical revolution is September 22. In anticipation of Milestones, July 1 will kick-off a search for unsigned DJs, MCs, songwriters, performers and producers who can show the world what true musical talent and innovation sounds like. Competition prizes include a roundtrip to Milestones, $10,000 worth of Numark, Alesis and Akai studio gear and more!

Check out the details below and stay tuned for more Milestones updates. We’d love if you’d get involved, whether it’s through event attendance, editorial coverage or merely spreading the word to your readers.

Milestones NewsFlash #2 – Musical Innovation Idol – Submit to Win!

Fun Fact:
In 1955, Billboard Magazine published its annual disc jockey poll that named Elvis Presley as "the most promising country and western artist"

What:
Numark, Alesis & Akai Professional Musical Innovation Sweepstakes - A competition to find unsigned DJs, MCs, songwriters, performers and/or producers.

Contest Website -
http://www.milestones2006.com/contest.php

Who:
All unfound, unsigned talent looking for recognition and prizes! Two winners will be selected by a panel of Berklee music scholars, Numark, Alesis, and Akai Professional industry insiders, and a panel of renowned celebrity judges.

Where:
Sweepstakes entry can be completed online at
www.milestones2006.com/contest or via email at milestones@numark.com.

When:
Submit entries from July 1 through August 30, 2006. All entries must be received no later than August 31, 2006. Winners to be announced on Wednesday, September 6th, 2006 on
www.numark.com, www.alesis.com and www.akaipro.com

Why:
Milestones, the high-tech music revolution will launch in September and what better way to compliment the launch than with a competition to find and honor music innovators.
2 Grand Prize winners
• An all-expense paid trip to the Milestones Event held at Berklee College of Music, September 22, 2006.
• Milestones Studio Gear package provided by Numark, Alesis, and Akai Professional ($10,000 in gear).
• A select scholarship to Berklee Music.com online extension school.

5 Second Prize winners
• Milestones Studio Gear package provided by Numark,Alesis, and Akai Professional ($2,000 worth of gear!)

How:
Judging will be based on complete performance, arrangement and production quality. Performances should be limited to a maximum of three minutes and/or 5 MB MP3 file size.

The buzz is growing! Next week’s installment will offer more Milestones event information on artists, contests, after party details, etc.
http://www.milestones2006.com <http://www.milestones2006.com>

If you have questions, want to get involved in this event and/or want to give your readers tickets please contact me. I can do the legwork to set up interviews with the talent, as well as with Numark, Alesis and Akai, the companies in the music audio, studio electronics and professional DJ equipment space who are spearheading this event.

-Holly Dewar
617-226-8897

This news blast was posted with permission from Lewis Public Relations and Numark.

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