Colt Ford has partnered with music technology company, Indiloop, to launch the “Crank It Up” Remix Contest. Indiloop is a cloud-based remix software described as “the Instagram for music creation.” Fans can enter the contest and submit their remix through July 7, 2014. To enter, visit http://www.indiloop.com/crankitup. Prizes include two VIP tickets to one of Ford’s 2014 concerts and an iPad Mini loaded with the Indiloop app and Colt Ford’s music.
“We’re excited to be exploring new ways to engage our fans,” said Nathan Thompson, director of digital marketing for Colt’s label, Average Joes Entertainment. “Indiloop’s user friendly platform was a no-brainer for us. Colt is all about his fans, and now anybody with an Internet connection can join Colt to help him craft his new release ‘Crank It Up’ on Indiloop.com.”
‘This is the first time a major independent country star has allowed fans to remix their song in stem form on such a large scale, and we couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Colt Ford and Average Joes on the ‘Crank It Up’ Remix Contest. The music industry is changing rapidly and fans want to participate in creating remixes. The sky is the limit.’ said Erik Ashdown, founder and CEO of Indiloop Media, Inc.
Users can drag and drop stems (isolated instrumental or vocal tracks from any song) into the mixer. Ford is the newest addition to Indiloop’s library of stems from various artists. It’s free for users to create and share mixes on social networks. Fans of all ages can remix on their laptop, PC or iPad. This creates a valuable engagement tool for artists.
“The song isn’t even out yet, but I want to hear what my fans think it should sound like first,” Ford said. “Who knows, they might make it better than I did!”
“Crank It Up” is featured on Ford’s fifth Average Joes Entertainment studio album, “Thanks For Listening.” The album releases July 1 and will be available everywhere music is sold with an exclusive version available at Walmart.
“Thanks For Listening” is a celebration of the things near and dear to Colt Ford’s heart – America, country music, hard work, celebrating life with family and friends and having a damn good time in the process.
For more information on Colt Ford, visit www.ColtFord.com.
About Colt Ford:
Colt Ford’s much anticipated, 5th studio album, “Thanks For Listening,” is being released on July 1, 2014. “Ride Through the Country,” Colt’s breakthrough album released in 2008, was re-released October 1, 2013, in celebration of the 5th Year Anniversary of Colt’s own independent record label, Average Joes Entertainment. Colt’s previous album, “Declaration of Independence,” debuted at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s “Top Country Albums” chart, and included the hit, “Back,” a collaboration with Jake Owen. In 2012, Colt penned two #1 hits; Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” and Brantley Gilbert’s, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” Colt has sold over 1 million albums, millions more song downloads, has 1.3 million Facebook fans and over 15 million YouTube views. Colt was also recently featured in a two-page cover story in the “Arena” section of the Wall Street Journal. In October, 2013, Colt hit the road on a 34-city tour with Florida Georgia Line in 2013, and with Toby Keith in 2014. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former professional golfer, and resides with his family in Athens, GA. www.ColtFord.com.
Indiloop is a cloud based remix platform that allows fans worldwide to mix and match stems (isolated elements of any given song – drums, vocals, guitar, etc) of multiple artists, creating a mashup that can be streamed to various social networks. This has created an engagement tool, as well as a gamified environment for music fans of all ages and genres. Founded in 2012 by Erik Ashdown and Karl Godard, Indiloop Media Inc. is privately funded. www.indiloop.com