Barbadian music website launches online contest in St Lawrence this week

At The Tree-Top, Caf? Jungles, St. Lawrence Gap, on Thursday 22nd May 2008 at 7:00 p.m Got Rhythm Inc will create history by producing the Caribbean?s first ever Online eSOCA Competition. This competition that was conceptualized by Director George Thomas is slated to become a novelty not only in Barbados but throughout the Caribbean by becoming an annual feature of all carnivals in neighboring territories.

The aim of the competition is to continue the long tradition of celebrating and highlighting Caribbean Soca Music. Got Rhythm.Com intends to approach the market differently to ensure that artists are marketed internationally. The fact that artistes are mastering the art of performing, becoming more professional, and searching for new forums to showcase their talents whilst reaping profitable rewards created a niche that Got Rhythm.Com sought to fill by implementing this competition.

The line between different kinds of Soca music is becoming less and less clearly defined. It can sometimes be very difficult and controversial to pin-point what is Groovy, Power, or Ragga soca. There is so much fusion taking place that it is often difficult to tell whether a song is really a Soca song. It is due to these reasons that this competition is open to any sub-genre of calypso music.

The competition, which runs from May 19th ? August 9th, and is all open to all Caribbean territories. Artists can enter as many songs released in 2008. Voting closes at Midnight on August 9th. Winners will be determined via online downloads from The Artist that sings the song with the most downloads wins $5000.00, Second place wins $2500, third place $1250 and the producer who produced the winning song with the most downloads walks away with $1000. Consumers can look forward to weekly prizes of posters, t-shirts, caps, mp3 players and much more.

There will be a dedicated eSOCA COMPETITION page on where Artists and Fans can track the progress of the competition and the fortunes of each artist by logging on to the new look GotRhythm site.

Got Rhythm Inc has also organized the filming of The Got Rhythm.Com eSOCA Countdown which will highlight the artists and where fans ask their favourite soca artistes almost anything they wish.

Due to the number of entries and standard of talent it is expected that the Got Rhythm.Com eSoca Competition will be one of the biggest and most adventurous competitions ever.
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