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Franklin County Visitors Bureau Presents 1864 The Burning On July 18

Chambersburg PA (PRWEB) May 31, 2015

As summer hits its stride, Chambersburg is ready for its annual 1864 commemoration that pays tribute to the strength, faith, and determination of Chambersburg’s resident, who rebuilt the community from the ashes of destruction after the Confederate burning on July 30, 1864. The history reenactment pits Jacob Hoke, an actual merchant on the square of Chambersburg in 1864, against Confederate General “Tiger” John McCausland, who executed the order of his superior General Jubal Early to first ransom and then, if the ransom was not met, burn the town.

1864 is not an ordinary living history event. Staged from the steps of the Franklin County courthouse, the backdrop is truly authentic as today’s courthouse recycles six of the pillars from the 1842 courthouse–the previous courthouse gutted by the Confederate burning. But, most distinctive is the burning–done with lights so realistically, the courthouse and adjoining buildings appear to be afire. As the narration of the story, using original source materials concludes, the town rises from the ashes and is bathed in beautiful lights to signify the rebirth.

Leading up to 1864 The Burning, there are Civil War walking tours, history exhibits, living history vignettes, old-time photos, and book signings. At 7 PM, the musical entertainment is the focus as finalists of the A Capella & Unplugged perform one last time. The winner will be announced just before 1864 The Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth of Chambersburg begins.

1864 is adding more activities for children, including a special vendor Zoo Zoo’s Animaland to let kids of all ages create a furry friend. A special “Franklin County-Ben Bear” will be featured at 1864 and anyone registering at the Franklin County Visitors Bureau booth will be entered to win a free “Ben Bear.” The historic events of 1864 have been made into a video, using footage of the light shows.

This year when 1864 concludes, visitors can continue the celebration with more music, a little art, and some friendly and fun competitions at Illuminate! After Party at the Capitol Theatre, a block north on South Main Street.

Earlier in the day, the annual festival Old Market Day fills the streets of Chambersburg with over 100 stalls–row after row of art and craft vendors displaying one-of-a-kind wares as well as an assortment of festival food. Local merchants will hold sidewalk sales and courthouse plaza will feature a variety of music from classic rock to folk and bluegrass.

Chambersburg remembers the history of July 1864 when Confederates served a ransom demand on Chambersburg. True to history, the demand of $ 100,000 in gold or $ 500,000 in greenbacks will not be paid, and Chambersburg will be burned–with lights.

Keep abreast of last-minute updates by visiting http://www.ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com or like Ben Franklin and the Franklin County Visitors Bureau on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/FCVBen.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau coordinates 1864 to promote Franklin County. Anyone interested in participating in the events leading up to 1864 The Burning as an author, living history portrayer, musician, or unique period vendor, can contact the Franklin County Visitor Bureau for details at 866.646.8060. No vendor fees are accessed to participate.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA and enjoy the trails of history, arts, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Discover more….plan a visit soon at ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com or by contacting 866.646.8060.







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The EmoSPARK Cube Is Bringing the Fascinating World of AI to Our Personal Lives


London, United (PRWEB) October 15, 2014

Life as we know is just about to change. Artificial intelligence is now making its way into homes in the form of a 90 x 90 x 90cm emotionally supportive cube with personality if its own named EmoSPARK.

Patrick Levy-Rosenthal, a Paris based entrepreneur has just created his latest crowd funding request on Indiegogo at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/emospark-2-0/x/86801 for mass production of this Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connected cube. The worlds first artificial intelligence console can learn the emotions and language of people in their homes and make its own contributions to the emotional wellbeing of the family.

Over time it will even develop its own personality based on the interactions it has had with people. Patricks last campaign on Indiegogo secured funding of US$ 178,000 for development of this product. The current campaign is for mass production in addition to providing a vehicle to collect orders for pre-Christmas fulfilment.

This represents a great chance to surprise those at home with a virtual new family member who will be the focus of Christmas entertainment.

Similar to Apples Siri, its possible to speak with the cube but EmoSPARK will go one step further than Siri by providing entertainment and web content choices including music and videos based on the current mood and preferences of the user.

How can any inanimate object interact with humans and learn how to please them? Welcome to the fascinating world of Artificial Intelligence. Although AI and robots are used predominantly for military related applications, EmoSPARK brings AI to family life but on the level of emotions. Its a system that is there to root out any sadness and provide a media-based remedy for it.

This futuristic cube is powered by Android and can be communicated with in a number of different ways. Users can speak directly to it, type into their tablet, smartphone, TV or computer. This also means that new apps can be developed to stretch its abilities and bring new possibilities of abilities for EmoSPARK.

If anyone is wondering how this miniature but powerful mood enhancer works, read on. Using a unique face-tracking technology, the EmoSPARK will learn what one like and what one dont like by using 7 different emotions as a base for its own personal map of one’s personality; joy, sadness, disgust, fear, anger, trust, anticipation and surprise.

It can even connect to one’s accounts on Facebook and YouTube to dig deeper into one’s likes and interests and bring back content that it feels would be beneficial for one to watch or listen to.

If a user is having a particular bad day, EmoSPARK will try to tempt them into a better frame of mind with a few choice pieces of music that it knows they may like. It may even let them know that one of their friends has posted a video onto Facebook and will offer to play it on the television. If they opt in and are amused, EmoSPARK will find other similar content to amuse them.

A cube may also have a few down days of its own, but it can help itself by meeting with other cubes online in a virtual discussion group where they exchange experience and information that will be to their users benefit. Content with similar emotional tags can be transferred between cubes.

“Yes, we are now reaching into the future and EmoSPARK is proof of that. Be a part of it now on Indiegogo.”

IndieGoGo: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/emospark-2-0/x/86801

Contact: Stefania(at)emoshape.com

Website: http://www.emospark.com







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Fun & Addictive New No-Cost App 100 Balls 3D from Giedrius Talzunas Tests Reaction Using a Realistic Physics Engine


Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) May 25, 2015

Users around the world who cant stop playing Giedrius Talzunas addictive and fun app 100 Balls — which has been downloaded over 13 million times and ranked No. 1 in over 70 countries can now take their gaming experience to new heights by downloading the much-anticipated 100 Balls 3D, which is now available in the App Store at no-cost.

Like its enormously popular predecessor, 100 Balls 3D is simple to grasp but difficult to master. Heres how its played: users tap their screen to open a kind of trap door on the bottom of a container. Since the container is suspended in the air, the balls are pulled by gravity towards the ground. So in gameplay terms: the balls are falling from the top of the screen to the bottom.

Users have to prevent these falling balls from hitting the ground by catching them in their cup. Once their cup is filled to the top, it automatically cycles back to the top of the container and dumps its contents. Users then get a brand new, empty cup with which to catch yet more balls.

Notably, while all cups work the same, they arent all created equal. Colored cups (e.g. blue, green and pink) produce colored balls, which are worth more. There are also cool balls like magnet balls, which as the name suggests, attract other balls which could either be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how much room is left in a cup.

And as can be expected, each level is slightly more challenging than the one before as the cups speed up. However, unlike some other games, higher levels arent impossible or frustrating, and getting an impressive score within a few hours of playing is realistic.

Speaking of realistic: aside from the stunning graphics with crisp colors and fine attention to detail, what makes 100 Balls 3D stand out is the realistic physics engine. The responsiveness is lifelike, which is important because the game is essentially based on reactions, reflexes and timing. Anything less than precision would create a sloppy gaming experience where luck was as valuable as skill.Thats definitely not the case with 100 Balls 3D.

Other 100 Balls 3D special features include:


A scoreboard that tracks best games
Leaderboard integration to compete with friends
Multiple game options, including short games (less than 5 minutes)
Exceptional music and sound effects
A pause button for those who want a break in the action

100 Balls has a loyal following of addicted fans across the world, commented Giedrius Talzunas. However, I always felt that the game could be even better and more fun if the graphics were 3D. Well, after months of hard work and testing, that dream has become a reality!

100 Balls 3D, the fun and addictive new no-cost app that tests reaction using a realistic physics engine, is available now in the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/app/100-balls-3d/id979285255

For more information, including screenshots, visit http://git-apps.com/index.php?appid=979285255&appname=100-balls-3d

For all other details including media inquiries, contact Mark Johnson on behalf of Giedrius Talzunas at +1 408 757 0156 or press(at)appshout(dot)com.

About Giedrius Talzunas

Giedrius Talzunas is an indie developer from the small, but very nice country of Lithuania. With a passion for designing and developing apps for Apple devices, Giedrius has been publishing apps since 2012.

Focussing on fun-to-play games for players of all ages, Giedrius has a growing portfolio of apps including the global success “100 Balls, which has been ranked No. 1 in over 70 countries and amassed over 13 million downloads.







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Veemee, Its alive inside the phone. Make a 3D virtual friend with this Android Live Wallpaper App.


Edinburgh, UK (PRWEB) May 22, 2015

Today, Veemee announced the launch of two game-changing personalization apps Veemee Live Wallpaper & Veemee Creator available now from the Android Play Store. The Veemee apps redefine how to think about the Android Home Screen, by placing a 3D avatar front and centre of the phone UI and bringing a device to life. This never-before-seen concept allows users to create incredible personalized 3D characters, dress them in the virtual store and then export them to their Android desktop to act as a virtual playmates. Watch as the Veemee makes the phone their home – reacting to user actions and the digital data around them – including the weather, incoming calls & the music played. The Veemee Live Wallpaper also incorporates an all-new patent pending Think Links feature to serve up a daily dose of fun and relevant links as thoughts via the Veemee characters.

Veemee Live Wallpaper App features:


Choose 1 of 8 cool pre-made Veemees to live on the device
Interact with them in ever expanding ways try shaking, poking or throwing them around. There are always loads of new animations and interactions to discover.
Check out what the Veemee is thinking by tapping on their Think Links with new categories of thoughts every day.
Awesome visual effects and Veemee animations in response to your local weather forecast.
Play any music and watch the Veemee get down and dance!

Veemee Creator App features:

The best 3D avatar creator on mobile.
Acts as a companion app to the Veemee Live Wallpaper and allows full customization of the Veemee character.
An ever-expanding virtual store of clothing and costumes to dress the Veemee, including real world brands.
Share Veemees with friends by taking pictures direct from the app.
Import any picture image as a background or take new ones to personalize the Veemees world.
Create a Veemee account and receive 2000 free gems to spend on virtual fashions!

Veemee Live Wallpaper:

Video – https://goo.gl/COmTQA Play Store – https://goo.gl/tOSu2R Press Assets – https://goo.gl/Xs4a3E

Veemee Creator:

Video – https://goo.gl/UXXAO3 Play Store – https://goo.gl/3otdPQ Press Assets – https://goo.gl/Xs4a3E







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Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Presents the Start My Show by H-Diz


Pennsauken, NJ (PRWEB) May 08, 2015

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announce the release of the Start My Show Music Video by H-Diz. This brand new visual project is currently available to view on the Coast 2 Coast mixtapes website.

Hailing out of Pennsauken, NJ, indie recording artist Halston Farmer, a.k.a H-Diz, is a 22yr old producer/rapper with an undeniable ability to make people move. H-Diz composes 100% original music. From his beats to his lyrics and overall style.

His video for his new single Start My Show is undoubtedly a party starter; something you definitely want to ride out to on a night out on the town. Start My Show gives you that feel good Old School vibe, mixed with with today’s Swagged out Flow.

Music was not a stranger to him as his father, Robert Farmer Sr., was a well credited DJ for many years. H-Diz started his career off in the group The Farmerboyz which included H-Diz original name “Lil H”, Dj Farmer (father), & RLF (brother). However the group image was to promote clean rap which H-Diz was capable of doing but felt as though it limited his talent. Eventually H-Diz separated from the group starting his solo career. With incredible beat making skills, H-Diz put out his first hit “Boom” ft. Ching Bing Jr. in 2012.

After getting a little buzz from the track, he teamed up with Mosiah & Dougie Moe to make the hit record “Make it Clap” in 2014.

The record was followed up by a video, which was released in early October. “Make it Clap” received 3rd place in its first Coast 2 Coast Music Video Showcase.

H-Diz also had the opportunity to be a featured artist in the Coast 2 Coast Live Artist Showcase on April 6th showcase which took home 1st place. H-Diz knew his talent was finally being heard and released another hit record “Start My Show,” which is being played on coast2coast.fm. The record ranked #71 after only being on the air for one week. Following many successful records, H-Diz has received a current offer from one of Coast 2 Coast’s own Duane Darock. The road to fame has just started for the young go getter. “I am natural talent. I make my own beats and raps and turn the place upside,” says H-Diz.

To keep up with the latest from H-Diz follow him on twitter @diz_unleashed

About Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes are the most widely distributed mixtapes in the world, with over 100 million downloads/plays generated by over 200 volumes officially hosted by major artists. Coast 2 Coast has a solid reach in the new music industry with a digital magazine, DJ coalition, industry tips blog, yearly convention, and more. Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes represents a unique opportunity for artists of all urban genres, from major to indie. For more information, visit http://www.coast2coastmixtapes.com.







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Music Choice Expands PRIMED New Artist Initiative Across Entire Footprint


(PRWEB) May 19, 2015

Music Choice is expanding its new artist initiative PRIMED across its entire national footprint including its digital properties with its recently launched streaming video channels on Musicchoice.com. The robust programming initiative gives artists unprecedented access on Music Choice including exposure on the #1 Free Video On Demand network, on TV with Mediabase reported Music Channels and interactively with Music Choice Play. The initiative kicks off nationally with hip hop/pop duo Kalin and Myles.

A special entitled PRIMED: Kalin and Myles will premiere Thursday, May 21st at 8pm ET/PT on Music Choice Play (check local listings). Each episode will become available on Music Choice On Demand following its initial broadcast premiere on Music Choice Play and extended versions of the show will be available on the MC App. The duo will also be in a heavy rotation on the Teen MC and Hit List Music Channels. #MCPrimed

Music Choice will also provide a robust marketing and promotional campaign off channel to complement the program and to further raise awareness for artists who have earned the right to be supported. Music Choice hopes to champion talent in a multi-tiered manner to encourage the growth of the next generation of artists. The new artist initiative will also hit the road for the inaugural, “MC Primed LIVE” tour slated for fall 2015. The tour will feature new artists that are poised to be the next big things.

“We are really excited to be a part of the Primed launch with Music Choice. We were really excited when Music Choice started playing our song Trampoline and we know the KAMFAM was too! It was such a cool experience filming this and we hope everyone enjoys a little behind the scenes from The Dedication Tour. YEE!” – Kalin and Myles

MC Primed includes the following on air promotions:


Music Choice Play will feature a special Primed: Kalin and Myles show that will premiere nationally Thursday, May 21st at 8pm ET. (check local listings). Who knows more about new artists than we do? The rising stars themselves. Get to know the next big thing on Primed. #MCPrimed. The episode will become available on Music Choice On Demand and musicchoice.com following its initial broadcast premiere on Music Choice Play.

Music Choice Music Channels will feature each artist in a special airplay rotation on their respective genre channels that will be reflected on Mediabase & BDS. Artist panels will air on-screen along with distinct color theme to alert consumers that the artist they are watching is a PRIMED artist. Kalin and Myles will be featured in a heavy rotation on Music Choice Teen MC and Hit List Music Channels starting May 21st.

Music Choice On Demand will feature the latest music videos from each Primed artist in a top-level folder. Music videos will also appear in respective genre folders and the Brand New This Week top-level folder for maximum exposure. Directional: Music Choice On Demand>Brand New This We ek

Music Choice Streaming Video Channels will feature each Primed artist on the MC web-site and mobile apps that stream music videos across various genres. Bumpers and interstitials will appear throughout the campaigns that identify them as Primed artists. Kalin and Myles will appear on the Music Choice Teen MC and Hit List Video Channels May 21st.

Primed was originally launched on Music Choice On Demand in 2013. Artist that have been featured include: Macklemore, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, A$ AP Rocky and many more. For more information about Music Choice, log onto http://musicchoice.com/ or to become part of the Music Choice community join us on Twitter: @MusicChoice or Facebook.

About Kalin and Myles

After building an immense following independently, Bay area hip-pop duo KALIN AND MYLES signed to Republic Records in 2014. Their first major label EP release, Chase Dreams, vaulted into the Top 15 of the Overall Top Albums Chart, while reaching #3 on the Pop Albums Chart. The collection’s first single “Love Robbery quickly racked up over 4 million views on YouTube and over 7 Million streams on Spotify, while snagging the #1 most played spot at Power 106FM in Los Angeles.

Most recently, Kalin and Myles released their Dedication EP. The video for their latest single Trampoline trended for hours on Twitter upon its release, while shooting to #2 on the Billboard Trending 140 chart. The song has been making waves as it climbs up radio charts with early support from key players in the industry. USA Today recently named KAM as artists On The Verge with Billboard featuring the duo as one of Tomorrows Hits. Whats more, Complex featured Trampoline as a song that was bout to blow, declaring it one of the hottest records out.

Kalin And Myles just wrapped their 50-date Dedication Tour where they have been performing to sold-out shows and packed crowds. For more information visit: http://kalinandmyles.com.

KAM Social Properties:

Twitter.com/KalinAndMyles

Facebook.com/KalinAndMyles

https://instagram.com/kalinandmyles/

About Music Choice:

Music Choice, the multi-platform video and music network, delivers its music programming to millions of consumers nationwide through their televisions, online and mobile devices. Music Choice programs dozens of uninterrupted music channels; produces originals that feature todays hottest established and emerging artists; offers thousands of music videos; and launched Music Choice Play, the music video, lifestyle and entertainment network for Millennials. For additional information log on to http://www.MusicChoice.com | Twitter: @MusicChoice | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MusicChoice

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Archangel from the Winters End Chronicles, A Major Steampunk Motion Picture Project, sets Funding Goal on Indiegogo


Oxford, GA (PRWEB) May 05, 2015

International crowd funding began on May 4th on Indiegogo for Archangel from the Winters End Chronicles, an exciting steampunk action adventure film from Reel Cool Entertainment and writer/director Dave Di Pietro.

The film takes place in a dark, steampunk, Victorian world of 1893 London, where a masked vigilante leads an underground resistance in an ongoing fight against a tyrannical regime, who had their sights on world domination. The project began life as a small web series, but has created quite a fan base within the steampunk and science fiction communities, said Di Pietro.

The direction of the project is to produce a 90-minute feature film, which will act as both a stand-alone motion picture and also a pilot for a possible television series. Reel Cool Entertainment feels that the timing seems perfect, since Steampunk design now even extends throughout the world into the areas of fashion, engineering, music, and for some, a lifestyle.

Di Pietro adds, The film will be shot in and around the Atlanta, Georgia area, which has become quite the mecca for motion picture and television production over the past five years. People and parties interested in funding or working on this ground-breaking project should check out the links to both the Indiegogo campaign and the official Facebook page, below.

The time is now for Archangel from the Winters End Chronicles, a film and series that will truly deliver this unique science fiction world in a vein that is new, fresh and unusual.

For More Information

Indiegogo: http://igg.me/at/archangelthefilm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archangeltheseries

Website: http://www.archangeltheseries.com

Contact

Reel Cool Entertainment

25 Wildflower Trail

Oxford, GA 30054

support(at)reelcoolentertainment.com

Dave Di Pietro

Writer/Director

+1 610 500 1190 (cell)

About Reel Cool Entertainment

As one of the newest independent film companies in the Atlanta, Georgia marketplace, Reel Cool Entertainment wants to hit the ground running with a series of cutting edge shorts, films and television projects.

About Dave Di Pietro

Dave had worked for Paramount Pictures for over 13 years and has directed TV commercials, Indie Films, Web Series and even Stage Productions. Originally from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, he made the move to the Atlanta, Georgia area in 2003. Besides writing and directing, he loves collecting memorabilia and film props from the Star Wars and James Bond series of films.

About Indiegogo

Indiegogo is a way for people all over the world to join forces to make ideas happen. Since 2008, millions of contributors have empowered hundreds of thousands of inventors, musicians, do-gooders, filmmakersand other game-changersto bring big dreams to life.







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Air Combat: Online Brings Next Generation Aerial Combat to the Apple and Google Platform


Beijing, China (PRWEB) October 22, 2014

Become the supreme lord of the skies with today’s launch of Air Combat: Online for iOS and Android devices. Released by VOLV Interactive, the indie game studio behind the worldwide popular free-to-play mobile games, such as Ace Wings: Online, Black Operations and Warfare Nations, the latest and ultimate Air Combat: Online couples intense aerial combat and stunning visuals with a robust Career mode and an online multiplayer for 1v1 and 2v2.

Air Combat: Online expands on the already-huge armada of jet fighter, allowing players to pilot more than 50 different planes, each with stunning paints and details. And advanced 16+ unique upgradable tech system are provided for players to elevate their skills. Featuring next-gen 3D graphics with an eye-poping experience in the 360-degree aerial battlefield, the game offers an enhanced, epic 50 adventures that including challenge Devil Regiment, Duel, Cannon Only and Free of All in realistic weather effects for a more authentic challenge.

Utilizing VOLV’s stable and enhanced Game Server, combatants can try to withstand the endless waves of enemy attack in Survival mode, and they can also call two wingmen to challenge other pilots in 1v1 or 2v2 matches. Leveraging the accelerometer and on-screen controls, Air Combat: Online is easy to master and players are able to perform advanced maneuvers, such as the classic barrel roll and backflip, by swiping the screen.

“Our aim was to make Air Combat: Online the most wonderful and challenging aerial combat game on all mobile platforms”, Said Tian, CEO for VOLV Interactive.

Download from App Store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/air-combat-online/id901335927?ls=1&mt=8

Download from Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.volvapps.ef3.x

VOLV Interactive is a rapidly developing company founded in 2011. We have released several titles for iPhone, iPad and Android. Copyright (C) 2011-2014 VOLV Interactive. All Rights Reserved.

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Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ Wins Grand Prize in 2014 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

(PRWEB) May 04, 2015

Nashville, TN: The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), widely recognized as the most prestigious and respected international songwriting competition in the world, has today announced its 2014 winners. With over 18,000 entries submitted from 118 countries, a total of 345 songwriters are honored in the competition.

ISCs overall Grand Prize is awarded to Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy for his song Riptide. It is the first time in ISCs 14-year history that any entrant has ever received perfect scores across the board. The song is being called an instant classic by both critics and fans across the world, launching Joys career with sold-out tours, worldwide chart success, and critical acclaim.

It is such an honor to win this songwriting prize, Joy said in a statement. Writing songs is what gives me a feeling of purpose. Im proud to receive this award voted on by my songwriting peers. The Grand Prize winner receives $ 25,000 in cash plus $ 45,000 in services and merchandise, including a custom-built Lowden guitar valued at over $ 11,000, a Hammond Sk1-73 Stage Keyboard, Abelton Push and Live 9 Suite, and much more.

Winners were selected by a panel of Judges which included: American Authors, Pat Metheny, Sarah McLachlan, Bastille, Avicii, Sara Evans, Keane, Casting Crowns, Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C), Newsboys, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, London Grammar, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Gerald Casale (Devo), Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records), Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records), Mike Smith (President, Virgin EMI Records), Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records), Ted Cockle (President, Virgin Records UK), and many more.

ISC is one of the most successful ways for artists to have their music heard and recognized on not only a national scale, but also an international one, states Candace Avery, Founder and Director. The competition encourages songwriters to create, develop, and challenge their artistry by creating something truly meaningful. It is vital for all artists to be recognized for their talents, as well as to be awarded respect and validation for their accomplishments. Vance Joy exemplifies the extraordinary talent we are looking to honor.

Having already sold more than a million copies worldwide, Riptide was inspired by a motel that Joy visited as a child when he would go on family holidays down the coast of Australia, staying at a motel named Riptide. The motel became the title of this memorable song that not only has charmed the world but has also led to the explosion of Joys career. Soon to embark on a seven-month tour as the support act for pop superstar Taylor Swift, the Australian is popping up everywhere, including recently performing Riptide on the MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland. Joys accomplishments also include reaching the #1 spot on Triple Js Hottest 100, and the single has been certified 5x platinum in Australia and 2x Platinum in the US. Furthermore, the songwriter took home the prestigious 2014 APRA award for Song of The Year. The track also went to #30 on Billboards Hot 100 and #1 on the Rock Airplay chart.

Created in 2002, ISC awards more than $ 150,000 in cash and prizes to winners of the competition. Winners range from amateur songwriters who are just starting their careers to professional songwriters who have years worth of experience. Previous ISC winners include Bastille, Passenger, Kate Miller-Heidke, Lindsey Stirling, Gotye, The Band Perry, Kasey Chambers, Gin Wigmore, King Charles, Kimbra, Gregory Porter, Omar Sosa, For King & Country, and many more.

ISC is sponsored by: Lowden Guitars, Hammond USA, Abelton, Gauge Microphones, Slate Digital, DiscMakers, D’Addario, Taxi, IndieProMix and FinalMix, Inc., Indie Venue Bible, George Stein, Esq., Berklee College of Music, Thayers, AirPlay Direct, Celebrity Access, SongU, The Music Business Registry, Lurssen Mastering, and Vosges Haut-Chocolat.

ISC is now accepting entries for 2015. More information can be found at: http://www.songwritingcompetition.com.

For a complete list of 2014 ISC winners and to hear the winning songs, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners

To download low-res photos of all winners, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners

For high-res photos, please contact Candace Avery at cavery(at)songwritingcompetition.com

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In addition to the Grand Prize winner, many other deserving songwriters, ranging from talented amateurs to seasoned songwriting veterans, also share the spotlight for winning their respective categories in ISC 2014.

The complete list of winners is as follows. To view the list of Honorable Mentions, please go to: http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners

2014 ISC WINNERS

Grand Prize

Riptide Vance Joy (James Keogh) (Glen Iris, VIC, Australia)

AAA (Adult Album Alternative)

First Place

Sheep In Wolves Clothing Little Hurricane (San Diego, CA, USA)

Second Place

Daisy Tyler Baker, Landon Milbourn, Brandon Qualkenbush, Paul Moak (Nashville, TN, USA)

Third Place

Night and Day – Sam Eliot (London, England)

Adult Contemporary (AC)

First Place

Place Where I Belong Corbett (Florence, KY, USA)

Second Place

Sidecar Robyn Dell’Unto (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Third Place

Sirens Lucy Mason (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Americana

First Place

Athens Angela Perley (Columbus, OH, USA)

Second Place

I’ve Spent My Whole Life Casey Black (Nashville, TN, USA)

Third Place

How’m I Gonna Get Back Home Rob Kolar (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Blues

First Place

Sin Perfume Casey Hurt (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Second Place

Greedy Tommy Castro (San Jose, CA, USA)

Third Place

In and Out of Love Shawn Hall, Matthew Rogers (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Childrens Music

First Place

Be My Friend – Kyler England, Lalo Crane (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Second Place

Out of Tune – The Okee Dokee Brothers (Justin Lansing, Joe Mailander) (Denver, CO, USA)

Third Place

Silence Is All The Music I Need – Jon Samson (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Comedy/Novelty

First Place

Blow Me Douglas Stevens (Belmont, MA, USA)

Second Place

The OCDance Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Third Place

Piglets Joel Meeks (Franklin, TN, USA)

Country

First Place

Stuck Dean Dillon, Casey Beathard, Bonnie Pine (Dallas, TX, USA)

Second Place

Little Miss Whiskey The Morrison Brothers Band (Washington, DC, USA)

Third Place

Hopeful Heart Nikki Boon, Ryan Nelson (Grand Rapids, MI, USA)

Dance/Electronica

First Place

The Fire French Horn Rebellion (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Second Place

State of War – Paul McDermott, Jessica Malakouti, W. Cate (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Third Place

Room 1423 3LACKJACK (Saarlouis, Germany)

Folk/Singer-Songwriter

First Place

Borderline Daniel Duke (Banbridge, Northern Ireland)

Second Place

Broken Tooth Jordan Casty (Chicago, IL, USA)

Third Place

Mercy Ben Kyle (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

Gospel/Christian

First Place

God I Believe Cameron Paul Stymeist, Stephanie Midthun (Placerville, CA, USA)

Second Place

Sam Or Saul Joseph Pfeifer (Oxnard, CA, USA)

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Download This Viral App, Candy Flow – Jelly Connect Available on the App Store and Blur Plus App, a Magical Way for Camera Editing, Blur Effects and Custom Wallpapers

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2014

More than 1.5 million users have downloaded Candy Flow – Jelly Connect app free on the App Store and as a result, it went viral on the popular social networks sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. These tasty delicious candy and beautiful graphics make this app game brilliant, fun, challenging and unique. Take on these deliciously sweet levels of Candy Flow – Jelly Connect.

Users tweet and say that Candy Flow is super addictive and fun. The juicy jelly candy and colors make this app very attractive. Discover the dream world of sweet levels and join the candy kingdom with sweet delicious flavors like chocolate, caramel, cotton candy and much more. Sugar candy that everyone enjoys and loves makes this app awesome.

Candy Flow – Jelly Connect is an addictive puzzle game that is colorful and brilliant. Join this sweet adventure through the Candy Flow – Jelly Connect deliciously sweet game. Connect matching delicious candy with jelly slime to create a flow. It has amazing colors. Pair all colors, and cover the entire board to solve each puzzle. But watch out, candy jelly slimes will break if they cross or overlap.

Play through hundreds of challengingly levels, or race against the clock in Time Trial mode.

*Highlights*


Over 100 fun levels available in Free Play mode
Different board sizes
Additional level packs available for purchase
Unwrap delicious environments
30 scored Time Trial variants to choose from by board size and duration
Easy and fun to play, challenging to master
Beautiful, colorful graphics
Complete adventurous levels and unlock treats
Hundreds of sweet levels
Fun sound effects
Optimized for iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

Candy Flow – Jelly Connect 1.0 is free to download and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Tasty candy jelly that will leave everyone hungry for more and hours of fun.

Candy Flow – Jelly Connect app can be downloaded here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/candy-flow-jelly-connect/id923813072?ls=1&mt=8

Also, as a bonus, take advantage of Blur Plus app as it creates beautiful stunning blur wallpapers plus much more. Create, custom wallpapers with one swipe. Blur Plus, a magical way for camera editing. Outstanding professionally filters and features for photo editing.

Simply swipe in the middle of the screen, up or left to open the Tools and get started. Maximize every pixel of the retina display with Blur Plus, a fun new app that transforms ordinary pictures into stunning backgrounds. Blur Plus provides enhancement options and the perfect tools to improve photos with one tap. Set it as a wallpaper, and make the device look better and cooler than ever.

With professionally designed filters, graphics, tools, blur effects that make creating beautiful photos even easier. Modify brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth and sharpness with the handy adjust tool. With Blur Plus, it is the most stunning way to upgrade the iPhone.

How to get the most out of Blur Plus:

Take bright photos with multiple colors
Use Blur Plus filters, lighting and color effects
Share your Blur Plus photos on Email

Highlights:

Image photo editing
Landscape or portrait
Control of the depth effect
Social Sharing by Mail
Save blur wallpaper to Album
Capture images from your Camera
Capture images from your Album, or Photos Library

Blur Plus comes with a lot more functionality. The main feature of the app is that it comes with over 20+ live filters, awesome photo effects editing including some popular filters like retro, vintage and analog. The app includes with the Camera mode and select filters and frames within Blur Plus.

Controls can be adjusted like the White-balance and filter strength with one tap and swipe. Photos can be edited further in Lightroom where users can adjust exposure, vibrance, and brightness. High definition filters intelligently enhances, sharpens, defines and illuminates fixes poor lighting issues; it performs amazing color correction. It also allows users to share the edited photos by Email. Quickly reframe, resize and rotate photo with intuitive tools and preset image cropping options.

Blur Plus app can be downloaded here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blur-plus/id926055729?ls=1&mt=8

About Beverly Hills, LLC

Located in Beverly Hills, California, Indie developer Beverly Hills, LLC creates apps for the iOS platform. Copyright (C) 2014 Beverly Hills LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.







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