Riplounge.com Announces The Winners of the 'Rock at RipLounge - VIP Playlist 2009' Contest - Now offers More New Streaming Music

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RipLounge.com used SonicBids to find top new talent to stream to users in its virtual club. The successful contest has allowed artists Stealing Jane, DANNA, and ellee ven a new outlet to reach fans. Drew Stern, RipLounge.com co-founder, is proud to have the new talent aboard the already impressive music roster.

With our growing need for unique musical content, SonicBids was the perfect fit for helping us find hot, new musical talent to bring our members and to help promote lesser known artists and bands

In these tough economic times, you'd be hard pressed to find a popular club with no cover fee and access to some of the best music in town. Stable Media's RipLounge.com continues to part their velvet ropes to new users, but has taken the virtual club experience one step further by soliciting worthy performers to add themselves to the already-impressive musical roster.

Using SonicBids, a site designed to "help bands get gigs, and promoters book the right bands," Stable Media created the "Rock At RipLounge - VIP Playlist 2009," a contest by which musicians across all genres could enter to have their music added along the likes of: N*E*R*D, Fat Joe, Danity Kane, Erykah Badu, T.I., Wyclef, Jay-Z, Kid Sister, Gym Class Heroes, Paramore, Anti-Flag, The Raconteurs, Weapon of Choice, James Blunt, Kenna, Taking Back Sunday, Interpol, We Are Scientists, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and Gnarls Barkley.

With social networks being an already competitive venture, RipLounge.com has successfully set itself apart from other sites by streaming live music to its users in a variety of different genres. To promote the site and to encourage users to become part of the site's music rotation, RipLounge.com sought out SonicBids to help bring the freshest young talent to fit the site's growing demographic.

Competing in three separate categories - Top 40, Hip Hop and R&B and Techno/Electronic - the contest received entrants from all around the world. However, after full review, three artists stood above the rest: Stealing Jane, DANNA, and ellee ven, respectively.

Stealing Jane, a Long Island, NY 8-man band, defies standard music genre classification by infusing pop with ska and rock, leaving listeners with a sound that keeps them moving from start to finish. DANNA, the RipLounge R&B and Hip Hop winner, is also a Long Island native. Brought up in a musical household, DANNA has proven to be a versatile and soulful singer, capturing fans with her talent and passion. Rounding out the winner's circle is ellee ven, the Techno/Electronica winner. Self-described as "groovetronics," ellee ven fuses rap, pop, and electronica to make music that gets you moving and keeps you wanting more.

"With our growing need for unique musical content, SonicBids was the perfect fit for helping us find hot, new musical talent to bring our members and to help promote lesser known artists and bands," said Andrew Stern, co-founder of RipLounge.com. "We hope to continue to break new artists and talent and provide a one-of-a-kind listening experience to our growing worldwide base of music and gaming fans - all at no charge and with no download."

For more information on RipLounge, its services, or to hear any of the winners' music, please visit: RipLounge.com. For interviews or any other press inquiries, please contact Jackie Brook at AMP3 Public Relations: 646.827.9594

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