Worldwide Talent Contest YOU Sing It! Debuts in iTunes App Store on iPhone and iPad

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SAS Music has released a new iPhone and iPad application that, unlike other music apps, encourages the user to participate every month in a talent contest. YOU Sing It! A contest for the world, is seeking videos from entrants that either parody or cover the Top 40 hit makers in all genres of music.

Scott Shannon said, "Some of the videos already submitted to the contest are fantastic. The talent out there is amazing."

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SAS Music has released a new iPhone and iPad application that, unlike other music apps, encourages the user to participate every month in a talent contest. YOU Sing It! A contest for the world, is seeking videos from entrants that either parody or cover the Top 40 hit makers in all genres of music.

The contest will renew every month with a new list of musical artists from the Top 40 charts. Entrants submit their own video of any song by any of the artists. Owners of the app, which costs $.99 on iTunes, vote on their favorite video and the winner chosen at the end of each month receives a $100 gift certificate to iTunes. The YOU Sing It! app includes samples of a song by every artist on the list, photos and short biographies of the listed artists, tour dates, and links to purchase music, concert tickets, and books by or about the artists.

The creator of YOU Sing It! is Scott Shannon, an internationally known musician and composer of Classical and New Age music since 2002. About entering the contest, Scott said, "The videos can be a parody, a serious attempt to sing the song well, a way to show off a new arrangement or style for the song, a lip-sync, or anything in between. The video production can be simple or an elaborate extravaganza with costumes and scenery. The video may contain one person or a group of friends. I just want the contestants to have fun and give them a chance to show the world what they can do." He added, "Some of the videos already submitted to the contest are fantastic. The talent out there is amazing."

On May 5, 2012 a Grand Prize winner will be announced and receive a special prize. The Grand Prize winner will be the person who submits one or more videos throughout the year and gets the most votes for the year. The Grand Prize winner will be determined solely on the basis of the total number of votes received from the date of release of the app through April 30, 2012. The contest will begin again on May 1, 2012.

Full contest details can be found at http://sasMusicAndMore.com/YOU-Sing-It.html. Scott Shannon is hoping that, just like Justin Bieber, a new talent will be discovered through the contest, as users from around the world view the submitted videos.

SAS Music is an independent record label established by Scott Shannon in 2002. His music is distributed internationally by TheOrchard.com. Scott's new web site sasMusicAndMore.com showcases today's most popular artists, but also rising independent artists who need more exposure for their music. The YOU Sing It! app was developed jointly with MobileRoadie.com, who have also created apps for Madonna, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Bill Cosby, and many other creative artists.

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