Disc Makers and CD Baby Announce the Winners of 2012’s Great Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes, Worth Over $20,000

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Disc Makers and CD Baby have announced the winners of their biggest sweepstakes in company history – with prizes worth over $20k in musical gear and services.

Ann Waters of McNeal, AZ has won the Grand Prize package worth over $12k, a prize package that boasts everything an aspiring musician needs to make and sell their music:

  • A Gibson Memphis ES-335 Electric Guitar
  • A Gibson J-165 EC Acoustic/Electric Guitar
  • A premium Disc Makers CD replication package (1,000 CDs in 6-Panel Digipaks) complete with posters, CD package design, CD mastering, and more
  • Digital and physical disc distribution through CB Baby
  • A HostBaby website
  • Studio gear from IK Multimedia
  • 5,000 Spins from Jango
  • MasterWriter 2.0 songwriting software
  • And much, much, much more! (see below for complete Grand Prize package)

“Disc Makers and CD Baby partnered with some great music brands to make the Great Gear Giveaway sweepstakes possible, including Music Zoo, IK Media, and Jango,” said Tony van Veen, CEO of Disc Makers. “Ann is going to enjoy a boatload of songwriting software, guitars, recording gear, disc manufacturing, CD distribution, and marketing services now coming her way. Happy music-making!”

Second and third place Great Gear Giveaway prize winners were also announced. Brooke Wayman of Ocala, FL was awarded a music gear package worth over $2000. Corey Armstrong of Jackson, MS was awarded a prize package worth over $1200.

Disc Makers and CD Baby co-sponsored the Great Gear Giveaway during October and November of 2012, attracting over 100,000 entries. The winners were drawn at random on December 5th, 2012.

The Great Gear Giveaway complete Grand Prize package includes:

From Disc Makers /CD Baby:

  • 1,000 Replicated CDs in 6-Panel Digipaks
  • 300 18 x24 Posters
  • Mega Bundle Music Distribution Package
  • CD Package Design from The Design Studio (for 6-Panel Digipak)
  • Audio Mastering from The SoundLAB (Up to 20 Songs)
  • 100 Download Cards
  • 1 Year of HostBaby Web Hosting
  • 3 CD Baby Album Submissions

From Music Zoo:

  • Gibson Memphis ES-335 Dot RI Figured VS
  • Gibson J-165 EC Acoustic/Electric Guitar Natural
  • Gibson Barstool Gibson Logo 24"
  • Gibson Modern Vintage Black
  • Gibson Les Paul Electric 9-42 strings
  • Gibson Gibson Pilsner Gif t Set
  • Gibson 50 Pack Picks / Medium
  • Gibson Guitar Restoration Kit Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit

From IK Media:

  • IK Multimedia Total Studio Bundle 3
  • ARC System 2
  • iRig MIX
  • iRig MIC
  • iRig MIDI
  • iRig Stomp
  • IKLIP Studio
  • AmpliTube for iOS
  • SampleTank for iOS
  • DJ Rig for iOS
  • VocaLive for iOS

From Sonic Reality:

  • Sonic Reality R.A.W. Platinum

From Jango:

  • 5,000 Spins

From MasterWriter:

  • MasterWriter Songwriting Software Suite

About Disc Makers
Disc Makers is the world’s largest CD & DVD manufacturer for independent musicians, filmmakers, and businesses. They offer a massive range of products and services, including complete CD & DVD duplication, CD & DVD replication, printing, and custom packaging, plus their full line of state-of-the-art automated disc duplicating and printing systems. In business since 1946, the company produced almost 70,000 CD and DVD projects in 2011, an all-time record.

About CD Baby
CD Baby is the largest digital distributor of independent music in the world. CD Baby distributes over 4 million tracks to dozens of music retailers including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Rhapsody, and Spotify. From their Portland, OR headquarters, CD Baby warehouses and ships over 360,000 independent CD titles to a customer base that spans the entire globe. The company also offers other services to musicians such as sync licensing, a Facebook music store, web hosting through their sister company HostBaby, and eBook publishing through BookBaby.

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