AppCampus To Crowdsource Its Soundtrack

Share Article

The unique global pre-seed funding program from Finland announces a competition to create its sound identity

AppCampus is looking for a crisp, fresh and energetic tune that would convey the spirit of the fast-paced young-minded program. The winning bid will be rewarded with 2500 USD.

May 14th, 2012 (PRWEB UK) 14 May 2012 -- AppCampus, mobile application development program implemented by Microsoft, Nokia and Aalto University, is using the power of the crowds to find a unique soundtrack to complement its video materials. The contest for the best tune is open for the next three weeks on the Audiodraft platform, a crowdsourced music service that connects companies with thousands of sound designers and musicians from over 90 countries.

AppCampus is looking for a crisp, fresh and energetic tune that would convey the spirit of the fast-paced young-minded program. The winning bid will be rewarded with 2500 USD.

“AppCampus is an unprecedented opportunity for entrepreneurs to put their ideas into practice and create world-class mobile products”, comments Pekka Sivonen, Head of AppCampus. “We want the program’s audio identity to be energetic, upbeat and unique. The best way to accomplish that is through crowdsourcing”.

“We are thrilled to host a competition for AppCampus’ soundtrack on our platform”, says Teemu Yli-Hollo, CEO of Audiodraft. “Our global community of sound designers and musicians has already helped companies like Nokia, YLE, Microtask and more to find their customized tune and we are sure AppCampus would be no exception”.

The AppCampus program has been set up to foster the creation of innovative mobile applications for the Windows Phone ecosystem and Nokia platforms, including Symbian and Series 40. Over the next three years Microsoft and Nokia will invest up to €18 million into the program to nurture the development of innovative ideas and boost this new mobile eco-system.

The overall aim of the program is to create a new generation of successful mobile startups. AppCampus is intended to attract thousands of application proposals from students, entrepreneurs and other talented individuals with various backgrounds from all over the world. Within the AppCampus program, mobile entrepreneurs can benefit from comprehensive support, training in mobile technology, design and usability, and funding to create innovative new mobile apps and services.

Audiodraft helps companies to outsource their audio productions through engaging sound design contests. With Audiodraft companies can easily request and buy custom-made music and sound designs either through commissioned competitions or through the existing marketplace.
For more information about the competition visit http://appcampus.audiodraft.com/

For further information please contact:

Pekka Sivonen
Head of AppCampus at Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship
pekka(at)appcampus(dot)fi
+358 50 3577 732

Roope Takala
Head of Local Ecosystem Programs, Nokia
roope.takala(at)nokia(dot)com
+358 50 4820 860

Mika Okkola
Director, Microsoft
mika.okkola(at)microsoft(dot)com
+358 40 0410 632

About AppCampus
AppCampus is a global mobile application development program originating from the Aalto University based in Espoo, Finland. AppCampus is implemented in cooperation with Microsoft and Nokia, and is hosted by the Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship. The AppCampus program has been set up to foster the creation of innovative mobile applications for the Windows Phone ecosystem and other Nokia platforms, including Symbian and Series 40. The program aims to create a new generation of successful mobile startups by attracting and supporting thousands of students, entrepreneurs and other talented people with various backgrounds from all over the world. AppCampus has committed to invest up to €18 million over three years into new applications and services. Apart from grant funding, the program offers mobile entrepreneurs comprehensive coaching, marketing support and training in mobile technology, design and usability. More information: http://www.appcampus.fi

About Nokia
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential.

About Microsoft EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
Microsoft has operated in EMEA since 1982. In the region Microsoft employs more than 16,000 people in over 64 subsidiaries, delivering products and services in more than 139 countries and territories.

This material is for informational purposes only. Microsoft Corp disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to use of the material for other purposes. Microsoft Corp shall not, at any time, be liable for any special, direct, indirect or consequential damages, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other action arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the material. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting any kind of warranty.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Pekka Sivonen
AppCampus
+358 50 3577 732
Email >

Roope Takala
Nokia
+358 50 4820 860
Email >
Visit website