(PRWEB) March 20, 2013
First place this week is Shane Board, from the UK, with his original song, “Believe”, a charity single released with the intention of raising money for research to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, With 100% of Shane's cash prize of $400 being handed over to a charity set up by his mum, it's a cause very close to Shane's heart. At the age of 11, Shane was diagnosed with the condition himself, also known as 'Juvenile Diabetes', which lead to his mother, Iris, setting up the charity, 'Pop 4 Diabetes', formed with the aim of raising money for global charity, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), and Diabetes UK. Since the first Pop4Diabetes Charity Dinner in 2007, the group has been very grateful for the support from celebrities, such as Paul Daniels, Steve Brookstein, CBeebies star Chis Davis, and popular acts from talents shows 'Britain's Got Talent' and 'X Factor’. Other supporters have included, Connie Talbot, Hollie Steel, 2 Grand, Cheeky Girls, Steve Norman from Spandau Ballet, and Shelley Preston from Bucks Fizz, and of course, the BEAT100 network.
“All of my music is released through Pop 4 Diabetes' own record label, 'Cracking Pop Records', so we don't pay commission and all the money goes to the charity. I'm also very lucky to be able to say that Sony Music have recently agreed to manufacture my next three CD's and support me on my mission to raise funds for my charity,” explained Shane. “I have a number of live performances to do this summer, including performing at one of my own events in June to coincide with National Diabetes Week. It's there that I will launch my brand new single, which features a children's choir. The event is called 'Cruise 4 A Cure', with the plan of turning Bournemouth Pier in to a cruise ship for the evening.”
“I have really enjoyed the experience of having my video on BEAT100.com. Everyone on the network has been lovely and I have just been asked to star in a music video for Swiss band after they saw my latest video,” says Shane. For more information, see the official website for Shane's charity here: http://www.pop4diabetes.co.uk, or visit his page on BEAT100.com.
The second place prize of $250 went to Irenne Petrik, for her original song, “Catch Me”. The 16-year-old songwriter, from Prague in the Czech republic, lists artists including Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Little Mix and One Direction as her main influences. Her song, “Catch Me”, shows that her amazing voice and song-writing skills are way beyond her tender years and users of BEAT100.com clearly agree with us after the young artist, who dreams of a life living in London, received almost 2,400 votes by her fellow artists.
“Not counting the various competitions I've had success in, I have two big achievements as a musician. The first is studying at the Conservatory and the second is that people enjoy the songs I write. They like my voice, my songs and the way I express myself,” explains Irenne. “I was invited by someone on YouTube to try BEAT100 and I've really enjoyed the experience. I've met lots of new friends and great musicians from all over the world and I'm overwhelmed at the success I've had in the BEAT100 Original Music Video Charts. I just want to thank every one of them and my family for supporting me. It means a lot to me”
Third place winner, receiving a cash prize of $150 in this weeks BEAT100 Original Music Video Chart, was Italian alternative rock band, Nevrastena, with their well-written original song, “Non Pensare”. The three piece outfit, Alessandro D'Agostino, Edgar Laini and Gabriele Comito, are said to be close to signing their first record deal with Italian record label, Top Records, which should no doubt help to really put the band on the map, at the very least on a national level.
“The General Director of Top Records, Mr. Guido Palma, is a great person and a true professional, who recently won an award for his career at, "Festival di Sanremo". It's the most important Italian music festival and it's known worldwide,” says the band's front man Alessandro. “We are so happy for all the good news we've been getting lately as we really love music, and we really want to thank all the people that are supporting us to make our dreams come true. BEAT100 is, in my opinion, the most innovative social network around. It is a place where musicians should share their music videos with the world! We’ve met a lot of people, and we are also starting some collaborations with musicians we've met on BEAT100. We don't have enough words to thank everyone!”
BE SEEN – BE HEARD – BE REWARDED
By Alan Devon