StarMaker Interactive Is “Making A Move” with Grammy Nominated Gavin DeGraw

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Singing Contest Allows Fans to Record Customized Version of New Single

StarMaker Interactive, a leading interactive music entertainment platform producing mobile singing games, has partnered with multi-platinum selling artist Gavin DeGraw to promote the hot new single, “Make a Move.” Fans can record customized versions of the track using StarMaker apps for the chance to win an exclusive, limited edition set of framed and signed DeGraw lyrics. Gavin himself will listen to the top vote getters and pick the best talent from StarMaker. The contest runs through March 7, 2014.

To participate, contestants download the StarMaker app, available through the iTunes App Store and Google Play, and use its studio-quality voice effects to record themselves singing “Make a Move” for free. StarMaker’s sophisticated proprietary scoring technology provides instant feedback, enabling contestants to improve their score each time they sing the song. When participants nail their performance, they can publish it to their StarMaker profile and watch as the StarMaker community listens and votes on their submission. The top 10 StarMaker artists will be posted on the leaderboard throughout the contest and, following the contest’s close, Gavin DeGraw will listen to the top 10 recordings and select the winner.

Gavin DeGraw is the latest artist to partner with StarMaker, which also hosted a contest with Cassadee Pope, Season 3 winner of “The Voice,” late last year to promote her new single, “Wasting All These Tears.” A massive number of recordings of the tune were logged over the four week campaign, driving the single to chart on the Hot 100, reaching No. 10 on country radio. The company most recently collaborated with the Plain White T’s to discover the best cover of their new single “The Giving Tree.”

“Music distribution is ever evolving, and StarMaker offers an opportunity for new and established musicians to get in front of a highly engaged audience,” said Nathan Sedlander, president and co-founder of StarMaker Interactive. “For aspiring stars or über fans, our apps provide a platform to connect with the music and the music industry itself, and ultimately have the potential to get discovered – without the middleman.”

With a growing library featuring hundreds of the biggest hit songs and new tracks added every day, StarMaker Interactive is leading the mobile singing game revolution through the creation of original content using innovative game mechanics to discover new talent.

About Gavin DeGraw
Gavin DeGraw is not a stranger to the top of the charts. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” which Billboard dubbed “a rocking homerun,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. DeGraw released his third studio album, Sweeter, in September 2011. The album’s first single, “Not Over You,” co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. On October 15th, 2013 DeGraw released his acclaimed, fourth studio album, MAKE A MOVE, which has since garnered rave reviews from such publications as Billboard, People and Entertainment Weekly, amongst many others. Gavin was recently nominated for his first Grammy for “We Both Know,” the song he co-wrote with Colbie Calliat for the 2013 film “Safe Haven.” For more information, visit http://www.gavindegraw.com or http://www.facebook.com/gavindegraw - twitter: @gavindegraw.

About StarMaker Interactive
StarMaker Interactive is a leading global music entertainment platform with two apps available on the iOS and Android platforms: StarMaker: Karaoke + Auto-Tune and The Voice: On Stage. Both titles are free to download, enabling consumers to sing the hottest tracks, share recordings online and battle with friends or other singers across the world. StarMaker has partnered with The Voice, American Idol, Disney, Universal Pictures and Philips Electronics to provide consumers with the most authentic and engaging music experiences. The company is headquartered in San Francisco’s Mission District.

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