AKG Awards World-Class Microphones and Headphones to Winners of Global Rockstar Online Music Contest

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The winners of Global Rockstar, the world’s largest online music video contest, were announced on December 21, with HARMAN’s AKG awarding a variety of its world-class microphones and headphones to the top three winners.

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Argentina’s Jhanniel won First Place in the contest, which includes prizes of $25,000 (USD) in cash, as well as AKG’s C414 XLS matched pair stereo set, the Perception 820 Tube condenser microphone, K712 PROs reference studio headphones, and the K240 MKII professional studio headphones.

Jhanniel, First Place winner of Global Rockstar

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The Second-Place winner, Ala Ghawas of Bahrain and Third-Place winners, Laurin & Nico of Austria, won AKG live or recording packages including various microphones and headphones.

Global Rockstar began receiving entries on September 1 until November 4, when one artist from each participating country was selected through user voting, more than 10,000 bands, solo artist, singer-songwriters and other artists from around the world uploaded their songs and videos to www.globalrockstar.com. After an intense competition that involved heavy self-promotion by the artists, the final voting completed on December 20.

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In addition, for each week until voting began on September 1, an Artist of the Week won an AKG D5 microphone, while an Artist of the Month won an AKG WMS420 wireless microphone system every month.

“It is a pleasure to once again support the world’s largest online music contest by providing tomorrow’s popular music stars with equipment used by the world’s most successful recording artists,” said Walter Rührig, Artist & Key Customer Relations, AKG. “Congratulations to this year’s winners and we hope your new AKG equipment can help launch successful and enduring careers!”

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HARMAN designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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