After announcing the competition in June to find the best new music from bands and producers, the top ten winning tracks have now been selected and will be made available for free on the app over the coming weeks.
CityBeats, developed by interactive audio specialists soniqplay, is free to download from the App Store and allows users to discover a host of music from the winners of the competition and remix their own versions of the songs which can then be shared online. The app builds on the Club’s deep connection with the Manchester music scene and rich musical heritage.
Hundreds of bands and producers from all over the world submitted their tracks hoping to have them included in the CityBeats app. The ten winning tracks were then chosen by industry expert and lifelong City fan, Mike Pickering. Currently Head of A&R for Deconstruction records. Mike works with some of the UK’s most successful acts including Calvin Harris, Kasabian and the Ting Tings.
“I hope that the CityBeats app will help to propel some of the winners to stardom by providing the vital exposure emerging bands need. The way fans can use the app to get involved and easily remix and share their own version of the tracks is fantastic.”
City will also counting down the winners by announcing a new track available for download each week alongside regular competitions for fans to get involved in including having their remixes played at the Etihad Stadium on match day to thousands of people.
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Russell Stopford, Head of Digital at the club said “CityBeats helps us to not only reach fans in new ways and offer them access to new music, by also actively engage them and empower them to become creators of digital content.”