Hip Hop Artist Wins Canadian Battle of the Bands
May 10, 2007 at 6:29 AM (PT)
After 500 video uploads and 250,000 streams, more than 30,000 CANADIANS voted to determine SEAZON's SHAUN BOOTHE as the first-prize winner of the YAHOO! UNIVERSAL "Up Yours" online music competition.
"SEAZON's video was selected by the people from hundreds of entrants, and we look forward to celebrating in his success both as a contest winner and as a star on the rise," said YAHOO! CANADA GM KERRY MUNRO. "We were able to provide users with the right tools to make a discovery and this contest is an example of how user generated content will continue to grow and make an impact on industries and at an individual level."
YAHOO! CANADA and UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA teamed up to give independent musicians a shot at stardom by uploading their videos onto the "Up Yours" microsite www.upyourmusic.ca.