SOURCE: Kaneva, inc.

October 24, 2006 15:50 ET

Over 700 Musicians Vie for the Top 10 in the How Down Is Your Sound? Talent Search on Kaneva

Thousands of Online Votes Cast and Still Counting, Celebrity Judges Ludacris, Dallas Austin, Sean Garrett and Block to Select Winner

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 24, 2006 -- Kaneva, a rapidly emerging online social entertainment world, and host Ryan Cameron, Atlanta media personality, announced today that the How Down Is Your Sound? Talent Search has attracted over 700 artists, more than 1,600 online song submissions, approximately 12,000 online votes, and over 120,000 page views on the How Down Is Your Sound? web Channel on Kaneva. With online voting open until noon Eastern time tomorrow, October 25th, there is still time for music fans worldwide to vote for their favorite up and coming artist on Kaneva. Voters can go directly to to listen and cast their vote.

"The success of this talent search demonstrates the power of the Internet in enabling anyone to break through and get noticed for their talent," said Ron Gamble, vice president of online media for Kaneva. "Kaneva is thrilled with the results of the contest to date and we invite everyone to come and see for themselves the amazing urban music artists that are part of this unique event."

The How Down is Your Sound? Talent Search celebrity judges include mega stars, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, top song writer and record producer, Sean Garrett and leading song producers, Dallas Austin and Block. After the worldwide online votes end tomorrow, October 25th at noon Eastern time, the top 10 artists will be invited to perform live where the judges will select a Grand Prize winner, who will receive a prize package valued at over US$50,000.

The Grand Prize includes: $7500 cash, studio recording time in Dallas Austin's studio DARP, and a one day internship with Sean Garrett. The finalists, grand prize winner and their music will be showcased online on

About The Host, Ryan Cameron

A top media personality and the popular host of the afternoon drive show on Atlanta's top R&B station V-103 (WVEE-FM), Ryan Cameron is notoriously called the "Ryan King." He's hilarious on stage, brilliant in film and unpredictable on the mic. Ryan will do almost anything for a laugh. His humor has been compared to the hilarious improvisational genius of Robin Williams and the I-can't-believe-he-said-that, comedic honesty of Chris Rock.

About Kaneva, Inc.

The online social entertainment network, Kaneva is a "canvas" enabling anyone to showcase and share their passions through the easy creation of Profiles and web Channels that include a wide range of media as well as online interaction opportunities and community. Kaneva also gives its members the ability to share media and interact with people in 3D -- in a totally modern 3D Virtual World, providing the next generation interactive entertainment experience. To learn more visit

How Down Is Your Sound Contest is property of Music Challenge, LLC.

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