SOURCE: Sennheiser Corp.

Sennheiser Corp.

October 06, 2010 16:57 ET

Sennheiser Awards The Hall Effect Coveted Showcase Slot at CMJ Music Marathon, Hosting Exclusive Event at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge

HearIAm Contest Wraps Second Phase With Performance on October 20th; Winning Fan Is Canada's Mark Leger, Who Will Experience VIP Music Treatment at CMJ in NYC With Friends

OLD LYME, CT--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) -  Audio specialist Sennheiser announced winners of the second phase of Hear. I Am., an innovative campaign designed to help music lovers discover and share new music. The second phase of Hear. I Am. culminates with an exclusive CMJ Music Marathon showcase on October 20th at New York City's (Le) Poisson Rouge, which will feature winning band The Hall Effect.

Following is the confirmed lineup of performances for the Official CMJ 2010 Showcase sponsored by Sennheiser:

The Hall Effect: 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Adam Ezra Group: 8:50 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Grand Jury: 9:50 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Blood Red Shoes: 10:50 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
TV/TV: 11:50 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

The Hall Effect, from Bogotá, Colombia, won the second round of Sennheiser's Hear. I Am. contest by capturing thousands of votes from registered fans on In addition to winning the CMJ showcase slot, the band will also be awarded $10,000 in gear from Sennheiser.

The Hall Effect is rocketing towards a successful music career, having opened for the likes of international superstars Muse, Franz Ferdinand and Gwen Stefani. The band's unique blend of experimental and heavy rock has earned them praise from audiences around the world, including Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music fame -- who has subsequently produced their forthcoming album.

Sennheiser launched its Hear. I Am. campaign last June in conjunction with and Universal Republic Records. Since then, over 1,500 bands from North America and Latin America have submitted their music to the site, and thousands of fans have participated to discover and share new music.

About Sennheiser
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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