updated 12/20/2010 12:16:51 PM ET 2010-12-20T17:16:51

CLEVELAND, Dec. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Two weeks remain in SmashTour.com 's Fan's Choice: Legends of Music contests. SmashTour.com LLC, a beta social and ecommerce platform for working musicians, in partnership with The Nason-Matthias Group, is currently running two contests for registered artist members, as well as a contest for music fans.

The Fan's Choice: Legends of Music contests have reached the final stretch and will end on Dec. 31, 2010. The contests are open to all SmashTour registered members. Membership on SmashTour is free for all fans, artists and bands.

SmashTour will recognize musicians who successfully promote and sell their own music by offering career-changing, collaborative opportunities. The solo-artist or band that achieves top sales through  SmashTour's Online Store  will have singer-songwriter George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic play on a selected track. For more information on the George Clinton contest, or to see the current leaderboard standings, visit:  http://www.smashtour.com/Contest/GeorgeClinton.aspx

A second winner will be recognized for the greatest fan loyalty through registered Fan Votes on SmashTour.com. The artist or band who receives the most Fan Votes will have renowned producer DJ Battlecat remix a selected track. Additional information on the DJ BattleCat contest, as well as the current leaderboard can be found at  http://www.smashtour.com/Contest/BattleCat.aspx

Both musician-focused contests are made possible through SmashTour's partnership with The Nason-Matthias Group, an entertainment marketing group founded by Grammy Award winner and producer, Damien "E-Love" Matthias, and founder and co-creator of  GetGreenMusic.org, Mark Nason.

Six SmashTour fans will receive a free iPad, iPod, or other SmashTour perks, for supporting the musicians they love. Winners will be selected based on the number of Fan Points accumulated by casting votes for a favorite band and purchasing songs, albums, ringtones, videos or merchandise. To see the current leaderboard, visit http://www.smashtour.com/Contest/FansChoice.aspx

Launched in 2010, SmashTour.com is a beta social networking and ecommerce platform aimed at helping working musicians make a living and provide fans with access to their music. Founded by musicians Ed Rinderknecht and Frank Lalli, the platform provides musicians with a full range of tools needed to communicate with fans, sell music and merchandise, make connections with industry professionals and learn about the music business.

SmashTour is dedicated as a one-stop solution to give musicians more time to spend creating, playing and profiting from their music. Learn more about SmashTour at  www.SmashTour.com .

The Nason-Matthias Group (NMG) is an entertainment marketing group providing product placement and branding, celebrity endorsed media, PR, literary brokerage, marketing and demographics. With our massive network of industry, insiders Nason and Matthias are able to provide a uniquely tailored service centered around branding and product placement with heavy emphasis on marketing and sales. Learn more about Nason-Matthias at  www.NasonMatthias.com

Dia Dalsky, Associate Consultant | PR 20/20


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