Thursday, May 10, 2007

UNSIGNED TORONTO HIP-HOP ARTIST WINS YAHOO!/UNIVERSAL CONTEST -- (from -- After 500 video uploads and 250,000 streams, more than 30,000 Canadians voted to determine Seazon (real name Shaun Boothe) as the first prize winner of the YAHOO! Universal "Up Yours" online Music competition.

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

According to that website, Seazon wins a grand prize of: an "opportunity for a deal" with Universal Music Canada (huh?); 30 hours of studio time at Metalworks Studios; a $10,000 CDN scholarship to the Metalworks Institute, lots of new gear and $10,000 CDN cash. Check this out: "The potential winner will be required to sign a declaration and release form and correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question before being awarded the Grand Prize." Hmm. Anyway, here's the winning video: