Music Dealers Artist News: Van Ghost Partner Up with Grooveshark for "Pick The Single" Contest 576 words · 3 minute read

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We love to see our artists getting involved with innovative campaigns. We’re stoked to see Music Dealers favorites Van Ghost partner up with Grooveshark and Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival. The band is holding a “Pick The Single” contest via a Facebook-integrated campaign over at The contest allows fans to pick the next single off the band’s new album “The Domino Effect.” Detailed instructions can be found below. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, as a vote automatically enters you into a chance to win one hell of a prize package. Check out all the juicy details below. The contest started Wednesday, August 10th and will be running for the next 4 weeks.

Of course, don’t forget to check out Van Ghost’s set at North Coast Music Festival on Sunday, September 4th. See you there!

All 4 tracks from the contest are currently available in our Music Dealers catalog. The full album is due out this Fall.



  1. Log onto
  2. Listen to Modern Day Love Affair, Domino Effect, Burden and Return to Innocence.
  3. “Like” the band to vote
  4. Hit vote and submit your favorite song
  5. The song with the most votes WINS and will be selected as the band’s next single!
  6. After submitting your vote, grab an exclusive FREE DOWNLOAD of the 4 tracks!


Grand Prize: Winners chosen within the first 2 weeks (by August 22nd)

  • 3 users (+1 guest) win an ALL-ACCESS PASS to North Coast Music Festival, courtesy of Van Ghost!
  • Offer includes free round-trip airfare, hotel, dinner with the band, and 1-year subscription of Grooveshark Anywhere.

Runner-ups: Winners chosen in the last 2 weeks

  • 100 users will receive a free Van Ghost t-shirt and 3 months of Grooveshark Anywhere.
“It’s a privilege to partner with an innovative company such as Grooveshark to create a cutting edge, multi-media contest where EVERYONE wins. It allows us to connect to new and old fans, and no one goes home empty handed, since everyone can download all 4 songs for free! We thank Dustimmoff/North Coast Music Fest/Grooveshark for their support, and our fans for making this possible! We are lucky to be in an era of the music industry where contests are ruled by the fans, and creative web marketing over rules traditional radio and archaic promo campaigns. Distributing our music in such a progressive platform is seriously exciting!” says Michael Harrison Berg, of Van Ghost.

Alex Hoffman, Director of Artist Services at Grooveshark, adds, “Creating momentum is more important than ever for emerging artists. It not only transforms new listeners into fans, but if executed properly, also provides artists with actionable data that they can use to continue growing. We’re thrilled to help Van Ghost create momentum for their new album, by kicking off our first fan-sourced artist strategy promotion! This is an opportunity to engage and reward our users, guide an incredibly talented artist’s single selection, and further break down the barriers between artists and fans.”

“The Domino Effect” is produced by 8-time Grammy-Award winning Producer/Engineer/Mixer Justin Niebank. Having worked with such artists including Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Daughtry, Van Ghost is in great company heading into the festival circuit. With Justin Niebank at the helm, the band’s sound and network continues to develop and expand. Ian Gelfand recently directed the band’s latest music video for the title-track Domino Effect, now on Grooveshark.