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Jane Congratulations to the finalists of the Hans Zimmer Wants You!! contest

Hans Zimmer Wants You Contest Finalists

Congratulations to the three finalists of the Hans Zimmer Wants You!! contest on SoundCloud. We first announced this exciting contest back in January. After receiving more than 6,000 entries, Hans Zimmer and the Bleeding Fingers Music Shop have announced the three finalists:

Hear their submissions in the set below:

A message from Hans Zimmer himself:
“Response to our contest has been beyond all expectation with an outstanding level of talent and we received an overwhelming number of potential winning entries. While we could only choose three finalists, we discovered many more outstanding composers and plan to reach out to as many as possible! So, even if you didn’t win – don’t be disheartened – there’s still a chance you could work with Bleeding Fingers!

I need to say an enormous thank you for your generosity, it is clear that many midnight candles have been burnt and much passion poured into a mind blowing torrent of music. I continue to be astounded by the diversity, ingenuity and commitment to your art. While listening, we quickly realized that art and music cannot be judged like a bicycle race or a football game. Music needs to be lived with for a while, music sometimes takes time to be discovered by us in ourselves. We had many thousands of entries, all with a strong point of view, filled with creativity. None of this feels like it was done casually or in haste. So I don’t want to be casual about it either and be respectful of the ideas, the efforts of fellow artists and let this become more of a dialogue between us all into the future than an end to a conversation that’s just starting to get interesting.” – Hans

The three finalists will now have the opportunity to interview at the studios in Los Angeles. Stay tuned for more information about these finalists and the contest here on the blog, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

Jane Community Fellows: Life Advice Radio, NightBus Radio, Random Tape, Working Now

After announcing this year’s final 15 SoundCloud Community Fellows last week, we’re introducing their first project tracks this week. We’re excited to be welcoming such brilliant folks whose projects showcase the breadth and uniqueness of sound.

Yesterday, we introduced three NYC-based Fellows. Today, let’s swing over to the West Coast and introduce four fellows from Los Angeles. Featured in Media Bistro’s FishbowlLA feature yesterday, their projects will make you laugh, smile, tap your foot to the beat, and ponder the meaning of work.

Life Advice Radio

Life is beautiful with lots of amusing, introspective moments in between. Jake de Grazia is exploring life’s more amusing problems through sound advice. You’ll want to tune in.

Follow along at:
Twitter:  @jdegrazia
Tumblr: lifeadviceradio.tumblr.com

NightBus Radio

Live vicariously through Jack Kennedy who will be traveling by Greyhound bus all over the US, performing with locals and capturing bits of their music, culture and community.

Follow along at:
Twitter: @jfk_nightbus
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KennedyKarate

Random Tape

In every audio you hear, there will be random, intriguing bits, uncoded moments that David Weinberg hopes to share through found sounds and community contributions.

Follow along at:
Twitter: @radioweinberg

Working Now

Transom Story Workshop alums will share stories of the working lives of people to commemorate oral historian and radio producer Studs Terkel’s 40th Anniversary book Working. As he wrote, “a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday though Friday sort of dying.”

Follow along at:
Twitter: @WorkingRadio

We’ve got 8 more fantastic folks to introduce in the next few days. From now until the end of the October, we’ll be sharing all their project updates. Fellows will also be reporting back their own personal experiences of this journey. We hope you join them in unmuting the web!

Jane Meet Los Angeles SoundCloud Hero: Matthew Flynn

After profiling our first set of SoundCloud Heroes, we continue our profiles of our newest SoundCloud Heroes who joined us at our SoundCloud Community Heroes Summit in San Francisco last weekend on April 6-8. Read our recap here.

Matthew Flynn is a musician who goes by the moniker Shifty Teeth. As the Los Angeles SoundCloud Hero, he is interested in creating a central hub for LA SoundClouders to seek inspiration, networking and support. Fun fact: He and Boston SoundCloud Hero Tea Leigh had been in contact online on SoundCloud prior to meeting at the Heroes Summit last weekend. Come out to the Global Meetup Day in Los Angeles on May 17!

What do you do? How do you use SoundCloud in your life?
I am a musician based out of Santa Monica, CA, drifting between folk and electronic music, and at times trying to marry the two. SoundCloud has provided me the opportunity to collaborate with people all over the US and the rest of the world. I have recently become akin to pressing the REC button on my SoundCloud iPhone app to document found sounds.

SoundCloud is a huge part of why I am still pursuing music, mostly due to the other artist’s I have pulled inspiration from and the positive feedback and growing support I have received.

What are your aspirations for the SoundCloud community in your city?
This city is full of talented and creative people of all walks. I think it is important to establish a hub for people to look to for support, collaboration, inspiration, or networking. I find people are overwhelmed by the city at times and I want to help provide the venues, resources, and networking that can lead to some unique and powerful growth. I am also really excited for what I am going to learn throughout this process from the people I meet.

In a nutshell, I just want to be part of something different and special and to help foster some new relationships in the SoundCloud Los Angeles Community.

What is your favorite place in the city and why?
A few of my favorite’s include any part of a bike ride to the beach, Barnsdall Art Park (potential SoundCloud event venue), and my bed after a long week of work. Anywhere I can slow down and relax is high on my favorite’s list.

What is your favorite sound and why?
Crickets and an open window in the summer. Drowned out ambience when I leave my headphones on after a song or album ends. Nice harmonies. The list goes on and on but the common thread is a sound that is familiar and comfortable.

Where else can we find you on the web?

Interested in being part of this growing network of SoundCloud Heroes?
Read the program details here and apply at the link at the bottom of the post.