Bon Iver announces Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project – A remix contest in collaboration with Spotify and Indaba Music
We are pleased to introduce the first official Bon Iver remix via the Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project – a call-to-arms remix contest for fans. Bon Iver will release the stems, the individual audio tracks that are combined and layered to make a completed album. The stems from all ten songs on Bon Iver, Bon Iver will be available for download.
Each of the album’s ten songs will have its own contest, and the resulting remixes will be up for public voting through the music-based social networking site Indaba Music. Bon Iver, with public voting results in hand, will decide the final winners. Those ten remixes will then be assembled as a complete album and released exclusively on music-streaming site Spotify for the world to hear.
Members and friends of the band have created their own remixes in promotion of Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project. Listen to the first offering by Bon Iver band member and Jagjaguwar recording artist S. Carey here.
Starting from today, via Indaba Music and Spotify, everyone will have their shot at leaving their mark on any one of Bon Iver, Bon Iver’s songs. Each song’s stems have been carefully documented and given inspirational place-names, and some songs even include previously unreleased parts that were cut from the album’s final mix.
How to participate in Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project:
1. Visit the Bon Iver, Bon Iver Stems Project remix page at Indaba Music
2. Create a free Indaba Music membership
3. Select a song(s) and download the stems.
4. Remixers will have from 1st August to 29th August to complete their remixes and upload them for consideration.
5. Winners will be announced around the third week of September, each earning a spot of their remix on the official Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project remix album on Spotify and a $1,000 cash prize.
2012 Tour Dates:
1st – Arena, Vienna – tickets
8th – Flow, Helsinki – tickets
10th – Way Out West, Gothenburg – tickets
11th – Oya, Oslo – tickets
26th – Campo Pequeno, Lisbon – tickets
28th – Palace Vistalegre, Madrid – tickets
30th – Alcatraz, Milan – tickets
31st – Komplex 457, Zurich – tickets
2nd – Lotto Arena, Antwerp – tickets
4th – Forum, Copenhagen – tickets
5th – Arena, Berlin – tickets
6th – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam – tickets
8th – Wembley Arena, London – tickets
9th – Arena, Manchester – tickets
10th – SECC, Glasgow – tickets
12th – O2, Dublin – tickets