Tracklib has launched a competition in collaboration with CeeLo Green whereby the grand prize winner will be awarded a digital studio session with CeeLo to collaborate on a song that will be officially released.
The winner of the competition will be selected by CeeLo himself, and will be awarded a digital studio session and the opportunity to release an official song with CeeLo, as well as a custom Tracklib Sample Breakdown video of the song.
"This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to produce a hit record for me," said CeeLo. "Download as many [Tracklib] samples as you'd like, I'm going to do my thing—and if it's a hit, we got a hit, baby!"
Sample Breakdown is Tracklib's video format, receiving millions of Youtube views each month. Tracklib will also supply the winner and two runners up with a year-long Tracklib subscription, Tracklib merch and a shoutout from CeeLo.
Tracklib says it is the "first and only" online record store for sampling, with almost 100,000 songs and a wide collection of previously unreleased multitracks available for sampling and official licensing.
Tracklib has been used by Kendrick Lamar, Kenny Beats, DJ Khaled, J. Cole, Kaytranada and Brockhampton.
“CeeLo is an innovator, a trailblazer with a unique voice that resides far outside the box,” said Pär Almqvist, Tracklib co-founder and CCO.
“This is where we align – Tracklib exists to challenge the norm: our vision is to liberate creativity. We’re making sure that sampling original music is easy, legal and affordable to every music producer and artist in the world – to the benefit of music culture and the whole music industry.”
CeeLo Green is a five-time Grammy Award winning American entertainer, actor, producer and singer in American soul duo Gnarls Barkley. He is known for his 2010 single Forget You and Gnarls Barkley single Crazy and is a former coach on NBC's hit show The Voice.
“I believe that Tracklib are good shepherds for sampling,” said CeeLo Green. “I think they are a mediation for modern music and they are mavericks on this front. They’re changing the landscape of how sampling can be facilitated.”
Complete rules for the competition can be found here.