NORTHRIDGE, California – As part of an expanded partnership with famed DJ, Tiësto, AKG by HARMAN today announced that it will support Your Shot USA to develop new DJ talent. Launched six years ago in Australia, Your Shot has helped nurture and transform the lives of thousands of aspiring DJs—from developing their skills with the aid of AKG by TIËSTO headphones, to competing for prizes. Only one DJ will ultimately win the chance to perform with Tiësto in Las Vegas, and to show off their abilities as a featured performer at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2016.
Your Shot USA starts with comprehensive DJ training using AKG by TIËSTO headphones at the Your Shot Training Academy in Los Angeles. The contestants then perform at a Los Angeles Showcase event before a packed crowd and panel of judges including agents, managers, DJs and Tiësto himself. The top six finalists head to Las Vegas to participate in a week of mentoring with Tiësto and other notable DJs, resulting in one Your Shot contestant winning the title and opening for Tiësto at the Hakkasan nightclub in Las Vegas. Tiësto has been fundamental in helping to launch the careers of some of the world’s best known DJs including Hardwell, Martin Garrix and Oliver Heldens, to name a few.
As one of the world’s most popular DJs and producers, Tiësto leveraged his extensive experience to co-design the AKG by TIËSTO headphone family from the ground up. Designed for performing, mixing and simply enjoying electronic music, all three models deliver stunning design, impressive sound quality, comfort and convenience.
“We’re excited to bring the Your Shot experience to America, and give a whole new group of aspiring DJs the opportunity to live out their dreams,” said Steve Pillemer, Director of Your Shot. “By partnering with AKG, we’re making it possible for the contestants to train with the same professional-grade technology that’s used by the world’s most successful DJs, producers and performers. Since their headphones are designed by Tiësto himself, we know they have the approval of one of the world’s most successful DJs!”
“I’ve been fortunate to enjoy a tremendous amount of success in my career, and Your Shot gives me the opportunity to share my experience with aspiring DJs,” said Tiësto. “To give each contestant the highest chance of success, it’s important to make sure they have the best gear. The AKG by TIËSTO headphones give them the sound quality and professional performance they need to go all the way.”
“Our partnership with Tiësto has empowered DJs around the world to create and perform at a higher level,” said Karam Kaul, Marketing Director at AKG. “Now, we’re excited to take it even further by teaming up with Your Shot to give aspiring DJs the absolutely unparalleled experience of owning the stage and moving a crowd. There’s nothing quite like it, and we’re thrilled to support the contestants as they embark on this incredible journey.”
For more information on Your Shot, please visit www.yourshotusa.com
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HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems; audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 27,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2015.