NOTION Music Launches Second Annual Composition Contest
Realize Music Challenge seeks next Mozart from global pool of contestants

GREENSBORO, N.C. (November XX, 2007) – NOTION Music, Inc., creators of NOTION™ music composition and performance software, has kicked off the second annual Realize Music Challenge. Again this year, composers from around the world will submit online an orchestra piece completed in NOTION software for a chance to win a recording session with the world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The deadline for entries is May 31, 2008.

“We’re going to discover another many great works of art this year,” said Lori Jarrett, CEO of NOTION Music. “Our software provides the environment musicians can utilize to develop into great composers. It’s the ability to hear their works performed – it’s that immediate, realistic feedback that our technology provides. Musicians are able to work in a musical score without worrying about technology, and that makes for great music.”

One Grand Prize winner, accompanied by a guest, will be flown to London to record the winning composition with the London Symphony Orchestra, the same orchestra featured in NOTION’s built-in sound library. This recording session will take place at Abbey Road Studios, home to some of the most acclaimed recordings in music history. The Grand Prize winner will also receive hotel accommodations while in London and $2,500

Last year’s Grand Prize winner, 23-year old Inal Bilsel, had his composition, titled “Nilay’s Dream,” recorded at Abbey Road Studios in March of 2007. “I enjoyed using NOTION and found it very straightforward to learn and input notation,” said Bilsel. “I will definitely continue to use it, and I recommend it to every composer looking for easy-to-use software as well as quality-sounding demos.”

The Grand Prize winner will be chosen from one of the following categories: Young, Emerging or Professional Composer. A panel of distinguished composers and conductors will also select three finalists, each receiving $1,000, and nine runners-up, who will receive their choice of NOTION software. Submitted original compositions must be 5-10 minutes in length and created in NOTION software. To learn more about the NOTION Realize Music Challenge entry information and rules, visit "http://www.notionmusic.com/contest" www.notionmusic.com/contest.

NOTION Music boasts revolutionary, award-winning music software, scores, sounds and services. Patented technology presents an intuitive environment where music can be seen, heard, and changed with immediate, realistic feedback. NOTION products allow anyone who is passionate about music to create, learn about and perform music in ways never before possible. Established in 1998 in Greensboro, NC, NOTION Music is headquartered in the United States, with its European operations headquartered in London, England.

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