Naked Voice Records Releases The 2011 Barbershop Harmony Society Contest Audio18-Volume Set Features 226 Tracks From All 50 Quartets and 31 Choruses at The 2011 International Competition
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NEW YORK, New York—October 20, 2011—Naked Voice Records and The Barbershop Harmony Society today announced that the 2011 International Quartet and Chorus Competition audio recordings are now available for the first time on the iTunes Store®. Starting today, the the 18- volume set, featuring all 50 quartets and 31 choruses on 226 tracks, is available for purchase and download on iTunes® worldwide as either albums or individual songs. Fans get the opportunity to listen to the entire competition, in contestant order, and experience hearing the best artists in the world of this incredibly challenging and exciting uniquely American artform.br>
Naked Voice Records boasts the world's largest digital catalog of a cappella music, featuring over six thousand songs from over 400 artists, including Vocal Spectrum, The Westminster Chorus, ACOUSTIX, The Vocal Majority, The Alley Cats, Ambiance, and The Buffalo Bills. Fans can purchase songs and albums and listen to them on their Macs, PCs, iPods, iPhone™, Apple TV®, and many other music players. Single albums are available for purchase and download, and individual songs are available for $0.99 each.
A complete list of artists and tracks for the 2011 International Quartet and Chorus Competition audio recordings is available at nakedvoicerecords.com.
"We love The Barbershop Harmony Society and are honored and thrilled to bring the 2011 International Competition audio to the world," said Stephen Wilde, Chief Creative Officer of Naked Voice Records. "These live audio recordings represent the best the barbershop world has to offer." Rick Spencer, Chief Operating Officer for the Barbershop Harmony Society, added, "We are pleased to have this partnership with Naked Voice Records, and are very excited that our members and fans can now purchase and enjoy these great barbershop recordings through iTunes."
The 2011 International Competition audio features all 6 contest songs from the newly crowned 2011 International Quartet Champion, "Old School", and both contest songs from the 2011 International Chorus Champion, "The Masters Of Harmony."
About the Barbershop Harmony Society: Founded in 1938 in Tulsa, Okla., the Barbershop Harmony Society is the largest all-male singing organization in the world with nearly 26,000 members including 2,000 quartets in 800 chapters. Another 5,000 barbershoppers are members of affiliated organizations in Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Finland, New Zealand, Spain, South Africa, and Sweden. The Society is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and is home to the Old Songs Library; the world's largest privately held collection of sheet music, containing 750,000 sheets and 125,000 titles from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley. The Heritage Hall Museum of Barbershop Harmony, also located in Harmony Hall, serves as a repository for barbershop memorabilia, early recordings, costumes, research materials, and historical documents tracing the roots of the barbershop style. www.barbershop.org.
About barbershop-style a cappella music: Barbershop harmony is a uniquely American musical art form. It is known for its four-part harmony and the "expanded sound" created by its unique chord structure and voicing.
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