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The Sandbox and Warner Music Group announce virtual release party for Spinnin’ Records’ World’s Biggest Demo Drop DJ contest

Major DJ talent contest will celebrate two “firsts” with online party in The Sandbox and winning demo releases as NFTs through LGND Music as well as label releases on Spinnin’ Records


The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and subsidiary of Animoca Brands, today announced a collaboration with Warner Music Group to hold the official release party in The Sandbox for Spinnin’ Records’ World’s Biggest Demo Drop (WBDD). The premier DJ talent contest organized by Spinnin’ Records, a word-leading dance-label, has been launching new artists for over two decades. The party starts on 26 January 2023 and runs through 8 February 2023.

Spinnin’ Records’ WBDD has been the biggest DJ annual talent contest for over 20 years. For the first time, tracks from this year’s winners will not only be released on Spinnin’ Records but will also become NFT products with LGND Music, enabling a new dimension of digital distribution for winners. The event’s official release party, held for the first time online in The Sandbox, will feature music from each of the winning DJs and a virtual appearance by each DJ as a non-player character (NPC) that players can interact with.

In the WBDD contest, new DJ talents from around the world are invited to submit their best demos for the opportunity to win an official Spinnin’ Records or Musical Freedom release. This year, legendary DJ Tiësto is an official jury member and the Dutch DJ, record producer, musician, and remixer Mike Williams will serve as the event’s official ambassador. This year’s competition was launched at Amsterdam Dance Event and over 2,000 demos from all around the world have been submitted.

Spinnin’ Records and The Sandbox will continue to collaborate on exciting and innovative community Web3 initiatives and integrations to welcome the music industry into the open metaverse. 

"Music, innovation and nurturing talent have always been the cornerstones of Spinnin' Records. Being able to combine these facets into one partnership makes for a perfect and authentic scenario for our music to thrive and undiscovered talent to be heard. We’re excited for people to discover and engage with our collaboration with LGND music, a leader in web3 music strategies, and our largest World's Biggest Demo Drop ever” says Lesley Quist, Head of Design, and Steven de Graaf, Commercial Director.

Part virtual real estate, part amusement park, The Sandbox fully embraces the idea of the metaverse as a continuous shared digital space where worlds and heroes collide to make magic. Over 400 partners have joined The Sandbox alongside Warner Music Group, including Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Tony Hawk, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Richie Hawtin, The Smurfs, Care Bears, Atari, ZEPETO, and CryptoKitties, all following The Sandbox team’s vision of empowering players to create their own experiences using both original and well-known characters and worlds.


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