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Guitar Center promotion is a hit


Guitar Center has crowned the winner of its Cover Me promotion, which aims to jump-start the career of amateur musicians.

The retailer along with DJ Zedd have selected Tyler Acord, aka Scout, as the winner of Guitar Center's Cover Me contest.

Scout, a DJ and producer from Seattle who's remix of Zedd's hit single "I Want You To Know" featuring Selena Gomez, stood out from the nearly 13,000 other submissions, and he will take home a prize package including studio time, a meeting with Interscope Records, mentoring session with Blood Company management, a VIP experience at Nocturnal Wonderland Festival, features with Insomniac and DJ Mag USA, new gear and $10,000 cash.

"I was blown away when I heard the Scout remix! It's super musical, sonically really interesting, very unique and has everything I'm looking for when I'm looking for a remix to sign! BIG fan of it," says Zedd. "In fact, the track impressed me so much that I brought it to my label and I'm excited to announce that it's going to be released on Interscope!"

Scout's musical journey began at 13 years old when he started playing turntables, with dreams of one day being a DMC battle champion. It wasn't until his dad brought him home Sony Acid software that he began making beats, leading him to fall in love with music and pursue studies in theory and songwriting at both Tacoma School of the Arts and Cornish in Seattle.

As Guitar Center's Cover Me winner, Scout will receive:

  • Studio time with Zedd in Los Angeles, Calif.

  • A mentoring session with Blood Company artist management

  • A meeting with Interscope Records

  • Features with Insomniac and DJ Mag USA

  • A VIP experience at this year's 20th anniversary Nocturnal Wonderland Festival

  • New musical gear and equipment from 8DM, GoPro, Native Instruments, Pioneer, Roland, and QSC

  • $10,000 cash

"Guitar Center is committed to supporting musicians, no matter the genre, and we couldn't be happier to have partnered with Zedd on this EDM program as he has such a respected presence in the electronic music space," saidJake Cheung, manager, music marketing and artist relations, Guitar Center. "The level of talent that this program drew in was astonishing and we can't wait to hear the music production from Scout's studio collaboration with Zedd."

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