Queen’s Brian May, Roger Taylor Are Judging a ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ Remix Contest
As part of their 40th anniversary celebration/reissue campaign, the members of Queen are turning to their legion of fans to assist with putting a new spin on an old song. The assignment: to remix the song 'Don't Stop Me Now' for use on Queen's official site and the British band's social media platforms in 2012.
Judging the contest are guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, along with engineer Justin Shirley-Smith and producer Kris Fredriksson. In addition to the prestige that will come with the remix's global exposure, the Host's Choice winner will receive a cash prize and paid travel to London for a mastering session. Also included in the prize are Queen-related products, among them a signed copy of 'Jazz,' the 1979 album that featured 'Don't Stop Me Now.'
May and Taylor will also select a runner-up, and that lucky remixer will receive Queen merchandise (CDs, plus a book, DVD and a Blu-ray disc) plus an Avid Recording Studio system — the same prize pack, by the way, as the People's Choice winner.
Remix entries must be submitted by Dec. 13; voting runs from Dec. 14 to 21.