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SONY SOFTWARE LAUNCHES OFFICIAL REMIX CONTEST FEATURING NEW JOHN SCHLITT SINGLE

Remixes of 'Love Won't Leave Me Alone' From The Greater Cause CD Eligible for Prizes




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NEWS SOURCE: McCain & Co.
February 7, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 7, 2013) - Sony Creative Software has launched an official remix contest featuring "Love Won't Leave Me Alone," the current single release from Grammy and Dove Award winner John Schlitt's The Greater Cause CD. Fans of music remixes are encouraged to embellish the song using Sony's ACIDxpress software or any other software and sounds and samples from the Sony Loop Library. All entries are due by February 28.

Schlitt is excited that the song, which was written by the CD's producer Dan Needham, along with Dove Award winner and 2008 BMI Songwriter of the Year Ed Cash, was chosen by Sony executives to be part of the competition.

"This kind of opportunity is hard to come by and I praise God for it," Schlitt says. "I feel very honored that Sony has chosen to feature my song."

Prizes for the remix contest include Acid Pro 7 software, SpectraLayers Pro software, five Standard Collection Loop libraries and John Schlitt merchandise.

Schlitt kicks off 2013 with the new single after a busy 2012. During the past year, Schlitt released his fourth solo CD, The Greater Cause; toured extensively throughout the world; performed at the Faith and Freedom Celebration, the faith-based kick-off to the Republican National Convention; and made a host of national media appearances, including CBN's 700 Club Interactive and The Mike Huckabee Show, where the singer/songwriter appeared at the invitation of the former Arkansas governor, who endorsed Schlitt and his music to his nationwide audience. The new year, Schlitt says, promises to keep the momentum building. "Last year was a busy year and 2013 will be busier as we continue working The Greater Cause record," Schlitt says. "Plans also are underway for more new music."

For more information about Schlitt and The Greater Cause, visit johnwschlitt.com. For more information about the remix contest, visit acidplanet.com/contests/schlitt/.

About Sony Creative Software:
Sony Creative Software inspires artistic expression with its award-winning line of products for digital video, audio, and music production, as well as industry-leading technology for DVD production and Blu-ray Disc™ authoring. Sound Forge™ Pro, ACID™ Pro, and Vegas™ Pro software have defined digital content creation for a generation of creative professionals. These signature product lines continue to advance media production by providing powerful, accessible tools. Today, there is a Sony Creative Software application for every level of expertise, including a full line of consumer software based on the company's professional applications. In addition, Sony Creative Software produces the extensive Sony® Sound Series collection of royalty-free loops and samples, Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series exclusive sound effects, and Vision Series video creation assets. Further, the company provides the industry-leading tools for enterprise-level Blu-ray Disc™ authoring: Blu-code™ encoder, Blu-print® software, and on-Q Create® for Blu-ray Java. The company's customers span the globe and include professionals in the film, television, video game, and recording industries, as well as students, educators, and hobbyists. For more information, visit sonycreativesoftware.com.

About John Schlitt:
With more than three decades worth of water under the musical bridge, John Schlitt has enjoyed a stellar career as a solo artist, as the lead singer for Grammy Award-winning Christian band Petra, one of the most successful Christian rock bands of all time, and as the former lead singer for popular '70s mainstream rock band Head East. He has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as the lead singer of Petra during the years when the band won 10 Dove Awards and four Grammy Awards. Schlitt was named the best rock singer in Christian music history by GospelMusicChannel.com. According to the website, Schlitt "remains one of the most distinctive and impactful men to ever stand behind a microphone." Schlitt was also named Male Vocalist of the Year in About.com's 2011 Readers' Poll in a category that included Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Brandon Heath and Bebo Norman.

For more information on Schlitt, visit johnwschlitt.com or follow him on Twitter (@johnwschlitt) or Facebook (facebook.com/johnwschlitt).

For more info on John Schlitt visit the JFH Artists Database.

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