GigMasters Announces Winner of Nationwide Jingle Contest


Based on the results of over 1,000 public votes, names Sol-sa of Elk Grove, California as the winner of the GigMasters "Life of the Party" Jingle Contest. In search of an advertising jingle, GigMasters looked to its member-base of 4,107 professional performing musicians to submit a short song that captures the GigMasters brand. Listen to the winning jingle here:

From June 8 - August 12, 2009, GigMasters musical members were given the chance to write, record, and submit an original jingle. The GigMasters staff narrowed the entries to 10, based on the set contest criteria, originality, brand accuracy and catchiness. The top submissions were put to a public vote on the GigMasters Public Voting Page ( for two weeks, from August 17 - August 28, 2009. GigMasters announced the contest to the public via Twitter (, MySpace ( and Facebook (

Going into the contest, we were confident that we'd receive some great jingle submissions. All 10 finalists brought unique, creative, and musically sound jingles to the table. Congratulations, Sol-sa! says Kevin Kinyon, Co-Founder of

In addition to bragging rights, Sol-sa receives a free 12 Month Gold GigMasters Membership ($249 value), a winners icon to be displayed on their online profile, and the privilege of being featured on the home page as the Gig Idea for the month of September ( Sol-sa will also be spotlighted on the company MySpace page ( starting September 8th.

We all really enjoyed listening to the jingles, and were very excited when a new submission would come in. We've heard them all so many times that we're often singing or humming them! That's the sign of a great jingle! says Sara Hubbell, Customer Service Representative and Director of the Jingle Contest.

Sol-sa has been with GigMasters since 2007 as a Professional Member. They are based out of Elk Grove, CA but will travel up to 500 miles for a show. This 10-piece cover band specializes in dance music and plays many genres including R&B, funk, Latin, pop, soul, oldies, rock and favorites from the 70's, 80's and 90's. Samples of their covers include R. Kelly's "Step in the Name of Love," Mariah Carrey's "We Belong Together," and Marc Anthony's "I Need to Know." These tracks, as well as other audio and video samples, can be found on their GigMasters Profile at is the #1 online entertainment booking service, guiding party planners and hosts to the right entertainment for every event. With the Internet's largest nationwide database of client-rated performers for live music and variety entertainment, this Redding, CT-based business boasts a database of over 6,000 performers including live bands, wedding musicians, party DJs, impersonators, hypnotists, stand-up comedians, jazz trios, bagpipes, string quartets, soloists and more. has helped facilitate more than 50,000 bookings since its inception in 1997, including over 12,000 thus far in 2009. The site, which was founded by Kevin Kinyon and Michael Caldwell, attracts 20,000 daily visitors*, throughout North America. is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, TRUSTe, and is also a VeriSign Secured website. For more information, please visit

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