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“World’s Biggest Audition” Seeking Vocalists for Project featuring Stewart Copeland & Brian Hardgroove

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
Brian Hardgroove

Brian Hardgroove

Joined by Grammy-winning guitarist Larry Mitchell, the new project Audio Rhythm Theory, featuring Police drummer Stewart Copeland and Public Enemy bassist/bandleader Brian Hardgroove, is on a search for vocalists from around the world—and relying on the internet to find them.

Vocalists will be able to audition on video by singing to tracks uploaded by Audio Rhythm Theory to WholeWorldBand, the online music video creation platform, and can participate simply by downloading the free app from or from the Apple App Store. Meanwhile, Hardgroove’s Signature Forum on will be the epicenter for tracking the audition, by collecting all the final videos and Hardgroove’s commentary in one place.

David Missall (Manager, Customer Development & Application Engineering) from Sennheiser, the initiative’s primary sponsor, states, “For us, it’s not just about the equipment, it’s to be part of the art. We think that art and technology go hand in hand, and we’re interested in partnering with great musicians like Hardgroove who are trying different concepts.”

“We wanted to go beyond English-speaking singers and rappers,” explains Hardgroove. “The only practical way to reach vocalists world-wide is through the web, and we’re fortunate to have found two internet partners who can help us realize our dream of creating a new, truly global lineup.”

The auditions have begun and end on Dec. 31, 2015, with a presentation planned for the Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, CA in January 2016. According to Gregory Butler, CEO of WholeWorldBand and Craig Anderton, editorial director of Harmony Central, “What’s exciting about this is we’re working on the net…but without a net. Nothing like this has ever been tried before, and we have no idea what to expect. Part of what makes this so intriguing is that people from around the world can join us on the ride.”

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