Shazam “One Time Thing;” Win Dope Machines Vinyl

Posted: August 13, 2015 in Uncategorized
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The Airborne Toxic Event, Dope Machines

Win me.

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. The winner is: Lori Mislin. Congratulations, Lori!

Everyone likes a win/win/win situation, right?

Over the past few weeks, The Airborne Toxic Event has begun to make an impact in some markets (particularly Philadelphia and Buffalo) with “One Time Thing,” arguably the catchiest song of their career.

You may have noticed the band frequently asking fans to “Shazam” their songs since the release of Dope Machines. Things change quickly in the music industry, and Shazam* has rapidly become arguably the most important factor in the success of an artist. Radio stations and other industry insiders monitor Shazam activity to determine what’s hot and what’s not, and use this information to determine what gets played on the radio and – critically – which bands to bring to town for live shows.

Simply put, if you are clamoring for The Airborne Toxic Event to play your city, the very best thing you can do is to Shazam their music, and encourage others to do the same.

That’s why we are asking TATE fans everywhere to make a concerted effort to Shazam “One Time Thing” frequently over the next month. If you do:

  • It’s a win for the band, who will get a small slice of the recognition and success they so richly deserve;
  • It’s a win for you, because the more TATE gets on the Shazam map in your region, the better the odds that you’ll get to see them in person; and
  • It could be a double-win for you, because we’ve got a vinyl copy of Dope Machines to give away to one lucky Shazammer!

Here’s how this will work. From now through Sept. 15, every time you Shazam “One Time Thing” and fire us a screen capture, you will receive one free entry into the draw for the Dope Machines vinyl. You can enter up to once a day, and we encourage you to do it daily. You can send us your screen capture by tagging us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

On Sept. 16, we will compile what we hope will be thousands of entries and randomly select a winner. Happy Shazamming!

*If you’re not familiar with Shazam, it’s a mobile app that recognizes the music around you. When you hear a song playing, whether it’s on your device, computer, TV, CD player or radio, you can hit the Shazam button to instantly identify the artist and song. So, just cue up “One Time Thing” and Shazam it!

Please note that to use the Shazam app, you need an iPhone, iPad, Android device or Windows phone. It is also possible to emulate an Android device on your PC, if you do not have a smartphone. Click here for more info.

  1. Susan S. says:

    So let me make sure I’ve got this right…I can play OTT in my house, using my Sonos and Shazam it? I don’t have to wait for it to come on a radio station? I’m used to using the app to ID songs I don’t know…not ones I plan continually!

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  2. Sally Borrinks says:

    I don’t download shit on my phone, but once I downloaded it on my PC using that link I had to install it on my phone too. I am now loving it. I hum into it and it works. Crazy….

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  3. Tim de Monkey says:

    TATE came on while I was wandering through a grocery store and I immediately pulled out my phone to Shazam it. THIS WAS IN A DREAM.
    This has worked its way into my subconscious and I blame you, Glen. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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