“Army of Love” Remix Contest

Veneto West Records & Kathleen Blackwell present:

“I felt an intensity as soon as we arrived in Taksim Square.” – KB

Wow, $9,700 in cash and prizes

Remix Kathleen Blackwell’s global collaboration, “Army of Love” and win cash and prizes, and help a great charity just by entering.

Take the song and change it any way you like. Change the genre, change the tempo, add new parts, mute parts, manipulate existing parts. Originality, spirit, and creativity are most important for the judges. The only requirement is that your new version features the “Army of Love” chorus.

One winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and have their remixed released as an official Kathleen Blackwell single.

Ten runners up (and the winner) will receive a music software package from Symphonic Planet, Realitone, Empirical Labs, and Baby Audio valued at $792.95, and have their remix released as part of the digital Army of Love Remix Album through Veneto West Records.

The selected remixes’ sales and streaming revenue will support Make Music Matter, providing music programs to help refugees of war and sexual violence worldwide. Additionally, for every remix submission, the competition will donate $5 to Make Music Matter*.

Kathleen Blackwell’s “Army of Love” collaboration with producer Ronan Chris Murphy celebrates global unity featuring outstanding musicians worldwide (featuring Maikel Dinza, José Manuel Aguilera, Danny T Levin, Murat Ertel & Patricia Vonne) and over 20 other musicians. Join us on the journey.

Check out the original version of “Army of Love” here.

The deadline for submission is October 23, 2020






Remix Submission Guidelines

  1. Download the “Army of Love” audio pack with 19 fabulous track stems.
  2. Record your remix using any DAW, production gear, or software of your choice.*
  3. Submit your information and upload your remix by October 23, 2020.
  4. Winner will be announced October 28, 2020.

*One entry per person. The Remix may not include any copyrighted material or music. Remix must be two minutes or longer and have the “Army of Love” chorus. Any submissions not in compliance with these terms will not be considered. Please be prepared to show project files.



First Prize

$1,000 cash prize. Remix released as an official Kathleen Blackwell single.
Inclusion on Army of Love Remix Album through Veneto West Records. Army of Love Remix Software Bundle ($792.95 value)

Runner-Ups

Inclusion on Army of Love Remix Album through Veneto West Records. Army of Love Remix Software Bundle ($792.95 value)


ARMY OF LOVE SOFTWARE BUNDLE AWARD



Symphonic Planet “Virtual Instrument bundle.” ($268 value)

“Singing Ringing Tree” and “Ghosts of Death Valley” virtual instruments by Symphonic Planet are unlike anything you have ever heard. Unique sounds gathered from around the world. (Requires the full version of Kontakt to use).


Realitone “Hip Hop Creator” ($199.95 value)

Created by platinum producer Mike Greene (Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, A.L.T., Kid Frost, Latin Alliance, etc.), Hip-Hop Creator features a massive selection of the newest sounds for both modern and old school hip-hop.


Empirical Labs “Big FrEQ” plugin ($149 value)

From the makers of the legendary Distressor, the Big FrEQ Plugin is partially extrapolated from their Lil FrEQ hardware EQ but expanded upon in sections and features. The Big FrEQ brings new twists and functionality to Plug-in EQs. (iLok 2 required to use.)


Baby Audio “All Plugins Bundle” ($176 value)

BABY Audio is a creative Los Angeles based software company founded by a European team. In the shadow of palm trees and the entertainment industry, they passionately pursue their vision to bring you inspiring audio tools. 



Submit Your Remix

The Download Pack contains the stems from “Army of Love” and instructions for submission. All sales and streams of the selected remixes will support the Make Music Matter charity. Selected remixers will need to sign an agreement allowing Kathleen Blackwell and Veneto West Records unrestricted use of their remix. 

We are super excited to here your remix for our “Army of Love!”


Upload instructions are here and also in the PDF in the Download Pack.


*Please note: Make Music Matter will be the beneficiary of this remix competition’s proceeds, but is not involved or affiliated in any other competition aspect. Up to 1,000 submissions qualify for the $5 donation.