AKG by HARMAN Partners with burn Residency DJ Competition in Search for Next Generation of Electronic Music Artists

IBIZA, Spain – In continued support of electronic music artists and their millions of fans around the globe, AKG by HARMAN has joined forces with burn Residency to offer the next generation of top DJs the very best in headphone fidelity and versatility. As one of the world’s biggest DJ competitions, burn Residency helps up-and-coming DJs to jump-start their careers by winning a residency at Ibiza’s top clubs.

Each year, burn Residency gives international DJs the opportunity to learn from top industry names and compete for career-making prizes. Last year, the competition attracted more than 6,000 DJ contestants from 134 different countries, drawing a total of 1.7 million fan votes. This year’s finalists will each win a pair of AKG K181 DJ UE headphones, and the top winner will land a prize package including a 100,000 Euro contract to launch his or her career.

“burn is thrilled to welcome AKG to burn Residency and share our passion for supporting the next generation of DJ talent across the globe,” says Andy Battman, Global Director of burn Energy.

“We’re excited to join burn Residency in giving new talent an opportunity to break through and be heard,” said Karam Kaul, Director of Marketing for AKG. “Our K181 DJ UE headphones provide the sound quality and reliability they’ll need to make an impact in Ibiza, and wherever their careers take them. May the best DJs win!”

Designed for professional DJ use in any club environment, the K181 DJ UE (Ultimate Edition) headphones feature a closed-back design and deliver enough power to withstand even the strongest PA speakers, especially for pre-fader listening. For loud working conditions, the Bass Boost makes it easier to hear low frequencies, while the headphones’ coiled cable offers freedom to move without stepping on a cable.

For more information on burn Residency, please visit www.mixcloud.com/competitions/burnresidency2015/

More information on AKG’s products can be found on www.akg.com/pro

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company’s software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015.
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