Tara Keith, selected by a combination of fan votes and a blue-ribbon committee of music professionals, will perform as a headline act at the 3rd Annual Social Media Rock Stars Summit reception on Friday, Feb. 10
. As part of the grand prize, Keith will also walk the red carpet and attend the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® and official GRAMMY®
Celebration after-party on Sunday, Feb. 12
. Hitlab is also proud to announce the inclusion of competition runner-up Cameron Ernst
, who will also perform at the Social Media Rock Stars Summit. The performance will be streamed live on GRAMMY Live
, a three-day live stream platform of coverage on GRAMMY Week events on GRAMMY.com
. ("Hitlab"), in partnership with The Recording Academy
® ( www.grammy.com
), announced Hamilton, Ontario
-based Tara Keith
as the winner of its Emerging Talent Competition following the submission of original music to the contest's Web page ( www.hitlab.com/grammycontest
).The competition launched Nov. 2, 2011
, and was designed to provide an unsigned musician the chance to perform at an official GRAMMY® Week event.
HITLAB.com is a global social network connecting the world through hit music. The company has developed patented technology that uses automatic musical patterns extraction and state of the art signal processing algorithms to establish a song's hit potential. For further information, visit the company's website at www.hitlab.com.
About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com . For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.