I have composed music for an original Halloween Cartoon, animated by Renee Conway, which has won 2nd Place on GoAnimate.com!
Thank you Avinash Patel for mixing and mastering the track!
This is probably the spookiest music I have ever composed!
Thanks everyone involved in the project, and congrats!
Hey all … Here is a little a review/interview I found on Stereofame.com, of my second Artist of the Month win from January 2010. Yea it’s a few months old news, but I did the interview back in January, and they never notified me when they posted it, so I kinda forgot about it. But I was doing some updates with my press kit, and I searched for the review, and found it… so here it is! Enjoy… Thank you to Dennis, and Stereofame.com for the awesome interREview ,lol. Here it goes:
Stereofame.com January 2010 Artist of the Month – Justina: Part Cyndi Lauper, part Michelle Branch, New Jersey-born singer/songwriter Justina is all talent. Listening to Justina’s powerful vocals, one can hardly believe that a voice with such command and self-assuredness comes from a 26 year-old girl who stands all of 4’11”.
With irresistible hooks and refreshingly personal lyrics, Justina is asserting herself as a rising star in the female singer/songwriter landscape. Her ability to bounce from gentle love ballads to Beatles-esque pop tunes with heart and honesty has earned her the honor of being chosen as Stereofame.com’s first repeat Artist of the Month winner.
“It’s like being on a virtual micro-label,” Justina said of Stereofame. “You can upload your music to a mass audience and there’s nothing to lose, it’s an awesome thing to be a part of.”
Since receiving a guitar on her 18th birthday, Justina has immersed herself in the craft of songwriting, a pursuit that she says comes with its highs and lows.
“Sometimes good ideas will just hit me and sometimes I have to force them out,” she said. “It’s different every time but that’s what is so great about songwriting, it can be so frustrating…but ultimately it’s very rewarding to be able to put your emotions into something positive.”
Despite her soulful sound, Justina is an unabashed “chick rock” devotee. In addition to counting artists like Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks among her influences, Justina credits the aforementioned Branch with giving her the motivation to take herself seriously as an artist.
“(Branch) is the whole reason I picked up the guitar when I did,” Justina said. “She had just come out when I was 18 and she was really the only young girl out there that played her own instrument and I was really inspired by that.”
Most importantly, Justina clings to the belief that her integrity as an artist defines her sound.
“I hate the whole lip-synching thing,” she said. “It’s so fake, I just like real music and real artists who put creativity into every aspect of it.”
One thing is for certain, Justina is the determined to share the creativity inside of her with the rest of the world.
“I wake up in the morning, get ready, get in the shower and I’ll have a hook in my head that just needs to get out.”
As Stereofame’s January 2010 Artist of the Month, Justina will get valuable exposure to an international audience in addition to a $1,000 prize. Stereofame is a one-of-a-kind community where artists are judged objectively by the listening audience. Artists gather more points as they rise in rank and refer their fans from other sites. Plus, artists can sell their music here, too, so they’re getting serious points while making money, something iTunes doesn’t offer!
Listeners are also rewarded for their input, as they can earn points for listening to a song and giving it a “thumbs up or down,” and writing thoughtful reviews. They can help talented artists get the attention they deserve by signing artists to their virtual record label and then promoting their signed artists to their friends. Of course, fans get tons of points for buying music and bringing people to the site, too. All these points can be cashed in for various prizes such as iPods, musical equipment, gift cards and more.
Think you’ve got what in takes to be Stereofame’s next Artist of the Month? Then go to Stereofame.com and upload three songs to www.Stereofame.com/contest/aom. And if you’re a fan, log on to Stereofame.com today to help some of tomorrow’s biggest and brightest stars get heard and earn some sweet prizes at the same time!
posted by Dennis, Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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HEY GUYS! I am in a contest and I NEED YOUR VOTE!!!! Check out the promotional contest video featuring my rendition of their song “Be the Wonder” along with an animation which I created, myself!
YOU CAN VOTE FOR MY SONG BY CLICKING HERE !
You can thumbs down all other contestants 🙂
Make sure you give ME THUMBS UP!!
I appreciate everyone who helps out and votes
STEREOFAME, THE PIONEERING ONLINE SOCIAL MUSIC GAME, HAS CHOSEN NEW JERSEY SINGER/SONGWRITER JUSTINA CARUBIA AS THEIR APRIL ARTIST OF THE MONTH
(1888PressRelease) April 15, 2009 – Justina Carubia has been playing guitar and writing her own songs since she was 18. When browsing through Gogirls.com she came upon a positive review for Stereofame and decided to setup a profile for herself. “I was only on there about a month when I submitted myself for the contest – I wasn’t expecting to win anything so fast! I can’t believe how many friend requests I get on my other sites from people that are saying they first saw me on Stereofame.”
Justina recently relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her music career. She plans on using her $1,000.00 prize to record more songs for a full length cd. Songs from her current EP, “Break of Day”, can be downloaded at stereofame.com/justinamusic. Her track “Am I the Only One?” will also be featured in Stereofame’s 11-song Album of the Month for April, available at a special price for all Stereofame members.
The Stereofame Artist of the Month contest is the hottest tool for independent talent to gain international exposure, get serious objective written reviews and win a $1,000.00 cash prize. Monthly winners qualify for the upcoming Artist of the Year contest, where $5,000.00 is up for grabs, along with other promotional exposure. There’s also competition for the listeners where the more votes they post, the more chances they have at a 10,000 point prize!
The more points the artists and listeners earn, the more they can cash in for killer rewards like iPhones, surfboards and PlayStations. Artists can enter next month’s Artist of the Month Contest by submitting up to three songs to stereofame.com/contest/artist-of-the-month Stereofame combines the social networking aspects of the popular MySpace and Facebook web sites with the auction functions of eBay and creates a game where both listeners and artists compete for points that can lead to valuable rewards ranging from mountain bikes to iPhones.
The future of music is now and it is online at Stereofame.com.
Justina to Play the Williamsburg Live Songwriter Competition
At Rose Live Music on November 18,2008
The WLSC, a JezebelMusic.com event, is at the center of the Williamsburg Music scene, the most creative and collaborative neighborhood in New York City, perhaps even the world. Currently in it’s fifth year of production, this high profile competition has emerged as a national event, receiving submissions from across the country and even abroad. From a pool of 1,000 applicants who submit their original recorded songs, 150 will be chosen to compete in the live competition – eight consecutive nights – in front of music industry professionals, journalists, peers and fans. The first place prize is $4,000.
Rose Live Music | Tue 18
Cedric Lamar (Semi Finalist)
Jesse Lee (Semi Finalist)
Julz A (Semi Finalist)
Kelli Rae Powell
Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith
Here is a video clip of my performance of my original song “Don’t Call Me Beautiful” , at the 5th Gear Media Fully Loaded Vocal Competition…
Saturday, September 20, 2008
FULLY LOADED:VOCAL EDITION is a singer’s showcase designed to provide the artists with a platform to display their vocal talent and network their abilities with industry professionals.
This is a vocalist competition in a style similar to American Idol. We will have a guest panel along with audience ballots which will ultimately decide the FULLY LOADED VOCALE. This person will walk away with $500 for their work.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased athttp://www.5thgm.com/FL
If you have any questions regarding, feel free to send an Email: Info@5thGM.com or Phone: 347 272 6125
We look forward to seeing you in attendance.
Time:7:30 PMWhere:Players Theatre
115 MacDougal St,
New York, NY 10012Presented by: 5thGearMultimedia
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