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YAWMA Launches New Series of Contests for Indie Music Community
Nov 18, 2010 (01:11 PM EST)


INDIE MUSIC AND GAMES WEBSITE LETS USERS COMPETE TO BECOME "THE MAVEN" OF A FEATURED GENRE. THE SERIES BEGINS WITH HIP HOP MONTH.

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- YAWMA, an online community and marketplace for indie music and games, today launched the first in a series of contests for community members. The Maven Contest lets users compete to become "The Maven" of the month's featured genre, a title that can earn the user prizes.

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The Maven on YAWMA is the user who is most active in downloading, reviewing, and recommending content in the site's community for a specific genre. The contest will last one month and include featured reviews, interviews and highlights of music in the genre.

Today marks the kick-off of the first contest and will focus on hip hop as the site's featured genre. The user who is The Maven of hip hop at the end of the period will receive an iPod Touch and Urbanears headphones as a prize; the second place winner receives Urbanears headphones, while the third-place user will receive a PayPal gift certificate.

"We're thrilled to be kicking off this contest series," said Thomas Brooke, Founder and CEO. "YAWMA is committed to bringing a high degree of social sharing innovation to the purchasing of music and games and rewarding users for participating in our community. What better way to accomplish those goals than by highlighting a genre and rewarding our most active community members?"

As part of the promotion YAWMA has an exclusive release from hip hop artist Soul P (@easymccoy). Other artists featured in this month's contest include Evil Ebenezer (@evilebenezer) Eighty4 Fly (@eighty4fly) and Luck-One (@LuckOne). The Maven of hip hop contest runs through December 18.

About YAWMA

YAWMA is an online marketplace that allows you to discover and share indie music and games through Facebook while earning cash rewards for your participation in our community. It's a small company with a revolutionary idea: that you should benefit from the value you create online. Find us at yawma.net, on Facebook at facebook.com/YAWMA and Twitter @YAWMAmusic.

Contact: Lindsay Shutt

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