NEW YORK, N.Y. — Micheal CASTALDO, the award winning, independent classical-crossover artist won Top Artist for March 2014 on the pop-culture music website, ArtistSignal.com, just after midnight on April 1, 2014. The monthly winner is awarded a prize of $10.000 USD to be used to further their music career.
After a month of hard work by Micheal Castaldo's fans, family and friends, their efforts paid off. The site, ArtistSignal.com, was created by several tech savvy entrepreneurs and launched to allow artists a location to promote their music. Unlike crowd funding, the site allows emerging artist to post their music and create a fan following, based on Facebook contacts, who then vote hourly for the artist of their choice. The Fan wins rewards and is constantly engaged in the artists' progress.
Over the course of 3 months, indie artist Micheal Cascado, researched the social media music network, uploaded his music, posted updates, invited fans to sign up, started to use the site to vote, met other wonderful artists and developed mutually beneficial alliances.
During Micheal's months of interaction with the site, he was able to rally fans to move him to the number 1 position in March. It was not an easy month, wrought with much trial and error, but due to the diligence of his amazing team, fans, careful calculations and research by previous winners Joe Grande (Oct. 2013) and Rebecca Newman (Feb. 2014), the Castaldo fan base was able vote Micheal to win as TOP ARTIST.
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Fans and Supporters of Micheal Castaldo for their valiant efforts over the past 3 months. This win could not have happened without them. Micheal plans to pay it forward and help/mentor other worthy indie artists who want to go for the win on ArtistSignal.
The monetary reward totaling $10,000 USD, will be used for the promotion and marketing of Micheal's new CD, to be released in the fall of 2014.