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Camplified 2013: Sign Up Now!

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Camplified is back at it again, entering its 12th season and making Camplified history – we are crossing the border into Canadian summer camps for the first time.

2013 is going to be the biggest year of Camplified yet and you can be part of it!

We’re accepting artist submissions NOW. Want to rock out in front of thousands of kids at camps across the country, connect with youth-based brands, and join a legendary roster of artists? Submit now!

More info in our press release below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CAMPLIFIED TOUR accepting Artist Submissions FOR SUMMER 2013

OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVELOPING ARTISTS TO PERFORM AT 60+ SUMMER CAMPS ACROSS AMERICA

Watch the CAMPLIFIED Sizzle Reel

NEW YORK (January 10, 2013) – Entering its 12th season, the 2013 CAMPLIFIED TOUR is searching for more talent to rock 60,000+ kids in 60+ summer camps across the United States and for its first-ever stops in Canada!  CAMPLIFIED is the definitive VIP concert experience for teens and tweens, creating a unique and exclusive one-day music festival environment at every stop.

In a music industry constantly trying to find creative ways to market new artists, CAMPLIFIED is a one-of-a-kind tour that fills 135 performance slots and gives emerging artists an unbelievable, cost-effective platform to directly connect with their target audiences, while further developing themselves into true rock stars.

Embraced by Billboard as “Lollapalooza for the Justin Bieber-loving crowd” and declared “a highly anticipated event” by the New York Times, CAMPLIFIED (www.CAMPLIFIED.com) brings over 25 talented and emerging artists to campers aged 6-17, many of whom will be experiencing their first-ever rock concert.

CAMPLIFIED creates a daylong interactive fantasy experience where every camper receives an “All-Access Pass” to the festival and kicks off with artists joining campers for full day of sponsor-branded activities before the “The Big Show,” a 90-minute concert at night. The festival experience culminates in post-concert “meet-n-greets,” complete with up-close-and-personal autograph and picture taking sessions with artists.

Artist/Band submissions for review will be accepted at: http://camplified.com/Main/Submissions.

Previous artists include Trevor Jackson (Atlantic Records), co-star of the new #1 Disney Channel movie, Let It Shine, teen pop superstar, Cody Simpson (Atlantic Records), 2AM Club (RCA Records), Savvy (Cash Money Records), Wellington (Youtube pop/rock sensations), Lucy Woodward (Verve/Universal), and Jonas Sees in Color (Glassnote Records).  As an interactive music event, CAMPLIFIED creates a lifelong bond between artists and fans through personal connection, and prides itself on featuring artists on the cusp of stardom.

CAMPLIFIED (www.CAMPLIFIED.com), developed by Aimee Berger and powered by Primary Wave Music (www.PrimaryWaveMusic.com) – one of the largest music publishing, marketing and talent management companies in the US – is a summer concert tour unlike any other!

Press contact

Alex Masel | Primary Wave Music | amasel@primarywavemusic.com | 212.584.8066

Other inquiries

Aimee Berger | Primary Wave Music | aberger@primarywavemusic.com | 212.584.8066

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Another Camplified Season in the Books!

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

The Camplified staff would like to thank our incredible artists, fantastic camps, super-cool sponsors, hard-working crew, and fearless leader Aimee Berger for making this season one of the greatest in Camplified history.

There have been some amazing moments this summer and there are only more to come as we gear up for next year. Keep tuned to the Camplified blog for more guest posts, exclusive photos and videos, artist updates, and more!

Rock on Campers!

 

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Camplified 2012 Press Release

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CAMPLIFIED TOUR IS ‘BIGGER AND BETTER’ FOR SUMMER 2012


TRAVELING POP MUSIC FESTIVAL EXPANDS IN 2ND DECADE TO GIVE

TEENS AND TWEENS DEFINITIVE VIP CONCERT EXPERIENCE

AT 38 CAMPS ACROSS AMERICA DURING 6-WEEK TREK LAUNCHING JULY 2

Payton Rae, Alabama Capital, The Strange Familiar, Ariana and the Rose,

Rebecca McGown, Brandon and Savannah Among Emerging Artists Gaining

Unique Platform for Exposure and Connecting Brands with Teens

Blush, #1 International Girl Group Sensation; Trevor Jackson, Co-Star of New #1 Disney Channel Movie, ‘Let It Shine,’ to Make Special Guest Appearances

Watch the CAMPLIFIED Sizzle Reel

NEW YORK (June 19, 2012) – Entering its second decade as the definitive VIP concert experience for teens and tweens, the 2012 CAMPLIFIED TOUR is “bigger and better” in its 11th season as it sets to rock more than 30,000 kids in 38 summer camps across the United States by creating a unique and exclusive one-day music festival environment at each stop.

Embraced by Billboard as “Lollapalooza for the Justin Bieber-loving crowd” and declared “a highly anticipated event” by the New York Times, CAMPLIFIED (www.CAMPLIFIED.com) will bring over 20 talented and emerging artists to campers between the ages of 6 and 17, many of whom will be experiencing their first-ever rock concert – in style. CAMPLIFIED creates a daylong interactive fantasy experience that adds a heightened dimension to the traditions that have made summer camp a rite of passage for generations. The six-week tour kicks off July 2 in Ortonville, MI and continues to the East Coast and into the South and Midwest – 11 states for the 11th year!

Teen country star Payton Rae tops the list of touring artists whose participation in a 90-minute concert at each camp is just part of their daily CAMPLIFIED commitment.  True to the All Access passes every camper receives, artists not only perform in a 90-minute concert at each camp, but also join campers off stage in sponsor-branded activities throughout the day. The day culminates in post-concert meet-n-greets for up-close-and-personal autograph and picture-taking sessions with artists.

“Being on the CAMPLIFIED Tour is truly an honor for me,” says Rae, whose two CMA Music Festival performances combine with her 6.6 million YouTube views, 140,000 Twitter followers and 68,000 Facebook fans. “When I was younger, I remember going to summer camp and listening to some amazing music. It was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had. I look forward to making special memories with everyone I perform for this summer, as well!”

Other artists to watch along CAMPLIFIED 2012 include Alabama Capital, The Strange Familiar, Ariana and the Rose, Rebecca McGown, and Brandon and Savannah, who will be shooting a TV show along the route.

Trevor Jackson, co-star of the new #1 Disney Channel movie, Let It Shine, will be making a special guest appearance for one day only July 10 at Camp Rolling River in East Rockaway, NY. And Blush, the #1 international girl group sensation, is ticketed to arrive from the Far East for five special guest visits: July 25-28 and Aug. 3 at camps in New Jersey, Maine, and Long Island. More special events along the tour will be announced soon.  As an interactive music event, CAMPLIFIED creates a lifelong bond between artists and fans through personal connection, featuring artists on the cusp of stardom. Most recently, CAMPLIFIED helped launch the career of teen pop superstar Cody Simpson.

CAMPLIFIED will have more activities, giveaways, and prizes than ever before. For the second year in a row, campers interested in journalism can be a “Camper Guest Reporter” for the day for popular teen magazine Justine. The CAMPLIFIED crew sets up a “media center” where each camper reporter interviews other campers, artists, counselors and brand representatives, and the content is exclusively posted on Justine’s website for readers to follow. As an added bonus, “Green Screen Photo Booths” allow campers to be photographed in fun, super-imposed scenes they can share with friends and family. All campers also receive an All Access photo pass with codes for music downloads from each artist on the tour.

Sponsoring this year’s CAMPLIFIED tour include Cartoon Network, promoting their Ben10 show with a slip ‘n’ slide human bowling ball; and The Amazing World Of Gumball with create-your-own bandanas. Music gear sponsor Roland will tap artists for world premiere demonstrations of two new products, a portable synthesizer and a compact vocal processor. Similarly, CAMPLIFIED will host a guitar clinic taught by the artist, and The Riff competition, our guitar-centric “riff” on the hit TV series The Voice.

The CAMPLIFIED 2012 Tour is the gateway to a new dimension that will rewrite the traditional boundaries in which CAMPLIFIED has already rocked a generation of campers in its first decade.

CAMPLIFIED always has been known as a cross-country rock concert tour with branded experiences for campers and deep relationships we establish with the camp directors,” says music executive Aimee Berger, CAMPLIFIED’s founder. “But as we move into our second decade, we’ll be answering the demand to extend that community to the internet in an exclusive, cutting-edge new platform we’ll be introducing in the fall with an array of tech goodies such as social media mechanics and one of the most important new trends in technology, gamification. We’ll have lots more to say as the summer progresses.”

CAMPLIFIED is a win-win experience for everyone – campers, artists and brand sponsors. Campers get a celebrity, music and branded VIP live concert experience, complete with giveaways; emerging bands/artists get to go on tour, perform on a festival stage and build their fan-base; and sponsors get to directly connect their brand with a concentrated audience of teens, tweens, and single-digit-aged kids as well – all tough-to-reach groups during the summer.

“The value added bonus that CAMPLIFIED brings to our camp is twofold,” says Lori Waldman, director of Camp Blue Ridge in Mountain City, GA. “Although we’re a traditional sleep away camp, CAMPLIFIED keeps us current. We blog and Facebook about it all year, so the kids look forward to new artists and brands at camp which their friends at other camps can’t talk about!”

In a music industry constantly trying to find creative ways to market new artists, CAMPLIFIED is a one-of-a-kind tour that fills 135 performance slots and gives emerging artists an unbelievable, cost-effective platform to directly connect with their target audiences, while further developing themselves into true rock stars.

Developed by Aimee Berger and powered by Primary Wave Music (www.PrimaryWaveMusic.com), one of the largest music publishing, marketing and talent management companies in the US, CAMPLIFIED (www.CAMPLIFIED.com) is a summer concert tour unlike any other.

CAMPLIFIED 2012 TOUR DATES


July

2 - Tamarack Camps-(R)-Ortonville, MI

4 - Camp Weequahic-(R)-Lakewood, PA

5Camp Ingersoll-(D)-Middletown, CT

6 -YMCA Syracuse-(D)-Fayetville, NY

7 - JCC Kingswood-(R)-Bridgton, ME

10 - Camp Rolling River-(D)-East Rockaway, NY*

11 - Camp Topanemus-(D)-Millstone, NJ

12 - Camp Hilltop-(R)-Hancock, NY

13 - Staten Island Day Camp-(D)-Staten Island, NY and JCC Potomac, Maryland (D) (2 shows, different artists at each camp)

14 - Capital Camps-(R)-Waynesboro, PA

15 - Camp Thunderbird-(R)-Lake Wylie, SC

16 - JCC Camp Ruach–(D)–Bridgewater, NJ

17 - Surprise Lake Camp-(R)-Cold Spring, NY

18 - Camp Frank A. Day-(R)-East Brookfield, MA

19 - Camp Cory-(R)-Rochester, NY

20 - 92Y Camps-(D)-Pearl River, NY

21 - Camp Blue Ridge-(R)-Mountain City, GA

22 - Greenwood Trails-(R)-Winsted, CT

23 - Camp Deer Mountain-(D)-Pomona, NY

24 - Eagles Landing and Night Owls Camp-(D) and (R)-Coconut Creek, FL

25 - YMCA South Brunswick-(D)-Monmouth Junction, NJ**

26 - Geyer Family Montclair Y-(D)-Montclair, NJ**

27 - North Shore Day Camp-(D)-Glen Cove, NY**

28 - Camp Matoaka –(R)-Smithfield, ME**

30 - Brookwood Camps-(R)-Glen Spey, NY

31 - Golden Slipper-(R)-Stroudsburg, PA

August

1 - Camp Arrowhead-(D)-Marlboro, NJ

2 - Camp Starlight-(R)-Starlight, PA

3 - Ivy League Day Camp-(D)-Smithtown, NY**

4 - Camp Tanuga-(R)-Kalkaska, MI

5 - Camp Gorham-(R)-Eagle Bay, NY

6 - Camp Danbee-(R)-Hinsdale, MA

7 - Ivy League Day Camp-(D)-Manalapan, NJ

8 - Buckley Day Camp-(D)-Roslyn, NY

9 - Camp Kenwal-(D)-Melville, NY

10 - Happy Day Camp-(D)-Bayside, NY

(R) = overnight camp

(D) = day camp

* with special guest Trevor Jackson

**with special guest Blush

Press contacts

Randy Alexander | Randex Communications | randex@randexpr.com | 856.596.1410

Online press kit with downloadable jpegs at www.randexpr.com

Anne Watkins | Primary Wave Music | Awatkins@primarywavemusic.com | 212.584.8065

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Sam&Nate At Camp Ivy League (Summer 2011)

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Check out this video posted by Camplified 2011 act Sam&Nate performing at Ivy League Day Camp! The pop/hip-hop duo rock out to a Hot Chelle Rae cover and dish on a few of their tourmates like Savvy and Varsity Girls.

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Ivy League Day Camp & Camplified Featured on MyLITV.com

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Check out this video featured on MyLITV.com! The vid showcases all the excitement and fun from our Aug. 5 tour stop at Ivy League Day Camp in Smithtown, NY, including interviews with our Assistant Tour Manager, Mike Arrick, as well as Camplified 2011 artists Sam & Nate!

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Reunited… And It Feels So Good

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

After a few tour dates apart, the Camplified crew is all back together again. As promised, there was a hilarious story the Midwest group had to share with us. While in Chicago, the crew obviously had to try some real deep-dish pizza, so they picked Lou Malnati’s, a place they heard had some of the best in the city. Well, it was so great that the restaurant was packed with a huge line to get in. Being the clever Camplified crew they are, they called in to let them know that a “band” had just finished a show nearby and that said group was very hungry for some pizza, but did not want to be seen or cause a commotion. Well, the restaurant partitioned off half of the restaurant for the famous band, comprised of the Camplified crew under new rock and roll aliases. Everyone thought they were huge stars, and they dined in style like true VIPs. Unfortunately, that celebrity treatment wasn’t exactly repeated once we all returned to work!

After getting adjusted to working with half of a crew, we have been crushing it at the last few camps. We had a couple of dates in my native Garden State — Camp Arrowhead and Ivy League Day Camp, both of which went swimmingly. And yes, that is a pun. We got there right in the middle of a heat wave; at Ivy League, it actually reached over 100 degrees! The camp directors were super gracious hosts and actually let us swim in their pool, complete with a crazy waterslide that was a straight drop down about 30 feet! We all took turns with the campers, but I think we were enjoying it a bit more than they were, ha.

Thankfully, it cooled down a bit today, possibly from being farther north in New York, at Camp Brookwood from which I am currently writing this blog. We just finished the show where Beyond The Summit, the Varsity Girls and Michaela Wallace totally rocked it. One of the great things about Camplified concerts is the variety of music we showcase. Beyond the Summit jammed out to some hard rock, with covers from Jimmy Eat World! The Varsity Girls’ pop and dance performance harkened back supergroups like the Spice Girls, and the crowd went wild for Michaela’s country and rock tunes. It was a really great show and there are plenty more to come! -Alex

Photos of Camp Arrowhead courtesy of William Ross.

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Sam&Nate Love Camplified!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

We love it when Camplified artists and partners show their appreciation and excitement over being involved with our tour! Check out part of the super-sweet note Camplified 2011 act Sam&Nate sent their fanbase:

Hi family and friends…
Well it has been awhile since I have update you all on the happenings of Sam&Nate…super excited for a tour coming up for them in New York. Yes, we are making the trek across country…Click on the two links below and you will see what they are up to with Camplified!
http://blog.camplified.com/2011/07/camplified-on-the-road-again/
http://blog.camplified.com/2011/06/official-camplified-2011-tour-poster/

The first is the van that is going to many camps and reaching out to around 100,000 campers, the boys pic is on it…the second is the poster the boys are on and get to sign for each of the campers they get to spend the day with and perform for at 7 of “Camplifieds” Camps.  Getting to perform for about 5,000 new fans! :) We want to thank Aimee, Jackie, Alex and Dre of Camplified for having the boys be a part of this great tour.  The boys won a contest with Camplified on Reverbnation, so thanks to them both for networking so many great bands.

So sweet! We’re thrilled to have you, Sam&Nate!

Sam&Nate will be playing the following Camplified 2011 dates:
Aug. 2 – Kenwal Day Camp
Aug. 4 – American Diabetes Association Teen Camp
Aug. 5 – Ivy League Day Camp
Aug. 6 – Camp KinderRing
Aug. 10 – Deerkill Day Camp
Aug. 11 – Camp Clark
Aug. 12 – Camp Veritans

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Guest Blog: Rachel Platten

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Hey Friends!!

Although last summer seems years away now, the experience I had still warms me up like a giant sun whenever I think about it.

My experience on the tour was one of the most fun times I’ve had on my musical journey so far. Thomas Fiss kindly offered a spot in his van, so I got to ride with the boys, and (despite their lack of stopping for pee breaks) it was pretty excellent. The camps were such a wonderful reminder of my own positive experience at sleepaway camp (I attended Wicosuta in New Hampshire! :) ), and I absolutely loved arriving and taking the little tours around the activities and being reminded of being a kid again.

Every camp we visited had its own unique special thing about it, from climbing adventures to state of the art theatres, to beautiful lakes, to amazing athletic facilities. My drummer Craig and I felt like little kids again and wanted to take part in as many activities as possible (we were literally heartbroken upon being told that no, due to insurance purposes, we couldn’t be harnessed into the amazing trampoline-majig contraption at the Ivy League Day Camp in Long Island — that thing looked SO fun!).

And then there was the music. Ahh…

Playing for you guys was wonderful. You were such enthusiastic but mature listeners, such supportive fans, and fantastic participators. I loved having everyone sing along with me in my song “Some People Don’t Have A Clue” (hey, I guess it resonated! haha) and “Nothing Ever Happens.” I loved getting the honor of signing CDs for you guys and getting to meet so many of you and hearing YOUR stories.  I truly feel like I got to make friends along the road, many who have kept up with me on my adventures since the summer!!

So what HAVE I been up to, you ask? :) A lot, you guys!!! This year has been a dream come true, on so many levels.

After coming back from Sweden where I finished my record, I signed a record deal with Rock Ridge Music (ADA/WARNER MUSIC GROUP) & we planned for the April release of my record, Be Here. To build it up, I did a 46-date college tour this winter and spring, which you can read about on my Facebook page.

The record came out on April 26th, reached #4 on the iTunes charts, #6 on the Amazon Movers and Shakers list, was featured on the home page of the Deli, Paste, NY Examiner, LA Examiner, Portland Examiner, and much much more. It’s been a dream come true so far.  Honestly. I never in my wildest imagination could have dreamed up such amazing support (many of it from YOU guys), and I am so happy that the music has been resonating with people and reaching them. I just want to spread love to as many people as possible (as dumb and cheesy as it sounds, it’s true!). :) So if you want to help me spread the word, you guys can check out the new record on iTunes here or order directly from my merch store on RachelPlatten.com & tell friends!

We’ll also be doing a 3-month-long BE HERE tour around America joining up with some of my talented friends and hitting New England, the Southeast, Midwest, and hopefully the West Coast later this summer! Please check out tour dates on my website and come to a show if it’s in your town. It would be so wonderful to see your pretty faces again!

Well my loves, that is all from me! I am so grateful to have had the chance to meet all of you guys and play for you. I absolutely love writing songs & performing them for audiences like you guys is just the beautiful icing on top. Thank you for allowing me to (hopefully) spread some sunshine to you!

Lots and lots of love,
Rachel

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Camplified Goes Ivy League

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Camplified made an appearance at Ivy League Day Camp in Smithtown, NY, this week, complete with performances by singer/songwriter Dexter Scott, Michael and Marisa, Thomas Fiss and Rachel Platten. Secrets of My Hollywood Life author Jen Calonita of Little, Brown Books came to a few select summer camps on Long Island, including Ivy League, where she answered campers’ questions and signed copies of her new book, Reality Check. Here, see for yourself!

Photos clockwise from upper left: Dexter Scott takes the stage at Ivy League, camper Q&A with author Jen Calonita, Jen signs copies of her newest book Reality Check, Rachel Platten performs, Michael of Michael and Marisa rocks out. Photos courtesy of Greg Leddy. Click image to view in full.

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