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Top Producer/Music Director Gil Smith II is Now the Ambassador for Samsung Galaxy Music Campaign

November 11, 2013


Gil Smith II to Lead "Over the Horizon" Worldwide Remix Campaign

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Los Angeles based Producer and Music Director Gil Smith II, who has worked with superstar artists from Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Cee Lo Green, and Lady Gaga to international K-Pop stars Big Bang, has just been announced as ambassador of Samsung Galaxy Music's Over The Horizon Remix Campaign. The new contest, which launches November 11, 2013 on and culminates December 16, 2013, will allow musicians to showcase their remixing skills online by creating and uploading their own versions of the official "Over The Horizon Remix" which was composed by Smith and his band around the signature Samsung melody. The song is featured in a short film featuring Smith and his band during the course of the song's production in a Malibu recording studio and will be available as a ringtone for Galaxy mobile phones.

Gil Smith II in the recording studio creating the Samsung "Over the Horizon" Worldwide Remix (Photo: Business Wire)

The Over The Horizon Worldwide Remix event is open to anyone who has a passion for music. To participate: 1) First, listen to both the original version and remix sample of Over the Horizon and get fully inspired. 2) Then compose a new song or create a remix version using the main melody or theme of Over the Horizon. 3) Next, upload your song on the GALAXY music website 4) and last but not least, encourage your friends to "like" your song! Top 5 applicants will each win a Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear and the 1st prize winner will be granted the honor of their song being made into a GALAXY ringtone, which will be available for download to all Galaxy users via and Galaxy Music app.

Samsung sponsored the Big Bang Galaxy ALIVE World Tour where Smith was the Music Director and toured worldwide with the band. Smith says his Galaxy Note 3 and Gear have helped boost his creativity as a musician. "Technology is a crucial part of my everyday work as a musician and producer. Samsung continues to provide the products and features that make it possible to innovate in new and exciting ways using a mobile platform."

About Gil Smith II

Gil Smith II is one of the most sought-after music director/producers in the business, starting off as classically trained pianist who attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music and went on to begin a career as a touring musician. His live credits include the biggest tours, award shows and TV specials ranging from Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Big Bang, Cee Lo Green and Faith Evans. He has been the Music Director for Lil Wayne since 2008 and also had the opportunity to co-produce Lil Wayne's MTV Unplugged TV Special. He is also the Music Director for international Korean pop sensation the Big Bang and helmed their recent ALIVE World Tour as well as Big Bang member G-Dragon's 'One Of A Kind' World Tour. Smith additionally runs his own full-service music production and staffing company called SAGA Entertainment.

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