2016: The Year in Review

by | Dec 21, 2016 | Open Labs, Stagelight

2016As 2016 comes to an end, Open Labs would like to thank each and every one of you for making this year truly remarkable! As a small team of musicians ourselves, we want you to know how much we value you and your enduring support! Our efforts and accomplishments are only supported by you and your passion to make music. We cannot thank each of you enough for all the powerful and positive reviews posted worldwide across the web, the thousands of amazing songs submitted in our contests, and all the many personal interactions that you all have made! Thank you so much, we cannot do this without you. In part, we hope that we have helped bring out many of your sounds, songs, and music to the world. We truly look forward to 2017 and will continue to deliver on our promise of providing only the best to our incredible community of Stagelight musicians.


Stagelight Monthly Music Contest II

This past Spring Open Labs kicked off another year-long contest with our partners Linkin Park – Stagelight Monthly Music Contest II. This time, we teamed up with technology giants, Intel and Lenovo, to award winning contestants and voters amazing studio packages and consumer prizes.

We have heard from thousands of you as a result and have thoroughly enjoyed listening to all of your amazing songs from around the world. Keep making great music and we’ll keep putting up contests and prizes that highlight your talents.

Check out the contest and winner videos so far-


First Place Prize Winners of 2016

Rob Grounds Month 1 Rock | “Ease My Scream”

That Noise – Month 5 | Rock “World on Fire”

Flares – Month 2 | Electronic “Living Shadows”

mar|co – Month 6 | Electronic “No One’s”

Nick Ray and LOC – Month 3 | Hip Hop “November”

Joe Nance – Month 7 | Hip Hop “Crazy World”

the BROKEN thumbs – Month 4 | Wild Card “Oxygen”

ZwieR.Z. – Month 8 | Wild Card “Wings”

The contest is not over so remember to submit your best tracks for the chance of a lifetime – a studio session with Grammy®-Award-winning rock band Linkin Park. Go to contest.openlabs.com/contest today and enter your Rock style songs this month. Your name could be on the upcoming winner announcement.



Stagelight 3

After hours of dedication, the Open Labs team released Stagelight 3, the most exciting update our app has seen. Stagelight 3 is now the world’s most powerful and affordable cross-platform mobile and desktop music making app on the market. Stagelight 3 makes it even easier to capture, create, share and play musical projects on phones, tablets, and desktop systems – including Android, Windows and macOS. We have added new features like Song Transfer, Mixer View, UI enhancements, explosive new sounds and process-saving features like Track Freeze. This new suite of tools and capabilities allows you to capture any idea, whenever it strikes. We could not have released Stagelight 3 without our community. A special thanks to all those who supported us in our Stagelight Beta forum and social groups – YOU made all the difference! Stay tuned for what’s coming next and please keep telling us what you want to see most.


stagelight-autorap-competition-main-imageStagelight AutoRap Competition

For those who don’t know about this competition – it’s not too late! We kicked off an amazing beat-making competition with our industry partner, Smule, who are hands down musical masterminds at making music app’s for community fun. The Stagelight AutoRap Competition ends 12.31.16 at midnight so don’t wait – Enter today! Go to: smule.openlabs.com

A very special thanks to our beat-makers that have entered the competition so far! We can’t wait to reveal who the winner is in early 2017…stay tuned!


An enormous shout out to all those who have joined our Stagelight Community over the past year! We love listening to your songs, getting your feedback and giving you first access to promos and exclusive deals. If you haven’t already joined, sign up today – it’s FREE!

Sound Packs

We love what we do here at Open Labs and we love making new sound packs, features and bundles for all of you. We have added over 30 new Stagelight sound packs in 2016 and we’re not about to stop! Be sure to check out some of our favorite creations like 5 Speed, Glitch Factory Drum Kits, Classic 808, Meltdown, Mondo Bass and features such as Mixer View.

Listen to the Sounds-

Happy New Year!

Once again, thank you all for your amazing support and for being part of our journey in 2016. We can’t wait to see what you create in 2017!