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Guitar Hero Live invites fans to be in an in-game music video

The crowds are real this time around in Guitar Hero, and you can play along to live music videos too thanks to GHTV, but what about actually being in one?

Well I hope you’re not shy, because you’ve got the chance here to be in a real music video, one that’s set to be featured in GHTV when the new game launches in a few weeks. It’s all thanks to a partnership with the musical.ly app, and will get you singing along to Ed Sheeran’s popular tune Sing.

Basically, using the musical.ly app, you’re going to record a video of yourself singing along (and dancing) to Sing. You’ll then submit those clips through the app and the shared through Twitter and Instagram with the #GuitarHeroTVStar hashtag. Do that and hopefully you’ll see yours get picked for the crowd-sourced video that appears in Guitar Hero Live’s GHTV mode.

Guitar Hero Live gives you the thrill of being a rock star by playing in front of real crowds or awesome music videos, so we wanted to give fans the opportunity to become stars of their own music video that will be featured and playable in the game. This is something that has never been done before and we believe it is the perfect way to celebrate the launch of the game,” said Tim Ellis, CMO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “With GHTV, the game’s online playable music video network, we can deliver all kinds of gameplay experiences that just weren’t possible in the past. To put real fans into a video that people can play along to in the game is an expression of the innovation that we have built into Guitar Hero Live and we’re excited for fans to play along – and sing along – to the music.”
Guitar Hero and musical.ly share a similar vision to make music more participatory and interactive,” said Jun Zhu, co-founder and co-CEO of musical.ly. “Millions of people use musical.ly every day, and we’re thrilled to help them take over the stage, show their talent, and connect with their favorite artists.”
The video clip competition will run now through October 25th, and will feature picks made by an actual music video editor- so no screwing around here, this is serious business. Kind of.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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