As part of an expanded partnership with famed DJ, Tiesto, AKG by HARMAN today
announced that it will support Your Shot USA to develop new DJ talent. Launched six
years ago in Australia, Your Shot has helped nurture and transform the lives of
thousands of aspiring DJs—from developing their skills with the aid of AKG by
TIËSTO headphones, to competing for prizes. Only one DJ will ultimately win the
chance to perform with Tiesto in Las Vegas, and to show off their abilities as a
featured performer at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2016.

Your Shot USA starts with comprehensive DJ training using AKG by TIËSTO
headphones at the Your Shot Training Academy in Los Angeles. The contestants then
perform at a Los Angeles Showcase event before a packed crowd and panel of
judges including agents, managers, DJs and Tiesto himself. The top six finalists
head to Las Vegas to participate in a week of mentoring with Tiesto and other
notable DJs, resulting in one Your Shot contestant winning the title and opening for
Tiesto at the Hakkasan nightclub in Las Vegas. Tiesto has been fundamental in
helping to launch the careers of some of the world’s best known DJs including
Hardwell, Martin Garrix and Oliver Heldens, to name a few.

As one of the world’s most popular DJs and producers, Tiesto leveraged his
extensive experience to co-design the AKG by TIËSTO headphone family from the
ground up. Designed for performing, mixing and simply enjoying electronic music,
all three models deliver stunning design, impressive sound quality, comfort and

“We’re excited to bring the Your Shot experience to America, and give a whole new
group of aspiring DJs the opportunity to live out their dreams,’ said Steve Pillemer,
Director of Your Shot. “By partnering with AKG, we’re making it possible for the
contestants to train with the same professional-grade technology that’s used by the
world’s most successful DJs, producers and performers. Since their headphones are
designed by Tiesto himself, we know they have the approval of one of the world’s
most successful DJs!’

“I’ve been fortunate to enjoy a tremendous amount of success in my career, and
Your Shot gives me the opportunity to share my experience with aspiring DJs,’ said
Tiesto. “To give each contestant the highest chance of success, it’s important to
make sure they have the best gear. The AKG by TIËSTO headphones give them the
sound quality and professional performance they need to go all the way.’

“Our partnership with Tiesto has empowered DJs around the world to create and
perform at a higher level,’ said Karam Kaul, Marketing Director at AKG. “Now,
we’re excited to take it even further by teaming up with Your Shot to give aspiring
DJs the absolutely unparalleled experience of owning the stage and moving a
crowd. There’s nothing quite like it, and we’re thrilled to support the contestants as
they embark on this incredible journey.’