I normally wouldn’t write about a contest, but I feel as though I have to considering how bored I am with today’s music news! HAHA 🙂
I just came across a contest that I think every band in the US should know about!!! This contest is being presented by VH1’s “You Oughta Know” and is called “Make A Band Famous”, hence the hashtag: #MABF
The official contest promo photo 😀
According to VH1 the requirements are to be in a band and that’s pretty much it although we all know that we have to read the fine print! HAHA
Here is the official contest statement: “Are you in a band? If so, we want to make you famous! VH1 is partnering with Universal Music Group’s Republic Records in search to “Make A Band Famous” via a 24-hour live stream event from Brooklyn, New York.”
I’m excited that this event/contest is being live-streamed & I can’t wait to see it! 🙂
I must tell you that the guy in the promo is none other than Tyson Ritter, the lead singer of a famous band the All-American Rejects. Tyson will be hosting the event for VH1 and is a wonderfully vibrant guy so he will do a great job!
There we are! LOL Yes I have met almost everyone 🙂
The event will be held on June 11th at 8PM ET & 5PM PT on VH1.com as well as the VH1 app!
The live event will feature 24 bands attempting to make it big in 24 hours!!!
The last band standing at the end of the event will sign a record deal with Republic Records and win an extended “You Oughta Know” campaign on VH1!
It’s a pretty sweet contest prize to win a record deal because there are so many artists and bands that never get that chance!!! That’s why this contest really stuck out to me as one that so many bands should take the time to enter!
Here are the official contest steps from VH1:
Step 1: Create a 15 second video clip of an original, unpublished song.
Step 2: Upload the video via Instagram and tag it with #MABF and #Yourbandname. Hurry. The submission period ends at 11:59PM EST on May 14th.
I love the use of hashtags & Instagram!!!
And just so you know, former VH1, artists include:
Top row (L to R): HAIM and Lorde / Bottom row (L to R) Gin Wigmore and Jessie Ware
So as you may have guessed…VH1 knows what artists we oughta know! 😀
You can check out the full list of VH1 You Oughta Know artists here: http://www.vh1.com/artists/collections/you-oughta-know/896671/
I would encourage any bands to enter immediately because VH1 will announce the bands that are moving onto the next phase of the competition on May 16th!
Entries will be accepted until Thursday, May 15th and they will be viewable at (http://makeabandfamous.vh1.com/) 🙂
I would encourage all bands to sign up and try their chance at winning this amazing contest!!! Best of luck to all & I’ll make sure to tune in on June 11th to see who wins!