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Biscuits & Gravy Win The Pop Edition Of Ernie Ball’s “Save Your Strings” Competition


After months of competition, Massachusetts outfit Biscuits & Gravy have been crowned the champions of the first installment of the Ernie Ball “Save Your Strings” competition!

Hailing from Boston’s Allston neighborhood, Biscuits & Gravy have crafted a unique brand of accessible R&B that has the ability to both excite and soothe. Their sound fuses the soul of Motown, the raw energy of funk, and the drive of hip-hop to bring listeners a sound that is completely original while feeling entirely familiar. It’s a fine line of musical perfection, and they might as well be considered masters. Click here to discover their music.

As part of their victory, Biscuits & Gravy will receive a year’s supply of strings from Ernie Ball, as well as slew of accessories to help further their creative output. The group also moves on to the final round of competition, which will pit them against the other “Save Your Strings” winners throughout the year. Check in tomorrow for information on the ROCK edition of the competition.

#FreeTicketFriday Returns Tomorrow At 1pm (EST)

Warm up your hashtag trigger finger, because this week Free Ticket Friday is back. Win free tickets to any US-based show you want (as long as we can get them – see official rules), just by tweeting at OurStage or interacting with us on Facebook. Yeah, we can’t believe it’s that easy either. Here’s what you have to do:

TWITTER ENTRY:

1. Follow @OurStage on Twitter.

2. Retweet the #FreeTicketFriday tweet (posted at 1PM on Fridays).

FACEBOOK ENTRY

We’re also giving you the opportunity to win over Facebook:

1. Make sure to “like” the OurStage page.

2. Interact with our Facebook contest post (Like, Share, or Comment)

Once you interact with the contest links you’ll be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to the US-based concert of your choosing. Past winners have already snagged tickets to see Green DayMaroon 5The Killers at Madison Square Garden, and Jay-Z at one of his historic first shows at the Barclays Center. If you’re on Twitter or Facebook all the time anyway, why not win some free tickets while you’re at it?

Click here for the official rules.

 

Win A Year’s Supply Of Strings And An Endorsement Deal From Ernie Ball.

Ever wondered what it would be like to have an endorsement deal with a major music brand? Well you’re in luck, because Ernie Ball is extending this incredible opportunity to one lucky OurStage artist. They’re partnering with OurStage to host three competitions – one each for Rock, Pop and Country artists. The winner from each genre will win a year’s supply of strings and accessories.

At the end of the year, judges at Ernie Ball will select one Grand Prize winner from amongst the three genre winners to take home an endorsement deal and music man guitars for each axe slinger in the band. First up – pop. If you’re a pop artist with the knack for serious hooks, ENTER your best track in the Ernie Ball “Save Your Strings” Competition by April 22, 2013. Good luck!

Battle Your Way To The El Headliner Prize In March

Tr3s is in search of the hottest undiscovered Latin artists on OurStage. If you’ve got what it takes to don the El Headliner crown, enter your best track in the Tr3s “El Headliner” Competition by March 23, 2013. If the editorial staff at Tr3s and celebrity judge Fito Blanko like what they hear, you could win maximum exposure with artist features on Top 20, Music My Güey,Descubre & Download, and Blogamole. Enter now.

Last Chance To Enter The Folgers® Jingle Contest!

This is it folks! Your last chance to enter the Folgers® Jingle Contest is right around the corner – don’t miss out on your shot to score $25,000. For the 2013 contest, Folgers Coffee has partnered with multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw to invite aspiring musicians to submit their own rendition of the iconic Folgers jingle.

All genres are eligible – so be sure to enter before THIS WEDNESDAY, March 6th, 2013. Ten finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges and featured on Folgers.com for public voting between May 15th and June 19th, 2013. Only one will become the Grand Prize Winner – could it be you?

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Enter The Folgers® Jingle Contest For A Chance To Win $25,000!

Since its debut, the Folgers Jingle has been transformed into country, gospel, jazz, R & B, folk, Celtic, and a cappella versions. Over the years, many artists have put their own spin on the classic tune.

Now it’s your turn. Remix your very own version of the classic Jingle and enter this year’s Folgers Jingle Contest before March 6th, 2013 for a chance to win $25,000! Ten finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges and featured on Folgers.com for public voting between May 15th and June 19th, 2013. Only one will become the Grand Prize Winner – do you have what it takes?

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OurStage At Sea: Missive From The Rock Boat XIII

Ahoy, OurStage!

James, here – your faithful OurStage editor and social media coordinator. I’m writing you from atop the Norwegian Peal, a gigantic cruise ship transformed into the 13th annual ROCK BOAT that is currently sailing somewhere near the Bahamas. It’s 85 degrees and cloudy here, but still gorgeous, and we are less than an hour from our third full day of rock and roll. I would have written sooner, but satellite-based Internet is not exactly what you would call a reliable form of communication. Don’t worry though, I’ve been carrying around my camera on all our adventures, and will have plenty to share with you all when I return.

The Rock Boat XIII departed from the Port Of Miami on Sunday night just a short while after the sun had begun to set. Organizers passed out shots of (festival sponsor) Cabo Wabo tequila to everyone of age, and a toast was held to celebrate the beginning of our journey. Later, from the pool deck, (also known as the top floor), attendees watched NEEDTOBREATHE play a full one-hour set while the lights illuminating the Florida coast slowly slipped out of sight.

The first two days were spent on Great Stirrup Cay, a tiny island outfitted with a large, ocean front stage specifically setup for this event. The boat’s 2000+ attendees were taxied from the ship to shore by a fleet of small tender boats, then set free to roam the land, take part in a number of aquatic attractions, eat BBQ, and of course, rock out in the sun. I saw festival hosts Sister Hazel play both full band and acoustic sets, as well as emerging acts like OS favorites Bronze Radio Return, all from the comfort of the ocean (it was way too hot to stand on the beach).

Bronze Radio Return

Continue reading ‘OurStage At Sea: Missive From The Rock Boat XIII’

Jitta On The Track Releases “I Think I’m Diddy” Music Video

OS member Jitta On The Track is back in the headlines this morning with the release of his latest single and music video, “I Think I’m Diddy.”

Anyone familiar with Jitta’s music knows he never backs away from a great sample, and this time around he couldn’t be more timely as “I Think I’m Diddy” just so happens to feature highlights from Baauer’s viral sensation, “Harlem Shake.” The track is taken from Jitta’s upcoming Trap God mixtape.

The Hunter Lyon directed video features Jitta and his friends turning a Connecticut pizza place into the party of a lifetime, but the real highlight is Jitta’s decision to rock a House Party inspired hairstyle throughout the clip. You can view the video below. Continue reading ‘Jitta On The Track Releases “I Think I’m Diddy” Music Video’

Judge The Ernie Ball “Save Your Strings” Pop Competition

How would you like to see your favorite pop artist win a year’s supply of strings and accessories from Ernie Ball? Now what if we added that one Grand Prize winner will also receive an endorsement deal from Ernie Ball, along with a Music Man guitar or bass for each guitarist in their band?

Pretty amazing deal, right? Well that’s exactly what we’re offering with our Ernie Ball Save Your Strings Competition. All you have to do is head over to the Pop channel by April 26 and get voting for your favorite artist.

 

 

REMINDER: #FreeTicketFriday Returns Today At 1PM (EST)!

Warm up your hashtag trigger finger, because this week Free Ticket Friday is back. Win free tickets to any US-based show you want, just by tweeting at OurStage or interacting with us on Facebook. Yeah, we can’t believe it’s that easy either. Here’s what you have to do:

TWITTER ENTRY:

1. Follow @OurStage on Twitter.

2. Retweet the #FreeTicketFriday tweet (posted at 1PM on Fridays).

FACEBOOK ENTRY

We’re also giving you the opportunity to win over Facebook:

1. Make sure to “like” the OurStage page.

2. Interact with our Facebook contest post (Like, Share, or Comment)

Once you interact with the contest links you’ll be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to the US-based concert of your choosing. Past winners have already snagged tickets to see Green DayMaroon 5The Killers at Madison Square Garden, and Jay-Z at one of his historic first shows at the Barclays Center. If you’re on Twitter or Facebook all the time anyway, why not win some free tickets while you’re at it?

Click here for the official rules.

 


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