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ROCK ARTISTS: Your Opportunity To Win An Endorsement Deal From Ernie Ball Awaits!

OurStage is partnering with the legendary Ernie Ball in 2013 to host three incredible competitions for emerging Rock, Pop and Country artists.

We’ll kick off a competition for each genre, awarding one finalist from each with a year’s supply of Ernie Ball strings and accessories, plus editorial coverage from OurStage.

At the end of the year, one Grand Prize winner will be selected from among the finalists to win anErnie Ball endorsement deal and a Music Man guitar or bass of their choosing for EACH guitarist in the band!

Second: Rock*. Enter your best rock song in the Ernie Ball “Save Your Strings” Competition by August 23rd for a chance to win. OurStage fans will rank the best entries, and Ernie Ball will select a winner. Get to it.

Participants must be thirteen (13) years of age or older at time of entry and must reside within the contiguous United States.

*Only submission materials that are determined, at the sole discretion of the Sponsors, to be classified as Alternative Rock, Folk Rock, Hard Rock, Indie Rock, Metal, Modern Rock, Punk, Rock, and Soft Rock, as defined on the OurStage FAQs, will be deemed valid entries.

Click here to view the competition FAQs.

Click here to view the official rules.

 

#FreeTicketFriday Returns This Week 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.

 

LATIN ARTISTS: Your Chance To Become The Next ‘El Headliner’ Awaits

You know MTV’s Tr3s network. The well-known cable powerhouse is a staple in the Latin American entertainment world, capable of pushing emerging artists into the national spotlight.

If you think that kind of invaluable national exposure might help your career, we have good news for you.

Tr3s and OurStage have teamed up once again in the search for what we call “El Headliner.” It’s simple – we put your tracks to the fans, who tell us what they like the most. Then Tr3s and special guest judge Karlos Rosé will personally sort through each of the top tracks to find the one artist worthy of spotlight artist features on Tr3s’ show Top 20, as well as Tr3s.com’s Music My Güey,Descubre & Download, and Blogamole.

Submit your best track by June 22, 2013 for a chance to win.

Good luck!

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).

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