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Pop Artists: Enter To Win Free Strings & Ernie Ball Endorsement!

OurStage has partnered with Ernie Ball for an incredible opportunity that could help launch your career. Throughout the year we’ll be hosting the Ernie Ball Save Your Strings Competition in three genres: Rock, Pop, and Country. Pop stars, you’re up first.

Not only will the finalist get a year’s supply of Ernie Ball strings and accessories, along with editorial coverage on, but at the end of the year, one Grand Prize Winner will receive an endorsement deal from Ernie Ball along with a Music Man guitar or bass of your choosing for EACH guitarist in your band. All you have to do is enter your song into the competition by April 22.

Oh, and you might want to start practicing your John Hancock. After all, you’re gonna need it when you sign that endorsement.

Reminder: #FreeTicketFriday Begins 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:


1. Follow @OurStage on Twitter.

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


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.


Congratulations Jes Hudak, Winner Of The Ernie Ball Indie Pop Competition!

You spoke, we listened, and now the results are in. The winner of the Ernie Ball Indie Pop competition, and a year’s supply of strings and accessories from Ernie Ball is Jes Hudak.

Buoyed by her success on Bravo’s Platinum Hit, and gaining a faithful following in the land down under, Hudak has amassed a fan base that extends much further than Australia. How did she do it? The answer is apparent in her winning song, “All Mine,” which received massive praise in the Indie Pop Channel last month.

But this victory should come as no surprise to longtime fans of Hudak’s talent, not to mention regular Plugged In readers. After all, it wasn’t that long ago we featured her as our Pro Artist of the Week.

You can check out  “All Mine” below.

Congratulations To Tayno, December El Headliner Winner!

Congratulations to our latest El Headliner winner, Tayno. Bringing his music all the way from Puerto Rico, Tayno has made a significant impact on Latin markets across the U.S., including our own Tr3s Latin Music Channel. With new tracks in the works, Tanyo’s grand prize of spotlight features on Tr3s Network’s Top 20, Music My GüeyDescubre y Download, and Blogamole, couldn’t come at a better time.

You can check out  the winning song, ”Tu Manera” below.

Congratulations To Underground All Stars, Winners Of The Ernie Ball Modern Rock Competition

Last month Ernie Ball sponsored our Modern Rock channel, offering a year’s supply of strings and accessories to one Grand Prize Winner. You put your ears to the test and cast your votes, helping us find one of the best modern rock songs, and making one lucky winner very happy.

That lucky winner is Underground All Stars with their song “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

Hailing from Milltown, NJ, Underground All Stars are comprised of vocalist Andy Waldeck, bassist Crix Reardon, drummer Chris “Cujo” O’Hara and guitarists Jimmy Farrell and Mike Maino. With their debut release behind them and a newly-won year’s supply of strings and accessories, you can expect to hear a lot more of Underground All Stars in the future.

Listen to the band’s winning song right here.


Amy Stroup Wins Ernie Ball Singer-Songwriter Competition

Amy Stroup, a longtime OurStage favorite, with seventeen different chart placements in the Top 40 or better, has been selected as the winner of our Ernie Ball Female Singer-Songwriter competition. With its compelling combination of mellow electric piano, drum loops, and rich, sweet vocals, her song “Chin Up” impressed the judges, who had a tough choice with some serious talent to choose from. Stroup’s prize is a year’s supply of strings and accessories from Ernie Ball – that should come in handy for this gifted multi-instrumentalist, whose songs have been heard in such high-profile spots as Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill, and more. Read our recent piece on her here, and hear more Amy Stroup on OurStage. Check out her winning song below.


#FreeTicketFriday Returns!

The holidays may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the season of giving is over. This week #FreeTicketFriday returns, and fans will be given the chance to win a pair of tickets to the US-based concert of their choice*. All you have to do to enter is:

1) Follow @OurStage on Twitter

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

That’s it! Once you retweet, you’ll automatically be entered to win a pair of tickets. So who will it be? Taylor Swift? The Killers? Ke$ha? Let us know who you’d choose in the comments, and don’t forget to enter every Friday at 1pm EST.

* = some restrictions apply. See official rules for details.

Judge The Ernie Ball Indie Pop Competition!

Each month OurStage and Ernie Ball team up to reward one talented, hardworking artist within the OurStage community with a year’s supply of strings and accessories from Ernie Ball. This month the spotlight is on the Indie Pop channel, and while we could listen to the artists all day (and do!) we need the help of you, the fans, to help us decide who to give this incredible prize to. So head over to the Indie Pop channel and get voting in the Ernie Ball Indie Pop competition!

Congratulations To Rock Boat Winners Satellites And Sirens!

Congratulations to Rock Boat winners Satellites and Sirens. Thanks to all who voted, the band will be setting sail on the high seas this February to play aboard a ship bound for Great Stirrup Cay, with the likes of Sister HazelNEEDTOBREATHERoger Clyne and the Peacemakers, and OurStage’s own Bronze Radio Return.

You can listen to the band’s winning song, “So Many Things to Say,” below.

A Holiday Gift From OurStage: 2 Free Months Of Pro Membership

ARTISTS: Perhaps you’ve already heard about the benefits of OurStage Pro – earn money for song spins through RevShare, get considered for music licensing, direct fan-to-artist funding… well, we thought this was a perfect time to give you even more incentive to try it out. Sign up for Pro between now and Friday, December 28th, and you’ll get TWO free months. In addition, we’ll hook you up with a bag of t-shirts, music, and assorted swag, plus you can refer a friend to Pro and you’ll both get an additional free month. Just a little happy holidays from us to you. SIGN UP NOW! You can’t lose. Worst case, it’s a wash. But if people listen to your music on OurStage or our embeddable player, you might just earn some dough. And who doesn’t need that after the holidays?



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