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Are You Ready To Rock Yourself To Sleep?

Do you have dreams of rocking out on stage in front of huge crowds of screaming fans? We have good news: Your dreams could come true this fall. Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, I, The Mighty, Hail The Sun, and The Orphan, The Poet are hitting the road, and they want to bring your band with them!

Seven emerging OurStage acts have the opportunity to open on the Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour in their respective regions: Northwest, West Coast, Texas, Florida, East, South, and  Mountain. Entries for the Northwest, West Coast, and Texas regions close today at noon EST, while South and East close on 10/22, and Mountain on 10/24.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to launch your career to the next level! Click here to enter.



Latin Artists: Compete To Become El Headliner This October

Latin artists, get ready for your close-up! Once again OurStage and Tr3s are offering up some massive exposure.  When you submit your best Latin tune to the “Tr3s Latin Music Channel” Competition, the OurStage community of fans will decide which artist scores editorial coverage from Top 20, Music My Güey, Descubre y Download, and Blogamole—plus, of course, the bragging rights that come with the title of “El Headliner.”

Enter your best song into the “Tr3s Latin Music Channel” Competition by October 23 for the opportunity to get your music out to thousands of new fans. What are you standing around for? The spotlight awaits.

Songs Of The Revolution: The Spring Standards

While tuning my UHF dial and fiddling with my foil-covered coat-hanger antenna, I came across the Conan show, which was featuring a pretty dazzling young band. Ok, it was on YouTube. Turns out this entrancing three-piece is called The Spring Standards. Their beautiful three-part harmonies, top songs, spacious, textured arrangements made the transition from the national talk-show circuit to our very own studio in Somerville, Mass, where the trio lined up on some stools, broke out the melodica and guitars, and put on a display that…well, you’ll just have to watch it to get it. We are thrilled to offer these videos to watch and songs to download for our latest Songs Of The Revolution session.

Be sure to check out the older SOTR sessions while you’re there.

Judge For The “Rock Boat Lucky 13″ Competition!

This month OurStage is hosting a competition that will send some lucky, talented winners off to sea. Artists will compete for a chance to perform on the 13th annual Rock Boat, a cruise packed with all sorts of crazy antics as it heads off to Great Stirrup Cay in February 2013, with performances by Sister Hazel, NEEDTOBREATHE, Rusted Root, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Will Hoge, Tony Lucca, OurStage artist Bronze Radio Return, and many more. Help us decide who will be the Grand Prize Winner of two 60-minute performances on the boat, along with a travel stipend, accommodations, meals, and more! Click here to start judging now.

Judge The Rock Yourself To Sleep Competition And Snag Tickets To The Tour!

Do you remember looking forward to bedtime stories, getting tucked in, and snuggling with your favorite stuffed animal? Sure, it’s been a while, but OurStage is finally giving you another reason to love bedtime. Get ready for the Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour featuring Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, I The Mighty, Hail The Sun and The Orphan, The Poet. If you judge and rank your favorite artists in the Rock Yourself To Sleep Competition before October 29, you and a friend could snag tickets to your local stop of the tour. Headbanging and moshing probably weren’t part of your childhood nighttime routine, but they can be now. Just remember to brush your teeth first!

Party In The Bahamas With Tony Lucca, Sister Hazel, And More!

We all daydream about a tropical vacation during the work day, but what if you could win a trip to the Bahamas for you and a friend with just a few clicks of your mouse? Spend a little time judging on OurStage and this little dream could become your reality.

Oh, and did we mention that you’d be traveling on the hottest ship around? Artists including Sister Hazel, The Voice‘s Tony Lucca, NEEDTOBREATHE, and OurStage favorites Bronze Radio Return will be providing the entertainment. Booze, food, sun and live music on the high seas. What could be better?

Judge in the “Rock Boat Lucky 13″ Competition now for your chance to win big!


Congratulations To Shallow Royale, Winners Of The Guitar Player “Take The Lead” Competition!

The results are finally in! For weeks, OurStage guitarists have been battling each other and melting faces with their gnarliest riffs and licks, all for a chance to win our Guitar Player “Take The Lead” Competition. However, there was only one band mighty enough to take the lead and conquer all. The winner of this ongoing shredfest is Shallow Royale for their song “Son Of Liberty.” Based out of American Canyon, Calif., this three-piece has stuck it out through many obstacles, recently with the addition of a new bassist, to keep their big sound alive. The winning guitar solo is played by Chase Crow, one of two brothers who are founding members of the band. Check out Chase’s incredible riffs in the playlist below.

As their prize, not only will they be featured in an upcoming issue of Guitar Player magazine, but they will also be taking home a year’s supply of Ernie Ball strings and accessories! So congratulations, Shallow Royale. Your axe-wielding skills have fared you well. May the rock be with you.


Calling All Metalheads – Enter The Ernie Ball Metal Competition!

Do you think you have what it takes to claim the throne as the most epic master of metal? Then enter your best song in this month’s Metal Channel for your chance to win a year’s supply of Ernie Ball strings and accessories! We’re looking for the most brutal breakdowns, visceral vocals, epic riffs, and relentless basslines on OurStage. So crank up those amps and get in your power stance. It’s time to raise some hell. Click here to enter to enter now!

Calling All Music Fans! Help OurStage And Win Free Concert Tickets To The Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour!

Do you thrive on seeking out the hottest new music? Do you spend countless hours aiming to expose the most talented bands and hardworking musicians? If so, OurStage and the “Rock Yourself To Sleep” Competition are in need of your expertise!

You, the fans, will play an essential role in deciding who will perform as the opening act in seven different regions on the 2012 Rock Yourself To Sleep tour.  As a thank you for your time and efforts, each person that votes will be entered for a chance to win two concert tickets to the tour.

So if you want to see Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, I The Mighty, Hail The Sun and The Orphan, The PoetGET VOTING! Contest ends October 29.

Click here to view the competition FAQ’s.
Click here to view the official rules.


Meet The Winners Of The Intel® “Canada Superstars” Competition!

We made it folks! After three rounds of competition, hundreds of entrants from all over the Great White North and thousands of fans making their voices heard, we have our winners for the Intel® “Canada Superstars” Competition! These seven acts represent some of the best that their respective genres, and Canada, has to offer. Musically speaking, in any case. So without further ado, here are your winners and their winning entries! And thanks to all of the musicians who entered the competition! You really gave these guys a run for their loonies. Continue reading ‘Meet The Winners Of The Intel® “Canada Superstars” Competition!’


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