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Use ‘Judge For Me’ To Engage Fans And Rank Higher

As Round 2 of the Intel Superstars 2013 battle heats up, it’s a good time to remind our artist community about the “Judge For Me” tool. If you’re not using this when trying to rally your fans, you’re blowing it.

“Judge For Me” allows your fans to come to the site and be guaranteed to see your song or video come up within every five battles. Not using this tool might cause your fans to give up judging, since they’re not seeing you enough.

The easiest way to use this is to search for yourself on OurStage.com. In the search results, you’ll see the “Judge For Me” button to the right of your name. Click on that button, then share the resulting URL with your fans on social media, email, or whatever works for you. Your fans will go right to that page and can select the channel to support you in.

Note that this is for regular judging rounds. Once a competition has advanced to the semi-finals, there are too few artists in competition for this to work accurately and fairly.

Good luck.

Are You The Next Intel “Superstar?”

Calling all aspiring superstars! OurStage and Intel want to make your dreams come true.

Starting today, Intel is launching the 2013 installment of the “Superstars” competition, and together with OurStage they hope to kickstart the career of music’s next breakout act in the months ahead. Want to be considered? Read on.

We’ve got the bases covered with eight genre-exclusive competition channels for singer-songwriters, pop divas, rock stars, country giants, rap moguls, músicos Latinos, R&B crooners, and Electronic beatmakers.

For the first round, we’re looking for the best of the best in Rock, Pop, Latin, and R&B. Fan judging for Round 1 begins on August 15th. If those genres aren’t for you, stay tuned for Round 2 starting on September 22nd.

If your track makes it to the # 1 spot in your channel, you’ll win a package that includes an Intel® Ultrabook™, Blue Microphones microphone, Creative Labs speaker, Gibson Brands Inc, electric guitar with case*, HMDX Bluetooth wireless speaker, Orange amplifier, Sonos wireless speaker, and a V-MODA metal headphone. The Top 20 from each channel will be entered into Round 3, which will determine the overall Top 20. From those finalists, the grand prize winner will be selected by a panel of judges.

*NOTE: The electronic winner will not receive the Gibson Brands Inc. electric guitar, but will receive the Gibson Brands Inc. Stanton USB Mixstation.

If you’re ready to launch your career, click here and submit your best song today!

 

LATIN ARTISTS: Your Opportunity To Become The Next ‘El Headliner’ Is Running Out!

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!

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.

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!

Urban Artists: Coors Light®’s ‘Search For The Coldest’ Competition Is Back!


We know many of you have been waiting for a new competition, and today we’re excited to announce that Coors Light® has just launched the 2013 installment of their ‘Search For The Coldest‘ Competition.

Whether you consider yourself a hip hop artist or rapper, ‘Search For The Coldest’ is your opportunity to take your career to the next level. All you have to do to enter is upload your best song by april 27 to the SFTC website and tell your fans to vote for you. One lucky winner will receive a check for $20,000, as well as a guest verse from Bun B, a beat from DJ Drama, and Editorial coverage from Vibe and Complex.

What are you waiting for? Click here to enter today!

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!

A Lot Like Birds End “Rock Yourself To Sleep” Tour With Pillow Fight

Last month we held a competition offering OurStage artists a chance to open for multiple dates of the “Rock Yourself To Sleep” tour with Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, I The Mighty, Hail The Sun, and The Orphan, The Poet. Judging from the following video, it looks like the tour was a blast. A Lot Like Birds seem to have taken the theme of the tour pretty seriously, ending their set on the last date with an all out mosh pit pillow fight on stage and in the crowd. Check out the comfy carnage below:

If you like A Lot Like Birds, then you might also like OurStage’s own The Origin Animate.

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Rock Boat Competition Final Chance To Judge And Win Cruise Tickets!

Bathing suit? Check. Suntan lotion? Check. Sunglasses and an iPod filled with your favorite artists? Check, check. If you’re wondering what we’re preparing you for, it’s the “Rock Boat Lucky 13 Competition” grand prize for fans!

This February, The Rock Boat will set sail for Great Stirrup Cay, packed with some major talent from the likes of Sister HazelNEEDTOBREATHERoger Clyne and the Peacemakers and OurStage’s own, Bronze Radio Return. And that’s just the start.

By simply judging your favorite artist in the “Rock Boat Lucky 13 Competition” by Dec. 14, you’ll be entered to win a five-day cruise for you and a friend aboard the Rock Boat, headed from beautiful Miami to sunny Great Stirrup Cay.

So what are you waiting for? Get judging, and don’t forget those summer items. You just may need them.

 

OurStage Introduces Expanded Electronic Channels

Greetings OurStagers. We have some exciting news for the producers and EDM-ers among you. For the first time ever we have expanded our Electronic channels to include the following genres; House, Electro, Dubstep, and Downtempo. EDM has gone through a major facelift since its last time in the spotlight during the 90s and we think our channel selections reflect that. The channel definitions are as follows, and be sure to check out the examples of the type of music appropriate.

House – House music is a subset of EDM that must be built off of a 4×4 drumbeat. Slick productions and euphoric feelings should be primary elements of the music submitted here. Everything from Avicii style progressive-house to Richie Hawtin style tech-house is appropriate.

Electro – Unlike our House Channel, there is no required drumbeat for Electro (but keep your 2×4 productions in the Dubstep Channel). Electro submissions should be more aggressive in both style and substance than their House counterparts. Due to the ever-changing landscape of EDM, most upstart genres like moombahton and trap will be appropriate here. Think artists like Justice, Zedd, and Dillon Francis.

Dubstep – Dubstep has morphed and changed drastically over the years, so submit any of your tracks that follow the half-time rhythmic pattern that has become the universal constant of the genre. Whether your music focuses on the deep sub-bass sounds of London or the machine-like sounds of the U.S., Dubstep is the channel for you. Anything from Skream to Skrillex would be appropriate here.

Downtempo – This channel is for any and all electronic music that falls below the intensity level and tempo of club music. Whether you produce chilled-out lounge beats or minimal deep house, your submissions are welcomed here. Artists such as Chris Page, Gramatik, and Daniel Portman would definitely come hang out in our Downtempo Channel.

Enter now!

We hope to expand even further as we grow our EDM community. Please give us any feedback at community@ourstage.com.

 


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