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Calling All Judges To The John Mayer Side Stage Warfare Competition!

John Mayer is hitting the road this summer in support of the release of his new studio album Battle Studies. He’s teamed up with OurStage to provide local artists the opportunity to become supporting acts on the tour, but needs YOUR help to find them! By judging in the John Mayer “Side Stage Warfare” Competition, you are not only helping your favorite artist make it to the top, but are also entering for a chance to win 2 free tickets to the show as part of the John Mayer “Side Stage Warfare” Best Predictor Giveaway. Just think, you could help your favorite artist make it to the top and then be in the audience with a friend to cheer them on live! Check out the official rules here.

Become A Judge For The Vibe.com And Ernie Ball Competitions!

Summer is in full swing and the competition at OurStage is getting hotter by the day. Fortunately for the artists, we have some great prizes in store to help them beat the heat. But they need YOUR help at the judging tables. Help out your favorite OurStage artist by becoming a judge in the “Get Your Music Featured on VIBE.com” and the Singer-Songwriter (Male) Music Channels. With you on their side, July could be their big month.

Ernie Ball’s Year Supply of Strings Giveaway

Ernie Ball is again gearing up to offer one lucky OurStage artist the opportunity to win a year’s supply of strings—a cherished prize for axe-wielders of all shapes and sizes. Last month, they hooked up indie-rockers The Black Rabbits, and now they are turning their gaze towards the crooners in the Singer-Songwriter (Male) Channel.   One of these acts will get to cross strings off the shopping list for an entire year! Check out some of the artists that are currently topping the charts in the Singer-Songwriter (Male) Channel.  For more information, head to the Ernie Ball page here.

Vibe.com Artist Feature

VIBE.com is back at it again to give artists in the Rap, Hip Hop, and Alternative Hip Hop Channels the opportunity to make their voices heard. In April, they gave Rox aka Mr. Young Richie Rich a shot at the top by hosting his mixtape with DJ Irie for the entire month of May. This month, VIBE will be giving one lucky OurStage artist a chance to get their music out in the Get Your Music Featured on VIBE.com competition.  You will be in charge of helping the best of the best get into the spotlight, earning them a chance to grab the ears of the folks at VIBE. With your help, one lucky artist could get their big break. Check out the official rules here.

Announcing The Winners For The Shout It Out With HANSON Competition In June

In support of their new album Shout it Out, HANSON teamed up with OurStage to give 35 lucky artists a once-in-a-lifetime chance to open for the band at their local tour stop. The results for June are finally in, and 23 lucky artists are now on their way to performing in front of thousands of screaming fans. In addition to their performances, each act will also receive 4 tickets to the show that night to watch the band rock out to “MMMBop” and other classic hits. Check out the winning bands and their profiles below to see who is playing at each stop.

Pop and rock artists can still enter for a chance to open for HANSON on 12 additional dates until July 21st here.

Buffalo Winner
Chris Merritt
Philadelphia Winner
The Right Coast
Sayreville Winner
Brightside Drive
Richmond Winner
Brittany Jean
Asheville Winner
Delta Rae
Raleigh Winner
Jonas Sees in Color
Louisville Winner
Matthew Martin
Nashville Winner
Jeffrey James
Memphis Winner
St. Louis Winner
Derren Raser
Kansas City Winner
Omaha Winner
Milwaukee Winner
Cedar Avenue
Chicago Winner
Wes Kirkpatrick
Chicago Winner
Grand Rapids Winner
LoveSick Radio
Royal Oak Winner
Cleveland Winner
Caleb Lovely
Pittsburgh Winner
Brooke Annibale
Columbus Winner
Cincinnatti Winner
The Working Hour
Indianapolis Winner
Tulsa Winner
Phil Marshall

Announcing The Winners Of The John Mayer Side Stage Warfare Competition For Scranton, Boston, Cleveland, And Indianapolis!

After a long and fierce competition last month, the winners are finally in for the June segment of the John Mayer “Side Stage Warfare” Competition. Some of the best acts from the Pop, Indie Pop, and Singer-Songwriter Male and Female Channels came together to duke it out for a chance at the spotlight.

The Top 20 finalists were assembled and narrowed down to just four winners, one act for each city.  The final four will get the opportunity to perform live in front of an audience of thousands and show their hometown how much they can rock. In addition to a spot on the stage, winners will receive free tickets to that night’s show. You can check out the bands below:

Scranton Winner
Sarah Solovay
Boston Winner
Bronze Radio Return
Cleveland Winner
Derren Raser
Indianapolis Winner
The Season

Meet The Artists Heading To NMS 2010

New Music Seminar is only days away and the judges have finally selected Hotspur, Comic Book Heroes, and Yonas as the Top 3 “Artists on the Verge”.  These lucky artists will attend NMS NYC 2010 and perform at an exclusive showcase to compete for a grand prize of over $50,000! Present at the event will be such music industry powerhouses as Jay Frank (CMT), Joe Kennedy (Pandora) and Courtney Holt (MySpace Music). The goal of the competition is to give one lucky artist a “jumpstart” to their career by hooking them up with a killer prize package. While attending NMS, all three acts will benefit from mentoring sessions, publicity opportunities and press kit critiques given by industry experts at the seminar. The grand prize winner, as picked by a panel of music industry executives on July 20th, will receive over $50,000 worth of consultations including a Gibson SG Raw Power Guitar, a showcase at Santo’s Party House in NYC, a custom designed website and much more! Be sure to check back to the OurStage blog for updates on which artist earns the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to kick off their career. Check out the three finalists below.

New Music Seminar Finalists
Listen to Hotspur
Listen to Yonas
Comic Book Heroes
Listen to Comic Book Heroes

Lilith Local Talent Search Winner Announced For Toronto!

It is a busy time in the Toronto vicinity with the MMVA’s and the G20 summit recently taking place, leaving the city and it’s inhabitants ready for a little breather. While the teens recover from their “Beiber fever” screaming fits, the adults are recuperating after their highly spirited showings at the G20 summit.  Aside from this general pandemonium, now is an especially exciting and busy time for another winner in the “Lilith Local Talent Search” Competition. Take a look at the winner for Toronto below.

Lilith Winner
Darrelle London

Ernie Ball Announces Winner For July!

In a month filled with highly-competitive artists and tremendous talents, June proved to be a tough one for the crew over at Ernie Ball.  Though it was hard to sort through all of the talent, they managed to make a decision and reward one lucky band with a year’s supply of strings and accessories.

The Black Rabbits are a quartet from North Carolina with a sound all their own. They describe themselves as having a sound that has “classic chord progression with sensitive lyrics.” This can be noted in each song this young band has incorporated into their aptly-namedEP, The Black Rabbits. Recently they have been making waves and even made an appearance at the Florida GRAMMY’s. With a boatload of new strings,  the tunes are sure to keep flowing!

Take a listen below:

GRAMMY Nominated Artist Drake Says You Can “Thank Me Later”

Drake has teamed up with OurStage to celebrate the release of his new album Thank Me Later and to give an aspiring artist their big break. Starting July 6, 2010, Alternative Hip Hop, Hip Hop, Rap, R&B and Soul artists can upload their hottest track to the Drake “Thank Me Later” Competition Channel for the chance to open for him at the Caribana Concert, at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, Canada on August 1, 2010.

Fans can also enter the Drake “Thank Me Later” Backstage Correspondent Channel by uploading a video submission that answers the question, “Why would I make the best backstage correspondent for the Drake concert at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto?”That’s right, he’s looking for one lucky fan to get behind-the-scenes and share their excitement with the world. Enter for your chance to win beginning July 6, 2010.

Shout It Out with HANSON Is Back!

Did you  miss your chance to enter our “Shout It Out with HANSON” Competition this past month? Well, never fear! Hanson is still looking for opening acts for the second leg of their tour! In case you’re tardy to the party, Hanson—in partnership with OurStage— is looking for openers for their Shout It Out tour. To support the release of their new album Shout It Out the pop/rock trio will hit the road this summer for a two-month tour with dates from July through September.

We’re here to give our artists the chance to perform with a band that holds the Guinness World Record for the loudest concert audience in history and boasts one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world. We encourage pop and rock artists to enter their best original song into the “Shout It Out with HANSON” Music Channels before July 21st to be eligible to open at one of the remaining 12 dates on the second leg of their tour across the US.

Hanson will select winners from the Top 20 finalists in each of the tour stop channels to perform during one of the coveted opening slots. For more information on rules and submissions visit www.ourstage.com/go/hanson.

John Mayer Side Stage Warfare Isn’t Over!

Last month John Mayer had young artists battle it out to become a support act on select dates of his Battle Studies Summer Tour. Well, this month singer-songwriter himself is back to fill up some more spots on the second leg of his American tour! In support of the successful release of his fourth studio album, Battle Studies, John Mayer will continue his tour throughout the summer, and he wants your band there to share the spotlight!

Submissions are open to residents that live within a 500-mile radius of the following tour stop markets: Phoenix, AZ (8/18), Houston, TX (9/5), Atlanta, GA (9/8) and West Palm Beach, FL (9/11).

Starting July 1st, you can enter your best music in the John Mayer “Side Stage Warfare” Competition to battle for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. After the submissions deadline, John Mayer will select winners from the Top 20 finalists to perform on the selected dates. So don’t delay and enter your music today!

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