Changes to the monthly competitions

Hi and welcome back to Amazing OurStage. We want to let you know that there will be changes to the prizes we are offering. Every month will be different.
This month we are awarding prizes of $100 to winners of the competition finals. In the future there will be prizes to help your musical career. Check back to find out.

OurStage is now part of Amazing Media

Come back to see the improvements to OurStage over the next few months.

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Help Choose The Winner Of The ESPN “Main Event” Competition

Battles aren’t just for the boxing ring. This month, OurStage artists Circuit Assassins and DIVE will fight for placement on ESPN. The winning act will be featured on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, moving one step closer to winning the Grand Prize: an additional feature on FNF‘s “Images of the Year.” So, will it be the dirty dubstep DJs of the Assassins, or the seasoned alt-rock of DIVE? Make sure you vote for your favorite on our Facebook page by July 31. May the best artist win!


OS @ Warped Series: This Week On Warped Tour — Week 2

Colossal heat, tornadoes–this week serves as proof that NOTHING stops Warped Tour. After a much needed break, the Stage was back in action at the Darien, Scranton, Mansfield, and Camden stops of the tour, which included performances from regional winners Stateside, Jonas Sees In Color, The Organ Beats, and Mirk, Grand Prize Winner Larry g(EE), and national acts Junior Doctor, Patent Pending, Avion Roe and more.

Check out the week’s best Warped Tour moments, on and off the Stage, in our exclusive recap below. Make sure to check out for the full Warped Tour scoop.


Patent Pending rocks big crowds in Burgettstown, PA

Boo! For tips on how best to repurpose your Edward Scissorhands halloween costume, consult Motionless In White

Phone Calls From Home crowd surf, bust out the water guns for Mansfield fans

Continue reading ‘OS @ Warped Series: This Week On Warped Tour — Week 2′

Calling All Guitarists – Enter Now For A Chance To Be Featured In Guitar Player Magazine!

Are you a guitarist? Ever wonder what it would be like to be featured in Guitar Player magazine? Well, now is your chance to put your skills to the test!

If you think you’ve got what it takes, and you have a song on OurStage with a guitar solo longer than 10 seconds, then enter the track in our Guitar Player “Take The Lead” Competition by August 17. Thousands of music fans on Ourstage, along with the staff of Guitar Player magazine, will vote for the best, most shred-tastic song in the competition. The winner will be featured in an upcoming issue of Guitar Player magazine in praise of their glorious riffing.

So plug in that guitar, and start shredding the gnar. The path to glory is only a riff away!

Chasing Blue Snags A Year’s Worth Of Ernie Ball Strings

Few bands can appreciate the value of a year’s worth of free strings like a bluegrass band. For groups that contain banjos, fiddles, mandolins, upright basses, and guitars, re-stringing the entire band before gigs can be tiring and expensive.  That is, unless you’re Chasing Blue. The Boston-based bluegrass group just scored an entire year’s worth of free Ernie Ball strings. Check out their melancholy tune “Bad Water,” which beat out the competition in the Alternative Country Channel to land them the prize. Congrats, guys! Just remember: you still need to do the actual stringing yourselves.

Search For The Coldest Finalists Prepare To Battle In NYC

After months of intense judging and voting, the Coors Light® “Search For The Coldest” Competition has reached its final round, with just eight talented MCs preparing to go head–to–head in a randomly selected freestyle battle live in New York City on July 26.

Winners from the New Orleans, New York, National Video, and National Wildcard Channels will face the regional winners from Baltimore, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Charlotte. Check out the final eight below! When the dust settles onstage, a panel of music industry experts will judge the final performance and officially crown the nation’s coldest MC. Who will be victorious? Stay tuned to find out!

New Orleans


New York

Chris Akinyemi

National Video

Tarik Trotter

National Wildcard

The Lyrical Maze




LS Lane




Felony Fame


OurStage Soloists Jockey For Lead Position

Think you can tell who’ll be the next Jimmy Page and who’ll be just another C.C. Deville (no offense, C.C.)?  Take your ears over to the Guitar Player “Take The Lead” Competition and judge the most shred-tastic solos on OurStage. Your favorite up-and-coming axeman could score an editorial feature in Guitar Player magazine, and a year’s worth of guitar and bass strings from Ernie Ball!  Judge now, and separate the pentatonic noodlers from the super locrian economy pickers. Guitarists, you know what we mean.

Give These Latin Artists A Break!

With just four days to go before the final voting round closes, the five final Latin artists in the Tr3s “Dame Un Break” Competition are racing to pull in the votes necessary to win the Grand Prize—a one-day recording session with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Sebastian Krys and a music video shot in L.A., which will premiere on Tr3s and Check out the music of Radial, Elshamusic, Xcelencia, Lilo, and Lokixximo then vote here for your favorite before July 16 to help decide which artist will finally get their lucky break!

Artists and Fans: Team Up To Band Against Bullying and Akoo “Band Against Bullying”.

Want to show bullying who’s boss?  Join Megan & Liz, the YouTube sensations who’ve received over 160 million views of their anti-bullying anthem “Are You Happy Now?” by entering the “Band Against Bullying” Competition.  One Grand Prize Winner will get to bring their own anti-bullying message to the big stage at B.B. Kings in New York City to perform alongside Megan & Liz along with special guests Hot Chelle Rae. Enter before July 9, 2012 for your chance to win!

Fans can also get in on the action.  Listen to and judge your favorite artist to help decide who’ll snag the Grand Prize and take the stage with Megan and Liz in The Big Apple.

Take the Pledge—Join us in taking the Band Against Bullying Pledge. I promise to BAND AGAINST BULLYING by standing up for those who are pushed down, speaking out against hurtful behavior, and encouraging my friends to do the same. Visit us at to find out how. We speak loudest when we speak together.

Konsept Scores Knockout In June Main Event Competition

After weeks of intense head–to–head competition between Brooklyn indie rockers Midnight Spin and Chicago hip–hop act Konsept, the winner of the June round of the ESPN “Main Event” Competition has been decided.  Konsept, the Chicago-bred emcee nabbed the Grand Prize: a placement of his song “Hero” on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.  He’ll return in August to battle against the other “Main Event” winners for the chance to be featured on Friday Night Fights’ “Images of the Year.”


Sharon Isbin’s Guitar Passion

OurStage, Guitar Player magazine, and Ernie Ball are teaming up this summer to offer aspiring guitarists a chance to win the ultimate Grand Prize. Enter the Guitar Player “Take The Lead” Competition by August 17 for your shot to win your very own feature in Guitar Player magazine, a year’s supply of strings and accessories from Ernie Ball, and more! Throughout the competition, we’ll be bringing you exclusive editorial content, fresh from—enjoy!

“Sharon Isbin isn’t your average internationally renowned, multiple Grammy Award winning, Billboard chart-topping female classical guitarist. In addition to making dozens of recordings of music from the traditional and modern classical guitar repertoires— including nine compositions written specifically for her—and giving hundreds of performances with leading orchestras and ensembles in celebrated venues worldwide, she has also passionately embraced music of other traditions. For example, 2001’s Dreams of a World explored several varieties of folk music from around the globe, and last year’s Journey to the New World bridged British Isles and American folk. Both albums received Grammys.”

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-Published by Barry Cleveland, Guitar Player magazine


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