Jimmy Kimmel Live! Crowdsources Musical Guests via Ourstage
October 3, 2012: The internets are sending bands onto televisions.
On Monday, a band called Eclectic Approach took the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live after winning the first in a series of monthly concerts on OurStage.
September, 26th, 2012: OurStage.com, a website which styles itself as a music industry social network that emphasises untapped and unsigned talent, announced today that Seattle-based band Eclectic Approach -- which won the site's second season of its OurStage Panel web series -- will be kicking off a new partnership with "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that will see the quintet perform their track "Cool" on the show October 1.
For more information, visit: http://www.billboard.biz/
August 2nd, 2012: Recently the website OurStage.com held a competition to find a great undiscovered act to open for Drake’s Club Paradise Tour. The winner would be the first opening act, and have chances to perform on the same stage as artists such as Waka Flocka Flame, J.Cole, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, French Montana, and of course, Drake. The winner got a short opening slot in every city on the tour.
For more information, visit: http://www.stupidope.com/
July 31st, 2012: Dreams do come true and for Jitta On The Track, he was granted the opportunity of a lifetime when he won Our Stage’s contest to be an opener on Drake’s Club Paradise tour. In this video, you’ll see the beginning to the end as he reflects upon the chance and how it’s affected his career already. Sounds like one eye might need to be kept open on Jitta.
For more information, visit: http://www.thesermonsdomain.com/
July 25, 2012: YouTube sensations Megan and Liz took a stand against bullies and performed at Akoo and OurStage.com’s Band Against Bullying Concert in NYC last week. The twin sisters also got to share the stage with Hot Chelle Rae. The free concert also had some special video messages from One Direction, Justin Bieber and The Fray.
For more information, visit: http://www.bopandtigerbeat.com/
July 25, 2012: OURSTAGE.COM, AKOO and SECRET MEAN STINKS held their first BAND AGAINST BULLYING event last FRIDAY (7/20) at BB KINGS in NYC, and the show has garnereda lot of attention for the cause, not to mention stellar reviews. The free concert featured YOUTUBE sensations MEGAN & LIZ, HOT CHELLE RAE, and OURSTAGE winning artist and "American Idol" finalist TIM HALPERIN, among others.
For more information, visit: http://www.allaccess.com/
June 20, 2012: Teen music sensations and YOUTUBE stars MEGAN & LIZ are joining forces with digital video network AKOO, leading music discovery destination OURSTAGE.COM and SECRET MEAN STINKS to battle against bullying.
The 19-year-old fraternal twin sisters from NASHVILLE, whose songs have received more than 160 million views on YOUTUBE - including the anti-bullying anthem “Are You Happy Now?” - will headline “Band Against Bullying,” a free concert to be held FRIDAY, JULY 20th at 12 noon at NEW YORK's BB KINGS BLUES CLUB.
For more information, visit: http://www.allaccess.com/
May 31, 2012: OurStage.com, the premier digital music site for undiscovered talent, is expanding their dynamic team with the appointment of two new industry heavyweights -- Lee Rubenstein has joined as Chief Revenue Officer and Scott Nelson has joined as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Their addition will bolster the brand’s already tremendous growth, and help further distinguish OurStage as the premier destination for music discovery, helping emerging new artists increase their fan base and gain broader exposure to their music through exciting opportunities and exclusive competitions and products.
For more information, visit: http://eon.businesswire.com
May 31, 2012: You don't necessarily have to have a hit record on radio to be a part of Club Paradise. Drake shows love to the up-and-comers as well — after all, he does fancy himself an underground king. Connecticut MC Jitta entered a contest and won an opening spot on the celebrated tour. Drake chose him personally.
"I entered for a Drake competition to get on the Club Paradise Tour and they chose me, Drake chose me to get onstage. So I'm on with 2 Chainz, Waka, all of 'em," Jitta said. "I think it's because I have a different style from everybody else on the tour, more of a hip-hop, laid-back type of tone."For more information, visit: www.mtv.com
May 26, 2012: Warped Tour has announced the OurStage.com Stage, which will feature bands from the East Coast on 22 dates of the tour. You can check out the video announcement in the replies. Below that video, you can see the bands that are playing each stage at the tour - the main stage, called the Kia Rio Stage, includes All Time Low, Four Year Strong, New Found Glory and Yellowcard, among others.For more information, visit: www.absolutepunk.net
May 25, 2012: An announcement video for the Ourstage.com Stage at this year's Vans Warped Tour can be seen below.For more information, visit: www.altpress.com
May 18, 2012: Canada + country + Capital Hoedown? Good times to be had in Ottawa this August.
Following the hugely successful first year of Capital Hoedown Showdown, OurStage.com and Capital Hoedown, Canada's biggest country music festival, are teaming up for another year to offer one undiscovered country artist the chance to perform on the same stage as Taylor Swift at Capital Hoedown 2012. The three-day festival takes place in Ottawa, Ontario from Aug. 10 through Aug. 12.For more information, visit: www.artistdirect.com
May 7, 2012: There are already a cavalcade of artists opening for Drake on the upcoming leg of his Club Paradise Tour, including 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka and Meek Mill. But one lucky up-and-coming rapper will win the opportunity to join their ranks for 20 dates in a new contest, open today through May 11th.For more information, visit: www.thefader.com
May 7, 2012: Drizzy, OurStage and the Real Hip Hop Network have created a contest, and the prize is opening 20 shows during Drake’s Club Paradise summer tour. From May 7 to 11, fans will vote on all of the submissions received on the OurStage website, and the final selection will be made from the 100 artists who receive the most votes.For more information, visit: www.torontolife.com
May 7, 2012: A new contest is offering upstart rappers a chance to join the ranks of French Montana, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, J. Cole, and Waka Flocka Flame as an opener on Drake's summer Club Paradise tour...The winner, which will be chosen by Drake, Real Hip Hop, and OurStage from the 100 artists who garner the most votes, will appear on 20 dates of the tour, from May 17 in Houston, Texas through June 17 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.For more information, visit: www.pitchfork.com
April 25, 2012: Larry Gee's summer just got a lot more hectic. It was announced today that the former front-man for Odis won the Ourstage.com Warped National competition, and his prize is a spot on 22 dates during this year's Warped Tour. On the strength of his insanely catchy "Yo Mama," Gee will perform on the OurStage.com Stage... According to OurStage.com, over 1,600 musicians vied for the slot, with more than 112,000 "battle rounds" used to determine the eventual winner.For more information, visit: www.dfw.com
April 2, 2012: Coors Light Search for the Coldest also continues its partnership with OurStage, a leading destination for new music discovery, who provides opportunities for emerging artists to open for, be mentored by, or collaborate with established artists. The website, www.SearchForTheColdest.com, will allow hip-hop fans to vote for the artist they believe should advance to the final round of the competition. Fans will also have the chance to win daily prizes, including trips to the ESSENCE Music Festival, and the Search for the Coldest grand finale in New York City.For more information, visit: www.prnewswire.com
March 23, 2012: Top digital music destination for unsigned bands OurStage.com is offering bands the chance to play the Warped Tour, which hits the Palace of Auburn Hills on June 6. One new band will be taken out to play all 22 dates of the tour, while 22 more bands will be selected to play at their own local Warped show. That means that there could be two new Detroit bands playing the Detroit Warped show.For more information, visit: www.artistdirect.com
March 21, 2012: OurStage.com , the premiere digital music destination for unsigned artists, is offering musicians the opportunity of a lifetime to play on the OurStage.com Stage during the 2012 Warped Tour . The festival is known for breaking undiscovered, fresh performers and turning them into music superstars. For the first time, OurStage will sponsor a stage for twenty-two stops of the legendary festival.For more information visit: www.groundcontrolmag.com
March 20, 2012: OurStage.com, the premiere digital music destination for unsigned artists, is offering musicians the opportunity of a lifetime to play on the OurStage.com Stage during the 2012 Warped Tour. The festival is known for breaking undiscovered, fresh performers and turning them into music superstars. For the first time, OurStage will sponsor a stage for twenty-two stops of the legendary festival.For more information visit: www.bassmusicianmagazine.com
March 13, 2012: Described as "the premier digital music destination for unsigned artists," OurStage.com is giving 23 acts the chance to perform at the 2012 Warped Tour. The grand prize winner will perform on the OurStage.com sponsored stage at 22 of the festival's tour stops, transported in a private tour bus provided by OurStage. In addition, 22 other bands will get to play the OurStage.com stage at the Warped Tour stop closest to them.For more information visit: www.pollstar.com
March 8, 2012: OurStage is looking for 23 lucky bands to perform on the OurStage.com stage at this year's Vans Warped Tour.
One (1) Grand Prize Winner from the OurStage "Warped" National Competition will receive the opportunity to perform on the OurStage.com Stage for 22 stops of the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. Enter by March 27, 2012.
March 7, 2012: Louisville's Dave Moisan has won ESPN's "Who's Next?" contest, and his original song "Don't Need to Worry 'Bout Me" is being featured through Sunday as part of the network's "Championship Week Presented by Dick's Sporting Goods." Moisan survived voting that began in January at Ourstage.com, competing in a format based on March Madness tournament brackets.For more information visit: www.courier-journal.com
March 7, 2012: Gavin DeGraw is all smiles as he lands at LAX Airport on Saturday (March 3) in Los Angeles....Also pictured inside is Gavin judging the OurStage Panel...a web series that searches for undiscovered musicians and runs through mid-March. The winner will be chosen and announced at this year's SXSW conference!For more information visit: www.justjared.com
March 1, 2012: Gavin DeGraw – who's also a judge on the Web series "The OurStage Panel," which runs through mid-March (panel.ourstage.com). Its aim is to give undiscovered singer/songwriters a shot at the big time.For more information visit: www.nypost.com
February 22, 2012: OurStage.com, the premier digital music destination for unsigned artists, unveiled Season 2 of their original music competition web series, The OurStage Panel last week. Located at http://panel.ourstage.com, the series is the first of its kind to give top-ranked independent artists the opportunity to hear authentic feedback, in front of a live audience, from music industry heavyweights, a process that is normally done behind the scenes. Acclaimed singer/songwriter, Gavin DeGraw will also appear on the first four episodes as a guest judge.For more information visit: www.artistdirect.com
February 19, 2012:OurStage.com, the digital music platform for unsigned artists, has begun the second season of The OurStage Panel original music competition web-series. The music series gives sixteen independent artists the opportunity of vying in a month long competition leading to a finale to be filmed at the "official OurStage.com SXSW 2012 party." The winning prizes are $5,000, a professional video package, and a music licensing mentorship. Musician Gavin DeGraw will be on board as a guest judge for the first part of the series.For more information visit: www.musicwatchblog.blogspot.com
February 16, 2012:Located at panel.ourstage.com,the series gives top-ranked independent artists the opportunity to hear authentic feedback, in front of a live audience, from music industry heavyweights, a process that is normally done behind the scenes. Acclaimed singer/songwriter, Gavin DeGraw will also appear on the first four episodes as a guest judge.For more information visit: www.intunemonthly.com
February 8, 2012:Many musical artists build their fan base in the local community or on a college campus before hitting the mainstream. Beginning back in Jan. 21, ESPN has showcased music from 12 artists in select men's college basketball telecasts and given the fans the opportunity to determine the next band that should garner a national following. ESPN worked with Ourstage.com – a leading destination for music listening, discovery, and quality editorial content – to secure the bands for participation and handle the voting.For more information visit: www.migratemusicnews.com
Janurary 12, 2012:Ourstage.com Launches Songs Of The Revolution, An Original Recording Session SeriesOurStage.com, the premier destination for indie music discovery, has launchedSongs of the Revolution, a series of live recordings that showcase the raw talent of buzz-worthy artists touring through Boston, the historical hub of revolution.For more information visit: www.top40-charts.com
December 12, 2011:New artist discovery site OURSTAGE.COM will air the season one finale of the OURSTAGE PANEL this THURSDAY (12/15). ALL ACCESS attended the taping of the packed house finale at the CANAL ROOM in NEW YORK CITY on 11/28. Dozens of music industry luminaries were on hand to witness the judging, and a live performance by RCA artists HOT CHELLE RAE.For more information visit: www.artistdirect.com
November 30, 2011: OurStage.com, the premier destination for indie music discovery, has launched Songs of the Revolution, a series of live recordings that showcase the raw talent of buzz-worthy artists touring through Boston, the historical hub of revolution. What a perfect pairing. Artists are invited into Moontower Studio in Somerville, Mass. to record a live session with OurStage Community Manager and Producer, Scott Janovitz. Audio recordings of the sessions are then made available for streaming and free download on OurStage.com.For more information visit: www.artistdirect.com
November 30, 2011: Congratulations to MATT BAILLE, who was named the winner of OURSTAGE.COM's THE OURSTAGE PANEL finale, held MONDAY evening (11/28) at the CANAL ROOM in NYC.THE OURSTAGE PANEL gives emerging OURSTAGE.COM artists the opportunity to be reviewed and critiqued by top industry professionals from a variety of disciplines across the music industry.For more information visit: www.allaccess.com
November 1, 2011:OurStage.com is a place where independent music artists attempt to get noticed, and where people looking for a reprieve from the mainstream can find bands that "no one else" knows about yet. In partnership with MTV, the site offers competitions and instant visitor feedback so that these artists can figure out what's working and what's not, and reach a wide audience unique to the internet. Now, the site has created a web series called The OurStage Panel, which premiered today and offers selected artists feedback from the pros: former and current executives, agents, and producers who can give them honest critiques about their music. And oh yeah, it's a competition.For more information visit: www.reelseo.com
October 24, 2011:Kid Rock is looking for an opening act for his upcoming concert in Denver. The announcement was posted on his facebook page.He's looking for an acoustic solo artist or duo. They would open his December 1st show in Denver.For more information visit: www.wxyz.com
October 9, 2011:OurStage.com announced today that they will give one lucky emerging pop or rock artist the opportunity to open for pop-rock band Hot Chelle Rae. From October 1, 2011 until October 31, 2011 artists can upload an original song that best represents their music to OurStage.com for consideration. Fans will then have the opportunity beginning on October 7, 2011 until November 7, 2011 to listen to the submissions and rank their favorites.For more information visit: www.mi2n.com
September 19, 2011:Today Ourstage.com, New Era, Rolling Stone magazine and DJ Irie, announced a competition to give up-and-coming DJs their big break. The highly anticipated New Era "Fly Your Own Flag" DJ Competition, powered by Ourstage, offers aspiring DJs from across the United States the opportunity to win the chance to guest DJ at a New Era sponsored party featuring DJ Irie at Miami, Florida's Mansion Nightclub.For more information visit: www.prweb.com
September 17, 2011:Today's Cool Site of the Day is Our Stage. Listen to music for free. Discover great new independent artists. Judge and elevate the greatest. More than 40 styles of music, including rock, pop, country, urban.For more information visit: www.coolsiteoftheday.com
September 16, 2011:The four-member band from the Mile High City bested thousands of other bands in the contest held on OurStage.com, emerging from an eight-week peer judging stage to make it to the field of the final 100. They were chosen from that group by members of Jane's Addiction themselves for the top prize. The announcement of their selection was made Thursday.For more information visit: www.examiner.com
August 31, 2011: David Kirton's 'Time for Change'song continues to make space in the crowed rooms of the internet. His modern roots singer songwriter approach to reggae music caught the ears of the editorial team at OurStage, a popular Internet music site. OurStage seeks out Independent artists that sound similar to national artists they are currently featuring in interviews. 'Time for Change' is being featured in the Ziggy Marley Interview titled "Like Ziggy Marley? then you'll love……For more information visit: www.bajanreporter.com
August 14, 2011: Record Label Door announces four extraordinary artists who are ready for a record label deal; Skyler, Zoe Ann, Raging Geisha, and Aria Tesolin will be featured in the August edition of The Record Label Door A & R Tip Sheet. Adult Contemporary, Classical-Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Aria Tesolin is an international digital media sensation who has attracted over 6.4 million viewers on YouTube. Today, her song 'Dolce' just hit number One (1) on MTV's partner, OurStage's world charts.For more information visit: www.prweb.com
August 08, 2011: Wicked Saints is a folk-rock/americana band that lets all the influences in. Rock, folk, reggae, blues, country music all poke their heads in at some point. But it's more about letting each individual song say what it needs to say, the way it needs to say it. We're lining up tour dates in San Diego, New Orleans and Austin, in addition to our home-base of Los Angeles. The Way I'm Strung is off to a nice start already. It hit #1 on OurStage.com Indie Rock category in December, and #2 in January or this year.For more information visit: www.mi2n.com
August 04, 2011: Gawain Mathews Music Studio is proud to have one of its own hit it big. Sheila Star, a recording artist with the music studio, was ranked as the top artist in the "Best of Pop" category on Ourstage.com for the week of July 8. Sheila bested hundreds of other artists for this coveted spot that was earned by receiving thousands of votes for her music. Two of her songs ("Keeps Me Alive" and "Bad Dream") have reached number one on the website.For more information visit: www.sfgate.com
July 25, 2011:Continuing its support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, and Travis Barker today announced Twin Berlin as the winner of Guitar Center's Your Next Record unsigned artist competition. After an intense 8-week period of peer judging through OurStage.com, Barker personally selected the winning band from the top 100 artists entered, sending one talented unsigned band into Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles with the acclaimed drummer and producer.For more information visit: www.reuters.com
July 24, 2011: A few of Ms. Solovay's songs have received acclaim. "Hearts Collide" was featured on an episode of "90210" in 2010 (and included on the soundtrack), and in 2008 she won the New York Songwriters Circle young songwriter award for "Gone," a song about feeling left behind. She wrote "Flaws and All" about best friends, which the film producer Joe Dante featured in the film "The Hole." But Ms. Solovay said her biggest achievement was opening for Mr. Mayer. Fans voted for her on Ourstage.com, and on July 24, 2010, she took the stage in front of 18,000 people in Scranton, Pa.For more information visit: www.nytimes.com
June 20, 2011:Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas, the bilingual/bi-cultural network for US Latinos, and OurStage.com announce an ongoing partnership to unite emerging artists, music lovers and industry professionals to discover the next great Latino artist. The brands will fuse their music expertise and join forces to create the rebranded "Tr3s Latin Music Channel" featuring original music made by the Latino artists within their 175,000+ Artist Community. New monthly editorial prize "El Headliner" (The Headliner) will award one artist from within the Top 20 fan-ranked music channel unparalleled exposure across the network's on-air and digital platforms. "Tr3s Latin Music Channel" is available on ourstage.tr3s.com.For more information visit: www.reuters.com
June 20, 2011:Bilingual network for U.S.-based Latinos Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más is partnering with ourstage.com to unite new acts, fans and music industry pros to introduce undiscovered Latino artists. By combining resources, the newly re-branded site Tr3s Latin Music Channel will feature original music from a virtual community of about 175,000 artists. Each month, one act from the top-ranking positions will be awarded the opportunity to be seen across the network's on-air and digital platforms.For more information visit: www.billboard.biz
April 12, 2010: Lilith organizers present a schedule listing 36 shows with the tour kicking off in Calgary at McMahon Stadium June 27 and ending in Dallas at Superpages.com Center Aug. 16. As to the artist lineup for each city, today's announcement says there are only two constants on this tour – headliner Sarah McLachlan and the Lilith Local Talent Search OurStage.com winner – with the rest of the 11-artist lineup differing from town to town.For more information visit: www.pollstar.com
March 5, 2010: During his keynote at the Billboard Music & Money Symposium yesterday Van Toffler, President of MTV Networks Music Group MTV Networks, announced a partnership with OurStage.com to develop an array of promotional initiatives for emerging talent. OurStage's fan voting platform will be used to discover performers for showcasing across on air and online MTV properties.
Each week MTV will spotlight an emerging artist from OurStage in "Needle in the Haystack" Artists will be interviewed by MTV Music bloggers and promoted heavily as an "artist to watch" across MTVN's sites and social network channels. OurStage artists will also get their music in select MTVN air programming and its fan base will help power the next installment of CMT's Music City Madness Competition and a new iteration of MTV's $5 Cover.For more information visit: www.hypebot.com
March 4, 2010: MTV Networks is teaming up with OurStage to help promote new artists. Under the deal, MTV will showcase artists that rise to the top of OurStage's voting process on its various TV shows and other platforms.For more information visit: www.billboard.biz
February 28, 2010: Companies that provide web sites and digital tools for artists have also flourished. OurStage, SliceThePie, Soundcloud, Hello Music, Topspin Media and Nimbit help artists seeking to further their careers, market to fans or collaborate with other musicians.For more information visit: www.billboard.biz
November 11, 2009: Lilith 2010 has partnered with OurStage.com to run the "Lilith Local Talent Search," dedicated to finding "the next best emerging female musicians across North America."..."We are really excited to be partnering with OurStage.com," Lilith co-founder Terry McBride said. "It was extremely important to us to choose a partner that was artist friendly, had a strong platform for discovering regional talent, and had the ability to enable the fans to sort through the best music in a scalable and fair manner. Together, we provide an exceptional platform for discovering and promoting the best emerging female artists."For more information visit: www.pollstar.com
August 26, 2009: The leading music discovery destination providing professional opportunities for top-ranked emerging artists, today announced an ongoing partnership to create engaging experiences for up-and-coming musicians and their fans via the OurStage platform. To kick off the partnership, musicians in top markets across the U.S. have been participating in OurStage.com-hosted efforts this summer, and will receive significant exposure through the mtvU Six Flags VMA Tour and MTV's flagship music event, the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.For more information visit: www.reuters.com
July 12, 2009: Since launching publicly back in April 2007 the company has been steadily attracting users to join its service, which enables people to discover new independent artists, rank and share music with others and communicate directly with upcoming singer/songwriters and bands. Thanks to viral growth in combination with dozens of partnerships with music festivals, radio networks and media companies like AOL/WinAmp, OurStage is currently nearing 1 million registered users. The company has also managed to sway 95,000 artists into joining the platform, and in combination with the strong user base they currently receive about 3 million unique visitors on the site every month.For more information visit: www.techcrunch.com
May 12, 2009: OurStage calls itself "the largest independent music Web site on the Internet" and carries the work of more than 80,000 independent musicians... As a music media startup company that began in late 2006 and went live with its Internet content the following March, OurStage also understands the growing pains of being a startup -- and the necessity of deploying storage architectures that are capable of supporting its growing business.For more information visit: www.networkcomputing.com
April 29, 2009: Some highlights from a panel discussion on online music marketing: Get a website ("the central point for all marketing activities should be the artist's website"); direct marketing ("both FanBridge and ReverbNation offer an impressive set of direct marketing tools that can help artists communicate directly with fans"); and services for getting live shows ("there are several companies now providing electronic press kits for artists including OurStage, ReverbNation and Sonicbids.For more information visit: www.billboard.biz
April 20, 2009: Rainn Wilson Uses Twitter to Support Indie Artist: As our Music Appreciation series shows us, celebrities are certain to voice their opinions on music. Mieka Pauley, a singer-songwriter who's been compared to the likes of Cat Power, Neko Case and Patty Griffin, is one of the latest up- and-coming artists to boast a famous fan: 'The Office' actor, Rainn Wilson. The catch? Pauley had no idea until OurStage pointed it out. Pauley realized that Wilson was following her on Twitter when OurStage blogged about it. Complete with an "OMG" and a "wooooo," Pauley commented on the article and said, "I found this out from you guys!"For more information visit: www.spinner.com
March 6, 2009: John Legend fans, those both musically inclined and otherwise, now have an opportunity to meet the R&B icon thanks to OurStage.com's "Be Legendary" contest. Contestants have been invited to cover Legend's new single, "Everybody Knows" and submit their creation to the Radio One contest channel -- no need for those without instrument skills to worry, a capella versions work too! The creator of the winning entry will get a free trip for two to see John Legend in concert, and may even get to perform their rendition onstage with the crooner himself.For more information visit: www.theboombox.com
February 16, 2009: The OurStage Radio iPhone app, specifically focused on fresh talent and songs, pairs nicely with the online discovery engine and is simply the best way to find and enjoy new music. If top 40 music is your thing, then the OurStage app isn't for you, but if you're in search of independent artists across all musical genres, you've come to the right place.For more information visit: www.mashable.com
January 28, 2009: The second annual ACC Superstar competition, which allows aspiring Country music artists to submit their original material, ran from September through November 2008. The competition was hosted online by music discovery specialists OurStage (whose partners include AOL Music, Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot and CMJ). This year's contest drew more than 1,100 artists who competed in 150,000 judging battles with 400,000 unique online visitors voting for their favorite bands.For more information visit: www.citadelmediametworks.com
November 13, 2008: This flow-chart is attempt to create the framework of a basic social media strategy for a band. The chart shows the basic tools of a social media strategy and it illustrates the primary movement of fans within these tools.
For more information visit: Hit Singularity
November 13, 2008: OurStage, a music discovery destination providing professional opportunities for up- and- coming talent, and Grammy Award-winning artist T-Pain today announced they will join forces to discover the next hip-hop or R&B star. Artists can submit their music at http://www.ourstage.com/go/tpain beginning today for a chance to record a single with T-Pain that will be distributed through his online label, Nappy Boy Digital.For more information visit: www.urbanmecca.net
September 9, 2008: OurStage Launches New Social Tools to Connect Artists, Fans and Industry Professionals: We realize the fundamental component of our model is to bring artists and fans together," said Ben Campbell, founder and CEO of OurStage. "With these new social utilities, we are enhancing the music discovery experience and providing fans and artists alike with an unmatched interactive approach to stay connected. Though other services offer fan/artist interaction, OurStage takes it even further by converting the feedback received to help market and promote emerging talent.For more information visit: www.reuters.com
September 2008: Despite the murky economy and the much ballyhooed credit crunch, some investors are seeking opportunities outside the traditional VC comfort zone [...] OurStage Inc [...] snagged Series A funding topping $17 million from Signature Capital, a firm that backs unique companies with high potential. Thanks to that financing, the 2006 startup was able to make significant engineering investments and develop a marketing plan, which has led to a partnership with AOL.For more information visit: www.entrepreneur.com
August 17, 2008: According to Ben Campbell, founder and chief executive officer of OurStage.com, a Web site that allows independent musicians and filmmakers to upload songs and films, major record labels have not outlived their usefulness. "It takes huge sums of money to make a star," he says. And right now, according to Campbell, only the majors have the economic wherewithal to do that, despite the growth of viral videos, internet Web sites such as MySpace and YouTube, and a burgeoning number of independent distributors of music.For more information visit: www.pittsburghlive.com
July 14, 2008: WeMix isn't the only music site using crowd sourcing. Another is OurStage, a Boston-based service that launched last September and now hosts 43,000 acts and 170,000 tastemaker participants. This week, OurStage announced that Live Nation, the nation's largest concert promoter, has agreed to use some of its best unknowns to open 300 of its events.For more information visit: www.money.cnn.com
July 9, 2008: OurStage launched last year as an online network where musicians could meet each other, become part of a community, and essentially use the Web as an online talent show. In a natural next step to its artists' network, OurStage has launched a marketplace that matches talent with venues. Musicians can submit their electronic press kits and become part of the searchable database that venues can tap into in order to find musicians to play gigs.For more information visit: www.mashable.com
July 9, 2008: The Web site's new Marketplace tool allows bands to sign up for a free electronic press kit, which can be viewed by talent buyers across the country. Concert bookers can also listen to music the artist has uploaded to OurStage, which is ranked by fans who use the site. To help push the new online tool, OurStage has teamed up with Live Nation, which has reserved 300 performance slots for the site's top-ranked artists.For more information visit: www.billboard.biz
July 1 , 2008: I've heard that one reason the labels like to use OurStage rather than MySpace to find new talent is that unlike MySpace, OurStage's voting system cannot be gamed by software or web applications, because of the way its contests are structured. Not only does OurStage present bands randomly, so that you can't point an automated voting mechanism at it or vote on your friends' bands over and over, because voting on that site involves working your way through a lot of other entries on a random basis. The site also looks at the behavior of the voters and discounts votes from members whose traffic patterns indicate that they are just blazing through the site looking for the same bands to vote for.For more information visit: www.wired.com
April 25, 2008: Radio is great because it moves a lot of listeners at once. The Internet is great because it's so engaging and involving. When you link the two, you often create magic. And sometimes you also create a revenue opportunity. Here's one such example with a site called OurStage, which enables music artists from around the country (or around your neighborhood) to compete and be judged by listeners in a scam-proof setting.For more information visit: www.hear2.com