Warm Up The Crowds For Hot Chelle Rae

You’ve got the potential hit songs, the killer live show, the attitude and the look, now you’re ready to take the rock and roll world by storm. All you need is an opportunity to let your music shine, and that’s precisely what we’ve queued up for you here at OurStage. The charismatic boys from Hot Chelle Rae are looking for an outstanding act to open a December gig in their home town of Nashville, Tennessee. You could be the lucky band closing up the year on the buzz-worthy stage with a hot act! All you need to do is enter your best pop or rock song to the “Hot Chelle Rae Opening Act” Competition by October 31, 2011 and you’ll be in the running for a big gig in Music City.

For more information, check out the Official Rules and the Competition FAQs.

Congrats To Buckeye Knoll From OurStage And Ernie Ball!

Every good band begins with an interesting back-story, and for Buckeye Knoll, it all starts with Doug Streblow. The young songwriter took a “sabbatical from life” in the woods of California”what resulted was a book of hand-crafted songs that would form the foundation for the California-based trio. The group consists of two guitarists and a bass player, so they doubtless go through a lot of strings. Lucky for them, we’ve got that covered.

OurStage and Ernie Ball are happy to do our part for Buckeye Knoll by supplying them with a year’s supply of guitar and bass strings. For this, they can thank you, the fans, who put them in the Top 10 of our Indie Pop Channel for April 2011. Congratulations to Buckeye Knoll for winning the April Ernie Ball Indie Pop Grand Prize, may you rock them in good health.

Intel And Cakewalk Present The Intel Superstars Competition!

Intel has partnered with Cakewalk, industry leaders of music creation and recording software, to bring artists the “Intel ‘Superstars’ Competition” hosted by OurStage. Artists entering the competition will have the opportunity to win incredible prizes including personal computers based on Intel® Coreâ„¢ Processor technology along with Cakewalk music software. At the end of the competition, one lucky Grand Prize Winner, as chosen by a panel of music industry experts in January 2011, will receive a check for $10,000! The competition will feature three genre-based channels: Latin, urban and singer-songwriter. The channels open on September 1st and close October 22nd, so make sure to enter to get your shot at the prizes! For more information and official rules head to the Intel Facebook page here.

Judges Needed For Final Stretch Of The Intel Superstars Competition

Last month, Intel and Cakewalk partnered to sponsor the Intel Superstars Competition powered by OurStage. The competition takes place across three genre’s of music; rock, pop and country.  The Top 5 artists from each of the three competition channels will receive prize packages including personal computers based on Intel Core Processor technology along with Cakewalk music software. Submissions have flooded in since July 1st so it’s no surprise the three channels collectively contain over 3,000 entries! This many entries requires a lot of judging, and that means these artists need YOUR help now more than ever to make it to the top. All the judging takes place on Facebook, so be sure to head over to Intel’s Facebook page to vote for your favorite artist.

Judges Needed For The Vibe.com And Ernie Ball Channels

Throughout the month of August, OurStage artists have battled for their opportunity to win great opportunities from VIBE.com, AllHipHop.com and Ernie Ball. They’ve made it this far, but they need YOUR help to secure a spot at the top of the heap. VIBE.com and AllHipHop.com teamed up with OurStage to give artists in the Rap, Hip Hop and Alternative Hip Hop Channels a shot at scoring themselves the ultimate up-and-coming feature on BOTH Web sites. One grand prize winner in this competition will have their winning song and a Q&A  featured on both Web sites as well as be included in mash-ups by resident DJ’s at VIBE.com. With your help, one aspiring urban artist could catch their big break.

Over at Ernie Ball, all eyes are on the ladies in the female Singer-Songwriter Channel this month to offer one lucky artist a year’s supply of strings.  One winner can cross guitar and bass strings off their weekly shopping list for an entire year! Head over to the OurStage music channels to begin judging now.

Viewer Discretion Advised: Vote Your Favorite Videos To The Top Of The Charts

Next week marks the official end of August’s regular judging season, and unfortunately the end of summer as well. Luckily, there are tons of hot music videos on OurStage to keep you sizzling through September. But your favorite artists and directors need your help to climb the charts and claim the grand video prize of $1,000. Just imagine all the cool stuff you could do in a music video with that kind of cash padding. As we near the end of the month, some killer videos are closing in on that coveted top spot. So make sure to put your voting chops to good use and check out some of the videos climbing the charts below.

All That You Are – Exile Kings

Currently Competing in Rock Videos

One Way Love – ColorFire

Currently Competing in Pop Videos

Try Anything – Sierra Noble

Currently Competing in Country Videos

Meet The Second Batch Of Winners For The Shout It Out With Hanson Competition In July!

It’s confirmation time for the second batch of winners for the Shout it Out With HANSON competition! Winners for Mesa, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco were announced earlier this week and today we’re excited to announce the winners for Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Spokane, Boise, Salt Lake City and Boulder! These lucky artists are getting a shot at opening for HANSON on tour stops in their hometown. Check out the bands, their tunes, and their local competition below.

Meet The Winners For The Shout It Out With HANSON Competition In July

In support of their new album Shout it Out, the boys from HANSON have partnered with OurStage to give up-and-coming artists the opportunity to open for them on their summer tour. By entering the “Shout it Out With HANSON” Competition on OurStage, 23 winning acts from around the country have already had the opportunity to open for the pop trio. In July, artists in 12 cities across the US were given their shot at opening for the band by entering their songs in region-based channels.

Over 1,200 acts submitted their material in hopes of securing an opening spot in their hometown, but only 12 are walking away with the grand prize. In addition to performing at their hometown tour stop, each grand prize winner will receive free tickets to the show so their friends and family can be there to watch them rock out. Each act was hand-picked by HANSON and their people out of the Top 20 artists of every regional channel. You can check out the winners for Mesa, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco below. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Spokane, Boise, Salt Lake City and Boulder!

Mesa Winner
You Hang Up
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Anaheim Winner
View Profile | Listen to Sparrow | See All Entrants
Los Angeles Winner
View Profile | Listen to Karmina | See All Entrants
San Diego Winner
The Patchwork Quilt Fallacy
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San Francisco Winner #1
Red Light Circuit
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San Francisco Winner #2
Motel Drive
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Meet The Winners Of The John Mayer Side Stage Warfare Competition In July

Winning artists from the June John Mayer “Side Stage Warfare” Competition recently rocked out arena-sized crowds at venues in Scranton, Boston, Cleveland and Indianapolis. In July, we offered artists the chance at nabbing a side-stage slot on John Mayer’s “Battle Studies” tour in Phoenix, Atlanta, Houston and West Palm Beach. Over 1,000 artists submitted their music in July for a shot at the stage and the battling was fierce throughout the month.

The dust has settled since then, and now 4 acts are on their way to playing in front of thousands of screaming fans. Hand-picked from the Top 20 of each channel by John Mayer and his team, these artists have won not only a chance to play on the summer “Battle Studies” tour, but also free tickets to the show so their friends and family can be there to cheer them on. Check out the winners and their OurStage profiles below:

Atlanta Winner
The Kicks
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Houston Winner
View Profile | Listen to SleeperStar | See All Entrants
Phoenix Winner
Jesse Thomas
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West Palm Beach Winner
View Profile | Listen to RIA | See All Entrants

Watch HANSON Stream Live Here On OurStage

As you hopefully know, OurStage’s “Shout It Out with HANSON” Competition has been giving top pop and rock acts the opportunity to open up for HANSON on various tour dates across the country all summer long. In addition, some lucky fans with excellent judging skills have scored tickets to the show along with meet and greets with the famous band of brothers.
The trio has also teamed up with aLive@Hnet to share the on-the-road experience on their own channel. And now they’re letting the OurStage winners and fans in on the action. Before each show HANSON will interview the winning OurStage act, giving these artists the opportunity to ask them questions as well. Afterwards each act performs an acoustic song. If you’re interested in catching all the action live then look no further than OurStage. You can watch the streaming live right here on the site, kicking off tonight (August 7th) with Everfield performing in Kansas City, OH. Check out the rest of the summer’s schedule below, and be sure to catch you favorite OurStage acts streaming live right here.
Everfield Adelaide Cedar Avenue Wes Kirkpatrick
8/7 Kansas City, MO –
The Beaumont @ 5pm
8/8 Omaha, NE –
Slowdown @ 5pm
8/10 Minneapolis, MN –
Music @ Zoo Outdoor Amp. @ 6pm
8/12 Milwaukee, WI –
Pabst Theatre @ 6pm
happygolovely LoveSick Radio Canons Caleb Lovely
8/14 Chicago, IL –
House Of Blues @ 5pm
8/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection @ 5pm 8/17 Royal Oak, MI –
Royal Oak Music Theatre @ 5:30pm
8/19 Cleveland, OH –
House Of Blues
@ 5pm
Brooke Annibale Acalasia The Working Hour Crawpuppies
8/20 Pittsburgh, PA –
Carnegie Music Hall
@ 5:30pm
8/21 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
@ 6pm
8/23 Cincinnati, OH – Moonlite Gardens
@ 5:30pm
8/24 Indianapolis, IN –
Egyptian Theatre @ 5pm