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