Guitar Center Announces Keith Urban Contest
Wed, 06 Oct 2010 09:16:25
Continuing its support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center (www.guitarcenter.com), the world's largest musical instrument retailer, announced "Guitar Center's Your Next Record with Keith Urban." The contest is the second installment of a one-of-its-kind, unsigned artist competition that provides emerging artists the chance to win career-altering opportunities. The winning artist in this competition will earn the opportunity to record a 3-song EP with a top producer and have three-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, and performer Keith Urban, also a two-time 2010 CMA nominee, appear on the winning artists' single. What a huge opportunity that Nicole Kidman's hubby is offering. He doesn't just look and sound good – he makes good!
"I'm always ready to do whatever it takes to give aspiring musicians the chance to do what they love," said Urban in a statement. "I think we've all heard someone whose musical talents blow us away and sometimes all that stands between their garage and an arena is a chance. Opportunity. That's what 'Guitar Center's Your Next Record' is all about."
Now through November 30, unsigned artists across the United States are invited to submit their music at YourNextRecord.com for a chance to win the aforementioned prize package, which includes:
• A 3-song EP with a top producer
• Keith Urban to appear on a recording with the winning band
• $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree
• $10,000 in new gear and endorsement deals from Gibson, D'Addario, Planet Waves, and Evans
• An Opening slot on a Keith Urban show
• A feature of the band's single on iTunes
A "Guitar Center Presents Your Next Record with Keith Urban" teaser can be viewed here at http://www.youtube.com/user/GuitarCenterTV?feature=mhum
The opportunity coincides with the release of Urban's new record, Get Closer, which comes out on Tuesday, November 16. It's first single, "Put You In Song" has just been released.
Guitar Center commissioned the leading online music company for unsigned bands, OurStage.com, adopting its proprietary competition management technology, to collect and present each music artist's submissions and allow music fans to rank them using OurStage.com's fan judging software, ensuring that the best artists rise to the top. In addition, all artists will be armed with digital tools to help encourage their fans to judge their submissions as well as other great, unsigned artists. After the eight week submission and judging period, the top 20 artists will be personally evaluated by Keith Urban, with one winner selected personally by him.
The pressure is on!
Are you planning to enter "The Guitar Center Make Your Next Album With Keith Urban" contest?