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    Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:08:21

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    Prince's Paisley Park estate has announced its first ever battle of the bands competition. The event is being called "Musicology", and will take place August 31st through September 3rd in Chanhassen, Minnesota at Paisley Park.

    Nine finalists will be selected from an open pool of video submissions and invited to Paisley Park to perform for a live audience in the legendary Soundstage, the site of many iconic Prince performances, including the Sign O' The Times and Rave Un2 the Year 2000 concert films. The deadline for submissions is July 30, 2017.

    Three artists will perform and one winner will be selected each night between August 31 — September 2, with three overall winners advancing to the final band battle on Sunday, September 3. Between these three finalists, one artist will be crowned the champion and will receive a unique Artist Development Award, consisting of studio recording time at Paisley Park, a mentorship session with members of Prince's supergroup New Power Generation, and additional career development opportunities soon to be announced.

    Musicology is open only to legal residents of the United States, and old entrants must be18 and older, or 13 and older with parental consent. Each artist is allowed to enter once during the entry period.

    Those interested can enter via Facebook.

    The Musicology event will also launch new tour exhibits highlighting Prince's early years and experiences with his first band, Grand Central.

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    07.10.17



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