So you think you’re the next undiscovered worldwide music sensation? Here’s your chance to find out. Hard Rock Cafe is on the hunt for rock stars on the rise to take the stage at the Hard Rock Calling 2012 music festival in London’s Hyde Park.
The contest — Hard Rock Rising — is like no other battle of the bands before it. First, it’s presented by Hard Rock Cafe so you know it’s legit. Second, the prize package is unbelievable (three top winners, with the number one band getting $10,000 in PROMOTE IT credits to advertise on Facebook.) And third, an all-expense paid gig at Hard Rock Calling, headlined by The Boss, Bruce Springsteen!. And entering is FREE!
You want in!? Here are the guidelines to enter:
- You need a ReverbNation profile. They’re FREE!
- Each band/artist may enter through no more than ONE Hard Rock location — there are 86 participating around the globe!
- You or one of your bandmates must live in the same country as that location.
Here’s how it works:
- Phase 1: First round winners are determined by fan downloads on participating Hard Rock Facebook pages. One download equals one vote.
- Phase 2: Top vote getters (a minimum of nine per location) play in a series of live competitions and one winner from each location will be crowned by their peers.
- Phase 3: The 86 winners from Phase 2 will all compete in a global download contest on Facebook, fueled by a FREE deluxe service package from ReverbNation (an RPK, FanReach Pro, Mega Song Storage and ProWidgets FREE for one year) plus $500 in PROMOTE IT credits to advertise your music and get more fans.
- Phase 4: A panel of celebrity judges and music industry VIPs will select the top three winners.
The first place winner will be flown to London for the ultimate rock star treatment — including a spot on the bill at Hard Rock Calling 2012. Second and third prize winners will receive $5000 and $2500 respectively, in ReverbNation PROMOTE IT credits.
So what are you waiting for? The deadline for entry is January 17. Here’s the list of participating Hard Rock Cafe locations. If you see a city that’s close to you, click on it and read the details and full rules. Believe me, this is the opportunity of a lifetime and it won’t cost you a dime to give it a try. Enter today!