Fast Cars and Free Music: Help Artists Race to the Finish in the FIAT® Band Prix

Musicians and fans, it’s time to shift into high gear! Voting for the FIAT® Band Prix began Tuesday, November 5 and will end Tuesday, November 19 at 10 a.m. ET. Act fast and get tons of free music before voting ends, and help determine which band will win a national TV appearance on VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown!

Artists, the cool thing about getting votes in the FIAT Band Prix is that your fans vote for you by downloading your song. It’s really that simple, plus, there’s something in it for them too! Start inviting your friends, fans family and more to cast their votes by downloading your song on the FIAT USA Facebook page. We suggest posting to Facebook and Twitter, sending emails, and telling everyone through word-of-mouth! You’ll also notice that we built banners directly into your ReverbNation widgets, artist profile, band profile app, and FanReach email template; the banner redirects your fans to the app and automatically puts your song at the top!

Fans, you’ve gotta be 13 years old and you have to like the FIAT USA Facebook page in order to gain access to the thousands of free songs available for download. Each download counts as one vote, and you can only vote for a song once. You can vote for as many songs as you like, meaning you’ll be able to get hundreds of new songs to add to your own personal library. Check out the guide below to see how it’s done.

First, “like” the FIAT USA Facebook page (and check out the snazzy Band Prix cover photo!) Then click on the FIAT Band Prix Facebook app, circled below in blue.

FIAT USA Facebook Page ReverbNation Band Prix

Next, click the different genre tabs and scroll through the artists on the different pages! This is a great way to download and discover new music. Remember, if you click the link on your favorite artist’s ReverbNation page, or one that they post via Facebook and Twitter, it will automatically place their name at the top of the list. That will save you some time searching for them. Hit the “Download” button to download their song, which automatically casts your vote.

FIAT USA Facebook app ReverbNation Band Prix

And there you have it! You’ve voted! Feel free to share the image below to let your friends know! The FIAT brand will provide each of the Top 50 Artists (10 from each genre) with a one-year subscription to the Reverb Pro Package. The brand will award each of the four (4) runners up $3,000 and a Google+ Hangout sponsored and promoted by the FIAT brand. The Grand Prize winner will receive a trip to Miami to appear on VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown on December 6th (airing on December 14th), $5,000 to spend toward new gear, and a Google+ Hangout sponsored and promoted by the FIAT brand. For more information read our past blog post about the FIAT Band Prix, or check out the Band Prix FAQ.

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Vote! Send a ReverbNation Band to London’s Hard Rock Calling and Download 80+ Free Songs

Back in January, ReverbNation partnered with Hard Rock Cafe to launch an epic global competition. The goal? Narrow down a field of over 12,000 applicants from cities around the world to find the buzziest, most beloved band. The contest started at the local level with 86 download competitions hosted on each participating local Hard Rock Cafe’s Facebook page. Only locals were allowed to vote to ensure we were starting with the best local talent pool available. Then it moved to the live stage. Over 850 semi-finalists geared up and trucked in to Hard Rock locations around the world to perform their hit song and face judging from their peers. For the full details, we wrote a blog post about it.

Well folks, after three months and two rounds, we’ve slimmed the competition to one finalist from each city. In this last phase, all 80+ finalists will battle it out online to see who can gather the most votes. Anyone with a valid Facebook account may vote, but you can only vote for one band. So choose wisely. The top 10 vote-getters will be judged by a celebrity panel but only one will win a trip to London to open Hard Rock Calling!

Music discovery gives us that warm and fuzzy feeling. Do you feel it too? All 80+ songs in this final phase are free to download!  Support your local city rep by voting their song then discover and download as many songs as you want!

Get Free Music and Vote>>

For making it to the Global Phase of Hard Rock Rising, all finalists are taking home a year of ReverbNation premium service  — RPKs, FanReach Pro, Pro Widgets, and MegaSong Storage — $500 in cash, $500 in Hard Rock Cafe credit, and $500 toward a sponsored PROMOTE IT campaign, to help them promote their song during the competition. PROMOTE IT is a revolutionary premium marketing service from ReverbNation that allows artists to promote a song on Facebook through our powerful and easy-to-use interface. Finalists in Hard Rock Rising will  have a custom banner on their PROMOTE IT landing page that solicits fans to vote and drives them to the Hard Rock Rising contest app with the artist’s song at the very top!

Second and third prize winners will also receive $5,000 and $2,500, respectively, in additional PROMOTE IT credits. The grand prize winner will be flown to London for the ultimate rock star treatment, including a spot on the bill at Hard Rock Calling 2012, headlined by Bruce Springsteen.

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