Attention all rock star hopefuls: music webzine Music Emissions wants to give you and your band over $13,000 in prizes. All you have to do is hurry and register for their bustling Indie of the Year competition, which is just about to kick off.
For the third year in a row, the Calgary webzine is hosting a contest to give unsigned artists (or those with small label distro) a chance to get some major exposure. Prizes include music software (like the AmpliTube Fender Studio), a six-month PR campaign, an Ernie Ball "Tour Pack" (24 guitar sets, 12 bass sets), CD pressings and more. Basically, it's everything you need to make it big (minus the talent).
Last year's winner were pop rockers Safety Word Orange from Richmond, VA, and 2007's winner was Ohio metal band Amplexus, who were also named one of the best unsigned bands of the year by Alternative Press.
But Indie of the Year isn't only for musicians. If you're not an artist but love music and free stuff then register to vote for the contest and you can win free T-shirts, Amazon gift cards and CDs from Taking Back Sunday, Datarock and more.
To register your band, you need to hurry: the deadline is Tuesday (September 1). After that, you just need to get as many of your friends and fans to vote for you before the voting ends on October 31. Click here to sign up.