"Band Against Bullying" FAQs
Who is eligible for the "Band Against Bullying" Competition?
The "Band Against Bullying" Competition is open to OurStage account-holders who have Internet access and are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Entrants must be legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and the District of Columbia.
What are the submission requirements for the "Band Against Bullying" Competition?
The submission requirements for the "Band Against Bullying" Competition are as follows:
Only submission materials that are determined, at the sole discretion of the sponsors, to be classified as Pop, Rock, Country, Singer-Songwriter (Male) and Singer-Songwriter (Female), as defined below, will be deemed valid entries.
Styles of Pop vary, but songs in this channel should be akin to what you'd hear on Top 40 radio, with an emphasis on the lead vocal and an adherence to the standard verse-chorus-verse song structure. Pop rock and dance pop are both accepted here. Rapping should not be prominent on these songs - look to the Hip-Hop or Rap channels for this. Club, dance, and techno would be better in the Electronica channel. Vocals are required and lyrics must be sung in English.
Examples: Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne
Rock is a broad genre, but we mean it here to include the classic form that would not otherwise be classified in a sub-genre like Alternative or Indie Rock. It is mainstream and usually draws heavily from the kind of music heard on classic rock radio. Songs in this channel should feature at least vocals, guitar, bass, and drums with a strong backbeat. Consider whether your song might be more appropriate in a more specific channel (i.e. Hard Rock or Metal) before entering it here. Vocals are required and lyrics must be sung in English.
Examples: Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters
This is the best channel for any modern country that is or aspires to be mainstream, with professional, high-fidelity production of the kind heard on modern country radio or CMT. Typically, Country features rich lyrical content, with an emphasis on storytelling. Prominent instruments are often acoustic guitar, banjo, steel guitar, electric guitar and fiddle. Vocals are required and lyrics must be in English.
Examples: Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Big and Rich
Singer-songwriters are musicians who perform and write their own music. The singer's voice is the focus and instrumental accompaniment is often very minimal. The lyrical content is original and authored by the singer who is primarily responsible for the vocals in the piece. Full bands, with complex arrangements where the backing music is as much the focus as the vocals are best suited for other channels like rock or soft rock. There are separate channels for male and female Singer-Songwriters. Vocals are required and lyrics must be sung in English.
Examples: Paul Simon, Jack Johnson, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Carol King
Entries must be acceptable for radio airplay with clean lyrics.
Entrants must fill out at least eight-five (85) percent of their OurStage profile and their OurStage EPK.
Entries must contain vocals, but Entries must not consist solely of vocals. Entries must be accompanied by musical instruments.
Why was my submission removed from the "Band Against Bullying" Competition?
If your entry was removed from the "Band Against Bullying" Competition, then your entry was deemed unsuitable for the competition according to the rules or the FAQs.
What is the artist prizing for the "Band Against Bullying" Competition?
One (1) Grand Prize Winner from the "Band Against Bullying" Competition will receive:
- The opportunity to perform a fifteen (15) minute set opening for Megan & Liz in New York City, NY at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, located on 237 West 42 St, on July 20, 2012
- Meet and greet with Megan & Liz
- Up to $2,000 USD travel stipend
- Online promotion through OurStage.com
- Post-event coverage on the national Akoo network
When and how will the Grand Prize Winner be selected?
Subject to verification, a judging panel will determine the one (1) Grand Prize Winner from all entries within the Top 40 ranked entries in the "Band Against Bullying" Competition Channel on or about July 17, 2012.
Is there a prize for judging in the "Band Against Bullying" Competition?
Five (5) Prize Winners from within The "Band Against Bullying" Sweepstakes Competition Channel Fan Sweepstakes will be awarded:
- Two (2) VIP Tickets to the Band Against Bullying event in New York City, NY on July 20, 2012 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill*
- Meet and greet with Megan & Liz
- Autographed pictures of Megan and Liz *Travel not included.