Another national band contest

Share on Nextdoor, the world’s first online record label where the fans run the label has partnered with ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, to present the first Pick The Band national competition to pick the best unsigned rock band in America. Registration has already begun on the website and will continue through Feb. 22. The contest itself will begin on March 2 and voting will run through March 31, with a featured performance at the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo in April in Los Angeles as the top prize.

“Of the new models for finding talent we believe Pick The Band has a great formula and we are excited to have them involved with the ASCAP Expo,” said Randy Grimmett, ASCAP Sr. VP, Domestic Membership. “"The EXPO is the first and only national conference 100 percent dedicated to songwriting and composing. With a focus on connecting aspiring music creators, it's the perfect opportunity to showcase Pick The Band’s winner."

The contest has been designed to showcase bands in a variety of ways, not just through their music, to get the fans to know as much as possible about them. Registration is easy. Go to for info. Ou submit the following:

•    An original music video (set to a good quality original song)

•    2 original songs in MP3 format

•    A video of a live performance (with good audio quality)

•    10-15 band photos

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Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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