BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION Announces Details, Judges, Entry Information and More

2013 Judges Include ROB THOMAS of MATCHBOX TWENTY, RANDY BLYTHE of LAMB OF GOD, RICK DE’JESUS of ADELITAS WAY, All Members of HALESTORM and More!

Visit www.breakoutcompetition.com for More Information

BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION is an online music competition in search of aspiring bands and artists who are looking for a once in a lifetime chance to receive a MAJOR management contract, over $35,000 in cash and prizes, including one who earns the title of 2013’s Breakout Artist of the Year! The goal of BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION is to find unsigned talent that needs to be discovered. With so many music competitions on television we wanted to create an online platform for bands, singers and artists to shine from the comfort of their home or studio. Winners will be chosen based on the potential we see in the artist and their music, NOT by the quality of their recording. Make sure you submit the songs that best represent you.

 

It’s FREE to enter at least one song (additional entries are $20 per song). Artists can submit as many songs as they would like. The BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION began on September 3, 2013 and ends November 30, 2013. Winners will be announced in December 2013.

 

The 2013 Judges consists of a diverse group of top music and entertainment industry names who will help handpick the winners! 2013 BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION judges include:

Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Rick De’Jesus (Adelitas Way), Halestorm (Lzzy Hale, Arejay Hale, Joe Hottinger, Josh Smith), Maria Brink (In this Moment), George Ragan aka Johnny 3 Tears (Hollywood Undead), Joey Calveri (Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages on Broadway), Paul Allen (touring & recording guitarist, credits include: Big & Rich, Tim McGraw, Adele, Trace Adkins, Gretchen Wilson), Kim Stephens (President Forward Entertainment), Erin Frankenheimer (VP of A&R Amazing Media Group), Rita Haney aka Lady Dime (owner at LadyDime Productions), Cisely Saldana (Entertainment Expert and sister of actress Zoe Saldana), Tyler Burrow (A-list Celebrity Publicist), Chris Santos (Rock N Roll Chef of Food Network’s Chopped) and many more!

 

BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION is open to all genres and is designed to award the best in nine categories! Submit your music to any of these categories: Rock/Alternative/Punk, Pop, Metal/Hardcore/industrial, Rap/Hip Hop/R&B, Singer/Songwriter, Christian, Country, Indie/Folk, Electronic/Experimental.

 

Entry Information:

BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION offers four ways to enter the music thru our website.http://breakoutcompetition.com/enter/

1.) Upload songs via the website

2.) Submit your social media link to your music

3.) Send a CD via direct mail

4.) Submitting a link to your bands youtube or vimeo video

 

The BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION will accept music from all over the world. Mainly US, but also Canada, UK, Australia and others.

 

General Contact:

Breakout Artist

PO BOX 19147

Cleveland, OH 44119

Telephone contact: 216.630.2080

Email: Contact@breakoutcompetition.com

 

Prizes:

Grand Prize:

  • Management contract with CEO of Forward Entertainment (optional for winner if the band or artist already has management or wishes to remain without management)
  • Artist Development
  • 3 song EP with one of our national producers (hotel accommodations & travel per diem included)
  • Full production Music Video
  • Professional Photo Shoot
  • Label Shopping
  • World Wide Digital Distribution
  • 1000 promo CD’s (of submitted music in addition to 3 song EP we produce up to 12 songs)
  • $1,000 Cash Prize
  • Winner’s photo, website link, and song will be uploaded and promoted on our website and E-newsletter. Group or Artist will also be included in our press releases announcing winners in December 2013.
  • Titled “Breakout Artist of the Year”
  • More TBA

 

Category Winner Prize: 

$250 Cash Prize

  • Artist Development/Artist Consultation with Breakout Artist Management
  • Winner’s photo, website link, and song will be uploaded and promoted on our website and E-newsletter. Group or Artist will also be included in our press releases announcing winners in December 2013
  • More TBA

 

Category Runner Up Prize:

  • Artist Development/Artist Consultation with Breakout Artist Management
  • Winner’s photo, website link, and song will be uploaded and promoted on our website and E-newsletter. Group or Artist will also be included in our press releases announcing winners in December 2013
  • More TBA

 

 

Please read these important notes before entering:

  • Make sure to read all the rules and regulations on the website before entering the competition. Bands will not be judged on quality of recording or video submission but by the overall talent of the group, artist or band.

 

  • If you are only entering one song please submit one that best represents you! You can submit as many songs as you would like, by entering more then one song we may be able to better evaluate you and your music. You are allowed to submit to different categories as well. You will be sent an email confirmation once we receive your submission.

 

  • We accept original and cover songs. However, we are looking for an original band, singer or artist, and strongly encourage original music to be submitted along with your cover if you choose to submit a cover song. You retain ALL rights to any original music submitted. Breakout Artist owns no rights to your music.

 

  • Deadline to enter you music is November 30th 2013. Winners will be announced in December 2013 and notified by phone or email.

 

 

Rosco Bandana Is Beginning It With Real Swagger

The rockabilly resurgence, alt-country movement has been exploding in the American music atmosphere over the past decade… to the point that American rock n’ roll feels like it is has truly revolted against the British Invasion and reestablished itself as the source, rather than recipient, of influence that inspired that cultural surge (for example, Muddy Waters’s blues being the root of Led Zepplin’s rock). This has been somewhat obvious in the main-aside-of-the-mainstream stages played by Wilco, the Jayhawks, Bright Eyes, and the Avett Brothers, and a bit less obvious, but just as beautifully, by bands like Old Crow Medicine Show, the lesser-known Notorious String Dusters, and the meteoric Punch Brothers.

Into this glorious era of country rock comes a solid offering from authentically souled and uniquely qualified Rosco Bandana, who are bringing it all with Southern and vintage style on “Time To Begin,” released by Hard Rock Records in September 2012. Thing is, listening to Rosco Bandana gives the very legitimate impression that they’ve been doing this steadily and are now emerging up and out, rather than landing on the scene.

A strong initial impression is young Dylan-esque vocals strongly rolling along on many tracks, but the mild, gravel-tremolo quality of lead singer and song helmsman, Jason Sanford, neither dominates nor diffuses the clear strengths of the ensemble in terms of vocals or instrumentation. Ballads and rambling rock are the mainstay on Time To Begin, however there is a variety of action that moves between twangy old-country/near-Gospel and hard-hitting beer-bar bouncers (like a bumpy tour bus, swerving back and forth across US-Route 90, Beach Boulevard through Rosco Bandana’s hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi). The album actually has the feel of a road trip and gives a well-mixed swath of strengths from the instruments that reveals a diverse mix of influences. Tracks like #2 “Woe Is Me” range from a toe-tapping akin to the Soggy Bottom Boys on the soundtrack of the Coen Brothers’ “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” to a screaming wail that inspires as much jump as quintessential Lynyrd Skynyrd, while a number of tracks have real moments of full-Jerry Lee Lewis-blooded piano from keyboard provider Emily Sholes tinkling on top.

Both in instrumentally inventive and lyrical terms, listen out for some of everything you’d hit on a road trip from FLA to LA – with, obviously, major pit stops in the heart ‘Bama, Mississippi, and Texas. See if you don’t catch a mellowed ZZ-Top vibe off of track #8, “El Luna,” when lapsteel player Jason Weldon backs-up an Eliminator classic car in your drive way. Also be ready for frequent bursts of Merle Haggard and the Hank Williamses throughout and taken to the maximum on Track #9 “Tangled Up,” which brings a super satisfying, funky beat that is reminiscent of Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen.

Associations aside, Rosco Bandana is belting big sounds out with their seven-person set that don’t belong to anyone but themselves. The band’s bio reads like a 21st Century American music parallel to the 20th Century American astronaut story The Right Stuff – not a band of misfits, but a well-fit band of differences. The blending of the female and male vocal ranges offers a 3D version of the traditional screening of the spectrum of music into which Rosco Bandana might be best categorized, and the Southern identifiers of the music come across as a “best of” of that respective soundscape minus any of the hangups or languor that stereotypically get lumped in with the word “South” in Northern ears. But, don’t take my word for it, if folk rock/alt-country is your genre in the least, get Time To Begin and take the road trip yourself.

“Time To Begin” by Rosco Bandana is out there on Hard Rock Records and the American highway.