Contests for College Kids on

best music on campus contestsBand/song/music/film contests are popular PR tools for media sites looking to leverage viral marketing to their advantage.  I.e. offer bands prizes, bands bring in fans, fans are eyeballs, eyeballs bring ad dollars, etc, etc. That's cool, since awards and prizes are nice portfolio building pieces that look good on press kits, and help folks like us get noticed., part of, hosts several competitions in which multiple record labels are involved (including MtvU's "Artist of the Week").  The current list from the website includes:

Epic Records / Artist of the Year - Win a promotion, video and record deal worth up to $1.5 M with Epic Records and be crowned Artist of the Year!

Def Jux Records - Win a record deal, video premiere and single/video collaboration with Mr. Lif & Definitive Jux Records

Epitaph Records - Win an EP deal with Epitaph Records, opening slot for an Epitaph band, performance at mtvU Spring Break 07, Video Premiere & more!

Drive-Thru Records - Win a record deal with Drive-Thru Records and have your video premiere on mtvU!

Pretty big hitters.  The catch?  All band members must still be attending college.  If pizza, Mountain Dew, greek letters, lectures, and insomnia still make up your life style, you've got a shot.  Apply here if interested.

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