ARCHIVE: Music Competition

August 08, 2007

50 Cent, Common, Polow Da Don Judge OnTheRise Rap Contest

YouTube is kicking off its week-long OnTheRise rap competition in two days.  $10,000 is at stake, as well as potential YouTube glory.  As well as a chance to meet 50 Cent, Common, and Polow Da Don (or at least be... Read More

May 10, 2007

American Idol Songwriting Contest Songs Submitted

Say that 10x fast.This is's the 2nd time American Idol has appeared on GarageSpin in less than a month.  But this time, it's about the American Idol Songwriting Contest; I felt compelled to after seeing the oh-so-cute Hugh in... Read More

April 26, 2007

Contests for College Kids on

Band/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... Read More

April 25, 2007

Search for Next Pussy Cat Doll Presents Winner: Asia

Let this be a lesson to all bands: A reality tv show is a great (expensive) way to generate publicity for a band.Take the Pussy Cat Dolls.  With a lead singer and 5 backup dancer-singers, the last thing they need... Read More

April 15, 2007

American Idol, Sanjaya, and

This is too funny. is a site dedicated to a single mission: propel the worst American Idol contestant to the top.  They're currently campaigning for Sanjaya Malakar, who as a result, has made it quite far, despite his painful... Read More

April 04, 2006

Get Your Music Heard in Movie "Snakes on a Plane"

New Line Cinema and media-community site TagWorld have partnered to launch the Snakes on a Plane Song Contest.  Any band can register with TagWorld and submit their best track for consideration by, well, everyone.  The 25 songs with the most votes... Read More

December 30, 2005

Submit Music For Soundtrack in Collaborative Film

B.Sting Entertainment is inviting unsigned musicians to submit music for consideration in the soundtrack for the feature film The People's Moviea.What's interesting about this film's production, is that many crucial decisions will be made by fans of the movie at, including... Read More