PickTheBand A Fan Run Record Label

picktheband.jpgCrowdsourcing sites that allow fans to choose which bands get added promotion are one of the great developments of The New Music Model. Sites like MyBandStock, SellABand, and 100,000 Fans are all in this business. Yesterday we told you about TheBanded which is a battle-of-the-bands type website that incorporates crowdsourcing. Today we have Pick The Band, which follow in this same style in their own unique way. The site takes submissions from bands and then chooses a dozen or so acts and then holds an online battle of the bands through video submissions where the fans choose who moves on to the next round. The fans then pick the single, design the artwork, and make the videos. Another way fans can finally get more of a say in which bands get promoted to the masses. Bands submit the following to get involved in the site:

  • 2 original songs in MP3 format
  • A video of a live performance (with good audio quality)
  • A Video Blog
  • 10-15 band photos
  • Your band should be of the following genres: Indie, Alternative,Hard Rock and Pop Rock

Previous winners won:

  • Recordings with multi-platinum producers such as Don Gilmore and Mudrock
  • Cash prizes of up to $2,500
  • A feature on Myxer.com
  • A featured performance at the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO in Los Angeles

A great chance for your band to get some cool exposure, so get to work!

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.