Verbicide Unsigned Band Contest 2011 – Deadline Extended
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To give you stragglers and Johnny-come-latelies a fighting chance, VerbicideMagazine.com is extending the deadline for entrants into the 2011 Verbicide Unsigned contest. We will accept submissions from bands and musicians through Friday, November 4th.

So get the word out! And if you’re a musician, get the lead out! Entrance into the contest is free, and prizes will include CD replication, gift certificates for gear, publicity services, a dozen hours of studio services, and much more!
We welcome submissions from just about every genre under the sun. If it’s good, and if it’s unsigned, we want to hear it.

Any unsigned musician can apply. Enter by November 4th. For more information log on to the world wide web and visit www.verbicidemagazine.com/unsigned/.


Prizes/Presents/Pleasantries


First Prize:
* 1,000 CDs in a four-color cardboard sleeve, or 500 CDs (with four-color artwork) in a jewel case courtesy of Imprint Indie Printing
* 12 hours of tracking, mixing, and mastering services courtesy of MetroSonic in Brooklyn, New York
* $200 gift certificate courtesy of Sam Ash
* 500 buttons courtesy of CheapButtons.com
* PR email blast courtesy of Riot Act Media
* 1,000 stickers courtesy of Kraftworks Publishing
* Placement of an MP3 for free download and a chance to curate a playlist at Epitonic.
* A featured interview on VerbicideMagazine.com and inclusion on an upcoming volume of Verbicide Select Mixtape.
* Email blast to Music Directors at top indie radio stations / CD mailing to top indie radio stations

Second Prize:
* $100 gift certificate courtesy of Sam Ash
* 250 buttons courtesy of CheapButtons.com
* PR email blast courtesy of 1-Up PR
* 1,000 stickers courtesy of Kraftworks Publishing
* Placement of an MP3 for free download and a chance to curate a playlist at Epitonic.
* A featured interview on VerbicideMagazine.com and inclusion on an upcoming volume of Verbicide Select Mixtape.PLUS: Runners-up in every genre represented will get a mini-feature on VerbicideMagazine.com!

For more information log on to the world wide web and visit www.verbicidemagazine.com/unsigned/.


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