Vote for the Best Band at Verbicide Unsigned 2011 Contest!
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That’s right! Voting has begun for the Verbicide Unsigned 2011 contest, presented by VerbicideMagazine.com.

The first round is over and now it’s up to you to help pick the Readers’ Choice Award winner. Choose from a variety of artists over a range of musical genres; from indie, alternative, and folk, to punk, metal, hip-hop, and more. It’s really too hard for us to choose the best. That’s why we need your help.

Don’t forget! Not only will the top bands receive press coverage — they’ll be receiving much more.

VerbicideMagazine.com has teamed up with an array of partners to award the grand prize winner free CD manufacturing, gift certificates for music gear, and more!

Fan voting will end on December 19th, and winners of the Judges’ Choice and Readers’ Choice will be announced the following week. Please vote and spread the word in support of independent music. These artists could really use your help.

For more information, please 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.

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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