Verbicide Unsigned Band Contest 2011 Adds Free Mastering From MetroSonic!
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(New York, NY) VerbicideMagazine.com is still accepting entrants into the 2011 Verbicide Unsigned contest — and we’re adding new prizes!

In addition to previously announced prizes — including CD replication, gift certificates for gear, publicity services, and more — we are happy to announce that MetroSonic Recording Studios will be offering 12 hours of tracking, mixing, and mastering services to the winner of the Judges’ Choice award!

As we search to name the best unsigned band of 2011, we welcome submissions from alternative, funk, rap/hip-hop, indie, soul/neo-soul, hardcore, punk, and every possible other subgenre out there. If it’s good, and if it’s unsigned, we want to hear it…and we’re betting others do too.


Any unsigned musician can apply. Enter by October 21st. Fan voting will end November 7th, and winners of the Judge’s Choice and Reader’s Choice will be announced the following week. 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
* 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
* 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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