Converse Get Out of the Garage Contest Winners Announced


On June 16th, 2008, Converse, Journeys and Cornerstone launched the Get Out of the Garage Music Contest, a contest designed to target untapped talent in the artist community.


Entrants were given the option of uploading their MP3 to the Get Out of the Garage Music Contest website ( Entrants could also go to any Journeys store to obtain a mail in envelope to send their song in. Over 5,000 entries were received for consideration.Get Out of the Garage Music Contest winners and revamped the Get Out of the Garage Music Contest website to reflect the Grand Prize Winner and Runner Ups.

On December 8th, 2008, Converse, Downtown Records and Cornerstone announced the

The Get Out of the Garage Music Contest website is dedicated to the winners of the contest. Each band was given an individual page on the site, where viewers can stream the winning band’s songs and check out their bios and pictures. Check out all the winning entrants here: http://www.getoutofthegaragemusiccontest.comAll songs, from each winning band, will be available on CD at any Journeys store by April 15th, 2009. This exclusive CD is available through a $75 purchase or more of Converse footwear.The Winner and Runner Ups are as follows:

(GRAND PRIZE WINNER)“On A Whim” Flying Machines

The Grand Prize winner won the following prize4 day trip to New York City to record musicStudio time with a NYC music producerThe First Prize Winners won the following prizesCDs from Gnarls Barkley, Spankrock, Justice and SantogoldLimited, numbered poster print from Cold War Kids, and Gnarls BarkleySpankrock posterEagles of Death Metal DVD’s and 8 inch$500 Guitar Gift CertificateChuck Taylor All Star gift certificates


“Say It Out Loud” The Company Kang

“Kenny’s Big Adventure” Control Escape

“Let’s Go Steady, Debbie” Echo Station

“Beside You” Junior Giant

“Soul Sucker” The Melismatics

“September” Mod Amish

“You Should Be My” Nasty Little Habit

“Goner” The Nothingheads

“Deadfall” The Swear

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