Get Out of the Garage Music Contest Announces Winners

On October 1, 2009, Converse and Journeys launched the second annual Get Out of the Garage Music Contest, a contest designed to target untapped talent in the artist community.

Out of over 5,000 entries, Twank Star and Southern Backtones were chosen as the Grand Prize winners and they won an all expense paid trip to play at the Levi’s®/FADER Fort, in Austin Texas, in March 2010.

(GRAND PRIZE WINNERS)

“Rather Be With You” Twank Star
“Forever” Southern Backtones

The Grand Prize winners won the following prize
– All expense paid trip to play at the Levi’s®/FADER Fort, in Austin TX
– $1,000 Guitar Center gift certificate
– $1,000 in cash from Ourstage.com

(FIRST PRIZE WINNERS)
“Bright Red Chords” Loomis and the Lust
“Adding to 100 Years of Silence” Boxer and Clover
“Earth Diver” Messenger Mercury
“Do You Believe” Obraski
“She So Street (featuring Rane)” Konshens
“The Booth” Bradley Russell
“Freedom Feat. Ldebois” Khalil Ismail
“Hold Me Down” Yes Lord

The First Prize winners won the following prize
– Converse Shoes
– $500 Guitar Center gift certificate

The Get Out of the Garage Music Contest website is dedicated to the winners of the contest. Each band is 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 winners here: http://www.getoutofthegaragemusiccontest.com

For more info about the Get Out of the Garage Music Contest, please go to www.Getoutofthegaragemusiccontest.com

For more info about Journeys please go to www.Journeys.com
For more info about Guitar Center please go to www.Guitarcenter.com
For more info about Converse please go to www.Converse.com

“Get Out of the Garage” Music Contest

Converse & Journeys Present 2nd Annual “Get Out of the Garage” Music Contest

Win a trip to Austin, TX in March to perform with the Flying Machines at one of the largest music festivals in the United States!

Converse and Journeys have teamed up to bring you the second annual “Get Out of the Garage” music contest – a contest for up-and-coming bands that does just what it says.

Last year, contest winner Flying Machines, won a trip to NYC for a studio session at Sear Sound with GRAMMY award winning producer Mickey Petralia (Beck, Peaches, Saul Williams). Since then, Flying Machines have signed with EMI and in March will be playing for thousands of fans in Austin, TX – and your band could be performing there as well!

For this year’s Get Out of the Garage contest, two Grand Prize winners will win the prize of a free trip to perform with Flying Machines in Austin, TX at one of the largest music festivals in the United States. There are two rounds of judging. In the first round, fans will have the opportunity to vote online for the top 10 finalists in two categories – Rock and Urban. In round two, Converse and Journeys will choose the top 5 from each category and announce one grand prize winner from each genre. The remaining 8 finalists will receive a pair of Converse shoes, a gift certificate from Converse, and a gift certificate from Guitar Center.

The contest starts NOW and we encourage bands from ALL musical genres and styles to enter!

The top 10 finalists will be notified at the end of November

November 22, 2009 – Deadline to submit songs
November 24, 2009 – Online voting ends
November 28, 2009 – Top 10 finalists announced
December 31, 2009 – 2 Grand prize winners announced

Upload your song and register at www.getoutofthegaragemusiccontest.com

For more info about Journeys please go to www.journey.com
For more info about Guitar Center please go to www.guitarcenter.com
For more info about Converse please go to www.converse.com