Musicians Will Win Cash and Prizes, Including a New Ultrabook™ Device, Home Recording Studio Packages, and One $10,000 Grand Prize
“Music fans from around the world will rank submissions using OurStage's patented judging technology. The top-ranked artist in each of the eight genre channels will receive a home studio package, including an Intel(R) Ultrabook(TM) device, Blue Microphones microphone, Creative Labs speaker, Gibson Brands Inc. electric guitar with case, HMDX Bluetooth wireless speaker, Orange amplifier, Sonos wireless speaker, and a V-MODA metal headphone. One talented grand prize winner will be selected to receive a career-changing $10,000, courtesy of Intel.” (from Press Release)
Entrance in the 2013 Intel Superstars Competition is free and is limited to residents of the United States who are at least 18 years old at time of entry.
Round One genre channels will be: Rock, Pop, Latin, and R&B.
Round Two genre channels will be: Country, Singer-Songwriter, Hip-Hop & Rap, and Electronic.
The Top 20 in each genre-based competition channel will advance to the Round Three stage of judging on December 1, 2013 through December 15, 2013. Of those artists, the final Top 20 ranked artists will be submitted to Round Four, in which a panel of judges will select one grand prize winner, on or about December 20, 2013.
“The industry panel will be made up of music experts and professionals, including:
Austin Renfroe (winner, 2011 Intel Superstar)
Jason Ienner (Manager, Hot Chelle Rae and Haerts)
Bruce Tyler (Industry Executive, former EVP at Sony)
Tommy Page (Pandora VP of Artist and Brand Partnerships)
Brian Nolan (Senior Director, Creative Agency - Columbia Records)
Justin Lassen (Producer, Nihil Studios)
Mike Rivet (Sr. Marketing Manager at Intel)
Scott Janovitz (Director of Community at OurStage.com).
The panelists will determine the grand prize winner using a standard set of criteria: presentation, originality and creativity, melody, vocal ability, lyrics, and entertainment value.” – (from Press Release)
Please visit http://superstars2013.com/ for the "Intel 2013 Superstars Competition" official rules, which include details regarding eligibility, the fan judging schedule, as well as a complete list of all the fantastic prizes to be awarded.
I hope all my musician fans, listeners, friends and blog readers enter their music!! Enjoy and good luck!!! :)