Hard Rock and ReverbNation are hosting their annual international showcase called Hard Rock Rising 2016. This competition is to find the best global artist of the year and allow artists to promote themselves.
Here’s how it works:
1. Artists register and upload their original song. Deadline is March 11, 2016.
2. On March 17, bands will receive a link for voting that they can share on as many platforms as possible. Voting ends on March 23, 2016. The top ten bands will go forward. The band with the largest number of votes goes directly to the finals. The nine others take part in semi-finals, organized by local Hard Rock Cafes in May.
3. On June 1, final local showcase competitions will decide the best local bands. The winning local showcase band will move forward into the regional competition. Hard Rock International will choose one regional champion who will perform at the Hard Rock Rising festival in Ibiza, Spain in September.
Local showcase bands who perform on June 1 will get a $250 cash prize.
Four Regional champions will get a professionally produced music video ($10,000 value) added to the regional Hard Rock Cafe’s video system.
1000 CD/DVDs – latest recordings/video provided by Bison Disc.
Equipment package from Fender
Global Artist of the Year
Video added to Hard Rock Cafe’s video system worldwide
Perform at Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza, Spain
$50,0000 cash prize.