We just love a good battle and in an industry full of rip-off artists, contests that cost big money to enter and various other BS, we love the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands almost more than a fat kid loves cake. Why? Because for over 17 years, the iconic premium guitar string manufacturer’s contest has grown to become one of the most successful live music promotions of its kind, with over 25,000 bands entering every year, offering “a platform for emerging musicians to cultivate their craft, create networks and establish a community.” That’s the official, fancy statement. Translation: Holy shit! Enter this contest because if you win, it could make your rockstar dreams come true!
Through its partnership with World’s Loudest Month, the 2014 ‘Battle Of The Bands’ is truly a friggin’ MONSTER (pun intended)! Set to launch at the Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville and Rock on the Range festivals, the winning band for each competition will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the respective festival for their onstage performance, over $15,000 in prize gear from Music Man, Drum Workshop, Zildjian, Blackstar, Apogee Electronics, Electro-Voice, TC Electronic, JH Audio and an Ernie Ball endorsement.
“The World’s Loudest Month features some of the biggest and best festivals of the year, and we’re beyond thrilled to partner with them. We’re on the hunt for some killer undiscovered bands, and look forward to hearing some great music!” said Brian Ball, Vice President of Ernie Ball Inc.
So how do you get in on this action? Register your band via the Ernie Ball’s submission portal and platform battleofthebands.com at no cost, which will give you the opportunity to enter multiple contests, upload your music, share your profile, garner exposure and compete to be the next “Battle of the Bands Winner!” UNLEASH THE KRAKKEN and may the best bands win!
In this latest partnership with World’s Loudest Month, entrants will have the chance to perform at one of two major festivals featuring the biggest names in rock music: Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville or Rock On The Range. In 2013, the World’s Loudest Month festivals featured over 125 artists playing for more than a quarter of a million rock music fans across the country over five consecutive weekends.
This year’s World’s Loudest Month festival series kicks off in Florida with Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville on April 26 and 27, where the two-day destination music festival will feature a massive all-star rock lineup including co-headliners Avenged Sevenfold, The Cult, Rob Zombie, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch and Staind. A few weeks later, one of the biggest and most-acclaimed active rock festivals, Rock On The Range on May 16, 17 and 18 in Columbus, Ohio, will feature live performances by music greats including Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock and many more.
All-Expenses Paid trip to Columbus, OH to play LIVE at Rock on the Range or All-Expenses Paid trip to Jacksonville , FL to play LIVE at Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville and over $15,000 worth of musical gear.
2014 World’s Loudest Month Battle of the Bands festival events & dates:
• Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville: April 26 & 27 in Jacksonville, Florida
• Rock On The Range: May 16, 17 & 18 in Columbus, Ohio