CONTEST: 4th Annual Seattle WAVE Radio Jammin' Challenge

Posted by:  Seattle WAVE Radio


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Seattle WAVE Radio is seeking Sonicbids artists for the 4th Annual Seattle WAVE Radio Jammin' Challenge.  $15,000 in cash and prizes for the top 4 winners.

The Opportunity

The purpose of the Seattle WAVE Radio Jammin' Challenge is to bring more awareness to local independent Washington State bands and solo artists, and the opportunity for talented performers or unknown bands to gain exposure and recognition.  The 4 finalists will be rewarded with prizes, get exposure for their music, the opportunity to perform at The Hard Rock Cafe, Seattle, plus another venue TBD.

Sponsors Include:
Hard Rock Seattle, London Bridge Studio, ContactCreate Studio, Utopia Media, Bill Bungard Photography

The Band

  • Washington state artists only
  • Must be available to perform at finals on Saturday, November 22nd.
  • All genres welcome
  • Solo acts, duos and full bands are all welcome
  • Must be able to play a 25 minute set
  • No backline will be provided
  • Sound engineer will be provided
  • Must be independent, cannot be signed to a major label
  • Must be original music
  • Bands who advanced to finale in 2010-2013 are NOT eligible

The Gig


  • Initial elimination rounds will be held online from October 5th - October 17th via a panel of music industry judges
  • Live performance finals to be held on Saturday, November 22nd at The Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle, WA
  • 350 person capacity venue
  • Set times TBD
  • 25 minute performance set
Additional Compensation Details:
  • First prize winner will perform at the Play It Forward all star icon jam and receive a package valued at $6,250. Package includes $500 in cash, a recording session for one single at London Bridge Studio and a $1,250 promotional package
  • 50% off food and drinks for artists
  • Bands can sell CDs only


  • Percentage of Merchandise Sales: 100%