Music Nation

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Want a deal with Epic Records? Here's your chance.

Music Nation is a national online video/talent contest for entrants ages 14 (with parental consent) and older. Every week, the public and a panel of judges will vote for two artists from each genre (Rock, Pop and Urban). These weekly winners will then compete in the quarterfinals. Twelve semifinalists will be chosen after Week 13. At the end of the 15-week competition, one winner in each genre will be crowned. The three winners will each receive a global recording contract with Epic Records and will perform on Clear Channel's exclusive in-studio performance series, STRIPPED.

Each genre is supervised by a panel of expert judges. In Rock there are Joel and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte and producer Howard Benson (The All-American Rejects, Hoobastank, and My Chemical Romance). In Urban there's The Game, Nelly, and Mark Pitts (President of Urban Music at Jive Records). The Pop genre sees producer Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna) and Charlie Walk (President of Epic Records) at the helm.

This opportunity is open to both Supersonic and Standard Sonicbids members who have a video to upload to the Music Nation website. Artists may submit as many videos as they like, but must pay a submission fee for each video they submit.

*Important:*Once you complete your submission, you will be sent an e-mail that contains a unique promo code you will use to upload your video to the Music Nation website free of charge. Here are the steps to submit to the Music Nation contest:

  1. Submit your EPK through Sonicbids.
  2. Within 24 hours of your submission you will receive an e-mail from Music Nation that contains your unique promo code.
  3. Go to and register to submit your video(s).
  4. Once you’ve registered and uploaded your video (make sure it fits the file type and conditions below) you will be prompted to enter the unique promo code that you received in the Music Nation e-mail. This code will verify that you have already paid for your submission through Sonicbids.

Your video (1) must be in AVI (Audio Video Interleave); MOV (QuickTime); DV (Digital Videos); MPG (MPEG-2); ASF/WMV (Windows Media Video); or MP4 (MPEG-4) format; (2) must not be larger than 100MB; (3) must not be longer than 10 minutes; and (4) must have a resolution of 320 x 240.

Please Note: Unfortunately, residents of Arizona, Connecticut, Iowa, or Vermont are NOT eligible to participate in this contest due to state regulations. This contest is only open to U.S. residents.