Muzak Heart & Soul - Nashville Battle of the Bands

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The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation is proud to sponsor a Battle of the Bands for Nashville. The Muzak Heart and Soul Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to redefining and expanding the scope of music education.

The Battle of the Bands will determine the best band throughout the Nashville area and offer prizes to the winners that will enhance their music endeavors. The winning band will be awarded the following prizes:

  • 16 hours of recording studio time to create a professionally-recorded demo
  • A one-year Sonicbids subscription
  • A one-year Onlinegigs subscription
  • A $100 gift certificate from Sam Ash Music
  • One song played within a Muzak program that is heard by over 100 million people everyday
  • One free copy of the Battle of the Bands Video Production for personal promotional use
  • 200 copies of the bandÂ’s demo produced by Muzak for the band to distribute or sell

8 Sonicbids artists will be selected for the battle!

Battle of the Bands will take place in two segments. Any band that has 2 to 8 members, and at least two are currently enrolled in high school, is eligible to apply. Every band that applies must register at and is required to play in the preliminary audition round in February. Each band will play one song for the preliminary auditions and will be judged by a panel of five. The top 8 bands will advance to the Battle of the Bands event on Saturday, March 29th at Rocketown. The Battle of the Bands event will be open to the public and the best band will be chosen by a combination of judge scores and audience votes.

The Foundation looks to provide new and exciting ways to help kids achieve their musical aspirations. The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation is based in the Charlotte, NC area and decided that it was time to reach the extremely talented teens within the area.

Terms And Conditions

1. Each band is required to register before February 13, 2008.2. Each band is required to have 2 to 8 members.
3. No more than 50% of your band members can perform with another band.
4. At least 2 members of the band must currently be enrolled in high school.
5. Only pre-registered bands are permitted to play.
6. Bands must use backline and drums provided.
7. Sound checks will not be permissible at the auditions or at the event.

Preliminary Auditions: Each band that registers will have the opportunity to audition for the Battle of the Bands final event. The specific date for preliminary auditions will be announced after the registration deadline of February 13, 2007.
- Bands will have 8 minute sets.
- Bands must play one song of their choice.
- Bands are not permitted to bring fans/family during audition.

Battle of the Bands Event: 8 bands will be chosen from preliminary auditions to play at Rocketown on Saturday, March 29, 2008.
- Bands will have 12 minutes sets.
- Each band must play one cover song and two original songs within their set.
- If a band runs over its 12 minute set the sound board will be turned off and points will be deducted.
- Bands are not permitted to just jam.
- Only pre-registered band members permitted for the preliminary auditions and on stage during the final event performance

Registering Your Band:
All bands registering for Muzak Heart & Soul Battle of the Bands must read and accept the rules and regulations before completing the registration form.

Muzak Heart & Soul Battle of the Bands is open to all bands whether unsigned or signed to a record label. There is no pre-selection and no demos are required. All bands who register are guaranteed to play in the preliminary band auditions. In completing this registration you are acknowledging that you have read and accepted the Rules and Regulations.

Bands entering Muzak Heart & Soul Battle of the Bands will not be asked to sign any licenses or any kind of management or recording contract. All we need from bands is the permission to use any of their photographs and music for purely promotional purposes. Bands only need to pay a small one-time registration fee.

The registration fee is $40 per band. Fill out the form and follow instructions to register your band. Bands registration fees must be paid in total as one sum by credit card (only one credit card).
Registration fees are non-refundable.

The registration must contain band name, email address, telephone numbers, names, ages and instruments played by all band members. Each band must consist of two members currently enrolled in high school.

Adding additional band members after registration is prohibited without the consent of the organizer. Replacing more than one-third of band members is prohibited without the consent of the organizer.

Equipment and Onstage Rules:
The organizer will provide a high quality sound and lighting system, which all the bands will use.

The organizer will provide all drums, keyboard, bass and guitar amplifiers, microphones, monitors and backline equipment used in all Battle of the Bands events.

The organizer will provide all sound and lighting engineers as well as all necessary stage crew.

Band members will bring any personal instruments such as guitars, basses, as well as any effects pedals etc. Drummers will bring their own bass drum pedal and drumsticks.

All bands must use the same backline and drums provided by the organizer.