Zig-Zag® and CMJ Present: Zig-Zag Live Fall 2006 Band Competition

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Summary

Zig-Zag® Live: Where fans experience the best new music and can support their local artists.
Last chance for you to earn a slot at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon – and much, much more!



Bands: Sign-up for your chance to earn a slot to play CMJ Music Marathon 2006 this October 31 – November 4 in New York City along with an ad in the CMJ Music Marathon Festival Guide, and an insert in CMJ Music Marathon registration bag. You will also be submitting for the chance to win some other great prizes.



Zig-Zag Live will be taking submissions for its three-round competition – Round 1 will be in September; Round 2 will be in October and Round 3 will be in November. In each round, nine artists will be selected to be polled by the public and one talented band will win in each round! Submissions will be taken exclusively through Sonicbids - so all 27 semi-finalist slots throughout the three rounds of voting (9 in each round) are reserved for Sonicbids artists. Submissions that do not qualify for the current round of the competition will be automatically re-entered and considered for the following rounds. SO THE EARLIER YOU ENTER, THE BETTER! Details for how voting will be broken down is listed below.



Zig-Zag Live brings the best new music to Athens, Atlanta, Asheville, Chapel Hill, New York, and Boston this September, October and November. Every month, in addition to the live concert series, Zig-Zag Live will host online contests for emerging talent from around the world, each month with a unique prize package. Visit ZigZagLive.com every day for the latest in album reviews, music news and Zig-Zag Club Tour updates!



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Voting Details – Qualification Dates, Voting Periods and Prizes

To qualify for Round 1, artists must submit by September 10, 2006. Voting will run from September 14 - September 21, 2006 and winners will be announced by October 2, 2006. The Round 1 winning band will get to play CMJ Music Marathon 2006 this October 31 – November 4 in New York; receive a ¼ page ad in CMJ Music Marathon Festival Guide ad space; and be able to put a bag insert in CMJ Music Marathon Registration bag!



To qualify Round 2, artists must submit by September 20, 2006. Voting will run from October 1 - October 25, 2006 and winners will be announced by November 1, 2006. The Round 2 winning band will get a prize package valued at over $5000 that includes: 1 track on CMJ “On Air” CD Compilation Series; 2 ½ page ads in CMJ New Music Review, CMJ’s weekly magazine (ads must run 2 consecutive weeks, 1 ad will be in the print issue, 1 ad will run in the PDF issue; winner to supply all ad artwork); 1 track posted at www.cmj.com “Download This” Section for 1 week; and a $200 cash prize.



To qualify for Round 3, artists must submit by October 20, 2006. Voting will run November 1 - November 27, 2006 and winners will be announced by December 1, 2006. The Round 3 winning band will get a prize package valued at over $15,000 that includes: $500 cash prize; Banner ad for 1 month on www.cmj.com; Full Page ad in CMJ New Music Monthly; and 1/4 Page ad in CMJ New Music Report to run for 2 consecutive weeks.


Submissions that do not qualify for the current round of the competition will be automatically re-entered and considered for the following rounds.



Please Note: Artist/band members must be citizens or legal residents of the U.S., who are 18 years of age or older as of 8/01/2006.



In order to be eligible, your Sonicbids EPK must be complete. Make sure your EPK includes your web site; number of band members and line-up (if applicable); a 200 word maximum bio (elevator pitch will be considered); three original songs (four (4) minutes in length or less) performed by you/your band; a color photo; the lyrics to each submitted song and an English-language translati