You’re all aware of the World Series of Baseball, but some of you music fanatics may be more interested in the first inagural World Series of Music. Entertainment29 in conjunction with Whitestone Studios is thrilled to present this enticing contest designed for unsigned artists and bands to showcase their music and garner fans. From now until February 28th, 2011, bands can submit their music for review. Out of all the entries, a panel of music industry insiders will select the the top sixty-four artists and bands who will go on to compete in an online live “real time” tournament. The tournament begins Tuesday, March 1st, and there will be a five-day voting period for each round of the tournament. The final eight artists and bands will compete at a one-day live event to be announced at a later date. The winner receives a production contract to record with top producer Noel Golden (Edwin McCain, Matchbox 20, Guns ‘n Roses). The recording process gives Entertainment29 the opportunity to shop the band or artist to major and independent record labels alike. The World Series of Music gets a full year of management and a whole list of other prizes. There is a $15 entrance fee.
For more information and to submit an entry, visit: http://www.entertainment29.com/worldseries/
Oftentimes in the music world, thing can move slowly for bands. Other times, the pace of the industry moves so quickly it’s hard to keep up. Either way, when you’re good, you’re good, and eventually someone takes notice. So whether it takes you a decade to get a record deal, or you’re Rocky Loves Emily and you drop your label debut EP less than two years after forming, hard work pays off. The pop rocking, punk infused, country lace band from Detroit, Michigan released their debut EP on Tooth and Nail Records just last week. The insanely catchy American Dream is available exclusively on iTunes and in Hot Topic stores nationwide and we here at Sovereign Sound highly recommend that you snag yourself a copy ASAP.
In the meantime, check out this behind-the-scenes making of the music video for their first single “Clueless”. The finished version should be up online any day now, but you can satisfy your Rocky Loves Emily craving a bit by watching this on repeat until then.
2010 is coming to a close and there have been an abundance of incredible music videos released this year. From indie rock to hip hop, Sovereign Sound has brought you some of the best around. As you compile your lists of favorites music videos for the year, don’t forget to include The Wonder Years’ “Melrose Diner” in there. Packed with humor, wit, creativity, and backed by a killer song, this video easily jumped into our top 5 2010 favorites.
What’s in a name? Well, in this case everything. The music of Columbus, Ohio rock band Attack Attack! will do just that. After a summer of incredible and memorable performances on Warped Tour and a #1 debut on the Independent Music Chart, the band is gearing up for its own headlining tour this winter. The five-week This Is A Family Tour kicks off in Cleveland in November. Joining Attack Attack! on the first week of the tour is Pierce The Veil, Of Mice and Men, and In Fear and Faith and on November 21st Emmure will hop on the bill as well. Tour Dates & More, Just a Click Away
During a tour stop in Toledo, Ohio, electro rock band Nico Vega decided to dress up drummer Rich Oho’s neice, nephew, and a friend as “Mini Nico Vega”. The result? The cutest darn rock trio this side of the Mississippi. Clad in full rockstar gear from head to toe, the youngsters rocked out to Nico Vega’s bitchin’ single “Gravity”, creating a headturning, smile-churning, adorable video for all to enjoy. Check it out below and prepare to be awwwwwed.
Nico Vega recently played a special show at the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles.
Hello Coheed and Cambria super-fans. As you probably already know, our favorite proggressive nerd rockers are out on the road performing at venues and in-stores at locations near you! Keep reading for tour information, as you do not want to miss a chance to see Claudio Sanchez and the gang live.
Speaking of the spectacularly-haired Claudio, he used his creative and brilliant mind to make a new video for Coheed and Cambria’s single “World of Lines“. Claudio used footage from the Fritz Lang classic German Sci-fi film, Metropolis to create a dramtically strange, black-and-white masterpiece. Check it out: