EPITAPH PARTNERS WITH mtvU FOR “BEST MUSIC ON CAMPUS”
CONTEST THIS JANUARY
WORLD FAMOUS INDIE LABEL LOOKS TO DISCOVER BEST UNSIGNED COLLEGE ACT THAT FITS THE EPITAPH SOUND
World famous indie record label Epitaph – home to Matchbook Romance, The Matches, I Am Ghost, Motion City Soundtrack and Escape The Fate – is looking for the next big thing to join its family. In a partnership with MTV’s 24-hour college network, mtvU, this January, the Los Angeles-based record company will look to discover the best unsigned college band or musician that fits the Epitaph sound.
Through its online music destination, “Best Music on Campus” (BMOC) (www.bestmusiconcampus.com), one unsigned college act will be awarded the opportunity to launch its career with a recording and video deal with Epitaph valued at $122,000. Including full EP production costs (recording, mixing, mastering, travel costs, living arrangements and Per Diem), video production, performance and promotion costs, the deal also includes an exclusive video premiere on mtvU and mtvU.com, plus an opening slot on a tour date with a leading Epitaph recording artist and a performance at mtvU Spring Break 07.
“We’re excited to partner with Epitaph – connecting the best of our wildly talented and eclectic audience with a label where they can flourish creatively and blow up,” said Stephen Friedman, GM of mtvU. “We’re building BMOC to be the ultimate online destination for college artists to launch their careers and new music fans to find their next favorite act.”
The new “Best Music on Campus” online music hub follows on the overwhelming success of last year’s BMOC contest, which saw more than 320 college acts submit original music. Over 4.1 million votes were cast by the college audience on mtvU.com. For complete details and rules on the Epitaph contest, please visit:
About Epitaph:Epitaph Records first entered the annals of pop culture as the label that ushered in the punk rock revolution of the nineties. It has hence grown into one of the most diverse and well-respected independent labels of its time, revered for both its “artist-first” approach and the consistent quality of its signings. Celebrating it hallmark 20 year anniversary next year, Epitaph is more diverse and vibrant than ever, and home to some of the hottest new bands on the scene. Visit www.epitaph.com.