Ole, Indaba Music Mark Rush's 40th Anniversary With Cover Song Contest
May 5, 2015 at 11:35 AM (PT)
TORONTO-based indie rights management company OLE has teamed with INDABA MUSIC to launch a cover-song contest in celebration of iconic CANADIAN rock band RUSH's 40th Anniversary Tour, which kicks off MAY 8th in TULSA, OK.
INDABA members can choose one of 10 classic RUSH tracks from the OLE library and create their own unique version, which will be voted on by the general public and by INDABA''s community of more than one million musicians worldwide. The winner will then be picked from all submissions by a jury of music industry tastemakers that includes RUSH's SRO ANTHEM A&R rep ANDY CURRAN. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000, two tickets to see RUSH perform at the tour's final stop on AUGUST 1st in L.A., two meet-and-greet passes for the show, a meeting with an OLE creative representative, a limited edition FENDER SQUIRE RUSH bass, and a lyric video for their cover that will be promoted on the OLE YOUTUBE channel. The second place winner will receive $3,000 and a RUSH swag pack, and the third place winner will receive $1,000 and assorted RUSH merchandise.
"RUSH fans span every generation, and we're excited to see the expression that the INDABA community can give to these great songs," said OLE Chairman/CEO ROBERT OTT.
"RUSH has had a profound impact on music and those who love it over the past 40 years, and we're excited to celebrate that legacy with this contest," said INDABA MUSIC CEO JJ ROSEN. "There's no better way to honor your influences than by putting your own spin on the songs you love, and we're thrilled to give our community the chance to do just that with some of RUSH's best tracks."
"RUSH fans are loyal diehards and very passionate about the band's music. Many of them are extremely creative in how they reinterpret the band's songs," said the band's A&R exec CURRAN. "The RUSH catalog, which spans over 40 years, is such a great body of work, and to see their music taking on new life through the hands of other musicians is a very cool concept."
To enter the contest, visit www.indabamusic.com/opportunities/rush-40th-anniversary-cover-competition.