OurStage.com Launches 'Panel' Competition
October 25, 2011 at 11:47 AM (PT)
Indie music showcase OURSTAGE.COM has launched the THE OURSTAGE PANEL, a weekly web series featuring top-ranked independent artists and influential music industry experts. THE OURSTAGE PANEL, which allows emerging OURSTAGE.COM artists the opportunity to be reviewed and critiqued by top industry professionals from a variety of disciplines, debuts TODAY (10/25) at http://panel.ourstage.com, the series will run weekly with a monthly winner receiving the grand prize.
Each month 16 high ranking (from within the top 100 on the OURSTAGE music charts) Premium OURSTAGE artists/bands will be selected by a panel of experts to be evaluated on THE OURSTAGE PANEL. Every episode will then take viewers inside the intimate conversation of real industry tastemakers as they judge a group of four artists on their hit-making potential. After four weeks, the finalists from each week will go head-to-head to compete for the grand prize:
* $5,000 in cash;
* A world-class video interview/EPK (electronic press kit) shot by EMMY award-winning Director/Producer MITCHELL STUART at a top studio in NEW YORK CITY;
* A mentor session with OurStage series panelists;
* And a mentor session with a senior music licensing expert.
"We really are trying to do something unique with The OURSTAGE Panel," OURSTAGE.COM Founder/CEO BEN CAMPBELL said. "We want to provide an authentic bridge between the best of what the Internet and the traditional industry pros have to offer -- by filtering the top new artists from across the web based on the wisdom of the crowd and pairing it with true industry feedback on how to groom successful artists. With the flood of reality music shows that primarily focus on karaoke singers, we want to use this very popular medium to showcase real artists who have a bona fide shot at a long-term career once they get discovered."
CAMPBELL will serve as host of the series. The first month’s panel includes WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC VP/A&R LEE DANNAY, Z100/NEW YORK PD SHARON DASTUR, artist manager JASON IENNER and OURSTAGE Exec. Producer/consultant BRUCE TYLER
"I wanted this to be real, not a karaoke contest," TYLER said. "There are no bells and whistles, just original music by real artists. MITCHELL understood the vision immediately. Artists, whether they be A-list or emerging, have always marveled at how he captures them in a way no one else could. He was the only choice for what we wanted to achieve through this series."
To watch episode one and get more information please visit: http://panel.ourstage.com. Find OURSTAGE on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/ourstage. Follow OURSTAGE and THE OURSTAGE PANEL on TWITTER: www.twitter.com/ourstage and www.twitter.com/ourstagepanel.