Hard Rock has partnered with ReverbNation to find the best local acts in all corners of the globe.
WHAT IS IT?
Hard Rock is looking for the best local, unsigned artists to perform on June 1st for our ROCK LOCAL/WIN GLOBAL music showcase. Over 100 Hard Rock locations around the world will be hosting live music events that day to find the best of the best. Four acts will be selected as regional winners — with one being selected as Hard Rock Rising’s Artist of the Year.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each participating Hard Rock location will host a live music event on June 1st and select one of the performers to be submitted for regional judging. Slots for this contest are very limited, so we are giving local artists an opportunity to leverage their social media fan bases for a shot at participation.
WHO PICKS THE ACTS?
Each participating Hard Rock will select the acts for their showcase in conjunction with ReverbNation. We’re looking for great songs, originality and charisma — the real deal.
GOT A HUGE SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING?
One competition slot at each location is reserved for a “Social Media Wildcard”. Upon registration, you’re automatically eligible for this wildcard slot.
From March 17th to March 23rd, this website will showcase all artists competing for the Social Media Wildcard slot. The band with the most votes in each location is guaranteed to perform on June 1st. All other performers are selected by Hard Rock and ReverbNation from the pool of entrants.
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
Four Regional Winners
- A professionally-produced music video ($10,000 USD value) that will be added to Hard Rock Cafe’s video system in their region. This is a massive amount of video exposure.
- 1000 CD/DVD s of their latest recordings and video courtesy of Bison Disc. You can use this for your album, singles or video and sell them at gigs, give them away for promotional purposes … they’re yours to do with as you like.
- An equipment package courtesy of Fender.
Global Artist of the Year
- One act will be selected from the regional winners to be named Hard Rock Rising’s “Global Artist of the Year” and have their video added to Hard Rock Cafe’s video system worldwide.
- The Artist of the Year will be invited to perform live at the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza, Spain in September 2016.
- A cash prize of $50,000 USD.
Band Entry: 2/16/16 – 3/11/16
Fan Voting Period: 3/17/16 – 3/23/16
Live Battle Events: 5/1/16 – 5/30/16
Worldwide Battle of the Bands for participating locations: 6/1/16
Regional and Global Winners Announced: 6/15/16