Opportunities Music Artists Compete for $25,000 in BREAK YOUR BAND

(Press Release) Hundreds of young music artists and bands from across Canada are competing for a shot at a $25,000 development deal, and the finals are HERE! is proud to present the BREAK YOUR BAND Finals, where Canada’s most promising new band talent hits the stage for a shot at a $25,000 deal to launch their music careers.

The BREAK YOUR BAND Finals are taking place in 12 major cities across Canada, with each event featuring over a dozen of the best bands to take the stage this year. Each artist has earned their place in a previous Battle of the Bands, and has built a solid fan base through, making this one of the most intense talent competitions in Canada!

In an industry where young, unknown talent can often struggle to find the opportunity to play and gain experience, is creating hundreds of live gig opportunities for these young bands to get up on stage, play in front of a real audience, and feel the rockstar experience.

The BREAK YOUR BAND Finals go even further with thousands of dollars in music prizing, plus a $25,000 Development Deal which will be awarded to the most promising new band.


Barrie: Sunday January 17, 2010 – Yuk Yuks Theatre

Hamilton: Friday January 22, 2010 – Absinthe

London: Friday January 22, 2010 – Music Hall

Edmonton: Saturday January 23, 2010 – The Nest

Ottawa: Saturday January 23, 2010 – Babylon

Oshawa: Saturday January 23, 2010 – The Groove Lounge

Vancouver: Friday January 29, 2010 – Wise Concert Hall

Calgary: Friday January 29, 2010 – John Dutton Theatre

Kitchener: Saturday January 30, 2010 – The Wax

Toronto: Saturday January 30, 2010 – Sound Academy

Winnipeg: Sunday January 31, 2010 – Pyramid Cabaret

Montreal: Saturday February 6, 2010 – Just For Laughs

For media inquiries, interviews with artists, or access to events, contact:

Corina Newby || 416-635-8885 || 1-888-777-0767 x.268

Opportunities Launches Only Online Music Community to Bring Indie Bands to the Live Concert Stage

(PRESS RELEASE) is pleased to announce the launch of their new music social network, featuring over 180,000 integrated band and listener profiles, song, photo and video sharing, event promotion and publicity, plus exclusive music industry opportunities and insider news. As the only social network that brings new music artists to play on the live concert stage, in front of thousands of listeners and fans, is the premier destination to discover emerging music talent.

With the new launch of, the social platform now offers enhanced features for both artists and listeners in the new music community. New music listeners and fans can be the first to discover and share new talent through the music explorer, and through exclusive industry news, artist interviews, and access to the artist network.’s music experts also use these music, photo and video sharing features to help find the hottest new acts on the music scene.

By signing up at, Indie bands also gain exposure on a community network of over 180,000 users sharing a passion for new music. fuels this passion by being the only online music community to seek out and actively promote its artists to the industry, producing over 250 live Battle of the Bands® concerts each year to showcase new talent. Bands like Sum 41, Billy Talent and Three Days Grace all played a Supernova stage before gaining international fame and success. With online event pages to attract an audience, concert promotion tools to spread the word, Wildcard voting for fans, and the chance to be a Featured Artist on a premier music network, is the most active social network in discovering bands and promoting new music talent.

With the launch of the new social network, this unique new music community will combine over 180,000 band, listener and industry profiles through simple song, photo and video sharing, event promotion and publicity, and exclusive live concert opportunities. The result is the new social network, delivering a musically immersive and interactive experience for bands, fans and listeners that is focused on their passion for new music.

For over a decade, has set out to help indie bands grow from garage to emerging, empower listeners to explore new music, and provide the music industry with the next wave of emerging artists. By producing over 250 live Battle of the Bands® and Featured Artist concerts to showcase indie music and talent, is the only social network that brings their artist and listener community together both online and on the concert stage. Sign up to find gigs and play live shows, discover new bands and listen to new music.

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Battle of the Bands 2.0 – Vancouver Seeds 2009 and Supernova.Com

seeds-imageThe whole concept of a Battle of the Bands, where a number of unsigned bands compete against each other to win the grand prize which is often a recording contract, touring commitment or equipment and studio time has dated back to rock and roll’s roots. While the idea remains the same in 2009, the way they are being run has evolved to embrace the social media tools of this Web 2.0 world.

One such Battle of the Bands contest is Corus Radio’s 99.3 The Fox Vancouver Seeds, billed as Canada’s #1 Independent Talent Competition. With a history spanning 30 years and past winners including Bif Naked, Nickleback, Default and Matt Good amongst others, Vancouver Seeds has embraced Web 2.0 technology with the help of Toronto-based new music social network and concert production company  Corina Newby from Supernova explained to me what they are doing with Vancouver Seeds: