Virgin Megastores Are Looking For The Next Big Band

(Press Release) Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next “Matchbox Twenty”, ‘Black-Eyed Peas” or “Daughtry”?? Now’s your chance to prove that you’ve got the best band in the country, in Virgin Megastore’s first annual Battle of the Bands. Starting August 20, Virgin Megastores will start scouring the country looking for the next big band. ??The contest is open to any high-school or college-age band. Submitting your band is easy. Just drop off a copy of original music along with the band’s bio for a chance to perform live at a Virgin Megastore. The grand prize winner will win travel and accommodations to meet with A&R representatives from Immergent Records, an evening with Virgin executives and a Virgin Megastore consignment deal.??

“Virgin has always been passionate about introducing new artists to our customers, now we’re taking it to the next level by opening up a nationwide audition to be the next big band,” explains Dee Mc Laughlin, VP of Marketing, Virgin Entertainment Group, North America. “How many opportunities do high-school and college-bands have to be seen and heard by thousands of music fans as well as A&R executives?? We think this is a great opportunity for aspiring musicians.”

Submissions will be open at all 11 Virgin Megastores, however the actual Battle of the Band live performances will be held in 7 Virgin Megastore locations including: New York City, Orlando, Dallas, Phoenix, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Customers and fans will be asked to vote for their favorite band, and be entered for a chance to win select prizes. Submissions will be collected during a two week period starting August 20th to August 31st. Chosen bands will begin battling it out live inside the seven selected Virgin Megastores September 10 – 21st. Then starting the week of September 24th fans will be able to vote in stores and online at The grand prize winner will be announced October 1st.