Enter the StageLight – Linkin Park Edition Music Creation Contest!

by | Oct 9, 2013 | Open Labs, Open Labs Artists, Open Labs Events, Stagelight

Do you want a chance to have your music shared by the gigantically successful Linkin Park AND Grammy U, the music award foundation’s “unique and fast-growing community of college students, primarily between the ages of 17 and 25,  who are pursuing a career in the recording industry?” Then buy/download StageLight (even the demo version!) and send in a composition to the Open Labs StageLight – Linkin Park Edition Music Creation Contest. This is your chance to be promoted by the vast social outreach network overseen by Linkin Park, Grammy U and Open Labs. Entry is free, so check it out here.

stagelight-linkin-park-edition-music-creation-contestHOWEVER, the final day of the contest is this Friday, October 11th, so you have to work fast if you want to take part. Right now the Open Labs contest page has 23 entries (out of 35 new enrollments – woop!), with appearances from Open Labs Community Artists like My Parasites, Cage of Mirrors, Amarelle, Dronnington, Zayed Hassan and Ksero. Hassan is currently in the lead for his song “Leap of Faith,” which has garnered 169 “likes” as of this writing. As with our last contest, the Open Labs StageLight – Linkin Park Edition Music Creation Contest is measuring the winner by how many people like a particular song on our SoundCloud group for the contest.

With over 57 million fans alone on Facebook (and counting), Linkin Park’s social media outreach platform is capable of helping any musician of any skill level. Their recommendation would mean big things for the typical up-and-coming StageLight user. As many StageLight users are fans of the band, having a compositions championed by the group would be a dream come true. Likewise, Grammy U represents a fantastic opportunity for marketing and discovery. From their website: “The Recording Academy created GRAMMY U to help prepare college students for their careers in the music industry through networking, educational programs and performance opportunities. GRAMMY U is designed to enhance students’ current academic curriculum with access to recording industry professionals to give an ‘out of classroom’ perspective on the recording industry. For more information, contact a GRAMMY U Student Rep listed on this page or e-mail us at  memservices@GRAMMY.com

And even if you are not the victor, all participants will have a permanent place in the Open Labs Artist Community, where musicians will be represented by an image icon that hyperlinks to the artist’s desired website or SoundCloud. There is even a chance that you will be the Open Labs Artist of the Month!

So get to work on StageLight and send over an entry. If you can marshal enough of your friends and followers to win, you will grow your audience tenfold thanks to the joined forces behind the Open Labs StageLight – Linkin Park Edition Music Creation Contest. We can’t wait to see the winner on Friday!

P.S. The StageLight – Linkin Park Edition is available now. “Priced at $14.99, StageLight Linkin Park Edition has everything you need to start creating music today!  Included with this version of StageLight are hundreds of exclusive sounds from Linkin Park’s personal sound library.  Everything from drum hits to rock synths, StageLight and Linkin Park have you covered!”

UPDATE: The winner of the StageLight – Linkin Park Edition Music Creation Contest is Zayed Hassan, from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Zayed’s instrumental “Leap of Faith” was on top on the final day of counting with 171 “likes.” Listen to the winning song here.