Guitar Center’s Get Out of the Garage Contest

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Guitar Center launched an amazing artist discovery program, Get Out of the Garage, a few weeks ago – complete with the opportunity of a lifetime. What’s that opportunity exactly?

In exchange for submitting your music and videos and engaging your fan base – an artist or band can win the opportunity to record an EP at Converse Rubber Tracks Studios, collaborate with writer/producer Dev Hynes (Florence and the Machine, Chemical Brothers, Solange Knowles, etc.) and take stage at The Fader Fort during SXSW 2014! Did I mention the $25,000 in cash, gear from Fender, Vox and Martin Shure, and digital distribution through Tunecore too?

In tune with Guitar Center’s service of supporting artists worldwide, the new discovery program will provide one lucky unsigned artist with a giant platform for growth and development. “Guitar Center’s mission is to support musicians – whether by outfitting artists with top-of-the-line gear and impeccable style or providing a platform to share their music with large and influential audiences,” said Maria Brown, Manager of Music and Entertainment Marketing for Guitar Center. “We are excited to have a unique and fresh talent like Dev on board who has so much to offer artists in the independent music space. We couldn’t be happier with the collaborative aspect of this program.”

Guitar Center’s unique approach to engaging the artist community not only benefits artists, but also probably contributes to Guitar Center being the world’s largest retailer of musical instruments.  By collaborating with Converse and Rubber Tracks Studios – this program affords the winner the chance to record at a state of the art recording facility at no cost where their creative spirit will hopefully shine.

So what are you waiting for? To Submit Your Music for Get Out of the Garage visit:

More Details on How to Enter

Unsigned artists nationwide can submit a recorded live performance or music video to the official Get Out of the Garage website. Submissions will be ranked based on social media interaction and the top bands from each week will be reviewed by a judging committee comprised of Dev Hynes and editorial staff members from respected music publication The Fader. Five finalists will be hand-picked to perform live at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn where one winner will be chosen.

The Prize Package Includes

• A 3 Song EP produced by Dev Hynes at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, NY.
• $25,000 Cash
• Live performance at The FADER FORT Presented by Converse in Austin
• New gear from top music instrument brands – Fender, Shure, Martin, Ernie Ball, Evans, Pro-Mark, Dunlop, Gretsch, Zildjian, Vox
• Free worldwide digital distribution from TuneCore
• Feature on an AT: GC Podcast with Nic Harcourt.

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