Today is the last day to apply for the BMS Battle!

Don't miss out on the chance to win over $5,000 in prizes in 2009

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Registration for Boston Music Spotlight’s 2009 Battle of the Bands closes today at midnight though Sonicbids. This is an event not to be missed by any New England-based band and boasts a grand prize worth over $5,000 with services from Powderfinger Promotions, JamSpot, CDWorks, Arguedas Photography, Big Noise, and Revolve. Additionally, all bands that apply for the battle will receive one hour of free rehearsal time to JamSpot. The second annual BMS Battle of The Bands will take place on September 18 at Olivers Nightclub at the Cask’n Flagon. Apply now!

Beyond bragging rights, the 2009 BMS Battle of the Bands winner will recieve over $5,000 in prizes, including:
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Powderfinger Promotions
will provide a national radio promotion package worth $1,400 to the Battle winner. The company will promote the winner’s newest album via one-on-one contacts and weekly group emails to radio stations across the country for six weeks.
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JamSpot will provide $1,000 worth of studio time, good for use towards recording, mixing, rehearsal time, and other services. Jamspot is a professionally designed digital rehearsal studio that has two convenient locations in Somerville and Wakefield, Massachusetts.&
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CDWorks has agreed to provide 250 CDs with a slim jewel case and a two-page insert. CDWorks is a leading provider of CD and DVD production services and has offices in both Boston and Atlanta.
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Arguedas Photography will provide a professional press and live photo shoot for the wining band. Arguedas Photography specializes in wedding, portrait and music photography in a documentary style.& Johnny Arguedas produces storytelling images that are modern and natural, images that are fresh, vibrant and stand the test of time.& &
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Revolve, Inc. will provide legal services for the winner of the Battle of the Bands. The band start-up package will be customized for the winning band after an in-depth conversation of their needs. Services may include the following: entity formation and consultation, a band agreement, a professional services audit to determine what further steps should be taken to ensure legal and business security for the band, and/or other equitable legal work.& &

Big Noise will provide a personal consultation with all five finalists at the BMS Battle of the Bands. Each band’s consultation will include a review of their career path, demo/cd releases, official website, photo portfolio, image, and more.

Any band based in the New England area and that plays original material is eligible to participate in the Battle of the Bands (All band members need to be 21+). Bands can submit their electronic press kits via Sonicbids through July 22. Boston Music Spotlight will post the top ten finalists on its website on July 27 and then Boston Music Spotlight readers will have an opportunity to vote for the five finalists via the Company’s website through August 1. The five finalists will then perform live sets for a panel of judges on September 18.
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To register in Boston Music Spotlight’s 2009 Battle of the Bands, please visit: www.sonicbids.com/BostonMusicSpotlightBattleofTheBands2009

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