“Hard Rock is eager to uncover another pool of budding talent and provide them with an international stage to showcase their talents,” said John Kirkpatrick, Head of Music & Artist Relations, Hard Rock International. “More than 12,000 bands entered Hard Rock Rising and nearly one million votes were cast by fans around the globe in 2012 – we hope the continued success of this programme will catapult an emerging band to success and introduce their sound to Hard Rock’s worldwide audience.”
Hard Rock, in partnership with online music services company ReverbNation, is hosting an open registration for bands wishing to participate in the global battle until Monday, January 21st 2013. This will be the second year that Hard Rock has partnered with ReverbNation.
To register, future rock stars can visit Hard Rock Cafe Manchester Facebook page. Following open registration, fans decide who moves on to the live performance phase of the programme and can vote on any Hard Rock’s city-specific, Facebook page by downloading free tracks from bands of their choice. For full rules and a list of participating locations, visit www.hardrock.com.
Fred Booth, Centre Director of The Printworks, explains;
“We want to put a big shout out to all budding Mancunian & North West based musicians to sign up to this contest. We all know Manchester music is the best in the world so we’d like our amazing talents to audition and win this contest. Come on let’s show the rest of the world what we’re made of!”
After fans choose their favourites, Hard Rock Cafe Manchester will host a series of live competitions featuring these local bands. One winner will be selected by a panel of local industry judges. Selected local winners will be narrowed down to the top twenty-five bands worldwide via a second round of fan voting on participating Hard Rock Facebook pages. Once the top 25 are determined, a panel of music industry professionals;
Following an exhilarating competition process – the Grand Prize winner will play a World Tour in cities including Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Chicago and Honolulu, arranged by Hard Rock International;
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About The Printworks
· The Printworks is a state of the art entertainment complex located on Exchange Square in Manchester City Centre
· The Printworks is home to 17 different venues from restaurants, bars and clubs to a state of the art cinema and gym.
· The Printworks celebrated its tenth birthday in 2010 and before standing as an entertainment complex was one of the world’s most prolific printing houses
· Interviews and images are available on request
· For more information visit http://www.theprintworks.com
· The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester, M4 2BS
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About Hard Rock Records
Hard Rock Records is an independent music label created in 2012 by Hard Rock International to find, develop, and promote up-and-coming artists. Hard Rock Records provides artists an unparalleled opportunity, giving each artist on the label assistance with recording, production, marketing, promotion, distribution and touring in exchange for a one-year commitment to the label. At the end of that year, the artist walks away with ownership of any recordings as well as all the profits from their release. Hard Rock has no expectation for remuneration of any funds spent developing the artist. For additional information on Hard Rock Records, visit www.hardrockrecords.com.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 181 venues in 58 countries, including 142 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the companies’ two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida., as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Melaka and San Jose. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.