Indie Music Contest

Indie Music Contest

Welcome to the For The Love Of Bands Indie Music Contest! Vote for your favourite artist below. Please note: you can vote daily, so make sure to come back tomorrow to vote again. If you want to submit an entry, simply click ‘Participate‘ at the navbar above the contest entries. This music competition is open to bands and artists of all genres and your track doesn’t have to be (very) new.

Sponsored by Music Gateway and Indie Mammoth.

Winners announcement delayed. Will be announced on May 5 2023!

Indie Music Contest Spring 2023

Running 20 March – 20 April 2023

Sponsors Spring 2023 – $2363 prize pool


First place ($1419) 

Music Gateway 1-year Pro-Unlimited Membership (worth $370) 
Music Gateway Rising Spotify Campaign (worth $599) 
Music Gateway 3 Artist Development Sessions with a renowned Artist Manager (worth $450) 

Second place ($370) 

Music Gateway 1-year Pro-Unlimited Membership


Third place ($325) Indie Mammoth Spotify Growth Campaign Pro

Fourth place ($249) Indie Mammoth Playlisting Campaign 

Fifth place Social Media Campaign on For The Love of Bands’ socials (IG/FB/TikTok/Twitter) 

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Minerva Daisy - Indie Music Contest Spring 2023

Young, powerful and confident, Minerva Daisy is a queer indie-pop artist from Manchester. Taking her influence from a host of strong female performers, echoes of classic artists such as Etta James and Nina Simone are felt just as strongly as the more contemporary influence of Kate Nash, Lily Allen or Florence and the Machine. The result is Minerva’s own brand of ecclectic and idiosyncratic indie-pop that feels like a breath of fresh air amidst Manchester’s ever-stagnating indie scene. It’s this freshness that has already seen Minerva turning heads both across her native North West, and further afield, with previous singles such as ‘Substitute’ and ‘Euphoria’ catching the attention of BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, the latter of which was Track of the Week on BBC Derby while reaching the top 40 in the UK iTunes Pop charts. And new single ‘Wildfire’ looks set to do the same. Two and a half minutes of sultry and summery indie-pop, it’s a track that’s as uplifting as it is empowering. “‘Wildfire’ is about prioritizing pleasure for yourself,” Minerva explains. “It's a sex-positive track with a summer feel to get people dancing & enjoying themselves. I've always found there's such a toxic mentality when it comes to people, in particular women, expressing their sexuality or talking about sex, especially within the media. that needs to stop, people should be promoting healthy conversations about sex & educating each other more.” “This track, wildfire was created with pleasure in mind, it's fun, lighthearted and happy & it makes me feel good to sing it too, it's not in your face & obvious that sex is the main theme so it doesn't feel uncomfortable to sing in front of the parents either!” Effortlessly enjoyable while still packing an important message ‘Wildfire’ is the summer single you need to get your ears around.

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