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
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Are you a fan? Cast your vote below for your favourite artist to win this contest. Are you an artist and want to enter this Indie Music contest? Simply click ‘Participate‘ below, add a title (band name, or band name – track title) and add your Video link. Please note that only public video links work.
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the samoors - P.i.a.F (Patience is a friend) - Indie Music Contest April 2020
"the samoors" debut single P.i.a.F on how two loving souls can heal together from broken childhoods while getting powers from the late Edith Piaf who the video is an homage for. The video filmed in Tarrytown, NY directed by Jessi Almstead and her somber puppets (made vegan and from cruelty-free materials). It's the first single and official video from the samoors upcoming EP "Verdure" of the Tel-Avivian live trio: Andie Simcha (keys), Erez Oppenheim (drums) and Yuval Simcha (guitar and vocals). As a band we're pursuing architectural simplicity in music without ornaments or virtuosity, using the life and live chemistry between all members, "crisscross ready to assist" rolls and timeless sounds for condensed issues.
Votes are counted based on IP and the public is allowed to vote once every 24 hours. In case of multiple votes (within 24 hours) via the same IP or use of suspicious IPs, duplicate/spam votes will be deleted before announcing the top 5.
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Who can enter To be eligible to participate in this contest, entrants must be a) artist b) band/artist member c) band/artist manager or otherwise directly affiliated with the artist.
How to Enter Entry online, via ForTheLoveOfBands.com Only one entry allowed per band/artist.
To enter, go to https://fortheloveofbands.com/indie-music-contest/ to submit a Music Video (YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Hulu, Ustream, Vine, Metacafe) and share the entry with your fans. No mechanically reproduced or completed entries will be accepted. Votes are counted based on IP and the public is allowed to vote once every 24 hours and cast a vote to up to 5 (five) artists. You are not allowed to vote on our own entry.
The contest starts on Monday, 20 March 2023 at 20:00 CET and all entries must be received by For The Love Of Bands by Thursday, 20 April 2023 23:59 CEST. Convert to your time zone here: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/
For The Love Of Bands is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, server unavailability, computer, or any other electronic malfunction.
On Monday, 24 April 2023, five (five) winners will be selected. Winners are selected via the following format: After the deadline, For The Love of Bands and Music Gateway will select winners out of the top four (4) plus one (1) extra chosen by For The Love of Bands and Music Gateway. *
After selecting and announcing the winners, winners will be contacted by e-mail and asked to confirm receipt. Winners will be contacted on Monday, 1 May 2023 (at the latest).
Massive Prize Pool
First place ($1419) Music Gateway 1-year Pro-Unlimited Membership (worth $370) Music Gateway Rising Spotify Campaign (worth $599) Music Gateway Artist Development Session 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)
Total amount of winnings: $2363
Winner(s) must provide his/her/their correct name and confirm receipt. If a winner cannot be notified within seven (7) days, or does not timely respond, then the prize will be forfeited, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner from among the remaining valid entries.
There will be no substitutions or cash alternatives for any prize. For The Love Of Bands has the right to substitute a prize of similar value. No transfer or assignment of prizes is allowed. For The Love Of Bands is not liable if the provider of any part of the prize fails to satisfy its obligations to furnish its portion of the prize. For The Love Of Bands is not responsible for any liability arising directly or indirectly from the award or use of the prize.
In claiming your prize, you acknowledge that For The Love Of Bands has the right to publicize your (band)name and the fact that you are the winner for promotional purposes without financial remuneration.
For The Love Of Bands cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes, or contest information. For The Love Of Bands is not responsible for any computer or electronic malfunction, server unavailability, technological glitch, or human error relating to this contest and/or the use of short-code.
If you enter the contest on this site, we will provide the contest’s sponsor Music Gateway with your data (first name, last name, email address and/or band/artist name).
For The Love Of Bands reserves the right to make rules and contest changes, and change the aforementioned contest dates.
* Both Music Gateway and For The Love Of Bands distribute 5000 votes among their favourites. We also randomly select one winner we really like with at least 25 votes to include in our top five (5)