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The 2010 Podcast Battle of the Bands

By: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Thursday, November 5, 2009 7:00:00 PM


Voting ends at 11:59PM on January 31, 2010.
Fans: Click here to register and vote for your favorite artists.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come...

How it works:

  • Entry Fee: $5 per song (submitted as MP3 file); maximum 3 songs per act.

  • All genres, styles, and levels of experience accepted. Quality of the recording submitted does not matter, as long as it's in the correct format.

  • 80% of entry fees go towards grand prizes; 20% go towards contest expenses

  • Submitted MP3's will be featured on a series of special "Battle Podcasts," available for free on iTunes,, and all sites that syndicate our feed.

  • Songs will also be made available for fans to individually stream, listen to, and vote on at

  • Grand prizes will be awarded based on audience vote

  • Additional prizes will be offered in individual categories, with winners chosen by independent judges

Current Grand Prizes (Determined by Fan Vote):

(Note: Exact amount of cash prizes are determined by the number of entries. Check back regularly for current totals.)
  • First Place: A deluxe studio package from Blue Square Sound (4 hours recording; 6 hours mixing and mastering) and cash prize of 50% of registration fees collected.

  • Second Place: 20% of registration fees.

  • Third Place: 10% of registration fees.

Current Category Prizes (Determined by Panel of Independent Industry Judges):

(Note: We're still open to new sponsors. If your organization would like to support the Indianapolis music scene by sponsoring a prize/category, click below for more information.)

  • Unplugged Award: One paid gig ($200) at Claude and Annie's Fishers for the artist or group with the best acoustic song.

  • ...Worth a Thousand Words Award: One live photo shoot of your next performance from Nick T. Photography to the song with the best lyrics.

  • We Just Need a Break Award: A free instore performance opportunity (and batch of delicious home made cookies) at Indy CD and Vinyl to the best song from a band that formed in 2009.

Other Prizes:

(Note: These may eventually be assigned to an award category, we just haven't though all that part through yet.)

  • All winners featured on a one-page spread in the Spring issue of Crossroads Resonanaces zine.
  • Selected contestants invited to appear as featured guests on an episode of Indy In-Tune.

Registration closes at 11:59PM on December 31, 2009.
Artists: Click here to register and submit your best song(s)

Further Information:

Please Visit and Support Our Generous Sponsors:

Crossroads Resonances 8 Seconds Saloon Nick T Photography Indy CD and Vinyl Claude and Annie's Fishers Blue Square Sound

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