Xbox and Zune are looking for the next great musical talent, and have created an chance for aspiring artists to create and submit an original song, withthe winning submission gaining musical immortality as a download in “Lips,” the Xbox 360 singing video game, along with a free trip to LA for Warped tour and prizes from Xbox and Zune

The contest is accepting entries until March 13, 2009, and aspiring artists can submit a video of their original song here: www.zune.net/attlipscontest

The Lips Open Mic Contest presented by AT&T provides a stage for aspiring musicians to realize their dreams of making it big. People all across the country could be singing your song in their living rooms with friends and family on Xbox 360! The grand prize winner will get the opportunity to have their song song made available as a free “Lips” download. All U.S. residents 18 and older can enter by composing an original song (score and lyrics) and submitting a video of the performance to www.zune.net/attlipscontest. Submissions are now open through March 13th.

After March 13th a panel of judges will narrow down the competition to the five best songs. These five finalist videos will be posted on Xbox LIVE and Zune.net on April 10th, where U.S. residents can take the judge’s seat and vote for their favorite song to decide the winner. AT&T users can double their votes by texting their favorite to 991!

The entrant with the winning song will win a trip to Los Angeles, tickets to the Warped Tour on August 23rd, a flat screen TV, an Xbox 360 console, a Zune 120 GB digital media player, and the opportunity to have his or her song immortalized as a free “Lips” download from Xbox LIVE, allowing anyone with the game to test their chops and sing along. The four runners-up will receive an Xbox Elite 360 console, a Zune player and more great prizes.

Deadline for entries is March 13th. For full details including eligibility requirements, important content and technical requirements for entries and judging criteria, see the Official Rules at: www.zune.net/attlipscontest.

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