Myspace and Toyota Launch “ROCK THE SPACE” Competition For Unsigned Artists To Win A Record Deal


MySpace the world’s premiere social portal, in partnership with MySpace Records and Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., today announced the official launch of Rock the Space, an exclusive competition encouraging unsigned bands or solo artists to submit an original song for the opportunity to score a recording contract with MySpace Records, the company’s full-service independent label. Beginning today through July 1, 2009, aspiring artists across the country can enter to win the chance of a lifetime by visiting Toyota’s MySpace Music profile for submission details and contest rules

“MySpace’s origins are in connecting new and emerging artists with music fans. We designed the Rock the Space competition to take that idea to new heights,” said Kim McCullough, Corporate Manager, Marketing Communications, TMS. “Toyota is thrilled to bring unsigned musicians and the MySpace community this unprecedented opportunity.”

To enter the Rock the Space competition artists must submit an original mp3 demo. All entrants will have the opportunity to create a viral music widget with an easy embed code to help them spread their music across MySpace and the web. MySpace users can share in the experience by adding the music widgets to their profiles and posting comments on the Toyota Music profile.

In July, MySpace Records will select five finalists who will be featured prominently on the Toyota Music profile and the MySpace community will vote to select the winner. The five finalists will receive a media allocation to promote themselves with My Ads targeted advertising throughout MySpace.

“Rock the Space allows the MySpace Music platform to do what it does best – enable new music and new artists to be discovered,” said Jeff Berman, President of Sales and Marketing for MySpace. “MySpace is excited to offer these artists a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and to take part in their journey from the very first step.”

The Rock the Space winner will be announced in September and will receive a recording contract as well as a $10,000 musical instrument prize package provided by Fender, the world’s leading guitar manufacturer. The winner’s song will also be available for download on the MySpace Music Home Page. The four runners-up win a MySpace Records Development Deal friends package.

“Rock the Space will create an organic and loyal fan base with a vested interest in these artists and their careers by allowing users to participate in the process from the beginning,” said J. Scavo, GM of MySpace Records. “This interactivity between artist and fan has always been a fundamental and differentiating factor for the MySpace Music platform and has led to the success of many of today’s most popular artists.”

For more information or to submit and original song for consideration please visit

Maisie Posts EP for Download


Maisie, has posted her new EP, Visions, up for free download. via her MySpace.

MAISIE has only begun this journey slowly starting in June of 2008. Mel decided to start solo with this project so it could grab other opportunities, but didn’t expect a turnaround to her whole life in such a short period of time. After re-recording demos for a few months, she hit Rockbot Studios to record the first EP titled, ‘Visions’ during the month of November 2008. Already with ‘Visions’ released on iTunes and other online music stores on December 20, 2008, she’s in the midst of taking the next step to release another EP in the works titled, ‘Separate Worlds,’ which is the real beginning to her message and abilities.

“I always knew I needed to do this, using my voice to reach out to whoever needs to hear these words, but it was just a matter of time before it was the right time”, says Mel. With a few short tours and performances, and meeting new people, she’s found a sense of direction. The message of ‘Visions’ was greatly stressed during the few months of the EP being recorded for reasons of eyes being opened up to the world to see real truth, and not a truth that we look to in the world everyday. With unique lyrics, she describes, “I hate sugar coating what I want to say. I felt like I let that go a little bit the first time around, but now I feel like I am completely letting everything go into these new songs without the fear of people turning away from the message. Our world isn’t a pretty place, and when we put out our sufferings and a sense of truth in a place of darkness, lives can be changed and that is the ultimate goal.”

Up until recently, she has been working with several people for various amount of things and with the plan of moving to Nashville, Tennessee in the near future, she will be continuing to play solo, and with a live band as well to expand the drive and fill live performances for future tours. “I’ve learned to have a lot of patience these past few months not knowing what’s going to happen, but Gods brought me here to serve a purpose, and that purpose will be served in what ever way it’s meant to happen.”

You can expect to hear a lot more from MAISIE in the future, and stick around to see updates on the new EP, which will be released sometime in the middle of the year.

People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind. Think big anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack if you help them. Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you’ve got anyway

Aura posts new song “Trigger Happy”

Aura by Danin Drahos
Aura by Danin Drahos
The band Aura has posted “Trigger Happy” to their myspace. Check it out and leave some comments on what you think.

Live Video of Aura at The Brickhouse in Houma

Here is a video of Aura performing at the Brickhouse in Houma, LA on Dec 26th. Check it out and see them live if you haven’t been able to catch them. Leave some comments on what you think about the performance.

Aura – Little Goes a Long Way (LIVE)

You can check them out at the following upcoming shows:

Jan 13 2009 7:00P The Covey Awards @ Hard Rock Live Biloxi Biloxi, Mississippi
Jan 30 2009 10:00P 2 Miles North W/ The Ingalloids Gulfport, Mississippi
Mar 21 2009 9:00P The Bar Metairie, Louisiana