Music site www.whotune.com will offer unsigned artists the opportunity to be seen by record company executives, managers, promoters and fans of music at the upcoming SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Artists can use the company’s ‘Jam Cam’ to perform LIVE via webcam and be seen on the big screens at the whotune booth at SXSW. To perform all you need to do is register at whotune.com and schedule a time on the Jam Cam scheduler. See www.whotune.com.
Dickies clothing line is looking for eight of the best unsigned/independent bands in the country to compete in their inaugural Battle of the Bands. This event will be held at SXSW on Friday, March 20 at The Compound from 1- 6p.m. in Austin, TX. Submissions will be accepted via the Dickies Battle of the Bands website or by mail. To qualify to compete for the $10,000 grand prize, submissions must include an entry form, a photo of the band and a 60-second video clip of original material. Runners-up will get Dickies gear. Entries will be subject to review by a panel of celebrity judges in the music industry. Deadline is Feb. 23 at 11:59pm EST. Bands chosen to compete will be announced March 2 on www.dickiesupstart.com.