PLANETROX is a worldwide music competition whose mission is to discover the best new bands and expose them to a wider international audience. In 2013, Envol et Macadam will be expanding its ties to the rest of the world and hitting it with a big bang: alternative bands from different countries will be able to sign up for their PLANETROX auditions and the chance to play at the next Envol et Macadam Festival in Quebec City, Canada.
The PLANETROX project is an initiative of Envol et Macadam in collaboration with the City of Quebec. The mission of this international undertaking is to discover the best up-and-coming bands in each of the participating countries and to present them to the public at the Envol et Macadam Festival each September. This third year of PLANETROX will involve Canada, the United States, France, Great Britain, Germany, Czech Republic, Japan, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Mexico.
Envol et Macadam is Quebec’s top alternative music festival. It continues to innovate and to develop projects that allow local and international up-and-coming artists the chance to take part in an event that annually attracts over 20,000 music fans, as well as many industry professionals. Its programming appeals to a young and hip crowd; Bad Religion, Mastodon, Sum 41, Pennywise, Karkwa, The Sounds, Metric, Malajube, Raekwon, Bloc Party, Hatebreed, IAM, The Exploited, As I Lay Dying, No Use For A Name andLagwagon are but a few of the well-known artists that have played and delighted festival goers at Envol et Macadam in past years.
How does PLANETROX works? Register your band and pick your best song (original compositions only). If you are chosen, send us a video and get people to vote for you!
The Newcomer Contest Bayern is an event where young musicians from Bavaria can present their own music to a great audience and an expert jury. The contest is under the aegis of the President of the Bavarian Parliament, Barbara Stamm, and will take place on July 12th 2013 in the Friedrich-König-Gymnasium Würzburg, a big Bavarian High School with many musical pupils.
On one hand, famous national musicians will be chosen in the category ”Beste(r) Newcomer National” (best German newcomer). But because the priority of the Newcomer Contest Bayern is to give unknown musicians the chance to enthuse other people about their music, the six finalists will perform live on July 6th and will be judged by the crowd and the jury, which will elect the winner in the category “Beste(r) Newcomer Bayerns” (best Bavarian newcomer).
The bands can win financial benefits for their band projects, a complete trip to Québec City, including a performance at the Envol et Macadam Festival, and a “bandcoaching” for one year.
Bavarian bands can register till May 27th with a CD, a demo tape or a link to a Youtube or Myspace page to
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