The search for B.C.’s breakout band is back with the 2012 launch of 99.3 The Fox Vancouver Seeds 2012 contest today and we’ve teamed up with them to be the exclusive blogger for this year.
99.3 The Fox has a rich history of discovering and fostering some of Canada’s biggest and brightest stars, Alumni for Fox Vancouver Seeds include Grammy nominated and JUNO awarding winners such as Nickelback, Bif Naked, State of Shock, Matt Good, Default, Faber Drive, and Daniel Wesley.
This year The Fox takes its commitment to independent talent further by putting the winning band on the road. “For the first time ever, this year’s winner will head out on tour with Juno Award winners The Arkells for 5 Canadian shows,” says Dunner. “The Arkells are truly one of the brightest talents in Canadian music and we are thrilled to have them involved in Fox Vancouver Seeds. As an artist the experience and exposure you band will receive this year, you just simply could never buy.”
One of the most unique aspects of Fox Vancouver Seeds is the commitment made on the part of Canadian Music Industry decision makers, setting it apart from other radio-held band contests. “Seeds is not about winning a contest and walking away with a prize,” emphasizes “Dunner”, SR Program Director for 99.3 The Fox. “It is about working with our winning bands to develop them and get their music heard nationally.”
More than 1.6 Million page views were received at cfox.supernova.com and cfox.com last year as fans voted for their favorite B.C. Band. This Fox independent band social network now hosts more than 1000 of B.C.’s Best bands and more than 17,000 Fans. cfox.supernova.com provides year round support and opportunities for B.C. Artists to showcase their music and play live.
Starting Friday, April 13, 2012, BC bands can enter Fox Vancouver Seeds 2012 online at cfox.supernova.com by simply creating their own customized profile. Bands can submit three original songs, photos, videos, a bio and more. The deadline to submit is May 18, 2012 at 5:00pm PST.
This year’s contest will consist of 2 rounds:
Fox Vancouver Seeds Judges will select the Top 19 Bands from all entries received at cfox.supernova.com
Fans will select the Fan Choice band through voting at cfox.supernova.com. The band with the most votes will move on to the next round of Fox Vancouver Seeds 2012
19 finalists and the Fan Choice Band will perform live over 8 nights for top industry professionals. Based on these industry votes, 3 winners will be crowned:
A full list of prizes is available now at www.cfox.com and includes: $10,000 in new gear from Long N Mcquade, An EP produced by GGGarth from Nimbus, Tour support from 99.3 The Fox, distribution of your EP through Maple Music and much more.
For more information on 99.3 The Fox Vancouver Seeds contest, please visit www.cfox.com.