Dell Invites Bands Nationwide to Compete in the Austin City Limits Festival's "Sound and the Jury" Contest, Produced By C3 Presents : The "Sound and the Jury" Competition, Presented by the Dell Lounge, Offers Emerging Bands and Artists a Shot at New Fans and Fame

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More than ever, fans are in the driver's seat, determining the music that we all listen to

The Austin City Limits Music Festival's "Sound and the Jury" Contest,* presented by the Dell Lounge, is a contest open to emerging bands and artists, with the top prize of a showcase on Dell's ACL Festival stage.

Now through Aug. 22, bands can upload their music and create a profile on the contest site.

Copy the tag embedded on your profile page into your MySpace profile, Web site or other online networking pages, which will add a quick link for fans to hit your Sound and the Jury page.

Voting begins on the Dell Lounge site July 11, so don't forget to e-mail your fans to let them know you're in the contest, and exhort them to vote early and often!

Five finalists will receive tickets to Austin City Limits Festival and a travel stipend, plus a feature on the Dell Lounge.

In addition to opening the Dell Stage on Friday, Sept. 26, the winning act will receive a Dell laptop PC, special artist passes to ACL and hotel accommodations.

The top five finalists will face off at the world-famous Antone's in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, and the winning act will open the Dell ACL Festival Stage the next day,

"More than ever, fans are in the driver's seat, determining the music that we all listen to," said Lisa Martin-Louro, Dell Lounge Experiential Marketing Manager. "The Sound and the Jury contest celebrates every passionate fan's newfound power as a music influencer."

Last year's contest attracted more than 600 bands, and after fans cast approximately 200,000 votes, the last band standing was Abilene, Texas-based Homer Hiccolm & the Rocketboys.

Learn more about "Sound and the Jury" and register now on the Dell Lounge.

  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.), 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Submission window: 6/27/08 - 8/22/08. Contest ends 9/24/08. For contest details, Official Rules and prize description, visit http://www.delllounge.com/soundandjury. Sponsor: C3 Presents, LLC, 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Suite 430, Austin, TX, 78701.

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C3 Presents

C3 Presents creates, books, markets and produces live experiences, concerts, events, and just about anything that makes people stand up and cheer. C3 produces the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza in Chicago, and the Big State Festival. Along with these multi-day, multi-stage festivals, C3 books and promotes more than 1,000 concerts in arenas, theaters, casinos, and clubs across the US. In 2007, C3 earned Independent Promoter of the Year honors from Billboard magazine, and was the number three promoter by sales in the US, and the number nine worldwide. In addition to event creation and booking, C3 manages the careers of select artists.

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