Ozzy Osbourne + Linkin Park Urge Aspiring Acts to Get Discovered Via Grammy Amplifier Competition
Who will be the next Ozzy Osbourne or Linkin Park? That remains to be seen but it may actually be Osbourne or Linkin Park that helps them on the way. Both acts have agreed to be curators for the new Grammy Amplifier competition.
Osbourne recently tweeted, "Are there any undiscovered musicians in the house?," urging those interested to take part in the Grammy Amplifier program. There's a three-step process to the competition, with the musicians first uploading a Soundcloud file to the website, then alerting their social networks to get fans voting for the music. The votes are known as "amplifies" and those with the most "amplifies" will have their music then passed on to the Grammy Amplifier curators -- Ozzy Osbourne, Linkin Park, Rza and Kelly Clarkson. The four artists will then give the "most amplified" acts a greater platform by promoting the music they choose on their own social networking sites.
The competition is limited to legal residents of the 50 United States who are at least 13 years of age. Musicians who currently or in the past have enjoyed a Billboard Hot 100 song or received Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America are not eligible. All entries must be submitted by Feb. 1.
To get started and check out all of the rules, visit the GrammyAmplifier.com website.