HOUSTON, and CHELMSFORD, Mass., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ExtremeTix, a leader in ticketing technology and entertainment services, and OurStage.com, an online community of undiscovered artists, music lovers and industry professionals, today announced a strategic agreement in which ExtremeTix's entertainment group, Three Zebras Entertainment, will produce and promote a series of live concerts featuring OurStage bands.
The "OurStage Takes The Stage" concerts are the culmination of an online judging competition starting in June where rising artists get local performance slots on contemporary stages up and down the East Coast. Performing for cash prizes as well as promoted live gigs, bands will be judged by both online and live fans as well as industry professionals.
The live portion of the competition will take place on July 23 in Tampa, FL at the historic RITZ Ybor theater. The dates and locations of the future events have not yet been determined, but will be communicated on both extremetix.com and ourstage.com.
"We are thrilled to help bring OurStage to the stage in a meaningful way," said Ed Morrell, Managing Director of Three Zebras Entertainment. "We felt it was important to partner with such an engaged online community where discovering regional talent is paramount, and where together, we can help bring that talent to life for the fans."
"Our relationship with ExtremeTix represents a major win for the OurStage community, which gains access to a cutting-edge ticketing technology and best-in-class entertainment services from Three Zebras," said Ben Campbell, CEO of OurStage.com. "We are excited to extend the OurStage brand to premier venues, like the RITZ Ybor, and look forward to bringing the passion of the online competition to life for our fans in a way they can't experience anywhere else."
ExtremeTix is a leading provider of innovative ticketing solutions and a broad range of event services powered by the Three Zebras Entertainment division. Focused on driving client success, the company boasts the best service and support with no start-up fees. Additionally, ExtremeTix provides clients with intuitive event creation and management dashboards and a full suite of social media and interactive engagement tools. Based in Houston, the company has branch offices in Tampa, Grand Rapids, Cincinnati and New York and services clients across the US and Canada. For more information on the live music ticket experts at ExtremeTix, visit www.extremetix.com.
Founded in 2007, OurStage.com is a leading destination for new-music discovery and quality editorial content. With more than 175,000 artists from 40 genres of music, OurStage.com receives over 4.5 million unique visitors each month from more than 170 countries. OurStage.com has gained acclaim for is its proprietary, cheat-proof, judging technology where the site's listeners rank the music of emerging artists from best to worst. Through these competitions, listeners help top-ranked artists earn career-altering opportunities such as opening for headlining acts, mentor sessions with award-winning producers, recording with major label artists, obtaining premier licensing opportunities and more. To date, OurStage has provided opportunities for emerging artists to work with a who's who of the entertainment business, including Bon Jovi, Drake, Goo Goo Dolls, John Legend, John Mayer, Monica, T-Pain, Trey Songz, and Keith Urban and music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lilith 2010, and SXSW. OurStage also creates branded music promotions that invite consumers to engage with brands such as Coca-Cola, Converse, Guitar Center, Intel, JetBlue, and Sprite. OurStage is currently partnered with Clear Channel, MTV, Radio One, and Rolling Stone on major content and marketing initiatives. For more information, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ourstage and http://ourstage.com.
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