DALLAS, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-Fort Worth-area singer-songwriters looking for a change of scenery away from coffee shops and wine bars: listen up! Chevrolet today announced the launch of its Sonic Sounds acoustic music competition for local artists.
Solo and duet performers of any genre from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex are invited to become one of five musical acts to perform live at The Loft (1135 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, TX) in front of a panel of judges, and compete for a chance to win prizes including an acoustic-electric guitar provided by Taylor Guitars.
"Cool music and cool cars – like the new Chevy Sonic—have always gone hand-in-hand, and that connection is what the Chevy Sonic Sounds competition is all about. We hope to discover some terrific acoustic, 'indie' talent right under our noses," says Mark Harland, Chevrolet regional marketing manager. "Great music doesn't always have to be turned up to eleven. We're looking for outstanding singer-songwriters who can make big musical moments happen on a simpler, smaller scale."
Beginning today, musicians can log onto www.ChevySonicSounds.com to submit a video or MP3 recording of original music, along with a photo, and brief biographical information. All eligible submissions will be posted to the site and voted on by website visitors. The deadline for entries is November 23.
The top 15 vote-getters will be named semi-finalists, advancing to the second round of the competition, in which a panel of judges will choose five finalists based on an evaluation of their online submissions. The five finalists will participate in a showcase performance at The Loft on December 13. Each finalist will perform in front of the panel of judges who will score performances based on quality of songwriting, instrumentation, and vocal performance.
Immediately following the showcase, a single grand prize winner will be chosen and awarded a prize package including a $100 gift certificate, a one-year subscription to an online gig-booking service, and a brand new acoustic-electric guitar from world-renown guitar maker, Taylor.
To be eligible, entries must be:
- An acoustic solo or duet musical act
- Legal residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area
- At least 21 years of age
- Without a music recording contract, or agreement relating to the use of your name ,voice and/or likeness, or music
Semi-finalists will be notified by December 2. For the complete list of contest rules and guidelines, please visit www.ChevySonicSounds.com.
The all new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, the only sub-compact car built in America, launched this fall with two body styles, a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback, and a suggested retail price of $14,495, excluding tax, title, license, and dealer fees. Learn more about the Sonic at chevrolet.com/sonic and become a fan at facebook.com/chevysonic.
Chevrolet is a global automotive brand, with annual sales of about 3.5 million vehicles in more than 130 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. In the U.S., the Chevrolet portfolio includes: iconic performance cars, such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long lasting pickups and SUVs, such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers, such as Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers "gas-friendly" solutions, such as the upcoming 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco model that is expected to deliver up to an estimated 40 mpg highway, and 2011 Chevrolet Volt that will offer up to 40 miles of electric driving and an additional 300 miles of extended range with the onboard generator (based on GM testing). Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security, and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response, and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models, fuel solutions, and OnStar availability can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
SOURCE Chevrolet Texas