The Sennheiser Top 50 battle is a search for promising young musicians who deserve worldwide recognition and is open to all the emerging or semi-professional bands of the country, this is India’s digital contest inviting bands of all genres – pop, rock, fusion, classic or blues.
The contest is divided in 4 phases – First the bands need to upload a track (a cover or original composition) in their own music style. Their entries will be filtered by an internal Sennheiser jury, determining their spot among the shortlisted bands. If the band makes it to the next level, they will appeal for online voting generated by their fans, which would account for 40% of the weightage and the 60% weightage would be given to the Jury’s decision to help them reach the top 100. The top 100 bands will then submit their music videos and answer a detailed questionnaire about their band. They can even upload snippets of their rehearsals and recordings online to attract more fans and catch the judges’ attention. And the final 50 will be narrowed down and ranked by the Sennheiser artists.
So far, around 200 bands have registered and more entries are expected to follow in the coming days. We spoke to Sennheiser regarding the verity and eligibility of the panel of judges and advocating it, they said, “Our panel of judges are multi-faceted versatile musicians across genres.” The judges have been long time present and rocking the local indie scene and have composed music for Bollywood and consequently made worldwide audiences don hats to them.The perks of the competition are innumerable. The first rank winner will get a 2 years endorsement deal from Sennheiser India. The band winning the recording session will have a day to record a track and understand what goes on in recording an album. Ashish Manchanda at Flying Carpet Productions would be the one the band works with . Apart from this, The Evolution wireless D1 set, Amazon cash vouchers and Sennheiser headphones will be bestowed on the winners and the runner-ups.
Admitting that the independent scene is exploding and many talents are left unnoticed and are not given the opportunity they deserve, the company devised this competition to bring these deserving bands a chance to be on the forefront.With everything transparent and big things on stake, the competition doesn’t look shabby at all for every band who has been waiting for an opportunity.
With the independent music scene growing Sennheiser believes that it has much to offer to this growing music scene “With the amount of activity in the scene currently, it’s becoming a tough proposition to ignore for any brand. This music scene is going to grow a lot bigger soon as we’re counting on a growing population of young people who consume hours of music every day”
The contest registrations end tomorrow so head over to here and file in to test your luck and competence.
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