Music Demos Sought

Sprint Battle of the Bands 2006 discovering and showcasing the best of new Latin talent

By Sean Valadez
Published on LatinoLA: May 27, 2006

Music Demos Sought

The call is on for music demos for the Sprint Battle of the Bands 2006--which combines the best of rock with a longstanding tradition of being the premiere forum for discovering and showcasing the best of new Latin talent. Bands will have until May 31 to send in their demos. The entries will be evaluated by Sprint, ACA Marketing and Corona Jones Entertainment. Twenty bands will be selected to compete for the public?s votes online at: www.sprintbattleofbands.com.

The top 10 vote getters will participate in the preliminary rounds of a live competition in the Sprint Battle of the Bands. This year?s live musical challenge begins at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood on June 29 where two of the 10 finalist bands will compete. Afterwards, concertgoers will be treated to a performance by one of the top Latin rock bands: Lucybell from Chile.

The Sprint Battle of the Bands continues throughout the summer with two concerts in July and two in August--with a well-known international artist headlining each show. During each concert, bands will be judged by several key members of the music industry. Judges will score the artists based on stage presence, originality, songwriting and musicianship. The grand finale will take place in September, where the first, second and third place winners will be chosen and prizes will be awarded.

This year, people can also win tickets to each show by telling Sprint why they want to be a mobile veejay at the concert. Interested parties need to send an e-mail to mobilevj@sprint.com and indicate why they want to videotape the concert ? using a Power Vision phone provided free of charge from Sprint ? and five lucky winners will win two free tickets to each show. The videos will then be posted on www.sprintbattleofbands.com.


?This is another example of the creative ways that Sprint integrates into the Latino community in Los Angeles,? said Gabriel Torres, area vice president for Sprint in Southern California. Sprint also offers live Spanish language television shows on the mobile phone and several Spanish language services through its Sprint Power VisionSM platform. ?Send in your demo tapes, be a mobile veejay, and experience the power of the Sprint network in Southern California,? Torres says.

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