MNartists.org has a contest called MNSpin. Each week, three songs are picked by members of the local music industry.
I set up a profile on mnartists.org a while ago, and uploaded the tracks “Monsters”, “Not Enough Bullets” and “Let It Out”. I entered the tracks in the MNSpin contest sometime early in 2008. It seems that Dana Raidt, the music director for Radio K has great taste in music, because she chose “Not Enough Bullets” as one of the three winning songs for this week’s MNSPin contest! http://www.mnartists.org/article.do?rid=208156
Here’s more info about MNSpin:
Winning tracks from each contest are selected by panelists from within the music industry. Each week a three-song playlist from the winning submissions will be featured on the mnartists.org and Summit Brewery web sites. Quarterly listening parties at area venues will take place and a compilation CD of music from the yearlong contest will be produced.
Submission Specifications and Entry Process Any and all types of music accepted; only three tracks per musician will be reviewed for possible inclusion on the CD. Tracks can be uploaded to artist pages on mnartists.org, and a URL of the page can then be e-mailed to email@example.com. Submissions must come from mnartists.org members. To sign up for membership, visit www.mnartists.org/join.do?action=join.
mnSPIN is sponsored by mnartists.org, Summit Brewery, Springboard for the Arts, and McNally Smith College of Music.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed that Not Enough Bullets will get picked for inclusion on the yearly CD compilation…although it is quite difficult to play bass with my fingers crossed…