ReverbNation and the Hard Rock will be co-hosting Hard Rock Rising, an international battle of the bands. The contest offers local bands a chance at earning an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona, Spain to compete for the chance at a slot on the inaugural Hard Rock Rising music festival.
Bands must originate from within a 100-mile radius of a Hard Rock location in order to participate and can register to compete at HardRockRising.com. One winner will be selected from each location by a panel of local industry judges. The winning band from each location will receive $1,000 and move on to the regional phase of the competition.
A panel of international music industry professionals will then review the city winners to determine regional winners. Each of the regional winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona, Spain to perform at Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona for the final live battle event with the overall winner landing a slot on the main-stage at Hard Rock Rising Barcelona.
"ReverbNation and Hard Rock share the same commitment to discovering new musical talent, and we both strive to provide independent musicians with meaningful opportunities to achieve their career goals," said Mike Doernberg, CEO of ReverbNation. "The Hard Rock Rising program supports ReverbNation's Artist First mission, showcases our unique curation capability, and provides the perfect platform to offer a world-class experience to the best new artists."