Big news! BIG! We’ve been keeping this a secret for a while, but we’re excited to finally announce the official launch of the Iron City Sound Contest, presented by our partners over at Iron City Beer! Launched in Spring 2011, Iron City Sound fosters the advancement of local musicians, spotlights regional and national acts in Pittsburgh and blends our hometown music culture and Iron City Beer into one mighty, satisfying groove. The Iron City Sound program has sponsored nearly 100 music related events since its inception. The commitment is part of Iron City Beer’s support of Pittsburgh’s thriving music scene and the artists and people who work hard to sustain it.
That’s where YOU come in. This is a competition for local Pittsburgh area musicians to become one of the next Iron City Sound Ambassadors; joining current ambassadors, Kellee Maize, DJ Bonics, 1,2,3, Dream Job and Bear Cub in representing the Iron City brand. Participants will enter for a chance at a $5,000 endorsement to support their musical endeavors and opportunities to perform at Iron City Sound events scheduled later in 2012. The contest is open to DJs/producers, emcees, solo artists and bands of all genres.
SO, how do ya enter, huh? Local musicians may enter the Iron City Sound Contest by applying online here. The six-week submission period will end on April 1st and the top applicants, selected by the Iron City team, will be announced on April 16th. Top applicants will then be subject to a two-week online vote between April 16th and April 30th, where the public can visit ironcitysound.com to vote for their favorite artist. The act with the most votes will become the newest Iron City Sound Ambassador(s)! Applicants must live in Pittsburgh or the surrounding areas and be at least 21 years of age. All genres of music are encouraged and welcomed.
By now, you’re well aware of the work we do here at NYO with the ambassadors. Each month, we ask them a music-related question. We’ve had a hand in helping Iron City select the current ambassadors, who we believe represent Pittsburgh’s thriving music scene with the utmost professionalism, talent and integrity. We’re big fans of each of the ambassadors, and can’t wait to welcome another talented act into the Iron City Sound family. Best of luck to all the applicants. With the level of talent coming from this city as of late, we know someone more than worthy will emerge triumphant!
Be sure to check out this promo video for the contest to get you extra pumped!