Converse and Journeys are offering bands a chance to ‘Get Out of the Garage!’

Converse and Journeys have teamed up to bring bands the chance to “Get Out of the Garage” with a new music contest.

Consumers can pick up a self-addressed envelope at any Journeys shoe store, and then use it to send in one song from their band for review. Bands can also upload their song at:

The contest will feature two rounds of judging. In the first round the top 10 songs (finalist) will be chosen. In round two, Downtown Records will choose the top song (finalist) out of the 10 song demos.

The finalist chosen by Downtown Records will win the prize of a free trip to NYC for 4 days, 3 nights of free studio time to create and mix their own song. The remaining 9 finalists will receive a pair of Converse shoes, a gift certificate from Converse, and prizing from Guitar Center to be determined.

All songs submissions must be sent to Cornerstone for judging by September 15th. The contest has started and the top 10 finalists will be announced and contacted at the end of October.

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