Ford Motor Company is currently sponsoring a music video competition called Gimme The Gig, with the grand prize being a recording session with the allmighty Don Was. Corporate contests aside, who can resist free recording time with a famous producer?
The GimmeTheGig sweepstakes allows for independent musicians to submit their songs online at www.gimmethegig.com to be voted on by visitors, fans and others. Regional bands with the most votes will have an opportunity to perform live at a local event. A top band from each of the participating regions (Northwest, Southwest, Mountain States, Northern California & Southern California) plus two wildcards will then be invited to perform in Los Angeles in December where celebrity judges along with Don Was will select the Grand Prize winner who will receive a one day recording session with Don Was.
Those interested in participating will be able to submit their original music from now until November 30th, 2010. So, if you’re in a band, have a great song but don’t yet have a video to accompany it, you still have time to throw one together. Finalists will be contacted in December 2010.