Oaktown Music Festival winners announced

The inaugural Oaktown Music Festival — which celebrates the best Oakland-based bands & solo artists — has announced this year's contest winners. The victors include Lila Rose (Best in Show) for her "Heart Machine" music video, a darkly polished, seemingly high-budget take on her Florence & the Machine + Regina Spektor inspired indie pop and singer-songwriter Emily Moldy (People's Choice) for her music video for "My Own One". Meanwhile, the best Music Video submission went to The Seshen for "2000 Seasons", best song by band to Bells Atlas for "Kazoo", and best song by solo artist to Art Elliot for "Earth [...]

Oaktown Music Festival, an online song and video contest

For the past couple of months, the first stages of a new online song and video contest for Oakland bands and artists have been kicking along: We are in the first year of the Oaktown Music Festival, an online based 'battle of the bands' style competition specifically for Oakland based bands & solo artists. We opened up the nomination period from 10/1-11/10 and received over 2,200 nominations for over 250 bands/artists. Currently we have narrowed down the finalists to 15 songs by a solo artist, 30 songs by a band, & 25 music videos by a band or solo artist. [...]

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