LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — MySpace in partnership with MySpace Records and Toyota, announced the finalists for "Rock the Space," an exclusive competition encouraging unsigned bands or solo artists to submit an original song for the opportunity to score a recording contract with MySpace Records, the company's full-service independent label.
An astounding 18,000+ entries poured in from around the country and were submitted via Toyota's MySpace Music profile (http://www.myspace.com/toyotamusic) for consideration. Users are encouraged to show support and vote for their favorite finalists. The five finalists for the Toyota and MySpace Records "Rock the Space" competition are as follows:
To be eligible for the "Rock the Space" competition, artists submitted an original MP3 demo. All entrants had the opportunity to create a viral music widget with an easy embed code to help them spread their music across MySpace and the Web. MySpace users can continue to share in the experience by adding the music widgets to their profiles and posting comments on the Toyota Music profile. The five finalists recently selected by MySpace Records will be featured prominently on the Toyota Music profile and the MySpace community will vote to select the winner beginning July 30. The five finalists will receive a media allocation to promote themselves with My Ads targeted advertising throughout MySpace.
The "Rock the Space" winner will be announced in September and will receive a recording contract as well as a musical instrument prize package provided by Fender, the world's leading guitar manufacturer. The winner's song will also be available for download on the MySpace Music Home Page. The four runners-up win a MySpace Records Development Deal friends package.