Unsigned Band Wins Recording Contract With Mars Music Records/Palm; Atlanta's The Jennifer Nettles Band Wins Grand Prize In Nationwide Music Search Competition.Entertainment Editors
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2. Any of various hairy, stinging, or prickly plants. Band was selected the grand prize winner over 2,000 other unsigned bands in "The Big Deal $100,000 Music Search." Presented by Mars Music Mars Music was a now defunct chain of music stores based in Florida. The company was founded in 1996 by former Office Depot president Mark Begelman, who created the store chain to combine his love of music with a new business venture. , the nation's hottest seller of musical instruments, recording equipment and pro audio gear, and The Box Music Network, the only interactive, 24-hour all music network, the music search competition offered unsigned bands a shot at more than $112,000 in prizes, including a $50,000 recording contract with Mars Music Records/Palm.
"Jennifer Nettles combines her engaging songs with dynamic vocals to deliver a powerful performance that not only engages and enchants her listeners, but also involves them," said Mark Begelman, Mars Music CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. & Founder. "We look forward to working with The Jennifer Nettles Band and congratulate them on winning the grand prize in The Big Deal $100,000 Music Search."
Besides the recording contract, The Jennifer Nettles Band (www.jennifernettles.com) also won $10,000 in Fender products, $5,000 in Yamaha products A list of products by Yamaha Corporation. Musical instruments
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The second-place prize winner, Halfmanwonder, from Levittown, N.Y., received a complete live PA stage performance system valued at over $30,000. Third-place went to JFJ JFJ Jews for Jesus
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The Big Deal $100,000 Music Search was open to all bands and musicians not currently under contract with a major or independent record label. Out of the 1,500 bands who entered, 300 were selected as semifinalists. Competing in showcases at over 40 Mars Music stores around the country, 16 finalists were then selected. From that, final winners were selected by Mars Music Records, Palm and The Box Music Network.
All 16 semifinalists will be featured on a compilation CD coming out within the next month on Mars Music Records. The CD, which will be available for sale on marsmusic.com and at all Mars Music stores, will also include a bonus track from Seven Channels, an alternative rock group that signed with the hot, new independent label.
About The Box Music Network
The Box Music Network is television's only interactive 24-hour all-music channel that caters to the musical tastes of any audience, market by market. The hub where music meets cable, digital and Internet technology, The Box presents the newest and most diverse selection of music on television through the use of 190 digital file servers across the country. The network, currently available in 20 million U.S. households, originates programming uniquely tailored to each market it serves. It provides viewers the option to watch videos on The Box free of charge, or to choose a video from a current menu of up to 125 selections, updated weekly. Web savvy viewers can preview and order videos from The Box Online (www.thebox.com) or visit Box Fusion, the world's only convergent technology which synchronizes music videos with the Internet in real time, 24/7. This service allows viewers to watch their favorite videos as they read artist bios, concert schedules, make purchases and interact with a virtual community.
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About Mars Music
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mars Music, Inc. was founded in 1997 by Mark Begelman and currently operates 46 stores in 24 states, plus a public Web site at www.marsmusic.com. Each "concert hall-size" superstore is filled with more than 100,000 name-brand musical instruments and recording and pro audio products. All Mars Music stores also have a full-size stage and Entertainment Center, recording studio and Learning Center. Through a variety of innovative programs (the Learning Centers, the Mars Music Foundation, Rock U, Be A Player, Mars Babies Make Music), Mars Music is already the largest provider of private music instruction in the United States, having given more than 1,000,000 lessons since the company's inception.