A&R Select Hosts Battle of the Bands at BB King's

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 16 /CNW/ -- A&R Select, the music industry's
benchmark in independent promotion and marketing, is currently hosting an
online Battle of the Bands competition held at BB King's Bar and Grille,
located at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood, Calif.  Over eighty local and
regional bands will perform for an industry panel of well-known record labels,
music supervisors, managers, music directors, and publishers.  A cash prize of
$2,500 awaits the winner along with local airplay on KROQ-FM ("K-Rock"),
L.A.'s top modern rock radio station.

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    The Battle of the Bands competition, performed every Monday night for the
next twelve (12) weeks, is viewable via web stream on A&R Select's MySpace
page: www.myspace.com/arselect .
    The runners-up will receive a free one-year membership to A&R Select (a
$500 value), where their music will be considered for licensing deals for
film, television, video games, commercials, and record labels.  Members also
receive a bio, image consultation, and the popular A&R artist store (their
version of iTunes) where artists can upload and sell their music online.
    A&R Select has been quite visible of late, having staged overwhelmingly
successful events at the Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest Festival,
and most recently, the Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach, all designed to
fully promote A&R Select and its talented roster of artists.  This latest
event can be viewed "live" every Monday night for the next 12 weeks.
    Event sponsors include: Send2Press(R) Newswire (www.send2press.com), a
unit of Neotrope(R), one of the leading affordable news distribution services
for the small-to-medium businesses (SMB) in the tech field and entertainment
industry; Music Saves Lives(TM) (www.musicsaveslives.com), a conduit between
music, entertainment and important life-saving organizations which has grown
to be a trusted source for young individuals that care about life-saving
issues and use Music Saves Lives to find the way to give back and reap
entertainment benefits; and Music Industry Newswire(TM)
(www.MusicIndustryNewswire.com), a portal for music news and industry articles
including indie CD music reviews.

    L.A.-based A&R Select(TM) (www.arselect.com) offers artist development
and marketing services for musicians.  The company's goal is to provide a
variety of solutions where talented artists with a drive to succeed can get
their music to the people who make career building decisions.

    This release was issued on behalf of the above organization by
Send2Press(R), a unit of Neotrope(R). http://www.Send2Press.co

For further information:

For further information: Chelsea Marguerite, Media Relations of A&R 
Select, +1-323-924-5897, chelsea@arselect.com

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