1 Philips Drive
Atlanta, GA 30303
1:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
Founded by Qn. Everlena Brown, the mission of the HiP HoOPs MUSIC Challenge is to increase team spirit. Following the success of "Dirt Road Anthem" - Jason Aldean f. Ludacris and "Cruise" - Florida Georgia Line f. Nelly, the HiP HoOps MUSIC Challenge dares unsigned artists in hip hop and country to motivate players by collaborating on an anthem. A new winning team is picked each week by industry judges to compete for a chance to perform at half-time during a home game and win $5,000 cash! DATE(S): OCT 17, 20, 22 (Semi-Finals); NOV 9, 13 (Semi-Finals); DEC 16 (Finals). (RSVP A DATE OR ONE WILL BE ASSIGNED AFTER FINAL REGISTRATION SEP 7)
JUDGING CRITERIA- Songwriting (BEST RADIO EDIT LYRICS)- Performance (OWN THE MOMENT)- Crowd Participation (GET YOUR FANS TO BUY TICKETS)- Brand Image (DRESS TO IMPRESS)
Contestants submit an original song(s) with payment per song to QEB prior to try-outs. 500 semi-finalists and 500 reverbnation entries during the try-outs will be invited to perform 1 minute live in front of 3 industry judges. Contestants must be present at assigned try-out to be eligible. Try-outs are narrowed down each week to 10 semi-finalists for Hip Hop and Country announced at half-time during the game later that day. Contestants must be present at the game to win semi-finals. Semi-finalists will be paired for writing hawks' theme song (about 3:30), to then perform live in front of 3 industry judges for a chance to win the Finals and perform live during half-time at the game later that day. Winning song gets $5,000 and will be submitted for an official anthem of the Hawks for the next season. All Artists & Fans must have game ticket to enter Philips Arena. Semi-final date will be assigned after Artist registration. GET YOUR FANS TO BUY TICKETS!!! BONUS: 5 HIP HOP ARTISTS & 5 COUNTRY ARTISTS WITH THE MOST FANS IN THE BUILDING WILL BE AN OPENING ACT & AUTOMATICALLY ADVANCED TO THE FINALS!!!
ATTENTION GROUPS and BANDS!!! Only the Lyrical Artist(s) or Artist(s) performing song written by Group or Band need to register for $150 (except Reverbnation Artist), but each member of the Group or Band must be present at the try out to be eligible to perform at Finals (OPTIONAL FOR REVERBNATION ARTIST). They have to purchase a game ticket to enter the building. Semi-Final performances are acapella. And more than one Lyrical Artist of a Group or Band may register to represent the entire Group or Band.
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