How It Works


For Artists

Battle Of The Bands is 100% free to enter! Click Sign Up in the menu bar, create your account, and be eligible to win amazing prizes and chances to play live in front of thousands of people!

To enter Battle Of The Bands, artists must complete a short informational profile and then upload a band logo, official band photo, and at least one MP3. Entrants should share their profile, to promote their entry all over the web and drive traffic to their profile.

Three weeks prior to the event date our judges will review the music for at least the top 100 Buzz Rated bands. All 100 artists will be reviewed by a panel of industry professionals comprised of our partners, Festival & Tour Organizers and Ernie Ball Inc. Chosen artists will be selected to play live.

Buzz Rating Explained

Buzz Rating is a proprietary system developed by Ernie Ball. Buzz Rating gives you a real time snap shot of each band’s overall exposure level. Taking into account both viral reach and real world factors that produce a rating percentage system giving you an accurate reading on each band’s relevance within the industry.

Buzz Rating also calculates fan views as an overall % of each band’s rating. Make sure you get your fans to visit and interact with your page to ensure a higher rating. Fans can return as often as they want but keep in mind this is only one of the factors that contribute to a high rating.

In order to BOOST your Buzz Rating make sure your profile is complete and you have a valid link to your band’s public Facebook page.

Promoting your band on other participant’s comments section is strictly prohibited. You may NOT use the participant’s profiles for promotional purposes.

If this proceeds to happen, you will be banned from making any comments anywhere on the Battle Of The Bands site for the remainder of the contest.

For Fans

Support your favorite bands by visiting their page, listening to their music, and liking them on facebook! No one thing increases a bands rating, but their rating is in your hands.

You can also support your favorite bands by clicking the share button on their profile pages, which gives you sharing options across many popular social networks. Get the word out and help them play in front of thousands!

Visit BattleOfTheBands.com often and interact with your favorite band's pages as much as possible. This will increase their overall play count which is another factor in raising a band’s buzz rating..

Follow and Like bands you want to support on twitter and facebook. Help them out by retweeting them and sharing their facebook posts on your own timeline.