And the industry giants come stomping in! Warner Music Group has revealed details for their 2012 SXSW showcase, which will include headlining performances from Santigold, B.o.B., Wale, Meek Mill and Gary Clark Jr. Also included on the bill: (possibly) you!
Yep, Warner and Nikon have teamed up to present Your 1 Shot, a contest which will give one new artist or band the opportunity to play the Warner SXSW festival on their buck. Simply submit a video of your best live performance (under 6 minutes), and a panel of artists and industry experts will select one artist to perform at the Warner Music Sound residency at La Zona Rosa on March 14th, 2012.
In addition to earning a live performance, the “Your 1 Shot” winner will receive a new Nikon 1 J1 camera kit, travel and three nights’ accommodation in Austin and VIP access to “The Warner Sound Captured by Nikon.” One runner-up, as selected by Warner Music Group, will receive new Nikon photography equipment valued at up to $1,000. In addition, the “People’s Choice” artist receiving the most votes online will receive Nikon equipment valued at up to $2,000.
Warner will watch all submissions and give “close consideration” to those leading the People’s Choice poll, so if you’ve got a rabid fanbase behind you, now’s the time to mobilize. Best of luck and link us your submissions in the comments!