Concert Contest: Win Lollapalooza 2012 VIP Tickets From Sweet Leaf Tea

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sweet leaf tea lollapalooza facebook contest


Our concert contest experiment continues with this refreshing news via Sweet Leaf® Tea.

This week, and throughout the summer, they’re giving live music fans the opportunity to attend Lollapalooza for FREE through a simple Facebook promo when you enter based on trivia posted on the Sweet Leaf® Tea Facebook page.

Here’s the content details:

Two winners will receive VIP tickets, flights, hotel and airport transportation accommodation. One prize will be awarded each week and the contest starts June 4th and goes through July 6th.

Enter the contest on the Sweet Leaf Tea Facebook page.

And be sure to check out our previous Live Fix experiments about the 5 senses, brands and live music, concert fan stories and Lollapalooza.

Good luck and stay tuned for more as we talk with Danny from Sweet Leaf on a upcoming episode of Live Fix Radio.

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Record Store Day Giveaway: Win Live Albums and Vinyl Swag



Yes, as we’ve discovered, there is a Zen likeless between the live concert experience and flipping through the vinyl at your favorite record shop.

And after this year’s Record Store Day I certainly achieved my vinyl nirvana with other live music fans at Reckless Records.

Here’s a snapshot of the bounty I scored on RSD 2012 (Clockwise):

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Iggy and the Stooges – Raw Power

Tegan and Sara – Get Along (Live)

The Civil Wars – Live at Amoeba

Buddy Guy – This Is Buddy Guy (Live)

Shabazz Palaces – Live at KEXP

I’ve been working my way through each album and digging every second. But I’m holding off on opening a few of these albums for a special reason because, you know, we love contests.

Live Fix Blog Comment Giveaway

Yep, we want to share the RSD fun with you so we’re celebrating with a couple Live Fix Fan giveaways.

The first one will be happening right here on Live Fix in the comments below.

Prize #1: Record Store Day prize package

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During my visit to Rediscover Records, Rich was kind enough to offer up a RSD compliation CD, Tedeschi Trucks Band “Revelator” Live EP, and a Sub Pop Mixed Nuts sampler that includes tracks from Beach House and others.

Prize #2: The Civil Wars – Live at Amoeba

We’re excited to give these two prizes away as they’re both an excellent collection of live and studio tracks.

And all you have to do is drop a comment below that includes either your favorite local record shop, RSD experience, or your most memorable concert.

We’ll pick two lucky winners at random, contact you via email and send you the winnings via mail.

The comment contest starts today Monday May 7th and ends on Friday May 11th Wednesday May 16th at 11:59pm. You must provide your email in your comment and you can only enter once. Any duplicates will be thrown out. We’ll announce the winners on Sunday May 13th.


Live Fix Facebook Giveaway: Win Raw Power, Get Along

Then later this week on our Live Fix Facebook page, we’ll be giving away the Iggy and The Stooges “Raw Power” and the Tegan & Sara “Get Along” albums.

In order to win these fine albums, you’ll need to become a fan of our page, by “Liking” us, and then when you see the Raw Power, Tegan & Sara update post later this week, you’ll need to click “Like” or comment on that specific post and we’ll pick two lucky random winners from that post.

Good luck and we look forward to hearing about your favorite RSD and concert adventures and featuring them on a future episode of Live Fix Radio.

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Play State Farm’s Mix & Match Game To Win Bonnaroo VIP Tickets


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Continuing our exploration of concert fan contests for your live music enjoyment, here’s a quick note for those of you looking to win a VIP trip to Bonnaroo and possibly Lollaplooza or Bumpershoot.

This is a fun little contest, sponsored by State Farm Nation, that I found while scoping out the live Coachella stream on Youtube.

Play on State Farm’s Facebook page, It’s a game of classic mix & match for concert fans that’s fun to play, and if you successfully match them you get entered into the sweepstakes.



It’s pretty basic and they could’ve made it a bit more interesting and included more classic fan moments, concert emotions, or more unique characters like Dancing Guys to match up instead of the basic ones like a ferris wheel,  sun tan lotion and a weird lady with a straw hat.

That said, this is the first insurance company I’ve seen sponsor live music contest and it’s got me thinking about where State Farm would rank among our recent brand explorations.

I’ve played and entered. And we’d love to know if you win, or if you’re heading out to any summer music festivals this year and we’ll share your story on future episode of Live Fix Radio.

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Concert Contest: Perez Hilton Wants You To “Live Famously” At The Show

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Back when we had the pleasure of discovering how Perez Hilton throws a Pre-Lollapalooza party in Chicago, I started to wonder what goes through the mind and heart of Mr. Lavandeira during a concert.

Well, now you might be able to ask him yourself and let us know what he says because he’s teaming up with Lean Pockets’ “Live Famously” sweepstakes to give fans a chance to win a prize package that includes a special VIP concert experience.

Here’s the details of what you, and a friend, can win for the grand prize.

  • luxury hotel stay
  • private car service to and from the airport
  • $1,000 reward card for whatever they want
  • $250 spa card
  • special concert experience with well-known celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.

We’re also told that ” you can win thousands of daily prizes, such as retail gift cards for stylish clothing brands, department stores and online shopping.”

Here are the two ways to get your sweepstakes code:

1. During the promotion period, visit a LEAN POCKETS® brand retailer and purchase a specially marked package of LEAN POCKETS® brand Stuffed Sandwiches with the Live Famously logo on it.

2. To enter without making a purchase, obtain a code on the “Live Famously Sweepstakes” Tab on the LEAN POCKETS® brand Facebook Page.

 Is This Contest For the Fans?

As we continue to experiment with and see how brands use the live music experience to engage fans, we’ll keep an eye on this Lean Pockets contest to see how it goes and what you, the fans, think of it.

Go ahead and post your comments below, on Twitter @livefixmedia, on Facebook or call the concert fan hotline at 773-609-4341, and we’ll include them in a future episode of Live Fix Radio.

We’ll also be sharing other concert contests in 2012 so stay tuned for more!


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Concert Contest: Win a Trip To NYC, Live Show at Madison Square Garden

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fuse xfinity concert contest my city my music

Continuing our exploration of concert contests and how brands are engaging fans, we wanted to pass along info about Fuse and XFINITY coming together to give you a chance to win a full day and night of enjoyment in New York City!

According to the contest details, one lucky winner will win:

  • A trip to New York City along with pair of tickets to the concert of their choice at a Madison Square Garden venue
  • A music prize pack including an MP3 player and headphones
  • A gift certificate to download your favorite music
  • And a pair of tickets to enjoy a night on the town at any local New York City museum or attraction!

When chilling out at home I’ve enjoyed watching several of the live shows on Fuse, so it’s good to see them giving local Chicago fans a chance to win a trip to catch a show in the Big Apple.

The contest also features Chicago band Kill Hannah but, unfortunately, this sweeps contest is limited to locals and is only open to residents of Illinois.

The entry deadline is December 26th and you can enter by heading over to to fill out the quick registration form!

Stay tuned for more as the “My City. My Music.” contest unfolds and we talk with the winning fans and the contest sponsors on a future episode of Live Fix Radio.

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Berklee College of Music Announces Lollapalooza Scholarship World Tour

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berklee school of music lollapalooza scholarship contest

During our chat with 14 year-old singer-songwriter Kate Diaz she told us how her time at the Berklee College of Music, which included playing Lollapalooza for the first time, was an inspiring moment in her young musical career.

And now until March, the Berklee College of Music will be hosting auditions for 2012’s scholarship contest in Chicago and in other cities as part of their world tour. Here’s more info on the Lollapalooza scholarship:

The college hopes the Berklee Lollapalooza Scholarship – a four-year, full tuition award – will attract a caliber of artist who might one day play the festival. A student who is not only a talented musician, but also a complete artist with a unique sound, charisma, and energy.

The application deadline for Fall 2012 is January 15. The first recipient will be chosen in March and announced at Lollapalooza 2012. As part of the partnership, a Berklee student artist will also be selected to perform at next year’s festival.

Good luck to everyone who’s auditions and let us know how your experience goes and we’ll share your story on a future episode of Live Fix Radio!

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Watch Winning Fans Rock with Foo Fighters During Garage Tour


Remember that Foo Fighters contest that gave fans the chance to have the band play in your garage? Well, here’s a 40 minute documentary that chronicles the fans who won. It’s a pretty awesome and emotional doc to watch, and we congratulate the fans who won. And in case you’re wondering, this ain’t the kind of show where Dave Grohl had to kick fans out for fighting.

What About Your Garage?

Enjoy the movie and let us know what band would like to have play live in your garage? Were you in the Foo Fighters Garage Tour movie? Have you seen them live before? Tell us all about your experiences and we’ll share your story during a future episode of Live Fix Radio.

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Fans, DJs & Artistic Recyclers: Win Your Way To Coachella 2011


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We told you about the Coachella 2011 fake poster rumors getting squashed with Kayne West, Kings of Leon and The Strokes headliner announcement. And now here’s a mega post on the lowdown about all the fun contests going on this year, including a chance to win a trip to party in the desert and help contribute to the Coachella experience.
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Bon Jovi Kicks Off 2011 Tour with Livin’ On A Prayer Video Contest


Bon Jovi 2011 Animoto Contest

In 2010, as Billboard reported, Bon Jovi, joined an elite class of touring acts alongside the Rolling Stones and The Grateful Dead as the only bands since 1986, to have claimed the honor as the top-grossing act twice in three years. And in 2011, Bon Jovi continues to rock on with their fans by hosting a special interactive video contest. Continue reading

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New Music Seminar OurStage Live at Roxy Competition

Earlier this week, we explored the story of how social media has impacted The Roxy Theater in L.A.. And now we’re continuing our series on concert contests, with this news about how up-and-coming artists nationwide can win a chance to perform at The Roxy and the New Music Seminar in Los Angeles!

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Livestream Event: Nicki Minaj Takes Fans Behind Velvet Rope For ‘One Night Stand’


Continuing our series on virtual concert experiences, we’re pleased to bring you another Livestream event today featuring up-and-coming hip hop artist Nicki Minaj performing an exclusive concert that will virtually take you behind the velvet rope.
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What’s On Your Concert Road Trip Playlist?


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What is it that makes the journey of going to a concert almost as fun as the concert itself? Is it the soundtrack or playlist of your road trip? Is it the people you’re with? Is it the buzz of excitement and sense of freedom you feel as you all cruise down the road toward your shared destination of pleasure and escape?

And what happens when you take all those communal experiences and use them to create an interactive, virtual and  real-world  concert road trip game?
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