Who Really Wins The Battle of the Bands: Fans, Bands or Brands?

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Battle of the Bands contests have been going on for decades. Hundreds take place every year. But who wins, and who loses? The bands, the fans, or the brands who sponsor them? In this latest episode of Live Fix Radio we continue our exploration of this ever evolving culture of artist competition, brand promotion and fan discovery.

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Battle of the Bands: Shure and Jansport Let You Choose Who Will Rock SXSW 2011

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Shure MIC Battle of the Bands

During the Slurpee and 7-Eleven Battle of the Bands earlier this year, we explored how BOTB contests impact the live music experience for bands and fans. And now we’re going to take a look at two more BOTB contests presented by Shure SM58 Microphones and Jansport.

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JanSport Unzips Live For New Indie Compilation Album

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Back in August, we explored secret shows by featuring Jansport’s Bonfire Sessions with The Cave Singers. And now we have for you news about a live show that Jansport is hosting to introduce a collection of indie bands for their new free Unzipped compilation album.
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Secret Show: The Cave Singers Host JanSport’s Inaugural Bonfire Sessions

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Secret shows are always a fun way to add even more excitement to the live music experience. And on August 28, Jansport is inviting fans to the inaugural Bonfire Sessions hosted by Seattle’s indie-folk band The Cave Singers.  Read on for more info about how to find the location for the secret outdoor celebration.
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