And The Winner Is…The Upset Victory!

2014/12/31

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Our Homegrown New Year’s Contest 2015 is over and the prize goes to Cincinnati-based The Upset Victory with their smart, powerful rock piece, Fake This. Congratulations, guys. The incredible Korg MS-20 Mini Keyboard and complete PreSonus Studio are yours!

Thank you everyone for uploading your music! Thank you KORG and PreSonus for providing the fabulous prizes! Congratulations to everyone in the top ten! Your music is fantastic. This proves once again that you have the power, the talent, and the technology to create a Hit Song.

Happy New Year from Tony and Jim.


HomeGrownHits New Year [FINISHED]

2014/11/14

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Ever sit at home New Years and watch the ball drop on TV? No one to kiss at midnight? WRITE A SONG ABOUT IT AND WIN! HomeGrownHits new years Rock’n Eve song contest. Our Sponsors KORG and PreSonus have put together a fantastic home studio set-up. KORG is providing the MS 20 Mini. This is a Monster give away for the winner and Sooo very Cool. PreSonus is providing a full AudioBox iTwo Studio with a Pair of Eris E 5 Studio Monitors. This also Extremely Cool and amazingly generous prize! This complete home studio will provide you the power to create music with sounds you never thought you had in you!

The top song on the contest charts on January 1st, 2015 at 12:00AM Eastern will win the prize package. (You can enter up to 3 songs)

So upload your song, make sure the contest code “2015” is entered in the upload form. (Note: You will need an account to upload. It’s free and it only takes a minute to set one up.)

The contest is over and the winner is The Upset Victory, with Fake This.


And the Winner is…Sugardoll!

2014/01/04

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Our ““Home Grown Hits for the Holidays” Song Contest” is over, and the grand prize winner is the UK-based Sugardoll, with their song Top of the World. Their writing and performing skills earns them the top prize, a fully loaded Gibson Brands home studio plus a feature profile on Recording magazine’s website and e-newsletter!

Free subscription to Recording magazine go to Sugardoll, along with the following spectacular artists: Joe Lamb, who had 2 songs in the Contest top ten (“Giving Up” and “When We Were Young”); AR3A (“theN0thing”); Zach Saunders (“Wonderful”); J.T. & the Blue Mountain Stone (“All I Want (for Christmas)”); Ben Davis (“Mind Games”); Thanai, with two songs in the Contest top ten (“Our Lies” and “Cigarettes”); and Coral Bones (“Youthemism”).

Thanks to Gibson Brands and Recording magazine for donating the prizes. And thanks to all the talented artists that uploaded 87 songs and made our contest such a success!


“HomeGrown Hits for the Holidays” Contest! [FINISHED]

2013/11/14

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It’s that time of year again… going home to spend time with family and friends for the Holidays. It’s that fantastic time of year filled with all the stress, guilt and anxiety that only the Holidays can bring. Why not write a song about it! To give you some incentive, we’ve partnered with Gibson Brands and Recording Magazine to ring in our “Home Grown Hits for the Holidays” Song Contest. You’re not gonna believe this. This year’s winner will receive a complete home studio plus an exclusive profile in Recording Magazine!

Gibson Brands

First of all, the top charted song will earn the artist or band a fully feature-loaded home studio from Gibson Brands:

Recording Magazine

We are so excited about this contest, because now we not only give you the gear, but give you something that is at least as important for an independent musician: exposure. Our friends at Recording Magazine have sent us this message describing their contribution to the contest:

All of us at Recording, The Magazine for the Recording Musician, are pleased to be a part of the “Home Grown Hits for the Holidays” contest. We look forward to supplying the top ten charting contestants with a free one-year subscription to Recording Magazine. We’re all about helping musicians and songwriters make the best recordings possible!

www.recordingmag.com

The winner and their song will also be featured in Recording‘s Monthly Spotlight Song Review e-newsletter, sent to 20,000 fellow recording musicians who will have the opportunity to check out the winning song. Spotlight showcases the song, gear, and recording techniques used by the artist.

The song will also be featured on Recording’s website, where 40,000 web visitors have the opportunity to hear the song, and read Recording’s resident Engineer/Producer Marty Peters critique.

http://www.recordingmag.com/tapereviews.html

We look forward to featuring Homegrownhits.com’s chart-topping artist and song — here’s to winning the contest!

The top song on the contest charts on January 4th, 2014 at 5:30PM Pacific will win this prize package. (You can enter up to 3 songs in the contest.) The top ten songs will get their artists free subscriptions to Recording Magazine.

So upload your song, make sure the contest code “HOLIDAY” is entered in the upload form. (NOTE: you’ll need an account to upload. It only takes a minute to set one up.)

May the best song win!

This contest is over, and the winner is Sugardoll!


This Must Be Thursday Rocks Out With Their Prize

2013/07/20

Filed under Contests, Editorial

This Must Be Thursday tries out their new gear

This Must Be Thursday tries out their new gear


We just received a note from This Must Be Thursday: “All the equipment arrived in good condition and works great. Attached is a picture of the band trying to use all this stuff” (we reproduce the picture above). This is what we love to see. Congratulations guys!

This Must Be Thursday won our last contest, but YOU could win the next one, which is in the works as we write… Watch this space…


And the Winner is…This Must Be Thursday!

2013/06/21

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Our “Make a HomeGrown Summer Hit Song Contest 2” is over, and the winner is the Ohio-based This Must Be Thursday, with their lyrical meditation on a melancholy day, “Another Song“. Their songcraft (and your votes) earned them the Focusrite Scarlett Studio, the KRK Rokit 5 Studio Monitors, and the pair of KRK KNS 8400 Headphones. Nice job, guys! (We will contact you soon to send you your gear.)

Thanks to Focusrite and KRK Systems for donating the prizes. And thanks to all the talented artists that uploaded 50 songs and made our contest such a success!

Stay tuned for our next contest…


Make A HomeGrown Summer Hit Song Contest 2! [FINISHED]

2013/05/17

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Summer is just around the corner (for us in the North), and it’s time for our “Make a HomeGrown Summer Hit” Song Contest. This year we have partnered with Focusrite and KRK Systems to give the winner a complete home studio!

The top song on the contest charts on June 21st, 2013 at 7:30PM Pacific will win this prize package. (You can enter up to 2 songs in the contest.)

So upload your song, make sure the contest code “SUMMER-2” is entered in the upload form. (NOTE: you’ll need an account to upload. It only takes a minute to set one up.)

May the best song win!

This contest is over, and the winner is This Must Be Thursday, with “Another Song”!


And the #1 Winner is…Rachelle!

2013/04/20

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Jim and Tony hand over the Schecter Hellraiser to Rachelle at the ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo 2013.

Our Kick-ASCAP-2 song contest is finally over, and here are the 4 winners:

Thank you to all of the incredible artists who made this contest so successful. We had fun at the ASCAP Expo, meeting you all and seeing you perform on our live stream.  We recorded hours of kick-ass performances and will loop them up on the site shortly.

Thanks to our sponsors, Schecter Guitars, Sennheiser, and KeyCode Media for providing this high end gear and making our trip to the Expo possible.

Stay tuned…our next contest is in the works…


Our Second Kick-ASCAP Song Contest! [FINISHED]

2013/03/16

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We had so much fun last year, that we are heading back to the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo in April 2013. And we are launching our second “Kick-ASCAP” song contest! Now of course we have to outdo ourselves, and so we don’t have just one or two prizes…Or even three prizes…. How about FOUR prizes!

The four best songs (that means top of the contest charts) on April 20th, 2013 at 4PM Pacific will win those four prizes for the respective artists. (Keep in mind that you can enter up to 2 songs in the contest, but you can only win once.) For more details, check out the Contest Charts).

So upload your song, make sure the contest code KICK-ASCAP-2 is entered in the upload form, and be sure to rank the four prizes above, to ensure that you have the best chance to get the prize you want. (NOTE: you’ll need an account to upload. It only takes a minute to set one up.)

May the best songs win!

The contest is over, and the winners are Rachelle, Sarah Bernstein, “Guest Artist”, and Thannai.

PS. Our sponsor KeyCode Media, who is providing the ProTools/MBox combo, is giving deep discounts on all audio gear and other equipment in their online catalog for the rest of this year! That’s right, gear discounts throughout 2013!. All you have to do is start shopping, enter the Promo Code KICK-ASCAP-2 in the box during checkout, click “Update Cart”, and you’ll see the discounts.


And the Winner of the Dia De Los Muertos Contest is the song F-Bomb by Billy Schafer!

2012/11/02

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Congratulations to Billy Schafer, the winner of the contest with his amazing song F-Bomb. We would like to thank everyone who uploaded a song for this contest. We would also like to thank WAVES (www.waves.com) for sponsoring the contest. Billy, we will be getting in contact with you to send out your prizes. Everyone please stay tuned for the next one. Get your best songs ready! We will be announcing the next contest very soon. The prizes are going to be fantastic!


Day of the Dead Song Contest [FINISHED]

2012/09/16

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Our next song contest will end on the last day of Dia De Los Muertos, November 2nd. We are so proud to have partnered with Waves for this contest WAVES Plugins, whose superior audio plugins for mixing, mastering, and recording are a must have for anyone serious about creating a hit song .

Here’s what you get if your song makes it to the top of the charts by the end of the contest:

The contest winner will be announced on the Last Day of Dia De Los Muertos: November 2 on HomeGrownHits.com.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Upload your song on HomeGrownHits.com. For this contest we are allowing up to three songs per artist.
  2. Enter the code WAVES under “Contest Code” on the first page of the upload screen.
  3. See the “Contest icon ” icon on the left hand side of your song.
  4. The song at the top of the contest charts on November 2, 2012 wins!

This contest is over, and the winner is F-Bomb by Billy Schafer!


And the Winner is…Paul Nicoll!

2012/06/20

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We are pleased to announce the winner of our ESP-BLUE Homegrown Summer Hit song contest: Paul Nicholl, with “Gringo Mambo“! The haunting, stylish, extremely well-produced song shot to the top of the charts within 2 weeks of being uploaded, and has been there for 2 weeks so far. Congratulations, Paul. The ESP Viper 50 guitar and Blue Yeti microphone are yours!

Stay tuned for our next contest…


CONTEST: Make a Home Grown Summer Hit and Win! [FINISHED]

2012/05/06

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Summer is on its way (at least for those of us in the North), and what goes with the sun and fun, but the summer hit single! To celebrate the summer solstice and encourage the next Home Grown Summer Hit, we have partnered once again with ESP Guitars, whose well-constructed axes will add power and attitude to anyone’s sound. And we welcome aboard Blue Microphones, whose great-sounding mic’s and classic design are the envy of all home recording artists.

Here’s what you get if your song makes it to the top of the charts by the end of the contest:

The contest winner will be announced on the first day of summer: June 20 on HomeGrownHits.com.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Upload your song on HomeGrownHits.com. For this contest we are allowing up to two songs per artist.
  2. Enter the code ESP-BLUE under “Contest Code” on the first page of the upload screen.
  3. See the “Contest icon ” icon on the left hand side of your song.
  4. The song at the top of the contest charts on June 20, 2012 wins!

This contest is over, and the winner is Paul Nicoll with “Gringo Mambo”.


The Winner is….The Singularity!

2012/04/21

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After extremely intense competition by some truly remarkable artists, the bouncy, hopping tour-de-force “Talking in Your Sleep” by the LA-based The Singularity has earned them the ESP EC-1000 guitar, plus the Avid Pro Tools/M-Box rig! Huge congratulations to them.

We’re writing this from the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo, minutes away from announcing the winner in front of a packed grand ballroom at the Hollywood Renaissance, so we gotta go.

Stay tuned for our next contest…


A Kick-As(CAP) Song Contest! [FINISHED]

2012/04/08

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Well, we said our next song contest would be bigger and better. We think you’ll agree that a brand new ESP Guitar plus an Avid Pro Tools/M-Box bundle qualify!

HomeGrownHits.com will be making its presence known at the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo 2012 (April 19-21 2012) with our first ever exhibit (come see us at the 2nd Floor Exhibit Area). To help make the event special, we have partnered with ESP Guitars and Avid to produce a “Kick-ASCAP” song contest. Whoever’s song is at the top of the contest Charts at the end of the Expo (April 21) wins:

The Contest Code is ESP-AVID

To enter the contest, you need to upload a new song between now and April 21 and enter the Contest Code “ESP-AVID” on the first page of the upload form. Whoever’s song is at the top of the contest Charts at the end of the contest wins the ESP guitar, the M-Box, and Pro Tools 10! Check out the contest page for more details.

Your Power is in Your Votes

We have created a special algorithm by which the very best (and most current) songs rise to the top of the Charts. The algorithm is described on our “About Us” page. Simply put, a song will rise up the charts if it is:

  • Highly rated
  • Rated by a lot of people
  • Rated recently

It will move down the Charts if the opposite of any of these is true. Your votes count. Please vote as honestly as you can (see our “About Us” page for some tips on voting), and on as many songs as you can. (If you vote a lot, we reward you by giving your votes more weight than those listeners who only rate a few songs.)

This contest is over, and the winner is The Singularity with “Talking in Your Sleep”.


And the Winner Is…Half Hour City!

2012/03/02

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Huge congratulations to Half Hour City, whose homegrown hit “The Season” topped the charts out of 69 total songs uploaded for our first contest, “Free Gear for Leap Year”. At 7PM Pacific on February 29, the contest ended and Half Hour City’s nicely crafted tune has earned them the prize, a M-Audio MXL Monitor and Mic Package.

We had some amazing songs uploaded. It constantly blows us away what people are recording in their home studios.

Big thanks go to all the artists who uploaded songs and listeners who rated them, helping to make our first contest a success. If you haven’t listened to these tunes – check them out now. The contest may be over, but the songs will always be a part of HomeGrown Hits!

Artists, get your songs ready – the next contest is going to be bigger and better.

(We’ve got something very cool up our sleeves.) Stay tuned!






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