“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!


ASCAP Expo Video #4: Jazzy Ralph, Billy Schafer, Chris Price, Katie Cole, Pauline Pisano

2013/05/02

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We continue to bring you the amazing talent we heard at the ASCAP Expo 2013. First up is Jazzy Ralph, performing a piano/vocal rendition of the standard, “The Way You Look Tonight”. Then HomeGrownHits.com fave Billy Schafer gives us a sneak peak at one of his new songs, tentatively titled “Only One You”. After that, Chris Price is back with a guitar on his lap performing “Anna Isabel”. Then, Artists in Music Award winner Katie Cole (Best Country Artist and Artist of the Year!) does her song “Hearts Don’t Bend”. Finally, our neighbor at the Expo, Pauline Pisano (representing children’s music program ABC Do-Re-Mi), performs “Don’t Forget”.


ASCAP Expo Video #3: Nicholas, Camia Gonzalez, Ashley Rezvani, John Kaye

2013/04/28

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This video features an eclectic mix of styles, but all very catchy. First up is Nicholas, doing his brand new tune “Driving With My Eyes Closed”. Next up is Camia Gonzalez performing “Toloache” with her father Sergio. Then Ashley Rezvani sings and plays ukulele on “Too Happy Little Love”. We wrap up with John Kaye, the lead singer for Soulpatch Ltd., performing “The Shake”.


ASCAP Expo 2013 Video #2: Alec Leon, Thanai, Sophie Rose, and Ben Davis

2013/04/25

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This release features some incredible rising stars in the music scene. First off is Alec Leon (AKA Pho3nixRising) performing “Stargazer”. Watch out for this guy. Next up is Thanai playing “You Never Know”, which earned him the #4 prize in our Kick-ASCAP-2 song contest. Love those popping basslines. Then we have Sophie Rose (age 13!), performing “Ended”. What a voice. And finally, Ben Davis, on the verge of releasing his new album, with “One More Day”. Our equipment didn’t fully capture his versatile and powerful voice, but still, what an amazing performance.


HomeGrown Hits VIDEO: 1. Chris Price, Tha Novelist, Rachelle

2013/04/23

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We recorded hours of amazing performances at our booth at the ASCAP Expo last week, and will make them available over the course of the coming weeks. We’ll put them up here and on our YouTube channel.

The first performance is Chris Price playing “Spam”. First he plays his original version, and then rapper Tha Novelist, taken by Chris’s tune, incorporates the lyrics to his own song “What’s on your Mind” into Price’s music! This kind of magic only occurs in live music.

To top it all off we have Rachelle, performing her song that won our Kick-ASCAP-2 song contest, “Brave New World”.


Live Streaming Video from the ASCAP Expo! [Update]

2013/04/17

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Watch this space! Starting Thursday April 18, we will be broadcasting live from the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo. Expect interviews, music performances, and samples from the HomeGrownHits charts!

And don’t forget to UPLOAD a song for our Kick-ASCAP-2 contest, to win some cool prizes. There is still time. And give some of the amazing tunes on the site (right column) a listen and rate them, to keep the Charts real.

UPDATE April 22, 2013 The live streaming was a huge success. We filmed hours worth of performances and are working on making video for you all to check out.


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.


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!


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 Singularity Graciously Accepts Their Prize

2012/04/24

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Last night we bestowed the ESP EC-1000 Guitar and Avid Pro Tools/M-Box on Julian Shah-Tayler and Chris Lopez from The Singularity, whose song “Talking in Your Sleep” made top of the Charts in our ESP-AVID “Kick-AS(CAP)” Song Contest! They showed us their home studio, where they were working on their latest recordings. Chris indulged us by playing the lead-in chords to “Talking in Your Sleep” on his new ESP guitar, and Tony performed lead vocals (emphasis on “performed”). To see the hilarity, play the video.

Thanks to ESP Guitars and Avid for donating the awesome gear and sponsoring this hugely successful contest. And thanks to all the songwriters and musicians for their amazing songs that have made the Charts so dynamic and rich. And, of course, thanks to all the listeners and fans who rated the songs and ensured that the best rises to the top.


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”.


HomeGrownHits Crashes the NAMM Show

2012/01/23

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Introduction to HomeGrown Hits

2011/05/30

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