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Published: 3/4/2010

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College Battle of the Bands, presented by AT&T, continues its search for the top student bands and music artists around the country



(USA) – February 08, 2010 – College Battle of the Bands (CBOB) continues its search for the best student bands and artists during the 2009-10 school year.  CBOB events – in cities across the country and promotions at over 100 colleges and universities – showcase the best emerging music artists and award over $100,000 of prizing throughout the tour.

College Battle of the Bands is presented by AT&T and supported by Gibson Guitar, GrammyU, Chegg, SESAC, and the Elfenworks Foundation.  The competition is open to any student band or music artist currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.  “We are thrilled to roll out College Battle of the Bands, with so much incredible talent participating,” said Evan Shapiro, Executive Producer of CBOB.

CBOB began during the 2008-09 school year and featured notable artists including the following:  The Local Natives, Mike Posner, Allison Weiss, Keep Me Conscious, Daylight Broadcast, Hayley Hosman, Tsavo, A Brief Smile, and more.  Cade McKay, from Daylight Broadcast, commented: “Winning our region in Texas and being flown to LA for the Nationals was one of the greatest experiences of my life.  The prizing for winning was amazing and the events were equally as cool.”

Last fall, CBOB wrapped up its West coast regional events in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The Oregon Donor (Skagit Valley College), Elements of Style (Foothill College and San Jose State), and Y Luv (USC) each walked away with thousands of dollars in prizing as regional winners. The three bands will face off at a semi-final battle in May. 

Meanwhile, the tour continues this spring with events in Atlanta, Austin, Orlando, New York, New England, and Chicago. Each event features three top student bands or artists from surrounding universities; the winners move on to a semi-final battle in their region. Selected artists from each semi-final battle will compete in a national battle in June, where the 2009-2010 overall winner will be announced.

“We saw and heard some amazing bands this fall throughout the west coast.  We’re looking forward to hearing the best of the best in the rest of the country and helping share their music with the world,” said Dan Costa, President of CBOB.

For more information about College Battle of the Bands or to hear submitted music from student bands and music artists across the nation, check out www.collegebattleofthebands.com.