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Published: 6/21/2013

2nd Annual AFROPUNK & SESAC Battle of the Bands - The WINNER: MEATLOAF MUZIK

Meatloaf Muzik is the winner of the 2nd Annual AFROPUNK Battle of the Bands contest.  The Battle of the Bands preliminaries took place on June 3 -  6 with the finale taking place on June 14 at Brooklyn’s FreeCandy Space.

Over 175 bands registered online at afropunk.com from all over the country with the top 16 competing and a winner named each night and moving to the finale.  The finale winner performed on the AFROPUNK Fest mainstage and takes home a full year Mentorship from Trevor Gale, SESAC’s Senior Vice President-Writer/Publisher Relations.  The winning band will also have their EP or album distributed digitally and marketed by Sony/RED Distribution and Thirty Tigers. A digital PR campaign, street team campaign for their project, courtesy of Stache Media, RED's in house marketing company, radio promotion campaign to work their project promoted by the combined staffs of RED and Thirty Tigers, a video shoot courtesy of Afropunk and headphones and gear courtesy of Onkyo.

The media property and annual music festival is dedicated to supporting fans of the urban alternative, hardcore, and indie rock scene. This audience and community has a direct influence on emerging pop culture through a movement that is strongly reminiscent of the energy of the early days of Hip-Hop. In 2005, the first annual AFROPUNK Festival debuted at the iconic Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, celebrating and unifying the cultural cornerstones of AFROPUNK: music, film, skate, and the independent and influential individuals that are the lifeblood of the AFROPUNK community.