YouTube Announces Music Video Contest

Aug 2nd, 2007 | By | Category: Digital Music, Internet TV, Making Money with Podcasts, Streaming Video

YouTubeYouTube has announced a new music video competition, YouTube OntheRise Rap Edition. The video contest hopes to find the best upcoming rap and hip-hop artists in the US.

Interested artists can submit original videos from Friday, August 10 through Friday, August 17. 50 Cent, Common and Polow da Don will help judge the contest and will select 20 finalists to be presented to the YouTube community on Wednesday, August 29. The YouTube community will then vote on a final winner who will be unveiled on Friday, September 7.

“There are top shelf artists on YouTube that haven’t been heard. This contest will give them a chance to rise to the top of the game,” said 50 Cent. “There will be some great stuff coming out of this contest. It’s a shot to claim a spot as an MC.”

Prizes include a trip to New York City to professionally record a single for G-Unit/Interscope Records and a $10,000 gift card from Guitar Center.

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