How To Enter the Sound Off Music Competition

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Maine musicians!

I know that trying to make a break into the Maine music scene can be a challenge. And, if you're looking to record professional-sounding music, it can be tough to afford. Every year, Maine's credit unions are excited to host the Sound Off Music Competition - where entry is free (and simple), and the chance to win big prizes is very realistic.

Want To Win Cool Prizes?

The first prize winners will win a $500 gift certificate to Main Street Music Studios in Bangor, PLUS a live performance at Maine's biggest music celebration, the Old Port Festival!

Second prize winners will win a video highlight, and promotion on the Young & Free Maine website and social media!

Third prize winners will take home cool, customized collateral!

Want To Learn How To Enter?

Here's what you need to know...

You can enter one of two categories:  The Soloist/Duo Category (one - two people); and The Band Category (3+ people). At least one member must be between the ages of 18 and 25.

The Entry Period is between February 1 and 29. All you need to do is submit your original music online, at

Then, between March 2 and 17, get your friends/family/fans to vote for you in the Vote Phase. The 4 artists with the most votes, plus two wildcards, will move on the most exciting phase, so get those fans to vote!!! 6 finalists will move on to...

The live auditions! The live auditions will be held on March 31st at the Next Generation Theatre in Brewer, Maine. There will be a 1st place winner, 2nd place, and 3rd place winner in each category.

Are You Ready To Sound Off?

Submit your original music starting February 1st! We can't wait to hear your music!

Take care,