DAddario and Swing House Studios are Calling Bands amp Acoustic Acts to Enter Exclusively Through Hello Music For a Spot on Sanctioned Stage During Austins Major Music Fest

Winners to Share Stage with The Mother Truckers, The Dears and More!
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FARMINGDALE, NY – D’Addario & Swing House Studios are looking for the hottest bands and acoustic acts to enter for the chance to perform on one of two slots at the “Take Hollywood to Austin” sanctioned showcase during Austin’s top music festival! D’Addario and Swing House, in conjunction with Hello Music, The Roxy and The Knitting Factory, are offering bands and acoustic acts this opportunity exclusively through Hello Both bands and acoustic acts are able to enter today, February 1 through February 15, 2011 at; decisions will be made by February 20, 2011.

One alternative, indie, rock, hard rock and/or blues band and one acoustic act will land a performance slot at the Friday, March 18, 2011 sanctioned showcase. Prize packages for both to include $1000 in cash, 2 nights hotel, an endorsement deal from D’Addario, Evans, Planet Waves and Pro-Mark worth $5,000 in gear, gear from Blackstar and Aguliar amps, and a TourBus silent rehearsal unit from JamHub for the band and a GreenRoom silent rehearsal unit from JamHub for the acoustic act!

Artist relations teams from Swing House Studios, D’Addario, Hello Music, Evans, Planet Waves, Pro-Mark’s will determine the band and acoustic act to perform at Rusty Spurs, on the corner of 7th and Trinity, during Austin’s Major Music Festival.

Now in its fourth year, the D’Addario and Swing House sanctioned showcase has hosted music from legendary acts such as Echo & The Bunnymen and Tom Morello of Rage Against Machine to rising stars, Semi Precious Weapons, Crash Kings and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. This year’s event includes headliners The Mother Truckers and The Dears!

In the event that the band or acoustic act cannot attend the event in Austin, Swing House Studios is offering one free song recording at its Hollywood, CA location to each selected band.

For more information on showcase sponsors, please visit:
Swing House Studios:
Hello Music:
Evans Drumheads:
Planet Waves:
Jam Hub:

About D’Addario & Company, Inc.
D’Addario & Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets complete lines of strings for fretted and bowed musical instruments, drumheads, drum practice pads, and guitar and woodwind accessories under the proprietary brand names D’Addario, Evans Drumheads, Planet Waves, Rico, PureSound Percussion, and Pro-Mark Drumsticks. The company also runs and D’Addario products are marketed in approximately 120 countries.

About Swing House Studios
If Hollywood is the home of Rock & Roll, then Swing House is it's living room. Just as Los Angeles is the premiere city to discover emerging musical talent, Swing House is where they formed, rehearsed, & recorded. We provide rehearsal space, recording facilities, equipment rentals and cartage for bands and musicians of all shapes and sizes. From the Famous to the Infamous, everyone from Augustana to Marilyn Manson, Red Hot Chili Peppers to Shakira, The Fray to Band of Horses, Iggy Pop to Maroon 5 and hundreds more have all rehearsed & recorded here for the last 17 years.

Located in the heart of Hollywood, Swing House is a a full service Music Production Company with two in-house sound stages, three rehearsal rooms, two recording studios & also the West coast home of Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Broadcasting.

Also specializing in producing offsite musical events, Swing House takes that same nurturing aspect of the studio & bringing it to the Artist for the Stage & Road. With a fine attention to detail, event producers and sponsors are guaranteed a great sounding and pleasantly run event. The list of clients for events are among the top in Industry including: The Sunset Strip Music Festival, South by Southwest, Monster Energy, Verizon, Filter’s Culture Collide Festival, American Apparel, The Canadian Consulate, Louisiana Arts and more.

About Hello Music
Touted one of Billboard Magazine’s 10 Best Digital Music Startups, Hello Music is a power tool for independent artists providing valuable insight, resources and career opportunities. Artists can upload their music at for FREE, to be reviewed by Hello Music’s in-house music screening team who listens to every song submitted and provides each musician with a FREE Music Feedback Report. Hello Music matches artists with opportunities that matter, from partners including Taylor Guitars, CMJ, New Music Seminar, Durango Songwriters Expo, Balcony TV, Topspin, Yahoo! Music, Slacker, Delta Airlines Radio, Jango Airplay, TuneCore, Dropcards, Getty Images, PlayNetwork, RootMusic, Swing House Studios, Gravity Studios, The Record Shop Studios, and Next Big Sound. Hello Music was conceived and incubated by Wilshire Media Group, a digital music product design and development firm founded by Zack Zalon and Brendon Cassidy.