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OurStage.com Launches Round Two of the Intel(R) Superstars Music Competition; Round One Winners Announced

October 14, 2013

YellowBrix

Country, Singer-Songwriter, Hip-Hop & Rap, and Electronic Artists Can Compete for a Deluxe Home Studio Package and a Grand Prize of $10,000 BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/14/13 -- Round One of the Intel(R) 2013 Superstars Competition is now complete. There were over 1,450 submissions and 100,000 votes, with four artists from four different genres -- Rock, Pop, Latin, and R&B -- being awarded a deluxe home studio prize package. The 2013 Round One winners are:

Rock: Pullman Standard (Hollywood, CA) Pop: Kristen Hope Justice (Buford, GA) Latin: Gregory Telfort (Freeport, NY) R&B: DeShaude (Toluca Lake, CA)

They will each receive a prize package that includes products from Gibson Guitars, Blue Microphones, Orange Amps, Creative Labs, HMDX, Sonos, V-MODA, and Intel. Additionally, they will compete in Round Three for the $10,000 Grand Prize.

Round Two is now open for entry and artists must enter by November 26, 2013 at 11:59 AM ET. Entrants can submit original music in any of the available Superstars music genres at www.superstars2013.com. Fan judging will run through November 30, 2013 at 11:59 AM ET. Round Two genre channels include: Country, Singer-Songwriter, Hip-Hop & Rap, and Electronic.

In Round Two, hundreds of artists will face off for more prizes, including a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize. Using OurStage.com's patented judging technology, music fans will rank submissions in these four channels. The top-ranked artist in each channel will be a prize winner and one artist will ultimately receive a check for $10,000, courtesy of Intel. Tyler Barth, VP of Entertainment Relations at Blue Microphones says, "Hard-working unsigned talent represents the future of the music business. Giving these artists a platform to be recognized, appreciated, and exposed is what we love most about being a part of this contest."

Entrance into the Intel 2013 Superstars Competition is free and is limited to residents of the United States who are at least 18 years old at time of entry.

The top 20 in each genre-based competition channel will advance to the Round Three stage of judging at 12:00 PM ET on November 30, 2013 through 11:59 AM ET on December 15, 2013. Of those artists, the final top 20-ranked artists will be submitted to Round Four, in which a panel of judges will select one grand prize winner, on or about December 20, 2013.

The industry panel will be made up of music experts and professionals, including Austin Renfroe (winner, 2011 Intel Superstar), Jason Ienner (Manager, Hot Chelle Rae and Haerts), Bruce Tyler (Industry Executive, former EVP at Sony), Tommy Page (Pandora VP of Artist and Brand Partnerships), Brian Nolan (Senior Director, Creative Agency - Columbia Records), Justin Lassen (Producer, Nihil Studios), Mike Rivet (Sr. Marketing Manager at Intel), and Scott Janovitz (Director of Community at OurStage.com). The panelists will determine the grand prize winner using a standard set of criteria: presentation, originality and creativity, melody, vocal ability, lyrics, and entertainment value.

Please visit http://superstars2013.com/ for the "Intel 2013 Superstars Competition" official rules, which include details regarding eligibility, the fan judging schedule, as well as a complete list of all the fantastic prizes to be awarded.

About OurStage.com Ourstage.com is the premier online social platform and a leading destination for discovering new music. Founded in 2007, Ourstage.com champions new music and provides emerging musicians with a platform to share their original work within its vast community comprised of over 200,000 artists from 40 different genres of music and over 4 million music fans from over 150 countries. The acclaimed proprietary judging engine enables fans to vote for their favorite musicians in competitions which ultimately reward winners with major, career-changing opportunities such as recording or touring with major artists like Drake, Jon Bon Jovi, Keith Urban, and Kid Rock, and headlining OurStage.com stages at music festivals like SXSW Music Conference and Warped Tour. For the fans, OurStage.com features original video content, the OurStage.com Magazine, and the exclusive recording series "Songs of the Revolution," in addition to the music by thousands of undiscovered artists. Ourstage.com has also partnered with a wide range of media giants including Clear Channel, MTV, AOL Music, Radio One, BET, CMT, Digital Broadcasting Group, and many more. For more information visit www.ourstage.com.

Press Contacts Scott Janovitz OurStage 781-229-5839 Email Contact

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