Interstate Music Looking for U.S. Musicians to Join Watch, Launch & Win Contest

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Solo artists, garage bands, and musicians can submit a video performance by November 7, 2020 for the chance to win prizes and be noticed by music industry professionals.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – (October 16, 2020) – Interstate Music is looking to reintroduce its iconic brand to the music world by partnering with solo artists, bands, singers, and musicians from all genres who enter the Watch, Launch & Win music competition. For a chance at winning the Grand Prize of $5,000 in gift cards and free online exposure, musicians must be over the age of 18, agree to the contest rules, and submit a 12-minute set video on the contest webpage no later than November 7, 2020, at 11:59 PM. Finalists could also gain access to play Interstate Music’s live stream event, Rock the Launch! on November 15.

“This is our opportunity to not only introduce Interstate Music to the world but also help artists during a time when their audiences just can’t explore new or live music the way they had before,” said Jeff Peterson, “Our hope is to identify and help expose performers from all across the U.S. looking to bring people together through their music while we continue to be apart.”

  • Grand Prize, Second Place, and Third Place winners will earn prizes and music swag totaling more than $10,000 while earning exposure and top recognition with industry leaders.
  • Interstate Music and event sponsors will announce the top three winners based on the most online votes received during the contest period November 15 thru November 19.
  • Winners will be announced via email on or around November 20.

Sponsors for the first-time contest include Fender, Shure, Zildjian, D’Angelico, Ludwig, Pearl, KORG, Vox, Focusrite, On-Stage, Nord, Pigtronix, Blackstar, Blue, Gibraltar, König & Meyer, and Line 6.

“(Sponsor Name) is pumped to be collaborating with Interstate Music’s Watch, Launch & Win contest as a way to continue our commitment and support musicians,” said XYZ. “With so many live gigs being canceled, artists have had to become creative in learning how to get their music out to the people. We can’t wait to watch these performances and listen to all the new and beautiful music being made.”

For more information about the contest and entry requirements, visit


About Interstate Music: The roots of Interstate Music were founded in 1946 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earning a five-star reputation by musicians and educators for over 75 years. Today, Interstate Music embodies both social and experiential opportunities for music lovers and musicians. We do this through information, instruments, and all things trending and with a relentless mission to develop a movement of people, ideas, cultures, and, most importantly, connect artists with everything they need to feel creative, supported, and needed.

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