You can register in only 2 minutes. Applications are possible all year around and are always considered for the upcoming first round concert in your city. All applications are treated equally. The SPH Band Contest takes place in many cities and new cities are added every week.
Up to $250 in cash per show, prizes & awards worth $250,000 (for all SPH Nations), best artist awards, our extensive support package (from 2018 onwards) and much more are waiting for you! Additionally, you'll play up to 5 great concerts, get helpful feedbacks and make new industry contacts. Please pay attention to our participation requirements (see below). If you have any questions: Take a look at our FAQs or send an email to our band manager Robin Werner (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
You are only allowed to play your own songs (set of approx. 20-30 min). No cover versions.
You respect our values:
All music genres and solo artists are welcome.
No age limit.
You see yourself as an important part of the whole idea. We're working hand in hand.
WHY IS THERE A SMALL DEPOSIT?Your band's deposit for playing live is only $25. It comes back multiple times: First, we’ll confirm a gig for you. If you’re successful, you’ll play up to 5 live gigs with us. For each show you’ll earn up to $250 in cash depending on your pre-sales. You’ll benefit from our pool of prizes, awards & workshops worth $250,000. And there’s still more to that: Our best artist awards, feedback rounds, live experiences, industry contacts and our support package with valuable coupons and free services.
In the past (when there was no deposit), some bands booked their slot with us and then didn’t show up. That’s not our idea of working together. It wasn’t a good experience for anyone: Not for us, not for the venue, not for the other bands playing that night. And especially not for the bands, that couldn’t get a slot, because it was already filled and reserved for a band that didn’t show up! For us, the deposit is also a statement that you’re willing to take our shows seriously and that you respect our idealistic values of supporting each other and the live music scene. We promise: If you see yourself as a part of the project, you’ll earn the deposit back multiple times!