The Hitlab and The Recording Academy which is known for the Grammy Awards have launched a competition in which 3 unsigned artists or bands will receive the opportunity of a lifetime. The 3 music artists/groups will get the chance to perform at the 4th Annual Social Media Rock Stars Summit (SMRSS), an official GRAMMY® Week event in Los Angeles. This exciting contest for promising new talent is called the Emerging Artist Competition. The winning artist will perform at the SMRSS on Feb. 8, 2013, the Friday before the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Performance highlights from the event will be streamed live on GRAMMY.com and CBS.com as part of The Academy’s GRAMMY Live coverage.
Artists who are interested in the opportunity will submit their music to the contest’s web page www.hitlab.com where it will be analyzed by Hitlab’s patented algorithms. Ten contest finalists will be announced on Jan. 11, 2013, from which three winners contestants will be chosen. Prizewinners, selected using a combination of online voting and a Blue Ribbon Panel, will be announced on Feb 4, 2013 and subsequently flown to Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week to perform at the SMRSS reception.