OurStage is web and mobile-based music community offering free music streaming, discovery, and editorial content is made up of undiscovered artists interested in exposure, music lovers and industry professionals committed to bringing talent to the masses. It is owned and operated by OurStage Inc., headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Founded in 2007, OurStage.com holds monthly sponsored competitions for artists to compete, win prizes, and publicize themselves.
OurStage is quickly becoming the world’s central platform for new music discovery and promotion. On OurStage, artists, fans and industry professionals come together to discover, judge, & enjoy the best new music and the best new artists online. OurStage has grown every quarter since going live in 2007 and currently has over 200,000 artists using its platform and 4.5 million registered users.
OurStage.com’s proprietary judging software allows its users to listen, judge and rank music artists. The site was originally developed as a crowdsourced way to hear new music and raise it up through the charts. OurStage allows streaming music for free to users through its web site or an iPhone app, with 40 styles of music including rock, pop, urban, and country music.
Local, regional, and national competitions award cash prizes or music industry opportunities to winners chosen through fan judging or by industry experts. Competitions have included Guitar Center’s Your Next Record with Keith Urban, Drake’s Thank Me Later Competition, the Lilith Local Talent Search as part of Lilith Fair 2010, and John Mayer’s Side Stage Warfare Competition. OurStage past and present partners and sponsors include Intel and Cakewalk, AOL, CMJ Network, MTV and Clear Channel.
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