By Film Threat Staff | April 18, 2007

OurStage, the only 100% democratic online competition for emerging music and film talent where the fans decide who’s the best, is pleased to invite musicians and filmmakers to enter the competition at where over $10,000 in monthly cash prizes and coveted exposure with industry trailblazers is up for grabs.

The OurStage mission is to help talented artists achieve critical exposure by solving the greatest challenge on the Internet today: sorting quality content from the sea of mediocrity online. OurStage provides a neutral, trusted, non-gameable platform, in which the true judgment of the fans drives the best content to the top by allowing them to rank (not rate) online entertainment content.

“We started OurStage with a clear vision–to finally deliver on the promise of the Internet–allowing creators of great entertainment to find their audience and launch their careers without a middleman hijacking their creativity and income,” says Ben Campbell, founder and CEO of OurStage.

In addition to the cash prizes, OurStage offers an impressive breadth of rewards and recognition to artists driven by the fans to the top of the charts – from showcases at major festivals such as Slamdance, the CMJ Music Marathon, the Verge, SceneFirst, the Boston Independent Film Festival and NEMO; to track releases on the coveted Paste magazine, CMJ and Relix CD samplers; to critical exposure through influencers such as PLUG, Noise Pop, and Urb.

“We want to change the arbitrary nature of emerging talent discovery,” continues Campbell, “and in the process we are developing a wealth of partner programs to actually help launch the careers of those who did not have a fair shot before. ”

Filmmakers and musicians can enter the OurStage competition in ten categories: rock, indie/alternative, pop, acoustic, hip hop, country/Americana, jazz/blues, hard rock, experimental, and electronic.

To enter your best shorts, animated films, music videos, songs, or to take part in judging the competition, visit

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