NEWS: Guitar Player Guitar Superstar deadline


Los Angeles, CA – June 13, 2011 – The deadline to enter Guitar Player magazine’s annual Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar 2011 competition is this Wednesday, June 15th at 11:59 pm.  Entering is simple and free at: The contest is open to guitarists of all styles who are at least 18 years of age, and who live in the domestic U.S. and Canada. The winner will receive a one album recording deal with Guitar Player Records, a newly developed label with MI5 RECORDINGS distributed by EMI!

Five finalists will be selected and flown out to Nashville to compete for the top prize during this summer’s NAMM Show. All finalists will play with a house band of industry pros. All submissions need to be a video of you playing original material, solo or in a band.  No covers, no singing, just your chops in under 6 minutes.  If you’ve got some YouTube videos already done, use one of them.

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NEWS: Last week to enter Guitar Player’s 2009 Guitar Superstar comp

QUICK! This week is the last chance for guitarists to apply to Guitar Player’s 2009 Guitar Superstar Competition. Dammit I really wanted to enter this but time got away from me and I haven’t had a chance. GRR!!!

Ten finalists will be chosen by Guitar Player’s editors to face off at the event in September. Guitar Player editor Michael Molenda (one of my personal journalistic heroes) tweeted the other day that he was personally reviewing the applications.

This is the fourth year in a row Guitar Player has found its heroes from the Sonicbids community. Last year, Vicki Genfan was one of the 10 Sonicbids artists Guitar Player selected. She went on to win the competition judged by Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, the Cars’ Elliott Easton, George Lynch and Brendan Small from Metalocalypse (Here was the story in the Wall Street Journal).

Guitarists can get more info and apply here: