THE RACE

THE RACE

THE RACE

THE RACE
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Songwriting and Video Challenge

Songwriting and Video Challenge


GET STARTED

Capture your songs and gigs on video.
Send them here and win.

Capture your songs and gigs on video. Send them here throughout the year, and win.


 

Time left to create and send videos...

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HOW IT WORKS


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PICK A SONG
OR GIG

Pick a Song or Gig from the list below.

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CAPTURE IT ON VIDEO

Capture the Song or Gig on video. Read the rules.

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SEND THE VIDEO

Upload the video online and send it to THE RACE.

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CREATE MORE VIDEOS

Send more videos to win more Points.


HOW TO WIN

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At the end of the year, bands around the world with the most points WIN.


WIN THE MOST POINTS NATIONALLY


At the end of the year, the band with the most Points from each country or continent will win. Some conditions apply in order for a country to have its own competition. Read conditions.

NATIONAL & CONTINENTAL CHARTS

WIN THE MOST POINTS WORLDWIDE


As a bonus, top 3 bands with the most Points globally will also win by the end of the year. They can come from anywhere around the world - the "Wild Card" winners of The Race.

GLOBAL CHARTS

WHAT TO DO


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PICK A SONG OR A GIG

PICK a Music Activity to capture on video. See the list below.

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CAPTURE IT ON VIDEO

Capture the Activity you've done on video. Read the rules below.

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SEND THE VIDEO

Upload the video online and send it to The Race.

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CREATE MORE VIDEOS!

Do more Activities and send more videos thoughout the year to win more Points.


HOW TO WIN


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At the end of the year, bands around the world with the most Points WIN.

WIN THE MOST POINTS IN YOUR COUNTRY

The band with the most Points from each country or continent will win. Several conditions apply in order for a country to have its own competition. Read conditions.

NATIONAL AND CONTINENTAL CHARTS

WIN THE MOST POINTS WORLDWIDE

As a bonus, top 3 bands with the most Points globally will also win. They can come from anywhere around the world - the "Wild Card" winners of The Race.

GLOBAL CHARTS

JUDGES

There are three kinds of judges in this competition who can give you Points and can raise your position at the charts.


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To know more about how to win points from Judges, Fans, and from Videos, please see the Points Guide. 


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THE PRIZE

All winners will play live and compete in ATHENS, GREECE within the summer of 2020 for the The Global Battle of the Bands World Final, as a Finalist.



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THE PRIZE

All winners will play live and compete in ATHENS, GREECE on December 2019 for The Global Battle of the Bands World Final, as a Finalist.

 

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THE PRIZE

All winners will play live and compete in ATHENS, GREECE during the summer of 2020 for The Global Battle of the Bands World Final, as a Finalist.

RULES

Please read the following carefully before making or sending a video:





SEND IN YOUR VIDEOS NOW

SEND IN YOUR VIDEOS NOW

SEND IN YOUR VIDEOS NOW

SEND IN YOUR VIDEOS NOW

The Race ends on 31 May 2020

Rushing to join in the middle of the year? Here is a way to win points FAST

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VIDEO CHALLENGE LIST

Where to send a video? Choose a certain Video Challenge and send your videos from there.

Featured Challenges

POPULAR Challenges Prize Challenges

Browse all Video Challenges

SEARCH FOR KEYWORDS Video View List View

FEATURED CHALLENGES

POPULAR CHALLENGES

The most common videos bands do.

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The Axeman

In one solo, how many guitar stunts can you do? Everything from guitar flips, back-flips,...

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EDM Solo

Create an EDM instrumental and capture yourself performing it live. Win The Race and get to...

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Keyboard Solo

Do a keyboard solo, using instruments like the piano, synth, even old types like the organ,...

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Drum Solo

Do a drum solo, using the basic drum kit or other ethnic type of drums. Some backing...

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Bass Solo

Do a bass solo, using an electric bass, the double bass, or any other bass guitar instrument....

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Guitar Solo

Do a guitar solo, using an electric guitar, an acoustic guitar, even an ukulele, steel guitar,...

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Songs in School

A video footage of you or your band performing in school. It can be during an official event,...

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Rehearsals

Record a song during a rehearsal. No fuss, no frills. Just you and the sound. This can be a...

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Green Gig

The hills are alive with the sound of – your metal. Have you ever tried doing a live session in...

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Car Gig

Have you ever tried "carpool karaoke" and recorded it on video? If you have footage of you or...

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Street Gig

Do you have a great video of you or your band performing in the streets, or busking? If so, you...

PRIZE CHALLENGES

Difficult or "extraordinary" videos that will earn you a badge plus huge Points if you do them. Please see the Points Guide.

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Multimedia Gig

Film a live gig that uses multimedia effects: light shows, shadow dancing, multimedia dancing,...

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Half-Time Gig

Ever been invited to perform live during the half-time of a ball game? If you have a video of...

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Sky Gig

Are you ready for the ultimate stage dive? Have you ever tried bringing a music instrument...

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Storm Gig

For fun... have you ever tried playing drums under the rain - like a boss? Or other instruments...

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Surf Gig

I sense the Force is strong in you. Just for fun - can you play a music instrument while...

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Shipping Gig

Ever performed a song on a cruise or a ferry ride? Or even on a small boat the middle of a...



BROWSE ALL CHALLENGES

VIDEO VIEW
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SONGWRITING

Listen. To every sound you hear. Use these songwriting techniques, send your songs, and win...

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INSTRUMENTALS

Musicians’ solos, duels, and stunts online. Send your own instrumentals and win a spot to...

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MUSIC VIDEOS

As Les Paul said, "People hear with their eyes". This is the magic of music videos. Send in...

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LIVE GIGS

Play while you travel, in every city you go to - even in the most bizarre places. Send your...


THE RACE is the Online Competition of
THE GLOBAL BATTE OF THE BANDS.

If you do not have a live competition in your country

You can still make it to the World Final by winning The Race from anywhere around the world as the winner of your country or continent. 

If were eliminated during in a live competition

You still have another chance of going to the World Final directly by earning enough Points in THE RACE to become one of the top 3 bands worldwide.

The Global Battle of the Bands is a worldwide music competition for artists playing their own songs, live. National winners from around the world will travel to the World Final to compete for the title "Best New Band in the World" and an International Promotion Package.

Know More

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THE RACE is the Online Competition of THE GLOBAL BATTE OF THE BANDS.


If you do not have a live competition in your country

You can still make it to the World Final by winning The Race from anywhere around the world as the winner of your country or continent. 

If were eliminated during in a live competition

You still have another chance of going to the World Final directly by earning enough Points in THE RACE to become one of the top 3 bands worldwide.

The Global Battle of the Bands is a worldwide music competition for artists playing their own songs, live. National winners from around the world will travel to the World Final to compete for the title "Best New Band in the World" and an International Promotion Package.