THE RACE

THE RACE

THE RACE

THE RACE
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A Global Video Challenge

A Global Video Challenge


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Do all kinds of gigs around the world,
capture them on video, and WIN.

Do all kinds of gigs around the world, capture them on video, and WIN.


WHAT TO DO


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PICK A CHALLENGE

Pick a Video Challenge from THE RACE. See the list below.

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FILM THE CHALLENGE

Capture the Challenge you've done 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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REPEAT STEPS 1 TO 3

Send more videos throughout 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 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 CHALLENGE

PICK a Video Challenge from The Race. See the list below.

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FILM THE CHALLENGE

Capture the Challenge 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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REPEAT STEPS 1 TO 3

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

Time left to create and send videos...

 

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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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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School Gig

Are you a metal head by night, a normal student by day? Its time to let the big secret out....

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Garage Gig

The garage. Where legends are made. Have you ever recorded a jam session in your garage? Find a...

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Backyard Gig

Home is where the party is. What could be more fun than a live gig with friends and family in...

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Bedroom Gig

Too lazy to go out and get a gig somewhere? Your bedroom is perfectly fine. With just one web...

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Green Gig

The hills are alive with the sound of – your metal. Do a gig in the middle of the forest, the...

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Road Gig

Play a song inside a moving vehicle - a car, a truck, a tricycle, a van, you name it. Private...

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Street Gig

Do a street gig, capture it on video, and win Points. If you can do something more creative...

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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Electrifying

Use Tesla Coils or the Zeusaphone in a solo. A few bands in history have dared to capture...

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Ninja Moves

Do a dance routine while doing an instrumental solo. Win The Race and get to play live in the...

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Prison Gig

Music makes people happy, and happiness gives them hope. The Kansas Symphony below makes a...

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Half-Time Gig

Not uncommon, but if you get invited to play during half-time in any ball game, capture a video...

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Gym Gig

Its time to get those glutes moving. Where would fitness routines be without music? Barely...

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Fish Gig

Are you FISH enough for this? Join the sea creatures in a concert under the sea. Blub blub...

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Sky Gig

Are you ready for the ultimate stage dive?  If you dare, one or more person in the band plays a...

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Pet Gig

Its time to go hunting for some of the rarest species on Earth. Do you know of an animal that...

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Surf Gig

I sense the Force is strong in you. Can you play a music instrument while surfing? This is the...

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Inflight Gig

Its time to take your music to the highest level - up, up in the atmosphere. Ever done an...

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Stadium Gig

A live gig in a stadium with a capacity of 20,000 persons and above. Capture a video and and...



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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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.