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By Maryrose

The YouTube Team

We love our indie musicians at YouTube. Their spirit, creativity and often raw talent make for some of the best content on our site. I'm always filled with glee when someone tells me they 'discovered' a new band on YouTube. As a life long music junkie and avid supporter of local music scenes I take great personal pleasure in being part of something that can help indie musicians bring visibility to their music in a whole new way. We're constantly working to find new ways for musicians to promote themselves and connect to each other, so it's with great excitement that we announce our first-ever contest – The YouTube Underground (well, besides all those goofy contests we did last year, but nevermind that). It's pretty simple, really: if you're a musician, make a video, enter it in the contest and the YouTube community will vote for their favorites. Four grand prize winners will get a whole lot'o stuff, including:

  • All-new equipment from Gibson Guitar
  • Roundtrip airfare to New York City and lodging
  • Use of Gibson's pimped-out tour bus
  • Appearance on Good Morning America
  • Photo shoots and interviews
  • Video featured on YouTube

and of course...the envy of all eyes.

So go make videos, musicians! This is your chance to shine like the rock star you were always meant to be.