Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, announced today a national contest to find the best undiscovered musical talent. The Hourly Gig invites hourly employees and job seekers to submit videos of original songs that highlight their skills for a chance to perform as the opening act at the Brantley Gilbert concert at Innsbrook After Hours at the Snagajob Pavilion in Richmond, Va., on Sept. 19, 2012.
“Some of today’s biggest stars started out in hourly jobs because they offered a flexible schedule that allowed them to pursue other passions like singing or playing in a band,” said Jason Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Snagajob. “The Hourly Gig gives hourly employees and job seekers a forum to share their musical talent and, for the winner, an opportunity to perform at one of Richmond’s largest concert venues. We’re excited to give a member of the hourly worker community a chance to break into the music industry.”
Participants can upload videos featuring original songs, which should not exceed three minutes in length, to YouTube and submit links to those videos at www.snagajob.com/hourlygig. Submissions will be accepted Aug. 16-29, 2012.
Once the submission period has closed, a panel of judges will narrow the submissions to five finalists, and public voting on the finalists will be held Sept. 5 – 12, 2012. Popular vote will determine the winner, who will receive an expenses-paid trip to Richmond, Va., to perform an opening set at the Sept. 19, 2012, Innsbrook After Hours concert, held at the Snagajob Pavilion. The concert’s headliner, Gilbert, is a country-rock singer-songwriter who has hit No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart twice, most recently in July 2012 with “You don’t know her like I do.”
The contest is open to U.S. residents, ages 14 and older who are currently working in or searching for an hourly job. Both group and solo acts are eligible.
For more information on The Hourly Gig, details on how to enter and a complete list of the contest rules, visit www.snagajob.com/hourlygig.