97.7 HTZ-FM's 2018 Rocksearch Competition


97.7 HTZ-FM's Rocksearch competition, in concert with Millstreet Brewery - Great Beer Lives Here - is a legendary hunt for the best new Rock band across Southern Ontario. In the past, we've helped launch some pretty awesome Canadian Rock acts who've gone on to be some of the biggest around, including Finger Eleven, The Trews, The Standstills and The Glorious Sons!




$2,500 in cash from 97.7 HTZ-FM and the opportunity to play 4 97.7 HTZ-FM events in the year following the date of Grand Prize announcement.

1 in-person consultation session with the artist development team at Dine Alone Records - Toronto, Nashville, Sydney and Los Angeles-based record label.

$1500 in customized merchandise from Presstime Design & Screenprint 

A recording package from Iguana Studios

$2,000 gift card to Long and McQuade Musical Instruments.  








1. Read the Official Contest Rules & Regulations.

2. Upload three (3) original songs to your Soundcloud Profile. We recommend creating a private playlist for this, as the songs need to be available to us for download.   

3. Visit our Rocksearch Entry Page (this one) and complete the entry form (below) before April 15th, 2018 at 4:59pm ET including your band biography, link to your Soundcloud, contact information, band image, social media and more. 



4. Our panel of judges will review all submissions between April 16th, 2018 and April 20th, 2018 to narrow them down to the TOP 16. 

5. April 23rd, 2018 - Biggs & Barr will announce the TOP 16 LIVE on 97.7 HTZ-FM (around 8am)



6. April 23rd, 2018 - May 7th, 2018  Starting at 9am on April 23rd,  we will make the TOP 16 entries, including the 3 songs you uploaded to Soundcloud available on our website.  Listeners and fans are encouraged to visit htzfm.com to listen to the entries and then vote for their favourite band by (*1)texting their corresponding keyword to 977977. 8 of these entries will move on to the TOP 8 LIVE semi-final competition. 

7. May 11th, 2018 - Biggs & Barr will announce the TOP 8 LIVE on 97.7 HTZ-FM (around 8am)



8. May 31st, 2018 - June 7th, 2018 - The Top 8 will compete in one of our 2 semi final showcases. Location TBD, Dates subject to change.

9. June 8th, 2018 - Top 4 finalists will be announced with Biggs & Barr. These 4 finalists will compete LIVE in our final showcase. Date & Location TBD

Bands must be available to compete LIVE at the semi-finals (and finals if they make it through) in order to remain eligible.


Need help with your entry? Still have questions? Check out the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS section and if you still need help, contact webmaster@htzfm.com



CONTEST ENTRY CLOSES: April 15th 2018 @ 11:59PM

No purchase necessary. Contest starts at 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, February 19, 2018 and closes on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Open to legal residents of Ontario who are nineteen (19) years of age or older. Some restrictions apply. Correct answer to a mathematical skill testing question required. Approx. retail value of Grand Prize: $11,600 CAD. Approx. retail value of Second Place Prize: $250.00AD. Approx. retail value of Third Place Prize: $150.00 CAD. Approx. retail value of Fourth Place Prize: $100.00 CAD. The odds of winning a particular Prize depend on the caliber of the performances of Solo Artists or Bands who have qualified as Finalists. Complete contest rules and entry available at www.htzfm.com.