WHAT IS ROCKSEARCH?

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!

 

PRIZING

GRAND PRIZE:
$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.

Dinealone Records


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

 

Presstime Designs


$1500 in customized merchandise from Presstime Design & Screenprint 

 

Iguana Studios


A recording package from Iguana Studios - **full details coming soon** 

 

Long and McQuade


$1,500 gift card to Long and McQuade Musical Instruments.  

 

 

SECOND PLACE: $250, THIRD PLACE: $150, FOURTH PLACE: $100

 


 

THE ENTRY

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 (the one you're currently on) and complete the entry form (below) before April 23rd, 2017 at 11:59pm ET including your band biography, link to your Soundcloud, contact information, band image, social media and other required information. 

 

THE TOP 16 ANNOUNCEMENT

4. Our panel of judges will review all submissions between April 24th, 2017 and April 27th, 2017 to narrow them down to the TOP 16. 

5. April 28th, 2017 - Biggs & Barr will announce the TOP 16 LIVE on 97.7 HTZ-FM (around 8am).

 

6. The band representative must sign and return a release form to us no later than 9am on May 1st, 2017 to move on to the voting round. 

 

VOTING

7. May 1st, 2017 @ 9am ET - May 7th @ 11:59pm ET, 2017  Starting at 9am on May 1st,  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. 

8. May 12th, 2017 - Biggs & Barr will announce the TOP 8 LIVE on 97.7 HTZ-FM (around 8am)

9. June 2nd, June 8th 2017 - The Top 8 will compete in one of our 2 semi final showcases at Warehouse in St. Catharines

10. June 12th, 2017 - Top 4 finalists will be announced with Biggs & Barr. These 4 finalists will compete LIVE in our final showcase, taking place Friday June 16th at a location to be determined. 

 

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

HELP WITH YOUR ENTRY OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONTEST

See our Rocksearch 2017 Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to commonly asked questions.  

 

See our Rocksearch 2017 Frequently Asked Questions page for help. If you can't find a solution there, contact webmaster@htzfm.com

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED: APRIL 23RD, 2017 @ 11:59pm ET
No purchase necessary.  Contest starts at 12:30 p.m. ET on Monday, February 27, 2017 and closes on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:00 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. Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $9,000 CAD.  Odds of winning a Prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. Complete contest rules and entry available at www.htzfm.com.  

(*1) standard texting rates apply. There is a limit of 50 SMS votes per phone number per day.