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.

**additional prizing to be announced**

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 21st, 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 22nd, 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 - May 11th, 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. May 26th, 2017 - May 27th, 2017 - The Top 8 will compete in one of our 2 semi final showcases. Location TBD

10. May 29th, 2017 - Top 4 finalists will be announced with Biggs & Barr. These 4 finalists will compete LIVE in our final showcase, taking place Friday June 9th 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: APRIL 21ST, 2017 @ 11:59pm ET
 

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