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Ernie Ball Announces 15th Annual Battle of the Bands Competition

Ernie Ball Inc., the world’s premier string and accessory manufacturer, announced the launch of its 15th annual Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands.

In the largest and longest-running unsigned artist competition of its kind, Ernie Ball will give talented, undiscovered artists worldwide a platform to play live on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour and win a 3-song EP with multi-platinum producer Matt Squire, in addition to an incredible prize package which includes a $15,000 Guitar Center shopping spree.

Unsigned Artist Christina Perri Pries Open the Lid to Fame with ‘Jar of Hearts’

Christina PerriLast week, Christina Perri was busy running coffee at Melrose Place Cafe, a Los Angeles restaurant, wondering when she’d get her big break. This week, she’s busy fielding media requests and answering fan mail.

“It’s been a legitimate whirlwind — I’ve been answering about a hundred e-mails a day,” she says. “I still don’t believe that this is all really happening.”

Thanks to a close friend (Keltie Colleen, a Radio City Rockette), who handed her demo to So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Stacey Tookey, Perri’s song Jar of Hearts was featured on the June 30 show. Since it aired on Fox, the track has sold 48,000 downloads, landed at No. 26 on Billboard‘’s singles sales chart and climbed to No. 20 on iTunes. She also scored the No. 10 slot on Amazon’s Overall Chart and is trending as the No. 1 search on Google. That was nine days ago. Today, instead of tying on an apron for a shift at the cafe, the 23-year-old performs on CBS’ The Early Show. She’ll also perform Jar of Hearts on So You Think You Can Dance on Thursday.

Introducing Independent Band Ionia from New York

IoniaIonia the dynamic 5-piece melodic rock band from New York is preparing to release their debut full length Moral Hazard on April 20, 2010. Ionia has toured throughout the North and Mid East United States, as well as internationally through self-promoted and nationally promoted tours. Ionia has been gaining national attention and a burgeoning fan base thanks to powerful moving lyrics as well as catchy melodic hard-rock/metal-pop and a stage show full of physical high-jinks.

Thanks to their loyal and dedicated fan base, they’ve won national contests such as the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, Warped Tour contest and the Famecast Taste of Chaos Tour. As their fan base begins to exponentially grow, they’ve been invited to open for major label bands such as: Cancer Bats, Four Year Strong, Bring me the Horizon, Pierce the Veil, Thursday, Buck Cherry, Kill Hannah, Alice in Chains, A Wilhelm Scream and Underoath. They have also played such major festivals and Tours such as Locobazooka, Dewey Beach, Music -Conference 09, CMJ 2009 and the Kevin Says Stage during Warped Tour 2009.