Monthly Archives: August 2011

T-Pain Picks Headliner’s Band of the Month Winner: No More Kings

LA-based geek-rockers No More Kings are steeped in ’80s pop nostalgia. Their viral sensation “Sweep the Leg” reunited most of the Karate Kid cast and quickly racked up over one million Youtube views, finding its way onto VH1, MTV, G4 and radio stations across the US. They have been chosen as winners of Headliner’s Band of the Month contest by T-Pain and will receive a free shout out to millions of T-Pain fans via his social networks. Download their free single at: http://listn.to/nomorekings.

Rare Monk is a collective of five Portland musicians that…

Rare Monk is a collective of five Portland musicians that have been playing in and around Eugene and Portland, Oregon for the past two years. With a sound that has continued to evolve since the band’s formation, their repertoire combines elements of pop, rock, psych, jazz, and funk. In January of 2011, Rare Monk completed West Coast tour throughout California and Nevada. Their music has been featured on the X-Games, Dew Tour, and most recently on a DC Shoes commercial.  They have also performed a number of festivals, including the 2009 Eugene Celebration, 2010 and 2011 Willamette Music Fest, and the 2010 and 2011 Whiteaker Block Party. The group just finished their second EP, “Astral Travel Battles”, and are back out on tour this August, traveling through 12 states in support of its release. Album for sale at raremonk.bandcamp.com.

Rare Monk was chosen by All Time Low out of several hundred bands. As winners they will receive a free shout out from All Time Low on all of their social networks. Congratulations to Rare Monk! We look forward to hearing more great things from them in the near future and for a long time to come.

To see previous winners and find out how you can enter, check our contests page.

The Next Web Interviews Mike More, Headliner.fm CEO

Headliner CEO Mike More was recently interviewed by The Next Web on our “innovative platform and how it affects the technology, social media and music worlds.” Below is a quote from Mike. Read the full interview at The Next Web.

“The people who win on Headliner.fm are the people that send the best quality recommendations to their fans,” said Mike More, Headliner.fm’s founder and CEO. “And if you recommend good things to your fans, you will build affinity with your fan base and they will be responsive to your messages.

Good Charlotte to pick Headliner’s next Band of the Month

It’s a new month and that means a new Band of the Month Contest! This month, Headliner is excited to team up with Good Charlotte. Good Charlotte has been cranking out catchy punk pop for years now so they have a great ear for judging the next big Headliner act.

All new Headliner members that sign up through the contest page will automatically be entered into the drawing. (If you’re an existing member, just let us know and we’ll enter you.) The winning band will receive a custom recommendation from Good Charlotte across all their social networks, reaching over 2 million fans on Facebook, Twitter and Myspace.

See the links below for more info.

Good luck!

New Headliner users Register and Enter Contest here.

View Recent Winners here.

Existing Headliner users, reach out via: support@headliner.fm

MTV Nominates Headliner members Rise Against for Best Video with a Message VMA

MTV created a new category for its coveted Video Music Awards, Best Video with a Message. The category highlights artists and songs who are associated with a given cause. Among the nominees are punk legends, Rise Against.

Rise Against’s “Make It Stop (September’s Children)” was part of the anti-bullying awareness campaign, It Gets Better. Headliner was happy to help Rise Against create promotions that were shared on their social networks by thousands of fellow artists.

This is a great example of how Headliner can help musicians share messages of hope as well as their music.  We thank Rise Against for devoting themselves to a good cause and for using Headliner to get the word out. We encourage the Headliner family to support Rise Against with their votes and we wish them the best of luck on their nomination.

You can view the other nominees and vote at MTV.