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The Dayton Underground Series is now accepting applications from all bands and solo artists interested in performing in our 2017 series. 




The 2016 Best of Dayton Underground contest was a thrill from start to finish!


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After more than 23, 250 votes were cast in Round 1, we are proud to  present you the official results for Round 1 of the 2016 Best of Dayton Underground contest!


bodu2016-fbeventcoverwebWe’re now at the end of Day 6 of Round 1 of the 2016 Best of Dayton Underground contest, and fans have boldly come forward about their love of Dayton area music with more than 14, 500 votes and 165 submissions as of our last online update!


Nominations are now open for the first round of the 2016 Best of Dayton Underground Contest, and with more than $750 in prizes and both peer and VIP voting, this year’s contest is even bigger and better!


bodu2016-fbeventcovercroppedThis December, Music Connection Dayton will host the 2nd annual Best of Dayton Underground contest!  We’ve stepped things up a couple of notches this year & can’t WAIT to tell you all about it!


Undiscovered musicians: Enter the 2016 @nprmusic #TinyDeskContest and you could play at NPR HQ.

Source: Contest Open :: Tiny Desk Contest

The Ohio Music Awards Celebrates Ohio’s Musicians and Songwriters

May 27, 2015

The 2015 Ohio Music Awards is now accepting entries from Ohio bands, musicians, and songwriters.


Between (our music store), (the site for musicians looking for information about CD Baby), and this DIY Musician Blog, we’ve got a lot of places to feature awesome photos of the artists who use our services — like the one to the left of the rambunctious rockers in Nasalrod.

If you’d like a little extra online promo love for your music, here’s what we’re looking for:

1. Great live shots

2. Interesting pictures of you recording in the studio

3. Sweet pics of you just being a musician (life on the road, practicing, putting up posters, etc.)

Got just the right image? Please share the photo or an image link (with photographer attribution) in the comments section below.

If we end up using your picture on our site, we’ll give your band a shout-out on this blog and via social media.

Note: We’re not really looking for publicity shots — especially headshots — but if you’ve got one that is super compelling, feel free to show us!

Got a cool photo of your band we can feature on our website? DIY Musician Blog

And the votes are in…. Here are our top 30 bands/artists advancing on to Round 2:

Flashback BAND 954
The Repeating Arms 855
The Scotty Bratcher Band – Official 680
Curse of Cassandra 523
Menace 2 Sobriety 409
Higgins Madewell 371
Cinder Home 369
Grace Revival 331
Legbone 237
Witness 198
Ashley Martin 170
“Good English” 170
Lost on Iddings 168
The Werks 163
Black Cloud Syndrome 159
Scott Lee & The Whiskey River Boys 154
Free Fall Theory 133
Wheels 114
Village fam 111
Blue Moon Soup 103
Cricketbows 103
Redneck Rebelz 101
Kings Landing 100
Paradijm Shift 100
Emily & the Lost Cat Ramblers 94
DC Connection 84
The Loveless 77

Final vote tallies, including “other category” votes are listed after each band/artist name. Total votes achieved will not affect the outcome of Round 2 reviews, but we thank everyone for voting and helping support their favorite bands and artists! There were a total of 10,779 votes in all during the contest period!

Each of these bands and artists will now be reviewed based upon the following criteria:
1.) availability and quality of online recordings
2.) overall skill level of music
3.) quality of page(s) content
4.) personal taste of Music Connection- Dayton, OH

We will announce our top 5 in about a week and our winner will be officially announced on January 1st, 2014, so stay tuned!