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Get out of the Garage!

Converse and Journeys are running a Get out of the Garage competition, which gives aspiring musicians the opportunity to win flights, three nights in a hotel and free studio time in New York to record a song. And we have a cool prize pack to give away to our subscribers.

It includes a gift certificate for a pair of Chuck Taylor All-Stars and a swag of CDs from Downtown Records (home of Santogold, Justice, Cold War Kids, Gnarls Barkley, and more).

To win, just leave a message under this post telling which musician you’d like to see a pair of Converse designed by. Entries close August 27th, and the competition is only open to subscribers to the weekly Lost At E Minor newsletter.

The prize pack includes:

– CDs from Santogold, Gnarls Barkley and Spank Rock
– Signed poster from Gnarls Barkley
– Limited, numbered poster print for Santogold + Gnarls Barkley show or Cold War Kids
– Official Ed Banger Ed Rec III metal badge
– A gift certificate for Chuck Taylor All-Stars

More on the Get Out of the Garage Converse/Journeys Music Contest

Win a free trip to NYC for 4 days, 3 nights of free studio time to create and mix your own song!

Musicians can pick up a self-addressed envelope at any Journeys shoe store.

Afterwards, you can drop the self-addressed envelope, which must contain only ONE song for review, in to the mail. Alternatively, you can upload your song direct.

There are two rounds of judging.

In the first round, the top ten songs (finalist) will be chosen. In round two, Downtown Records will choose the top song (finalist) out of the ten song demos. The finalist chosen by Downtown Records will win the prize of a free trip to New York City for four days, three nights of free studio time to create and mix their own song.

The remaining nine finalists will receive a pair of Converse shoes, a gift certificate from Converse, and prizing from Guitar Center to be determined.

All song submissions must be sent to Cornerstone for judging by September 15th.

The contest starts NOW, and the top ten finalists will be announced and contacted at the end of October. So get your song dropped off or uploaded today!