My band has made it when... and Power97 Seeking Bands for River City Rocks Class of 2011

Winnipeg, MB April 19, 2011 and Power 97, Winnipeg’s best rock station, have launched a contest to search for bands to join the River City Rocks Class of 2011. Powered by the Supernova platform, the River City Rocks website features an interactive community for fans, and a great prize package geared to help bands promote their music.

Manitoba bands and fans can sign up easily at right now, where bands can use social media to promote their music. Starting May 1st, 2011, fans can vote up to once per day, every day for the entire month, to help Power 97 determine the Top 20 bands in the River City Rocks 2011 talent search.

From these Top 20, a Power 97 judging panel will select the best four bands to win it all: membership to Manitoba Music, a gift certificate to Quest Musique, a promotional package including an upcoming Power 97 concert appearance, and radio airplay on Power 97 ALL summer long!

Supernova’s community will also live on, creating a year round community for Manitoba’s independent music scene. “The music industry is morphing into a digital industry, where fans are empowered to discover new local artists,” explains Supernova CEO Elliott Hurst. “When radio programmers can access fan-sourced music recommendation, new music wins.”

Powered by, the Power 97 River City Rocks local talent search is open to any Manitoba bands who have never been signed to a major label; bands involved in previous Power 97 contests are welcome.

Bands can sign up easily at where they can upload 3 tracks, and begin building their fan base before voting begins May 1st.
For more information on the River City Rocks contest, please visit

About Supernova:

Supernova is Canada’s premier new media and music marketing company, and creator of the largest network of local bands and their fans across North America. Their mission is to connect people and their passion for music, while cultivating new talent. For Fans, Supernova offers new music, new friends and unique experiences around the shared passion for music. For Bands, Supernova provides exposure to new fans, both through live concerts and entertainment media.

For more information, please contact:

Corina Newby

416-635-8885 x 268


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