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OnlineRock Announces Best Band Name Contest
Roland VS-840EX Digital Recording Workstation the Reward for Finest Appellation

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 22, 2000 – What’s in a name? For one intriguingly named band of musicians it will be a Roland VS-840EX.

OnlineRock, a Web community giving musicians, music professionals and fans free tools and services to promote their music, today announced its "Best Band Name" contest. The contest challenges the many bands that think they’ve coined themselves something extraordinary to submit their name for a chance to win Roland’s acclaimed 8-track digital recording workstation, courtesy of Musician’s Friend.

The Best Band Name contest is the latest in an ongoing series of contests at OnlineRock. Bands can enter the contest by simply going to the OnlineRock homepage and clicking on the contest link. To verify names, those who enter must include the URL of their band’s Web site. If they don’t already have a site, they can quickly and easily build one at OnlineRock in a matter of minutes.

"From the days of Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band to Alice in Chains and The Smashing Pumpkins, rock bands have been known for their creative and eccentric names," said Roland Goity, vice president of marketing and co-founder of OnlineRock. "In addition to our free tools and services, and musician-related articles and content; the OnlineRock contests create an interactive dialogue with our members and the many other bands using the Web to promote their music."

The last day for entries for the OnlineRock Best Band Name contest is Tuesday, April 11. The winning entry will be notified by April 15, and will be posted on the OnlineRock homepage.

About OnlineRock
OnlineRock is an online music community with free tools and services for musicians, music professionals and music fans. OnlineRock makes it easy for bands and musicians to promote, distribute and sell their music online. The site provides free Web building and hosting services, chat rooms, bulletin boards, and editorial content of interest to musicians and music enthusiasts alike. More than 2,500 bands are currently promoting their music at OnlineRock. Founded in 1999, OnlineRock is based in Palo Alto, Calif.

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