College Battle of the Bands

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College Battle of the Bands
Industry Music
Founded 2009
Founders Campus MovieFest, Evan Shapiro, CyKiK.
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Parent CAMPVS
Website www.collegebattle.com

College Battle of the Bands (CBoB) was a college-specific national battle of the bands competition in the United States.[1] that ran from 2009-2012. As of 2010 it was the only nationwide competition of its kind.[1] Initially known as Campus MusicFest, CBoB was originally part of Campus MovieFest (CMF) before becoming a separate entity.[2] Like CMF, CBoB invited students actively enrolled in a college or university to participate in its events.[1] The tour also helped pave the way for the launch of Campus DJ in 2013.

Format & Rules[edit]

The College Battle of the Bands format was similar to the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament.[1][3] Top college bands and music artists competed in local battles, before advancing onto the National Semi-Finals, and then the National Finale, which was held annually at the end of each school year.[4] The free events reward winning artists with cash prizes, free gear, and exposure, including opportunities to open up for headliners during College Battle of the Bands' annual promotional tours.[5] Flula Borg acts as CBoB's official host and MC at the events.[2]

Notable past participants[edit]

  • The Lonely Biscuits (Belmont U), 2012 Southeast Region Winner and National Finalist
  • Rozzi Crane (USC), 2011 SoCal Region Winner and National Finalist
  • John King (country singer) Band (UGA), 2011 Southeast Region Winner and National Finalist
  • Mike Posner (Duke), 2009 National Finalist
  • Local Natives (Pepperdine), 2009 Regional Winner and National Finalist
  • Raquel Rodriguez (USC), 2012 National Winner
  • Land of Pines (U of Washington), 2011 National Winner
  • Beyond This Point - now part of Jon Bellion's band (Five Towns College), 2010 National Finalist
  • Brandon O. Bailey (Memphis) - 2011 Regional Finalist
  • Jacob Snider (Columbia U) - 2010 National Finalist
  • Apple Trees & Tangerines - members now comprise Flint Eastwood and Behold the Brave (Lee U), 2010 National Winner [6]
  • The Shadowboxers (Emory U), 2010 Regional Finalist
  • Allison Weiss (UGA), 2009 National Finalist
  • Daylight Broadcast (Lamar U), 2009 National Winner
  • Flula Borg, MC and Host

Textbooks and Tickets / Back to School Tours[edit]

College Battle of the Bands organizes annual university tours throughout North America, focusing on student interaction and give-a-aways, including free concert tickets. Concerts are put on by the promotion at prominent local venues at the end of each state's visit, and have featured artists such as T-Pain, Avicii, Big Boi (of OutKast), Chiddy Bang, Dev, Big Sean, and past College Battle of the Bands finalists.[5][7] The free, student exclusive, concerts have also featured sets by DJ Rhythm (ESPN College GameDay's Official Tour DJ), and Scion Hypeman Champion Flula Borg.[8][9]

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