Play Crossroads is 100% free to enter!

To enter Play Crossroads, artists must complete a short informational profile and then upload at least one MP3. Entrants should use the Promotional Toolkit provided on each band profile, to promote their entry all over the web and drive traffic to their profile.

The Top 100 overall rated artists will be eligible to win a slot to play live at Madison Square Garden. All 100 artists will be reviewed by a panel of industry professionals comprised of our partners, Crossroads Guitar Festival Organizers, and Ernie Ball Inc.

One Artist will be chosen to perform live on stage at the Madison Square Garden Crossroads Guitar Festival.

The winning artist will earn the opportunity to perform live on the Madison Square Garden Stage in front of thousands of fans alongside main stage headliners.

Prize pack for the winning artist also includes:

  • • Performance Slot on the Main Stage of the 2013 Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival at the world renowned Madison Square Garden.
  • • Ernie Ball String Package and Endorsement
  • • Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar Endorsement

What is Buzz Rating?

Buzz Rating is a proprietary system developed by Ernie Ball. Buzz Rating gives you a real time snap shot of each band's overall exposure level. Taking into account both viral reach and real world factors that produce a 1-100 rating system giving you an accurate reading on each band's relevance within the industry.


Show your support for your favorite artist by going to their page and leaving your name in their support window.

Other ways to show your support would be to "Like" their Facebook Fan Page, Tweet about them on Twitter, or play their songs on the Play Crossroads band profile to help boost their rating.

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