YouTube music video contest

Reprinted from a YouTube press release

SAN MATEO, Calif and NEW YORK, NY. February 14, 2006 YouTube, a consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos through a Web experience, has partnered with Matador Records to feature an exclusive "Make Our Video" contest for users. YouTube users, through this promotion, are offered the MP3 "Nocturnal House" from the bands upcoming album Elan Vital to create an original music video for the band Pretty Girls Make Graves. The user will then have a chance to win $1,000 in cash and an all expenses paid trip to New York to hang with the band and to see Pretty Girls live in concert. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2006.

"The YouTube community is passionate about watching and sharing videos. It is exciting to see progressive, community minded bands like Pretty Girls Make Graves using YouTube to engage their fans and empower them to participate in a culture they helped to create," said Chad Hurley, co-founder and CEO of YouTube. "The explosion in consumer devices with video gives users control over their entertainment experience, and with YouTube people can find videos posted by their favorite bands, discover new music and recommend videos to their friends."

YouTube users can enter the Pretty Girls Make Graves "Make Our Video" Contest by following these steps:

  • Download the MP3 ‘Nocturnal House’ from the band’s upcoming record ‘Elan Vital’
  • Make your very own video to Nocturnal House
  • Upload Your Video to YouTube
  • Join the Pretty Girls Make Graves Group and add your video
  • Sit back and wait for prestige, fortune and fame!

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