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Snagajob launches search for musical talent

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Richmond-based-Snagajob, an major online employment network for hourly jobs, has begun a national contest to find musical talent.

The company is inviting invites hourly employees and job seekers to submit videos of original songs to its Hourly Gig contest.

The winner will be the opening act at a Richmond concert in September.

“Some of today’s biggest stars started out in hourly jobs because they offered a flexible schedule that allowed them to pursue other passions like singing or playing in a band,” Jason Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Snagajob, said in a statement. “We’re excited to give a member of the hourly worker community a chance to break into the music industry.”

The winning musician or group will perform at the Brantley Gilbert concert at Innsbrook After Hours at the Snagajob Pavilion in Richmond on Sept. 19.

Contestants can upload videos featuring original songs, which should not exceed three minutes in length, to YouTube and submit links them at http://www.snagajob.com/hourlygig Submi.ssions will be accepted Aug. 16-29.

A panel of judges will narrow the submissions to five finalists. The public will determine the winner by voting on the finalists on Sept. 5-12.

The concert’s headliner, Gilbert, is a country-rock singer-songwriter who has hit No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart twice, most recently in July with “You don’t know her like I do.”
The contest is open to U.S. residents, ages 14 and older who are currently working in or searching for an hourly job. Both group and solo acts are eligible.

More information on The Hourly Gig can be found at http://www.snagajob.com/hourlygig

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