New startup KickNote, founded by Brian Erickson, will be launching a “Battle Of The Bands” event this summer that will allow people to watch, and vote, online. The actual concerts will be held in the New York city area, so this event will be called “Battle of the Boroughs.”
Thirteen separate events will be held over three rounds; 50 bands in total are expected to participate. The entire process will take seven weeks. KickNote is partnering with Justin.tv to deliver the live video to viewers.
There are various prizes for the winners, although the potential notoriety and exposure will drive participation. The company says they’ll have a second event in the Fall, based in Los Angeles.
Promotional video for the site is below. Artists interested in participating can sign up on their home page.