Rolling Stone, Garnier Fructis Announce "Women Who Rock" Cover Contest
NEW YORK, June 22, 2012—In a nod to the outstanding and diverse array of female music artists who are dominating the music world, Rolling Stone announced today the launch of a new national "Women Who Rock" contest, in partnership with Garnier Fructis, that will award one aspiring female artist the opportunity to appear on the back cover of the iconic music magazine. Consumers will vote to determine the winner, who will be featured in the "Women Who Rock" issue along with another female music legend on the primary cover.
Starting today, the contest will kick off with six finalists, handpicked by Rolling Stone editors, who represent a range of musical genres and are already making an impact in the industry. The finalists will be introduced in the magazine, and consumers will also be able to view videos, interviews and other content to get to know the artists better and vote for their favorites.
The top two finalists will go head-to-head on stage at the Rolling Stone Rock Room at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 3 and 4. The performances will be posted on RollingStone.com and consumers will vote to determine the winner.
Throughout the contest, Us Weekly will feature the finalists in the magazine; online at UsMagazine.com and in a "Rock Your Style" section that will showcase style ideas inspired by today's hottest female music artists.
"Rolling Stone has helped launch the careers of some of the greatest female artists of all time, from Janis Joplin to Debbie Harry to Lady Gaga," says Nathan Brackett, Rolling Stone Deputy Managing Editor. "With this competition we've selected half a dozen acts who we think have real futures; the cool part is that our readers are going to pick the winner. I'm excited to see what happens."
Garnier Fructis, a brand committed to celebrating self-expression and personal style, is the sponsor of "Women Who Rock" cover contest. Garnier Fructis' stylists will work with the acts during the competition to help them discover and establish individual styles both on- and off-stage. Garnier Fructis will also be instrumental in helping the acts become cover-ready.