February 26, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA): Iconic premium guitar string manufacturer Ernie Ball partners with World’s Loudest Month to launch Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands at the Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville and Rock on the Range festivals. The winning band for each competition will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the respective festival for their onstage performance, over $15,000 in prize gear from Music Man, Drum Workshop, Zildjian, Blackstar, Apogee Electronics, Electro-Voice, TC Electronic, JH Audio and an Ernie Ball endorsement.

Through Ernie Ball’s submission portal and platform, bands register at no cost and have the opportunity to enter multiple contests, upload their music, share their profile, garner exposure and compete to be the next “Battle of the Bands Winner.”

In this latest partnership with World’s Loudest Month, entrants will have the chance to perform at one of two major festivals featuring the biggest names in rock music: Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville or Rock On The Range. In 2013, the World’s Loudest Month festivals featured over 125 artists playing for more than a quarter of a million rock music fans across the country over five consecutive weekends.

This year’s World’s Loudest Month festival series kicks off in Florida with Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville on April 26 and 27, where the two-day destination music festival will feature a massive all-star rock lineup including co-headliners Avenged Sevenfold, The Cult, Rob Zombie, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch and Staind. A few weeks later, one of the biggest and most-acclaimed active rock festivals, Rock On The Range on May 16, 17 and 18 in Columbus, Ohio, will feature live performances by music greats including Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock and many more.

“The World’s Loudest Month features some of the biggest and best festivals of the year, and we’re beyond thrilled to partner with them. We’re on the hunt for some killer undiscovered bands, and look forward to hearing some great music!” said Brian Ball, Vice President of Ernie Ball Inc.

For over 17 years, the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands has grown to become one of the most successful live music promotions of its kind, with over 25,000 bands entering every year, offering a platform for emerging musicians to cultivate their craft, create networks and establish a community.

2014 Battle of the Bands Prizes:

All-Expenses Paid trip to Columbus, OH to play LIVE at Rock on the Range or All-Expenses Paid trip to Jacksonville , FL to play LIVE at Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville and over $15,000 worth of musical gear.

2014 World’s Loudest Month Battle of the Bands festival events & dates:

About Ernie Ball:

Ernie Ball was the first to offer rock strings with the creation of Slinkys®, the iconic light gauge electric guitar strings that are widely revered by hundreds of guitar greats, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, The Edge and John Mayer.  Ernie Ball further revolutionized the market by offering guitarists Custom-Gauge single strings.  With its founder’s dedication to preserving the musician’s playing experience and delivering superior sound quality through the development of new products, the family-run company has been on a continued pursuit of innovation. Throughout the last decade, Ernie Ball has built on this foundation to develop strings that are uniquely superior and different, and as a result created Cobalt and M-Steel Strings.


About World’s Loudest Month:

World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in six distinct U.S. concert atmospheres on five consecutive weekends. The 2014 World’s Loudest Month festival events and dates are as follows: Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville: (April 26 & 27 in Jacksonville, FL), Fort Rock (April 26 in Fort Myers, FL), Carolina Rebellion (May 3 & 4 in Charlotte, NC), Rock On The Range (May 16, 17 & 18 in Columbus, OH), Rocklahoma (May 23, 24 & 25 in Pryor, OK), and RockFest (May 31 in Kansas City, MO). In 2013, the World’s Loudest Month featured over 125 artists playing for more than a quarter of a million rock music fans across the country, confirming that rock music is as vital as ever. Visit for more details and to download the World’s Loudest Month app.


About Danny Wimmer Presents: 

Since 1995, DWP has created, developed and produced events from the club level to some of the largest North American festivals.  Founded by industry veteran Danny Wimmer, DWP produces some of the largest festivals in the rock and alternative landscapes. Never satisfied with the status quo, Danny Wimmer Presents strives to create memorable and fulfilling concert experiences leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions.

AEG Live:  AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma, MoPop Music & Arts Festival and more.

For media requests and further information please contact:

Ernie Ball:

FILTER Creative PR

Sarah Chavey


PH: 323.464.4842


Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville & World’s Loudest Month:

Ashton-Magnuson Media

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson


PH: 818.996.2496


Rock On The Range:


Marcee Rondan/Aaron Feterl


PH: 818.380.0400


Kristine Ashton-Magnuson
(818) 996-2496
Current Clients:
G4 Experience (Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons, Mike Keneally)
Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion
Monster Energy’s Fort Rock
Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville
Steve Vai’s ‘Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp’
Three Of A Perfect Pair Music Camp
Todd Rundgren’s Mythic Pacific

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