Bands4Good Challenge 2014™

topimage2The 2014 Bands4Good Challenge™, presented by Doing Good Network™ ( is an online charity benefit concert that employs a proven strategy of combining music with fundraising. Bands4Good Challenge™ provides aspiring, unsigned musicians in need of exposure and multiple cause related nonprofits in need of funding a platform to participate in a virtual “American Idol” like “donate to vote”, nationwide, social media event.

Our cause focus for 2014 is to raise awareness and funds for MUSIC EDUCATION and select nonprofits which support keeping music in our schools.

If you are an unsigned, aspiring solo musician, a garage band, or school ensemble looking for new opportunities for exposure OR an established artist wanting to give something back and change a life with your music, then the 2014 BANDS4GOOD CHALLENGE™ is for you!

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cirlces1John (JD) Davenport’s career spans 3 decades of audio engineering for recording artists.   While at the Hit Factory, the iconic NYC recording studio, John engineered for artists such as Madonna, The Rolling Stones, BJ Thomas, Ronnie Spector, Kenny G and Michael Bolton just to name a few.

Also, while at the Hit Factory, John served as assistant engineer on Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The USA”, John Lennon’s last album “Milk and Honey”, Robert Palmer’s “Riptide” and many, many more.

At  the Electric Lady, Jimmi Hendrix studio in the Village, John engineered Little Steven’s, “Sun City”, the charity album to end Apartheid where he worked with more than 30 top artists including Bono, Dylan, Townshend, Lou Reed, Bonnie Raitte and Ringo.

His new state of the art recording/film studio in North Carolina is now a top destination for artists to enjoy recording in a beautiful setting along the Deep River south of Raleigh.

A collection of 3 films were recently shot at his facility and JD still works with the big artists…  but his love of  developing new artists shows with the “” challenge benefiting music education in schools.


New, indie, up and coming, unsigned singers, songwriters, duos, groups, bands, and musicians of all genres, instrumentation, and styles.


Prizes, will be awarded in both divisions in a variety of categories and genres. Depending on the Division you choose, prizes may include career development, vocal/instrumental coaching sessions with industry professionals, sessions in state of the art recording studio, demo CD, inclusion on the Bands4Good 2014 compilation CD, performance opportunities, professional photo shoot, introductions to industry professionals and expansive music industry exposure across traditional and social media outlets.

Your Mission


Pre-Register now to claim your spot on the
Bands4Good virtual stage!



Choose a song! It can be an original or a cover that best represents your musical style.


Make a color photo of you or your band. (Make it a good one because this will be the image everyone will see when they go to vote for you!)



Make an audio recording of you or your band performing
your song.




Once you are ready, Apply Online while the submission window is open between
August 15 and September 30, 2014.


If Selected

2rockersAs soon as you submit a completed Application, the Judges will review it and either advance you into the competition or email it back to you for additional information or deny entry due to failure to follow the Official Contest Rules. Access to a downloadable PDF of the Official Contest Rules can be found at the bottom of this page.

Check the “Schedule” tab above for important dates. Once selected you will be sent an email containing your unique URL which will become your most valuable possession during the Challenge. You will use your unique URL to get votes. Copy and paste it into your email signature, paste it on your Facebook page and every other social media channel you are active on. Give it to your friends, fans, family and classmates (if you are in the School division).

rocker-girlWe will provide you with effective tools and content to run your campaign but, once the Challenge begins, it will be up to you and your supporters to get the word out to as many people as possible to vote for you and donate to your chosen nonprofit either online or mobile.

The competition will progress through approximately 7 weeks with weekly contests and incentives that everyone has a chance to win. As the Challenge comes to an end, the Doing Good Network™ will host an online, streaming music video “sing off” among the Finalists. Voting will continue right on up to the last hour.

A promotional plan with an estimated value exceeding $250,000 is being launched to promote the Challenge through many stakeholders and across numerous multi-media platforms. More than 1 million votes are expected to be cast!


Official Challenge Submission Window Opens in….


The CLOCK IS TICKING, so hurry and submit a performance that will
the hordes of fans just waiting to hear and vote for you!


August 15:
The submission window opens! Yahoo!!

September 30:
Submission window closes

October 3:
Challenge and voting begins

November 22:
Challenge ends & votes are totaled! Woo!!