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mtvU Seeks Best College Band

1/27/2005 4:34 AM Eastern

mtvU’s second-annual “Best Music on Campus Contest” kicked off Wednesday.

MTV Networks’ 24-hour college network and Universal Records have invited college musicians, artists and bands currently enrolled at mtvU partner schools to submit their original music through the network’s Web site (www.mtvU.com).

The winner will receive a development deal with Universal and produce a music video that will appear nationwide on mtvU.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 28.

“College campuses have produced some of music’s best bands and artists,” MTV: Music Television, MTV2 and mtvU executive vice president of marketing Tina Exarhos said in a prepared statement. “We are excited to partner with Universal Records to scour the mtvU campuses for the next breakout band and help launch their career.”

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