Make a video for "Pretty Girls Make Graves," win $1K

Matador Records and video-sharing/watching/hosting company YouTube just launched a “Make Our Video” contest for the band Pretty Girls Make Graves.

YouTube users, through this promotion, are offered the MP3 “Nocturnal House” from the band’s upcoming album ‘Elan Vital’ to create an original music video for the band Pretty Girls Make Graves. The user will then have a chance to win $1,000 in cash and an all expenses paid trip to New York to hang with the band and to see Pretty Girls live in concert.

Link. Interesting to see labels reach out to fans in this way. More artists doing stuff on YouTube: MC HAMMER (!!!) , We Are Scientists, E-40, and Taking Back Sunday. (Thanks, Micah, and Simon!)

Update: Pretty Girls fans, do be sure to read the lawyerese before submitting:

Winners (or the parent/guardian if the Winner is a minor) will be required to sign a contract assigning all worldwide copyrights and unrestricted exploitation rights in perpetuity in their treatments and films to Matador, and in return will receive a production budget of $1000 and appropriate credit whenever the film is projected or otherwise displayed as full and complete consideration for all rights granted and any and all exploitations (if at all) of the film by Matador or its designees, it being understood that Matador will not be obligated to use the film in any manner. All entries and requests become the property of Matador.

Update: Philipp Seifried says,

You might like to mention that the contest is only open "to residents of the United States and the District of Columbia", as mentioned in the site's legalese.

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