The battle for a SXSW performance continued this week as four new bands, including Sacramento’s The Reel, were featured on episode 3 of The OurStage Panel. This episode went live today, March 1st at 7:30 am EST and had The Reel competing against PunchFunkLove from Whitestone, NY, The Organ Beats from Waltham, MA and Alanna Clark of Cochrane, Canada. The Reel won over the judges in The OurStage Panel’s third episode and will be performing during the official party at SXSW!

The panel includes guest judge Gavin DeGraw (who was also just announced as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars). Also on the board are Bruce Tyler (Executive Producer/Former Executive VP of Sony Music), Lee Dannay (Warner/Chappell Vice President of A&R), Scott Igoe (Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Producer) and Sharon Dastur (Program Director Z100/NYC).

On The OurStage Panel, four top-rated OurStage musical acts have an original song played one week out of the month-long web series (16 total acts compete). The winner of each episode advances to the series’ finale, where the finalists will perform during the official party at SXSW 2012. Their live performance will determine which musical act receives $5,000, a professionally produced video interview/EPK shot by Emmy award-winning Director/Producer Mitchell Stuart and HQ Productions, a mentoring session with Panel judges and a mentoring session with a senior music licensing expert.

Congrats to The Reel … !!

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