Rolling Stone & D'Addario The Next Young Gun Contest

Submit a video of yourself playing an original song for your chance to win:

  • An Exclusive Profile on
  • A Recording Session in Los Angeles, CA
  • A Gig at a Famous Los Angeles Venue

Submit your video between September 18 - October 13

NYXL Every entrant will receive a free set of D'Addario NYXL Electric Strings

Prize Details

  • An Exclusive Profile on as THE NEXT YOUNG GUN
  • A Round Trip Ticket to Los Angeles to Record and Mix Your Song
  • A Live Gig at a Popular Los Angeles Music Venue
  • Three Nights Hotel Stay at The ACE Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles
  • Fully Mastered Winning Track Posted on
  • One Year Supply of D’Addario Electric and Acoustic Guitar Strings

+ See Complete Prize Package

One Prize Winner will receive the following package (the “Prize”):

Round-trip coach airfare for winner from the major airport nearest to winner's residence to Los Angeles, California.

Three nights hotel stay at the Ace Hotel Downtown LA.

Three days of studio time at Swing House LA to rehearse and record the music which was part of their Submission (“Winning Track”) (including bass & drum backline and musicians).

“Winning Track” mixed by Jay Ruston at TRS West.

“Winning Track” mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering.

Opportunity to perform live at a Los Angeles club (venue to be determined by Sponsor and/or D’Addario).

Fully mastered “Winning Track” will be posted on as part of the Rolling Stone Young Guns feature.

Additional coverage of “Winning Track” and Winner Profile on, using video footage recorded in the studio and during trip.

A one year supply of D’Addario strings, with an Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $500.

How to Enter

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    Record a video of yourself playing an original song (under 2 minutes please)
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    Post your video and submit the link below
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    Tell us why you should be the next Young Gun
  • Click Enter to complete your submission
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and Washington DC who as of the time of entry are 18 years of age or older and at least age of majority in state. Contest is void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited by law. Entries for contest can be submitted from 4:00 pm EST on 9/18/14 to 11:59 pm EST on 10/13/14. ARV: $5,950. No. of Winners: 1. Certain restrictions may apply. Complete Official Rules are available at Sponsor: Rolling Stone LLC. Prize Provider: D’Addario & Company, Inc. Strings provided by Prize Provider, while supplies last, limit one set per entrant. Prize Provider will receive entrants information and send strings to entrants and prize to winner.