Like it or not, music and politics go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Understanding the marriage is PoliRock.com, a social network that is looking to define the greatest political bands of all time.
Both musicians and fans can create personal profiles and do all of the usual stuff: create profiles, upload pictures, interact and so on. What sets PoliRock apart is that they are turning unsigned acts into candidates.
Each band can campaign for votes. The group without a record deal that garners the most votes by Election Day (November 4, 2008), will win a prize pack including $5,000.
There’s also a place for major label bands and indie label bands. Each category is ranked by votes, meaning that the more votes you receive, the higher on the list you appear.
Users can also assign a band with a political label. For example, PoliRock currently lists U2 as a “Republican” band. While I don’t necessarily love this aspect of the site, it’s sure to get some people talking.
Originally posted on June 23, 2008 @ 9:52 am