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mtvU Seeks Best College Band

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 (

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.”