SpareFoot, an online marketplace for the self-storage industry, has launched a “Battle of the Storage Bands” contest through social media. Musical acts from the Austin, Texas, area that practice in local self-storage units are eligible to vie for a 30-minute gig on March 7, opening a company party at Austin’s historic Scoot Inn.
Acts can enter the contest by submitting a YouTube video performance of an original song to SpareFoot’s Facebook page. The video caption must include the name of the act, names of band members and the local storage facility used for practice. SpareFoot’s band-selection committee will consider the three submissions that collect the most online votes by Feb. 21, selecting one to perform live at the event. The winning act will also receive VIP party passes, event transportation and one night’s lodging.
Founded in 2008, SpareFoot.com helps consumers find and reserve self-storage units, with comparison shopping tools that show real-time availability and exclusive deals. With a network of more than 6,500 storage facilities ranging from mom-and-pop operations to real estate investment trusts, the company reaches prospective storage renters though partnerships with brands including SelfStorage.com, Apartments.com and Penske Truck Rental.