Win a Free iPad!: Help Create the Official “My Parade” Music Video and Win an iPad2

To promote the release of the Villains and Heroes EP, Aldo Leopardi is asking you to help make the official music video for the single “My Parade.” We’re asking for submissions of original fan-made music videos for “My Parade.” The two best entries—as determined by Aldo—will receive a free iPad2. Afterward, we’ll be taking clips from the best fan music videos to create the official music video for “My Parade.”

How to Enter

To enter the contest, do all of the following:

  • Create a fan-made music video for “My Parade.
  • Upload your original music video to YouTube.
  • Publish the link to your video entry to Aldo Leopardi’s Facebook page.

Entries must be received by midnight PST on October 16, 2011 to be eligible to win.

You can download the track along with the Villains and Heroes EP from our store page. Also, check out the “My Parade” lyrics for some inspiration.

How to Win

Two (2) contestants will receive one (1) free Apple iPad2. There will be one grand prize winner from each of two categories:

Most Original Music Video

The first winner will be handpicked by Aldo based on creativity and originality.

Most Viewed Music Video

On October 31, 2011 at 12:00PM PST, the total views for each video entry will be recorded. The videos with the top five views will qualify as finalists. Aldo will judge the top five finalists and choose one grand prize winner to receive an iPad2. The other four finalists will receive a Backslash Records Aldo Leopardi prize pack.

You can read the full video contest rules here.

Become a Part of the Music

Regardless of view count, Aldo Leopardi and the team at Backslash Records will be reviewing the videos for the best scenes created by the fans. We’ll be picking the scenes that we like the most and including them in the official music video for “My Parade.”

To Aldo, “My Parade” is a modern rock update to the Frank Sentra hit “My Way.” He says, “In life, you’ve got to find your own way. Society will try to tempt or coerce you away from your dreams right from the start. When I was a kid, I had this ‘fuck the world’ attitude. Sometimes, it got me into trouble, but that angst helped me stay independent and headstrong. If you follow the wrong thing, you end up not being true to yourself. And no amount of money, religion or social posturing can make that kind of life satisfying. You’ve got to do it your way, mate. Don’t ever let your dreams die.”

That’s what “My Parade” means to Aldo. Now, show us what the song means to you by creating your own music video.