Experian Announces Online Semi-Finalists in Nationwide Talent Search for the freecreditscore.com™ Band

Experian announces online Semi-finalists in nationwide talent search for the freecreditscore.com™ band

Four unsigned bands are chosen through the public’s help

Irvine, Calif., June 22, 2010 — Four lucky bands who participated in the online submission process have been announced as semi-finalists in the nationwide search for the freecreditscore.com™ band. 

One online finalist will move on to the next round of the search and have a chance to win a $10,000 check, an exclusive Gibson Guitar prize package and Pearl drum kit valued at $12,000, a studio session with music industry veterans, and will walk the red carpet at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards as well as have the opportunity to perform on the 2010 VMA Tour.

Online Semi-finalists

  • Brent Morgan and the Crunkaholics – Athens, AL
  • HB: The All Girl Band – Lockport, NY
  • Blue Dog and Sponge Cake – Aurora, CO
  • The Victorious Secrets – Sterling Heights, MI

On July 13, people can log in to www.freecreditscoreband.com to vote for one of the four remaining bands until August 9, and enter the Sweepstakes to win one of four Epiphone Casio guitars valued at $1,000 each.

In an effort to promote personal financial and credit literacy, freecreditscore.com provides consumers with instant access to their free credit score when they enroll in Triple Advantage® credit monitoring.  The company also offers a credit score tracker, access to a fraud resolution agent if needed and other valuable tools that are included in monthly membership.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. The Free Credit Score Promotion will consist of the Free Credit Score Band Search (“Search”) and the Free Credit Score Band Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”)(collectively, the “Promotion”). The Promotion is promoted by ConsumerInfo.com, Inc., an Experian Company.  Search is open to unsigned bands or bands signed with an independent label they own or control who are legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 21 & older. Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C.18 & older. Search begins 12:00:01 a.m. ET on 5/11/2010 & ends 4:59:59 p.m. ET on 6/16/2010.  Sweepstakes begins 12:00:01 a.m. ET on 5/20/2010 & ends 4:59:59 p.m. ET on 8/9/2010. For Participation Terms, which govern, visit www.freecreditscoreband.com , beginning 5/11/2010.

Jennifer Banovetz     
Edelman PR
1 323 202 1066

Renee Borsack
Experian Consumer Direct
1 949 567 7739

About freecreditscore.com™
Freecreditscore.com, together with freecreditreport.com®, is part of a family of online consumer credit reporting sites belonging to ConsumerInfo.com, Inc., an Experian company. ConsumerInfo was founded in 1995 to give consumers quick, easy and inexpensive access to their credit profile. It is now the leading provider of online consumer credit reports, credit scores, credit monitoring and other credit-related information. ConsumerInfo provides credit monitoring to its more than 3.1 million members and has delivered more than 20 million credit reports on the Web. As part of the Experian family, it continues to grow its membership base and develop innovative products to help consumers better understand their credit.

Freecreditscore.com and freecreditreport.com are part of a family of products from Experian that help consumers monitor and manage their personal finances.

About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 90 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2010, was $3.9 billion.
Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São Paulo, Brazil.

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