Aiken resident Beth Spangler knows what it’s like to be bullied.
So when she heard Pennsylvania band KopiWritz’s “Like a Bird” song, she knew she had to share its anti-bullying message.
“My manager knew it would be perfect for me,” Spangler said.
It took a couple months of negotiating with KopiWritz, but Spangler was able to obtain rights to the song.
Now, she has a chance to have the song featured on VH1, a music television station.
“For the first time ever, VH1 music is opening its doors for all artists (like Spangler) to opt in for an opportunity to be December’s You Oughta Know artist,” according to VH1’s website. “VH1’s You Oughta Know series is responsible for breaking some of our favorite artists like The Lumineers, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Emile Sandé and many more.”
To give Spangler the chance to be VH1’s December’s You Oughta Know artist, her music video for “Like a Bird” must get as many views as possible by Thursday.
The more views the video gets, the more it will attract the VH1 judges’ attention, Spangler said.
If the video gets enough views, Spangler will be one of three chosen to go up for another round. At that point, fans will be able to then vote for this year’s “You Oughta Know” artist.
If Spangler wins, her name will be announced on Nov. 21 during the VH1’s “You Oughta To Know: Concert” broadcast and then on Nov. 22 during VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan.”
She would also be heavily promoted on VH1’s station and website during December.
“This is a huge opportunity,” Spangler said.
Currently, the singer is represented by BurkeStone Entertainment in Atlanta. She commutes often to Atlanta to record her music.
Spangler works at Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
To find out more about her and watch her video, visit www.mtv.com/artists/beth-spangler.
To find out more on the contest, visit www.decemberyok.vh1.com.