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Network dedicated to the African American collegiate experience wants to send you to the ESSENCE Music Festival

EMQ Gives Audience a Chance to Win Air, Hotel, and Tickets

Washington, DC ( - EMQ Network (, the online network dedicated to the African American collegiate experience, is launching its new music channel and giving its audience a last chance to join the excitement of the 15th Annual 2009 ESSENCE Music Festival presented by Coca Cola in New Orleans, the Ultimate Party Weekend.

Participants have until June 25th to enter to play EMQ's "Txt Ur Way 2 EMF09" trivia game for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2009 ESSENCE Music Festival, by registering their cell phone number at On June 25th between 2:30pm and 4:00pm EMQ Networks will send out a series of 5 special Essence Music Festival trivia questions via text message to their cell phone handset.

Entrants will have only five hours to respond to EMQ Networks with their submissions, the contest stops at 9:00pm EST. If their entry is not in by then they will not qualify for the final drawing.

This package includes a pair of tickets to get access to three nights of exciting performances on July 3th, 4th, and 5th at the Superdome, round-trip air-fare to New Orleans courtesy of Southwest Airlines, and a 4 day 3 night hotel stay in the heart of New Orleans courtesy of ESSENCE Magazine and EMQ Networks.

Known as the "party with a purpose," ESSENCE is celebrating its 15 year anniversary of providing the nation's largest annual gathering of African-American musical talent; The ESSENCE Music Festival features an unprecedented three days of cultural celebrations and empowerment seminars and three nights of performances by some of today's greatest African-American artists. Performances this year include Beyonce, Maxwell, Lionel Richie, Anita Baker, En Vogue, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, Teena Marie, Al Green, ESSENCE Icons, A tribute to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and more.

Empowering, free daytime seminars feature guests Bill Cosby, Dr. Juanita Bynum, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Steve Harvey, and CNN's Roland Martin. The contest ends promptly at 9:00 PM EST on Thursday June 25th, so HURRY for your chance to win!

The music does not stop with the contest; is excited to launch EMQ Music: on Campus,, a place of unbiased and thoughtful reason in a realm of music senselessness. It seeks to trail blaze the world of music and report the news, events, and creativity most relevant to the lifestyle.

Featuring the documented progress and hardships of an young emcee SIMP, the colorful word wizardry of Alejandro Ford, soul-feeding music played by the Round Belly Radio team, highlights of new music and artists to watch, artist interviews, and of course your daily updates of the latest happenings around the industry from music entertainment griot Rakim Saadiq. Don't forget to watch music videos from Beyonce's latest album presented by Sony Music. EMQ Network produces and collects a wide variety of content, ranging from news stories, reality programs, comedic programming, music videos and much more exciting content.

About EMQ Networks and EMQ (brand) 
EMQ Networks is an interactive media company that consists of, Blackgreek.TV,, and EMQ is the first and only interactive media company that specializes in broadband content for and about current and perspective African American college students and alumni; centered on their lifestyle and their collegiate experiences in a highly entertaining and engaging format. EMQ provides a new voice to this market and is dedicated to portraying a positive and accurate view of the African American collegiate experience and lifestyle. To date EMQ's web broadband video assets has generated over 10,000 Gigabytes in downloads and streams. EMQ positions itself for growth by expanding its college lifestyle concept into other platforms, live event management, brand licensing and its reach into other ethnicities and international opportunities. EMQ Networks is a division of E-Mackqulent, LLC.

For more information on the contest and entry details, please visit
For more details on the 2009 ESSENCE Music Festival, please visit
For more on EMQ Music: On Campus, please visit
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