Call for Submissions: Disc Makers' Independent Music World Series-Midwest Seeks Talent

Feb 18, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Independent CD manufacturer Disc Makers is set to kick off this year's Independent Music World Series, a showcase for independent musicians based in the Midwest. The showcase finals will be held at the Elbo Room in Chicago on May 13, 2004, and will feature the top six acts as selected by Billboard magazine. The finalist will receive $35,000 in music gear and prizes.

The competition is open to all musicians not currently signed to a major record label and to all genres of music. To be eligible for the Midwest showcase, at least one bandmember must reside in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Submissions must be postmarked by March 11, 2004. Each artist who submits an entry (with $20 entry fee) will receive a free copy of Billboard's Musician's Guide to Touring and Promotion and Electronic Musician magazine. Artists who submit their entry online will be automatically entered to win a Fender Stratocaster guitar.

Independent A&R company TAXI ( will select 100 semi-finalists, and the six performing finalists will then be chosen by Billboard magazine for the Elbo Room showcase.

For more information on Disc Makers Independent Music World Series, visit or call 888/800-5796.

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