DiscMakers Hosts Search for Unsigned Talent

Nov 13, 2002 12:00 PM, Editors


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On Thursday, November 14, 2002, at 8 p.m., DiscMakers will host the Northeast 2002 Independent Music World Series (IMWS) at The Lion’s Den in New York City. The IMWS is a live music showcase series that provides unsigned musical acts an opportunity to showcase their talents, make industry contacts and compete for over $35,000 in recording gear, instruments, manufacturing services, DJ equipment and more.

The showcase, which will be judged by local and national music industry professionals and celebrities, will feature live performances from six finalists who have been selected by the editors of Billboard magazine. These artists--Amber de Laurentis, Moonraker, Duwende, Richard X Heyman, Sophia Ramos and Nicole McKenna--have been selected from a pool of over 1,200 of unsigned acts in the Northeast United States.

These finalists are competing for a prize package that includes: a DiscMakers’ complete CD-manufacturing package including 2,000 CDs in jewel boxes with four-page inserts, three-color printing on disc, UPC bar code, poly wrap, 300 11x17-inch posters and a complete mastering package from Disc Makers’ SoundLab; one Shure KSM44, two KSM32 and two KSM141 studio microphones; an Alesis HD24 hard disk 24-track, 24-bit/96kHz multitrack recorder; a Fender American Series Strat, ProReverb Guitar Amp, American Series Jazz Bass and a Bassman 1200S Head; an LX all-maple five-piece drum kit from Pacific Drums and Percussion, produced by Drum Workshop, including 10, 12, and 14 -inch toms, a 22-inch kick drum, a 5x14-inch snare and hardware; a complete set of Zildjian ZXT cymbals including a ride, hi-hats and two crash cymbals; Remo drum heads; a complete DJ system from Gemini; s year-long membership to Taxi, the world’s leading A&R company; one free year of Web hosting from CD Baby, an indie-only store; and Billboard magazine’s "Musician’s Guide to Touring and Promotion."

DiscMakers will also produce a compilation CD for each IMWS region, which will include music from each of the six finalists, along with 10 other artists selected from the semifinalists, and will be distributed to an exclusive list of industry contacts.

The Lion’s Den is located at 214 Sullivan St. (between Bleecker and West 3rd Street) in New York City. Doors open at 8 p.m. You must be 18 and over to get in, and there is a $5 cover charge.

For more information on the Independent Music World Series, visit www.discmakers.com/imws.

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