MI2N
Music Industry News Network
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Events (more headlines) 03-06-2006

Disc Makers Kicks Off 2006 Independent Music World Series With Bigger Prizes, Exposure For Indie Bands

Bookmark and Share

Disc Makers, the nation's leading independent CD manufacturer, is kicking off the eleventh annual Independent Music World Series (IMWS), the biggest installment yet of the nation's longest running and most successful indie music showcase series. Over 5,000 bands are expected to enter the 2006 IMWS, and Disc Makers has sweetened this year's pot by boosting the total prize package to over $250,000 in cash and prizes.

Four regional IMWS winners each will claim a package that includes $5,000 cash, world-class gear from leading manufacturers, guaranteed slots in premier music conferences, and 40 hours of recording time in select studios. 

The IMWS consists of four showcase events in four major U.S cities (2006 cities include Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Chicago). Each regional event features six bands or performers selected as finalists by the editors of Billboard Magazine. The six finalists compete for the grand prize in front of music industry professionals at some of the hottest live music venues in America. 

"The Independent Music World Series is all about helping artists make it on their own," commented Tony van Veen, executive vice president at Disc Makers. "We're looking for the best original artists in the U.S. Unlike other events that reward just a great voice or a good song, the IMWS is about the whole package: originality, great songwriting, and the artist's on-stage performance. Between the opportunity to network and be noticed by industry insiders and win enough gear to outfit their own home studio, the showcase slots at the IMWS offer independent artists' careers a shot in the arm like no other opportunity today."

This year's grand prize package features everything independent musicians need for a career boost including $5,000 cash, a complete CD manufacturing package, post-production sweetening, and promotional posters from Disc Makers, a complete hard disk recorder and monitors from Roland, IK Multimedia's Studio Bundle recording software, professional Shure microphones, Ibanez guitars, basses, and amplifiers, a drum kit from Tama, Electric Guitar Strings and EXL170 Electric Bass Strings from Dean Markley, Remo drumheads, a Sabian cymbal package, and a year-long membership to TAXI. Additional event partners include Sonicbids, Billboard, Drum!, Music Connection, Illinois Entertainer, and CD Baby. 

The IMWS is open to all musicians not currently signed to a major record label. All styles and genres of music are welcome. Registration is now open for this year's showcase series at www.discmakers.com/imws. Submissions must be postmarked by May 3rd, 2006. Every artist who submits an entry will receive a FREE copy of Billboard's Musician's Guide to Touring and Promotion, Drum! and Electronic Musician magazine. 

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

The International Music Consulting Firm GINGIO Hosts Events At NAMM And Grammy Weeks

MarilynMusic Places Five New Songs With Altino Music

Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Craymo Releases December Rain (Carol Of Love) To Radio

For Folk's Sake Premieres Katie Garibaldi's 'Unhappy Holiday' Honky Tonk Music Video

GuitarPlayer.com Debuts Claymation Music Video For 'Star In The East' By Katie Garibaldi

Veteran Recording Artist Jerri BoKeno Rekindles Holiday Jewel "This Christmas"

The Ed Sheeran Of The Hare Krishna World: Meet Cyril Wohrer



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Spotify Makes Motion To Restrict Communication Between Wixen Music Publishing, Inc., Its Clients, And Their Attorneys
» Say Hello To Volareo: A Streaming Speaker That Pays Musicians When You Clap
» MarilynMusic Places Five New Songs With Altino Music
» VidaPrimo Debuts Latin Music Channel On XUMO
» "Whiskey And Cigarettes Show" Nominated For 2018 New Music Awards
» Reservoir Promotes Rell Lafargue To President And Chief Operating Officer
» Independent Music Magazine Indie Band Guru Launches Indiegogo Campaign
» The International Music Consulting Firm GINGIO Hosts Events At January NAMM And Awards Week
» Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Craymo Releases December Rain (Carol Of Love) To Radio
» Runway 27, Left: Planned Release Of Third Album 'Triple Story' In Spring 2018


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» MusicDish*China Presents 'Savage Guitarist' Todd Clouser In Beijing
» Mixcloud Taps Gracenote For Advanced Music Recognition
» Copyright Royalty Board Increases Sirius XM Royalty Rate
» Lithuanian Band Grabs Bronze At The Silk Road Indie Music Festival 2017
» Live Entertainment Specialists Headliner Launch Premium Artist Booking Service
» Voice-Controlled Speakers & The Music We Listen Too
» Nordic & British Musicians' Unions' Joint Statement On Sexism In The Music Industry
» Women Make An Impact On The 2018 MPG Awards Shortlist
» The Nashville Musicians Sound Healthcare Plan Rolls Out
» Streaming & Listening Diversity - Spotify Case Study
» Two-Sides Of Copyright Finance: Sound Royalties & Kobalt
» Career Moves: ROLI, Live Nation Sweden, Music Glue, BBR Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music Spain & Blue Night Soundscapes

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.