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York Street Studios Acid Test

Songwriting And Performance Competition

New Zealand music talents who are serious about pursuing an industry career are once again to be offered the chance to win a prize package that includes thousands of dollars of recording time, CD duplication, publicity and guaranteed radio airplay.

The eagerly awaited unveiling of the York Street Studios Acid Test 2001 is here!!!

The York Street Studios Acid Test is a songwriting and performance competition with the intention of launching professional music careers. To this end, it's not just about who does well on the night. There is also a strong emphasis on professionalism, marketing, future plans and commercial radio potential. For example, all entrants are required to submit musical biographies and photographs, semi-finalists must hand in business plans and a panel of judges interviews finalists.

Karen q Temple, who owns and manages the Temple, where the competition is staged, says it's not just the prizes that benefit competition entrants. "Only one out of the 72 entrants can win the first prize, but the whole process is a tremendous opportunity for everyone who enters. Musicians can use the experience to acquire and develop skills like networking, professionalism, career planning, and live performance skills." All entrants are given written reports from the panel of judges, who are themselves selected based on whether they will be a useful contact for the entrants to utilise in the future.

The competition comprises 12 heats of 6 entrants per heat, starting Sunday 12 August, with 4 semi-finals and the Grand Final on Saturday 1 December. All genres of music are welcome including, but not limited to, acoustic, bands and electronica.

Entry forms will be available from the Temple or any of the sponsors, or applications can be made directly at the Temple website at

The impressive prize packages include: 1st Prize * $5,000 recording and mastering package at the prestigious York Street Studios * Duplication of 500 CDs at Software Images - New Zealand's leading replicator of digital media * Guaranteed airplay on Channel Z * An advertisement in NZ Musician Magazine * Digital Press Kit on CD including video production and 20 copies from Spellbound Productions * Guaranteed airplay and $100 worth of petrol vouchers from

2nd Prize * 20 hours of recording at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of NZ) * Mastering and 100 CDs from Realtime Duplicators * Guaranteed airplay on

3rd Prize * 20 hours of recording at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of NZ) * Mastering and 50 CDs from Realtime Duplicators

4th, 5th, & 6th Prize * $50 vouchers from The Rockshop

Music in Parks Gigs * For 3 of the finalists

All Entrants * $50 bar tab of Export Gold at the Temple

Pie Mania - Auckland's leading gourmet pie cafe are also proud to be supporting NZ music by providing food for the judges.

For more information please contact Karen q Temple. 09-377-4866.

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