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Finalists announced this Sat - York Street Studios


Finalists announced this Sat - York Street Studios Acid Test

This Saturday (30/11) is the last semi-final of the York Street Studios Acid Test and the 6 finalists will be announced!! And YAY!! Last year's winners Soda (www.sodatheband.com) will be making a special guest appearance.

The GRAND final is Saturday 14th December.

These are the final deciding stages where $15,000 worth of prizes will be distributed to some of NZ's most promising up and coming acts.

Performing this Saturday are Krin, Somewhere South, Chris Jones, Eulogy, Dogs on Prozac and MonkeyDannyPuzzle

The intention of the competition is to launch professional music careers. So, the criteria are not only performance and songwriting based. There is also a strong emphasis on professionalism, marketing and promotion, business planning, industry knowledge and commercial radio potential.

The impressive prize packages include: 1st Prize * $5,000 recording and mastering package at the prestigious York Street Studios www.yorkstreet.co.nz * Duplication of 500 CDs at SOFTWARE IMAGES - New Zealand's leading replicator of digital media www.softwareimages.co.nz * Guaranteed airplay on Channel Z www.channelz.co.nz * An advertisement in NZ Musician Magazine www.nzmusician.co.nz * 2 hours of aerial advertising from Airborne Ads www.aeroplane.co.nz * Guaranteed airplay from www.vision100.com * The Index Music Directory www.theindex.co.nz

2nd Prize * 20 hours of recording at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of NZ) www.mainz.ac.nz * 100 x 4 colour CD-R's in plastic wallets from SOFTWARE IMAGES www.softwareimages.co.nz * The Index Music Directory www.theindex.co.nz

3rd Prize * 20 hours of recording at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of NZ) www.mainz.ac.nz * 50 x 4 colour CD-R's in plastic wallets from SOFTWARE IMAGES www.softwareimages.co.nz * The Index Music Directory www.theindex.co.nz

Music in Parks Gigs * For 3 of the finalists

All Finalists * The Index Music Directory www.theindex.co.nz

Semi-finalists * $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. www.piemania.co.nz


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