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York Street Studios Acid Test

York Street Studios Acid Test( Songwriting and Performance Competition Entries now open

Now in its sixth year! The York Street Studios Acid Test has been launched for 2003!

With over $15,000 worth of prizes, the competition is a fantastic chance for musicians to not only take advantage of these prizes, but also; the exposure, industry networking, career development and other great opportunities this competition affords.

Unique for music competitions because only original material is permitted, any genre and lineup is welcome and whilst there is a heavy focus on performance and songwriting, there is also a strong emphasis on professionalism, marketing and promotion, business planning, industry knowledge and commercial radio potential.

Entry forms can be obtained from the Temple or applications can be made directly at the Temple website at www.temple.co.nz

* There will be 12 heats of 6 performers. Heats will be held Thursdays and Sundays 17 July to 24 August at 7pm. * There will be 4 semi-finals. These will be held Saturdays and Sundays 6 September to 14 September at 7pm. * 6 finalists will be chosen from the semi-finalists. The finalists will be chosen at the end of all the semis and announced on 14 September. * The GRAND final will be held on Saturday 27 September at 8pm.

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 * 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

Pie Mania - Auckland's leading gourmet pie cafe are also proud to be supporting NZ music by providing food for the judges. http://www.piemania.co.nz


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