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Final! York Street Studios Acid Test-this Sat 27/9

Final! York Street Studios Acid Test-this Sat 27/9

Hi there

This Saturday 27th Sept at 8pm (sharp) is the GRAND final of the York Street

Studios Acid Test here at the Temple! ($5)

The following 7 finalists have been selected from over 60 competitors, after a

grueling process of heats, semi-finals, and preparing business plans and press


Charlotte Johansen


Milk Milk Lemonade


Manu Bennett

Luke Bodle


The night will also feature last year's winner - St Lucy!

With the impending closure of the Temple, it will be the last time the York

Street Studios Acid Test will be held at this location, although it is likely

we will continue to produce the event in the future.

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


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

* Guaranteed airplay from plus $100 of petrol vouchers

* The Index Music Directory

2nd Prize

* 20 hours of recording at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of NZ)

* 100 x 4 colour CD-R's in plastic wallets from SOFTWARE IMAGES

* The Index Music Directory

3rd Prize

* 20 hours of recording at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of NZ)

* 50 x 4 colour CD-R's in plastic wallets from SOFTWARE IMAGES

* The Index Music Directory

Music in Parks Gigs

* For 3 of the finalists

All Finalists

* The Index Music Directory

Pie Mania - Auckland's leading gourmet pie cafe are also proud to be supporting

NZ music by providing food for the judges.

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