Friday, June 19, 2009

July Valcour Contest!!!

So the rules are set and we are ready to go for the 'Tipscour' song contest this July!

Valcour Records brilliantly and kindly came up with the idea to hold a contest with our members, where you can come in and record a song within three hours from start to finish, and in return win $200, artist of the month on, and a spot on their upcoming Lafayette Music Scene Comp.

So call the offices or send in an e-mail and book your time for the month of July!

Here's the rules & guidelines:

All entries must be recorded at the TIpitina’s Music Office Co-Op (at 510 Johnston Street) in Lafayette during the month of July.

Participating artists and bands must consider their home base to be within the 22 parishes of Acadiana (and must provide a mailing address in Acadiana).*

All entries must consist of original material.

Only one entry per Artist or band (if two different bands share one member, that is fine, but different bands cannot contain two or more of the same members).

All entries must be recorded and mixed from start to finish during a single three hour recording session (it is fine to use songs previously written and worked on, but all recording music take place during the three hour session).

Song entries must be between two and four minutes in duration.

Entries will be judged by the partners at Valcour Records, LLC; criteria will include, but are not limited to: songwriting, instrumentation, vocals, creativity, performance quality, production quality, and likability.

Checks will be made out to a single recipient indicated at the time of entry, and any distribution among participants thereafter will be solely the responsibility of the artist.

Participants under 18 years of age must provide the name of a parent or legal guardian to accept financial winnings on their behalf.

All genres of music are welcome and variety is encouraged.

Contest rules are subject to change without notification.

*Acadia | Allen | Ascension | Assumption | Avoyelles | Beauregard | Bienville |
Bossier | Caddo | Calcasieu | Caldwell | Cameron | Catahoula | Claiborne |
Concordia | De Soto | East Baton Rouge | East Carroll | East Feliciana |
Evangeline | Franklin | Grant | Iberia | Iberville | Jackson | Jefferson |
Jefferson Davis | La Salle | Lafayette | Lafourche | Lincoln | Livingston |
Madison | Morehouse | Natchitoches | Orleans | Ouachita | Plaquemines |
Pointe Coupee | Rapides | Red River | Richland | Sabine | St. Bernard |
St. Charles | St. Helena | St. James | St. John the Baptist | St. Landry |
St. Martin | St. Mary | St. Tammany | Tangipahoa | Tensas | Terrebonne |
Union | Vermilion | Vernon | Washington | Webster | West Baton Rouge |
West Carroll | West Feliciana | Winn

Friday, June 5, 2009

JUNE and a peek at July!

We also have some web design classes in the works for the end of the month or july, will keep you posted on that. Also, we are going to have a cool contest with Valcour Records in July! More info on it all is below.

click on "read more" to get more info about:
Sat June 13th SPECIAL WEEKEND WKSHP! 9-5 - Soundtrack Pro with Ben Balser LIMITED SPACE, RSVP to
Wed June 17th 5:30-7pm - Branding 102: Creating Cohesive Promotional Material with Michael Russo
Thursday June 18th 6-7pm - Basic Interview Technique for Camera & Lighting with Allison Bohl

& Valcour Records Contest

**SATURDAY** June 13th 9a-5p LIMITED SPACE – Ben Balser teaches a day long class about recording sound for video, and doing post-production sweetening using Soundtrack Pro. Soundtrack Pro is part of the Final Cut Studio suite and is excellent software for doing post-production sound work for your film. Ben has some special tricks that are worth coming to the class to learn. Highly recommended for those interested in professional video and filmmaking. Space is very limited, first come first serve. Please RSVP to

Wednesday June 17th 5:30-7pm Branding 102: Creating Cohesive Promotional Material with Michael Russo. Michael’s Branding 101 class was so helpful we asked him to please come back and talk some more about marketing and branding. This workshop will cover how to create your promotional material (including press kits) and how to create an identifiable look for these materials.

Thursday June 18th 6-7pm Basic Interview Technique for Camera & Lighting with Allison Bohl. Cinematographer Allison Bohl will go over techniques for filming an interview. Allison has some great documentary work so those of you interested in film should certainly come learn her ways.

Valcour Records Contest!
Local label Valcour Records has offered to do a really awesome contest with Co-Op members for the month of July!
How it works is you come in (make an apt!) and have three hours to record something (Rachel will time you!) and then submit the final product to Rachel. At the end of the month, Rachel will turn them all in to the Valcour team and they will pick their favorite. Whoever wins will get a feature on their website as Artist of the Month, $200, and who knows what else they may throw in! So start thinking now!

Hope to see y’all soon!