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

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