The way it works is that Co-Op members have three hours to come in and record one song. It can be a band, your solo project, you can have your own engineer that you bring in or do it all yourself. Rap, indie, folk, whatever you make we want you to record it!
Then the men over at Valcour will listen to all the entries and pick ONE recording (talk about a hard job!) to win $200, artist of the month on ValcourRecords.com, and a year membership to the Co-Op!!
And don't think you need a lot of bells and whistles to win. Just make a quality recording of your best song. You can read about last year's winner, Christine Peirce, here! She did the whole thing by herself in one sitting, it's awesome and we can't wait to hear what else is out there!!
Feel free to call the office or send in an e-mail to 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 April 2010.
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