AMPLIFY!! Independent Music Comp-Fest

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AMPLIFY!! Independent Music Comp-Fest
Deadline: Jul 22, 2005 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Now Over $20,000 in cash & prizes, a show on the 2006 VANS WARPED TOUR, and just confirmed…CHI CHENG of DEFTONES as Judge & Workshop Keynote Speaker!!

AMPLIFY!! Independent Music Comp-Fest originated from a concept & format created in Northern California during 1989, which was known as DDT Productions “Battle of the Bands”. The basic concept was to provide a much-needed local outlet for Nor Cal garage bands to play for large crowds, in turn providing the opportunity to make money not only from a cash prize, but through a friendly ticket split as well. The DDT Battles helped foster a scene for hundreds of bands in Nor Cal during the early 1990’s, which included DEFTONES (yes, its true...) that played the very first few DDT Battles.

A decade later, DDT partner and Production Mgr, Tim Driver, has formed Production Avenue and developed that old format into the AMPLIFY!! Independent Music Comp-Fest; Geared to provide the latest in music, while educating & informing bands, AND a chance for one band to win over $10,000 in cash & other prizes including a show on the 2006 VANS WARPED TOUR! In addition, the entire event will be filmed for a marketing DVD & Television Pilot to implement a Regional / National promotion in the coming year.

EVENT INFO: August 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2005 at JILLIAN’S on the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Workshop is scheduled for August 11, 2005 @ Sam Ash Music Las Vegas; complete panel to be announced in coming weeks.

BAND INFO: AMPLIFY!! is open to bands in all genres and 45 bands will be chosen to perform; 15 bands at each of the 3 preliminary showcases, with the top 9 scoring bands advancing to final showcase on 4th night. Bands chosen to perform will be announced no later than July 24th 2005, and if chosen to perform, a band must sale a minimum of 25 tickets to retain performance slot. Also, bands that opt to sale more than 25 tickets can do so and receive a percentage of ticket sales sold above the entry amount. AND, $1 from every ticket sold goes directly into the cash pool increasing the cash prize.

• ALL SUBMITTING BANDS RECEIVE: One (1) US Trademark Search of Band Name, inclusive with an Artist Development Handbook of Trademark Info, Copyright Info, and Basic Band Biz 101; mailed once application has been processed. PLUS all bands receive a free band page on & Discount Card for select SAM ASH locations.

• ALL 45 BANDS CHOSEN TO PERFORM RECEIVE: Workshop w/ Keynote Speaker CHI CHENG of DEFTONES. Custom Pick Guards by, Ticket Split on a percentage of tickets sold, and working on a Gig bag filled with goodies!!

• ALL 9+ BANDS IN FINALS RECEIVE: Prize Packs to be announced AND…
• 1st PLACE RECEIVES: A Show on the 2006 WARPED TOUR ?, Up to $5,000 in Cash, Samson PA from Sam Ash, 2 Guitars & 1 Bass from, 10 Hours of Studio time @ Platinum Sound Lab; Las Vegas, 10 Hours of Studio time @ Music Inc Studios; Orange County, Feature Story & Full Page Ad in Smash Magazine, and more to be announced!!

• 2nd PLACE RECEIVES: Up to $1,500 Cash from 60% of Ticket Pool, Thousands in Sam Ash
gear, 6 Hours of Studio time @ Platinum Sound Lab; Las Vegas, and more to be announced!!

• 3rd PLACE RECEIVES: Up to $1000 Cash from 40% of Ticket Pool, 4 Hours of Studio time @ Platinum Sound Lab; Las Vegas, and more to be announced!!

In association with JILLIAN’S Las Vegas & Presented by SMASH Magazine, Current Sponsors include:, SAM ASH Music, Sonicbids, Platinum Sound Lab,
Halo Guitars, Coloriffic, Chipotle, Merch House, Music Inc Studios, Shoestring Promotions,
CD Baby, & Ink Cartel Clothing Co.
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