Mike Pinder's Bandwars - Winter 2009

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Mike Pinder’s Bandwars is an exciting new opportunity to get your music heard. Designed to help songwriting bands/solo artists in practical ways, Bandwars is based on an understanding of the obstacles artists must overcome to have their original material recorded, showcased, and marketed. Mike has put together a package of awards to bring up-and-coming bands/solo artists to a new position to promote their careers:

Bandwars will select tracks from 15 Sonicbids artists to include on the "Best of Bandwars" CD, published by Renaissance Records (mid-2009 release planned), and distributed throughout North America via Koch. Each selected artist will receive 15 promo copies and publishing royalties on any sales.

Grand Prize Package

One artist will be selected to receive:

  • 2 Days Studio Time in a State of the Art Recording Facility (engineer included). For a list of participating studios, click here.
  • 1,000 custom CD's pressed and packaged by Disc Makers.
  • Songwriting Software by Tanager.
  • A guaranteed 40-minute showcase in a music fest in the heart of Austin--visit songwars.net/Bandwars for details.
  • 30-minute phone consultation with Mike.

    Sponsors of this contest include Renaissance Records, Disc Makers, Music Fest (info on SONGWARS.net), Gravity Studios Chicago, Blue Meanie Studios Tennessee, Large Mouth Studios Waco TX, Ex’pression College Emeryville CA, Summit Recording Denver CO, and The Barber Shop, New Jersey.

    About Mike Pinder

    Mike Pinder was one of the founding members of The Moody Blues in early 1960's. The band had many hits including “Go Now”, “Nights in White Satin”, and “Tuesday Afternoon”, to name only a few. Mike has a strong sense of artistic responsibility to support the development of music from one generation to the next. He has a desire to help new talent refine their art and be validated through that process. His songwriting competitions are the result of his vision and passion.

    Please note: Any associated travel and lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the selected artist. If you are from outside of the US, please contact your local authorities about any visa requirements.