Mike Pinder's Bandwars - Spring 2010

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Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to Mike Pinder’s Bandwars. Bandwars is a contest designed to get your music heard.

The Grand Prize Package includes 2 Days Studio Time in a State of the Art Recording Facility (with engineer), 1000 custom CDs, gear, a live performance at a major festival and more. Also, 15 artists will be selected for a "Best of Bandwars CD (mid-2010 release planned), and distributed throughout North America via Koch./n/nMike 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 artists to include on the "Best of Bandwars" CD, published by Renaissance Records (mid-2010 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 Package.
  • A guaranteed 40-minute showcase in a music fest in the heart of Austin--visit songwars.net/Bandwars for details.
  • A promotional Interview/Performance Video filmed at the Showcase Event! (please link to the 2009 Bandwars video)
  • BOSS BR 600 Digital Recording Studio
  • A case of Dunlop Guitar Strings
  • 30-minute phone consultation with Mike.

Sponsors of this contest include Renaissance Records, Roland Boss, Dunlop, Music Fest (info on SONGWARS.net), Gravity Studios Chicago, Large Mouth Studios Waco TX, Ex’pression College Emeryville CA, Summit Recording Denver CO, SAE Institute 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.