2008 Cedar Street Studios Talent Competition

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Cedar Street Studios, located in Port Richmond, Philadelphia, is offering a complete media prize package worth over $15,000 to one Sonicbids artist.

The grand prize winner will receive:

•3 song EP recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ted Richardson

•3 song live video performance and band interview with multi-track audio mix - Filmed by illadel[pH.] - Produced by Ted Richardson

•Photo shoot with fashion photographer John Filemyr

•Consultation with James Elam, ESQ

•professional press-kit creation by Sire Press. 25 pieces including: CD/DVD, One Sheet, and Photo.

•Consultation with Shelly Yakus and Artie Kornfeld - value = priceless!

The winning artist will receive free accommodations at the studio and up to a $500 need based travel stipend.

All submitting artists will receive a 5-10% discount on studio time and mastering at Cedar Street Studios.

More about the people and companies behind the prizes:

• Shelly Yakus, former VP of A&M: Engineered best-selling albums of all time, including John Lennon's "Imagine" and U2's "Rattle & Hum." He was nominated for the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

• John Filemyr, photographer: Has photographed everything from casinos in Atlantic City to historic Colonial Williamsburg to fashion models. See his work at http://www.photo-illustrations.net/johnfilemyr/index.html

• James Elam, entertainment and content lawyer: Formed Eternal Crescent Media in 2007, a Los Angeles based media production company. He has represented Thursday, Lil' Wayne, John Legend and more.

• Artie Kornfeld: Created and promoted Woodstock '69, was Vice President of Rock Music at Capital Records, and worked with Bruce Springsteen, Jack Johnson and Pink Floyd. Kornfeld has several BMI awards.

• Sire Press Specializes in Short Run CD & DVD Duplication with unique and innovative packaging and design options.

Cedar Street Studios is located in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia, PA, just west of the Delaware River off of Interstate 95. Founded in 2006 by musician/producer Ted Richardson, Cedar Street resides on the third floor of the century old Atlas Building, formerly a casket factory, complete with the casket conveyor belt and manual elevator still in use today. With it's lofty ceilings, spacious rooms, and large windows that endlessly invite natural daylight, Cedar Street Studios offers the artist an opportunity to concentrate on their craft, not their 'work'.