Disc Makers Independent Music World Series 2007

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In 2007, the IMWS will:

Showcase 24 independent artists (selected by Billboard magazine)

Crown 4 Grand Prizes Winners

Award $250,000 in total prizes (including $24,000 in CASH!)

Produce 4 compilation CDs featuring 60 indie acts

The 2007 IMWS features showcases in San Francisco, New York, Nashville and Austin, and will award a huge Grand Prize at each show. This is your opportunity to perform in front of music industry VIPs and win the gear to build your own home recording studio, a 2,000 CD manufacturing package, showcases at major music conferences, cash money, and more!

In each region, submissions are judged on songwriting, overall vibe, musical performance, vocal/lead instrument performance, and originality. Genre and production quality are not a factor. This isn’t a popularity contest. Our goal is to discover, showcase, and reward the best independent artists in the country.

From the initial screening, 100 semi-finalists are selected and sent to the offices of Billboard magazine. Editors at Billboard screen the semi-finalists to choose six acts to play each showcase.

Showcases are regional and break down as follows:

West region

Showcase will be held 7/26/07 in San Francisco, CA

Open to artists from: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA and WY as well as YT, BC, AB and SK Canada

Northeast region

Showcase will be held 8/23/07 in New York City

Open to artists from: CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI and VT, as well as QC and NL Canada

Southeast region

Showcase will be held 9/20/07 in Nashville, TN

Open to artists from: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV

Southwest region

Showcase will be held 10/11/07 in Austin, TX

Open to artists from: CO, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NM, NE, ND, OH, OK, SD, TX and WI, as well as NT, MB, ON, Victoria Island, Banks Island, Baffin Island and Queen Eliz Island Canada

Since 2002, our Grand Prize Winners include: Singer Songwriter (Amber deLaurentis, Chinua Hawk), Hard Rock (Dirty Power), Punk/Pop (Bang Sugar Bang), Pop Rock (Plain Jane Automobile, Rich Creamy Paint), Hip-Hop (Treologic, The Urban Sophisticates, BurnDown All-Stars, Dura Hale), Electronic Pop Rock (Brice Woodall), Jazz (Orbert Davis), Bluegrass Rock (Rose’s Pawn Shop), Rock (Shipwreck Union), Salsa (Bio Ritmo), Country/American (Deadman), Jam (Gamble Brothers Band)

We’ve also showcased Gospel, World, Country, Flamenco, AAA, R&B, Pop, Funk, Crunk, Klezmer, Alternative, A Capella, Punk, Emo, Latin… did someone say “all genres welcome?”