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Blencathra City Showcase, London

26th September 2003 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Unsigned artists, songwriters and bands, (guitar genre), to have a 1 to 1 with publisher, management and A & R representatives.

As part of MusicTank’s pioneering programme of events and think-tanks aimed at creating a collaborative community that overrides traditional music industry partitions, we are pleased to announce our unique involvement with City Showcase for London, September 2003.

“It’s Speed Dating, Jim, but not as we know it?” 

We’re going to be holding our first Speed Dating event, at City Showcase, a festival of live PA’s, gigs and shows celebrating London’s future stars, taking place 22nd – 26th September, in and around London.

But before you reach for your frock, dust off your best suit and splash on the aftershave, this is dating of the non-romantic variety?more specifically, we are facilitating unsigned artists, bands and songwriters to meet with and pitch to label, publisher and management representatives on a 1-to-1 basis…for free.

The Nitty Gritty

Speed dating will enable Artists ~ Songwriters ~ Bands to meet with Management ~ Record Label A & R ~ Music Publishing, at the Westbury Hotel, Mayfair, London W1S 2YF.

Each pitch will last 5 minutes, and will be a private 1-to-1, pre-booked, and scheduled for the afternoon of Friday 26 September. Each participant will have at their disposal a CD player, turntable, VHS & TV complete with headphones to present their music, artist or band.

The session will conclude positively with a constructive summary of the participants’ music and artists.

Submission Criteria
· Submission deadline 17 September 2003
· Music Genre – Guitar Music
· Packages – to contain a CD of no more than 3 tracks & plot (i.e. where you’re at) only
· Your contact details
· Please indicate who you would like to pitch to, label, management, publisher or combination. We will do our best to accommodate, but cannot guarantee more than one pitch to successful applicants.
· To be sent to: MusicTank, ATTN City Showcase, University of Westminster, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3TP Tel 020 8357 7303 www.musictank.co.uk jonathan@muisctank.co.uk

Packages will not be returned unless provided with an SAE

There’s not much time, so don’t delay?
We’ll get back to you by Monday 22nd September if your demo was successful. We’ll be selecting according to the tastes of the companies participating, so don’t worry if you don’t get through!
Worried about your pitching and presentation skills? Fear not – we have also arranged for successful applicants to be eligible to register for a place at the Business Links workshop, “Selling Yourself and Your Ideas”, on Wed. 24 Sept. for assistance in refining pitching and presentation skills. These places will be on a first come, first served basis.
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