Independent Music retailer FOPP is giving unsigned bands in the North of England, Northern Ireland and Scotland an amazing opportunity in association with the PRS Foundation (PRSF) and Clear Sound & Vision to:
· Record at a professional studio for free (3 track EP)
· Have their recording, edited, mixed, mastered and pressed.
· Help design artwork for their finished CD.
· Have their music sold at Fopp Stores nationwide as well as been given the opportunity to play exclusive in stores there, following in the footsteps of Franz Ferdinand, Tenacious D and The Rapture.
There will be six winners chosen by a panel of 'Music Industry Gurus' including Dougie Bruce from Universal Publishing, who works with The Kaiser Chiefs and Mylo.
Entries can come from any genre; you can be in a band or a solo artist. If you’re over 18 and write your own original material (no covers!) then you’re eligible. More information, application forms and terms & conditions are available from Fopp’s website HERE and the PRSF website HERE. The closing deadline for applications is the 21st of May 2005.