todayscountry94one would like to help a budding young country music performer take the first step to becoming a star. The Central Coast’s only all country music radio station is offering a cash prize of $3,000 as first prize in this competition.
The successful applicants will take part in one of two Heats to be held on Friday, 12 July at Club Wyong and Friday, 19 July at Club Toukley RSL, with five from each Heat making up the top ten to go through to the Final at Central Coast Leagues Club (Scenic Lounge) on Friday, 26 July 2013. Judges will be leaders in the Australian Country Music recording and entertainment industry and todayscountry94one.
In addition to the $3,000 prize, the winner will receive a one song recording at the Music Cellar Studio, produced by Rod McCormack, delivered as a production master ready for manufacturing, plus an appearance at the todayscountry94one Christmas Party Concert on 15 November 2013, and 12 months support and airplay on todayscountry94one.
The 2013 todayscountry94one Brand New Star Competition promises to be bigger and better than previous events where patrons enjoyed the entertainment provided by the outstanding young country music talent, including our 2012 winner, Emily Markham and our 2011 winner, Bryce Sainty. Following the 2010 Competition, Makaylie Foodey, Georgia White and Hannah Smith were signed by Core Music as a direct result of this competition and are currently part of the hot young group “The Apprentices”.
Entry is open to amateur artists between the ages of 15 and 35 years. Entries close at 4.00pm on Friday, 14 June 2013 and applicants will be notified if they are successful in qualifying for the Heats by 5.00pm on Monday, 24 June 2013.
Each applicant will perform two songs and is allowed one accompanist (no bands or backing tracks) for their Heat and, if they make it through to the Final, will be supported by a full band where they will also perform two songs.
Email entries to email@example.com (or post to: todayscountry94one, PO Box 1042, GOSFORD NSW 2250). Entries must be accompanied by an .mp3 of one song (or CD in the mail), a minimum one page Bio and photo. (NB: all contestant entries of professionally recorded music will be considered for inclusion in our playlist).
Please make sure you include your full name, date of birth, and full contact details (address, telephone number/s and email address).
NB: It should also be noted that this competition is for amateur applicants only (‘Amateur’ being a person whose principle source of income is not from music and who does not receive more than $30,000 per year from music).
The successful applicants will be notified by email or telephone.
Please note that there will be no entry fee or booking required for people wishing to be a part of the audience at either the Heats or Final.
For further information on this exciting country music talent quest, please telephone (02) 4323 2441.
Please note: we are currently looking for sponsors for this event… if you would like to be involved please go to the ‘Sponsorship’ tab on this site: http://www.todayscountry94one.com/sponsorship/