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DiscMakers Hosts Search for Unsigned Talent

On Thursday, November 14, 2002, at 8 p.m., DiscMakers will host the Northeast 2002 Independent Music World Series (IMWS) at The Lion’s Den in New York

On Thursday, November 14, 2002, at 8 p.m., DiscMakers will host theNortheast 2002 Independent Music World Series (IMWS) at TheLion’s Den in New York City. The IMWS is a live music showcaseseries that provides unsigned musical acts an opportunity to showcasetheir talents, make industry contacts and compete for over $35,000 inrecording gear, instruments, manufacturing services, DJ equipment andmore.

The showcase, which will be judged by local and national musicindustry professionals and celebrities, will feature live performancesfrom six finalists who have been selected by the editors ofBillboard magazine. These artists–Amber de Laurentis,Moonraker, Duwende, Richard X Heyman, Sophia Ramos and NicoleMcKenna–have been selected from a pool of over 1,200 of unsigned actsin the Northeast United States.

These finalists are competing for a prize package that includes: aDiscMakers’ complete CD-manufacturing package including 2,000 CDsin jewel boxes with four-page inserts, three-color printing on disc,UPC bar code, poly wrap, 300 11×17-inch posters and a completemastering package from Disc Makers’ SoundLab; one Shure KSM44,two KSM32 and two KSM141 studio microphones; an Alesis HD24 hard disk24-track, 24-bit/96kHz multitrack recorder; a Fender American SeriesStrat, ProReverb Guitar Amp, American Series Jazz Bass and a Bassman1200S Head; an LX all-maple five-piece drum kit from Pacific Drums andPercussion, produced by Drum Workshop, including 10, 12, and 14 -inchtoms, a 22-inch kick drum, a 5×14-inch snare and hardware; a completeset of Zildjian ZXT cymbals including a ride, hi-hats and two crashcymbals; Remo drum heads; a complete DJ system from Gemini; s year-longmembership to Taxi, the world’s leading A&R company; one freeyear of Web hosting from CD Baby, an indie-only store; andBillboard magazine’s “Musician’s Guide to Touringand Promotion.”

DiscMakers will also produce a compilation CD for each IMWS region,which will include music from each of the six finalists, along with 10other artists selected from the semifinalists, and will be distributedto an exclusive list of industry contacts.

The Lion’s Den is located at 214 Sullivan St. (betweenBleecker and West 3rd Street) in New York City. Doors open at 8 p.m.You must be 18 and over to get in, and there is a $5 cover charge.

For more information on the Independent Music World Series, visit