CoastSessions to unearth Central Coast music talent
Innov8Central Music is proud to launch its exciting new grassroots initiative – The Coast Sessions project - which aspires to develop and support the music industry on the Central Coast with an original music competition and album launch.
The competition and album component of The Coast Sessions aims to showcase the amazing musical talent - both well-known and up and coming - right here on the Central Coast.
The Coast Sessions competition calls for musicians and artists who are residents of Gosford or Wyong Local Government Areas to enter a piece of original music, of any genre or musical form, for a chance to earn one of 16 places on The Coast Sessions double album, which will be released for sale in early 2014.
Not only will the successful artists feature alongside renowned Central Coast artists on The Coast Sessions CD, this could also be the first step in launching a successful career.
“The beauty of this initiative is that it is bigger than just a competition. This is about more than one individual, rather we want to elevate our artists and shine a light on the whole region – we want to put the Central Coast on the map,” said Chairperson of Innov8Central Music, David Bacon.
“The Coast Sessions is part of a larger vision and long-term approach to the music industry on the Central Coast. We are seeking to establish a collaborative industry that facilitates innovative ideas, sustainable growth, jobs and pathways for aspiring artists.
“This is a project which aims to not only provide a platform to promote our region’s greatest artists and launch some of the lesser-known talent that reside here, but also to create lasting economic and cultural opportunities for both the people and the region.
“This is an amazing opportunity for local musicians and artists to showcase their art. The two rounds of judging which will take place to secure the first 14 artists to appear on the CD will be undertaken by a panel of local and national industry experts, while the final two places on the album will be secured following a Wild Card Event and public vote.”
Entries to The Coast Sessions close at 9am on October 18 2013. To be eligible to enter artists/acts need to be over 16 years, be unsigned, have an original track and live on the Central Coast. For full details and terms and conditions visit please see The Coast Sessions Entry Guidelines http://www.innov8music.com.au/thecoastsessions
* Innov8Central Music (ICM) is a new initiative involving all elements of the music industry across the Central Coast region of NSW. Its principal aim is to develop a more formal industry model to create economic and cultural opportunities on the Coast for the music industry and emerging musical talent. Innov8Central Music operates under the governance structures of Innov8Central, a Commonwealth Government initiative, to foster innovation across the Central Coast region.