Test Press Dance Music Networking Event Announced For July 17, 2008
Test Press, founded in 2005 by the Electronic and Dance Music Committee of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), has announced its industry networking event to be held on July 17, 2008. The concept of the mixer is to “bring DJs, musicians, performers, producers, and fans together in a networking environment to introduce new music and talent.”
Dance music producers received access to the ears of Dance and Electronic music industry veterans, as well as their peers, which results in an opportunity to showcase their newest tracks and network with labels, press and distribution representatives. During the event, fans, attendees and industry professionals vote to determine the best tracks. Five finalists are selected from each event and will have their tracks voted on by the Test Press committee to determine the artists and tracks to be included on the next Test Press release on Epiphyte Records, scheduled for release in early 2009.
The 2006/2007 Test Press events received over 200 song entries and resulted in the 15 tracks that were selected for the Test Press SF 2007 compilation CD/DVD release, sponsored by Ableton and Pyramind Production and Training. All attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle where one lucky winner will be selected to receive a copy Ableton Live 7 Suite.
The artists/producers submitting a track for evaluation must be present at the event for the track to be critiqued by the panelists and considered for inclusion on the compilation CD/DVD release. All attendees participate by voting via an Applause-Meter (yeesh! –Ed.) for each track to determine the finalists. The finalists are selected by a combination of panelist votes and the attendee Applause-Meter response.
More information on Test Press.