Reminder to all hopeful artists for Official Showcases at FAR-West 2012 Conference
The deadline of Friday, May 18, 2012, is looming. If you want to be considered for an Official Showcase in Irvine in October, 2012, stop what you’re doing and fill out the application, save it and attach it, and send in three links to live performances – all in one email. Everything you need to know is right here at this link: http://www.far-west.org/official-showcases-2012.html
And a few more questions that have come up:
1. Each link you send us should be for ONE song. The ONLY exception is if a single link contains the ONLY three songs that you want to submit to the judging process.
2. No more than 18 minutes total. Got it? No longer than 18 minutes! We can’t get judges to help if we bog them down for weeks on end.
3. If you don’t presently have the budget or availability to tour the FAR-West region, please do not apply for an Official Showcase position this year. Wait until you’re ready to tour.
4. If you were a Showcase Performer within the last 3 years and aren’t absolutely certain that a new album project will be finished by April 2013, don’t apply this year. Start gathering good videos now for next year’s submission.
5. Video quality does not need to be MTV-flashy. This isn’t a video competition – it’s a representation of your 3 best songs and your audience connection – even in a cell-phone video, that quality shines through. That connection is what will be helpful to the judges in winnowing the field from many to the Proud Dozen.
6. No, you may not submit free-standing mp3 files. We are not sending files around to the judges. We are sending links inside a judging scoresheet.
7. Yes, you may submit an audio-only link if it is accessible on the web, but not a free-standing audio file.
8. No, do not direct us to your Reverbnation page and ask us to go surfing and “pick ones that you like.”
9. No, do not send us to your SonicBids page unless it is to a specific single live performance.
10. YES – do hurry up and get in your application and links. The first round of performer scoresheets are being sent out tonight. Don’t be left out.
Thanks from the Official Showcase wranglers: Peggy Glenn and Laure Falter. Thweet, hyahh. Giddyup!
FAR-West Official Showcase Co-Wrangler