LU Radio is pleased to announce that the search for local musicians has begun! Local artists are being asked to submit demos of unique songs to LU Radio for inclusion in an upcoming local music compilation CD.
Thunder Bay’s only campus based community radio station recently began a contest to search for a title to an upcoming Thunder Bay compilation produced by the station. Deadline for name submissions is Monday, January 6th, 2014, with the name announcement to be made the following Monday, January 13th, 2014.
This is only step one of the creation of the aforementioned compilation. The next step will be a submission of the songs for the compilation themselves. The compilation will be created based on songs submitted by Thunder Bay area artists. The songs for the compilation will then be chosen by a committee of individuals who will be chosen by LU Radio management. These individuals will be comprised of local Thunder Bay music scene supporters. Once created, the compilation will be sent to campus and community radio stations across Canada to highlight the incredible talent in the Thunder Bay music scene. The compilation will also be used as a fundraiser to help fund LU Radio so that it can continue to support the local music scene as well as providing the Thunder Bay and Lakehead University communities with unique local programming and volunteer opportunities.
Musical submissions for the compilation are now open and will be accepted for consideration from any local musician: band or solo artist based on the following criteria:
1. The song must be an original, no covers will be accepted.
2. The song must be ‘officially’ unreleased either in physical or digital mode.
3. The artist must be willing to release all rights to the accepted version of the song, including not releasing the same version on an album themselves, for at least 3 years from time of compilation release.*
Submissions from artists may be in the ‘demo’** stage as the plan is to have each artist record the song professionally in a local studio for the actual compilation. Submissions may be sent via email as a digital video file (a link to a YouTube or Vimeo video is acceptable), or digital music file*** to firstname.lastname@example.org. Artists may also mail in the song in physical version, burned onto CDR or a USB drive to the address below, or drop them off at the station itself, the address is also below.
Deadline for submissions is May 1st, 2014.
Artists selected to be included in the compilation release, as well as the artwork will be announced at a multi-venue fundraising event and celebration of the Thunder Bay Music Scene on Friday September 19th, 2014. This event, as well as the compilation will be co-presented by LU Radio, Wiggins Pro-Ductions and TB Shows.com.
For any questions, concerns or sponsorship inquiries, please email: email@example.com or call Jason at 807-766-7260.
*The artist may release a different version of the song, i.e. if the version on the compilation is acoustic, an electric version may be released.
** The artists agree that, should they be chosen, their demo versions may be used as part of the extras or ‘perks’ for the release of the compilation.
*** We recommend .MP3 of at least 192k or higher, lossless .wav or .flac are all acceptable but not necessary, if you only have lower quality files, send them our way too!
Physical submissions may be sent via snail mail to:
Attn: Compilation Submissions
955 Oliver Rd.
Thunder Bay, ON
Or at the station itself:
707 Oliver Rd.
Thunder Bay, ON