“Dance Music For The Future” record deal competition
In the year of its 90th anniversary, the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) is celebrating Burns Day with a brand new initiative to get musicians involved in playing and shaping the future of Scottish dance music.
Taking the form of a competition, the winning entry will receive a passport to the international Scottish country dancing arena and attract a lucrative commercial recording contract.
Entries will be assessed and judged by a panel of well-known dance music professionals and highly experienced dance teachers. For the short listed entries, the competition will culminate in a grand live final in Perth, Scotland in November 2013. As well as receiving a recording contract, the winner will be given the honour of becoming the Society’s first "adopted band”.
David Cunningham, RSCDS Music and New Media Development Officer, and the force behind the project said; “The search is on for musicians who want to get creative with Scottish dance music. We are looking for new and interesting ideas based around our traditional music, but which stillretains all the ingredients that make you want to dance. We want to encourage as many young people as possible to get involved in playing for Scottish country dancing and to widen the public perception of the creativity and diversity that can be integrated into Scottish dance music”.
Speaking about the opportunities being offered, RSCDS Executive Officer, Elizabeth Foster added; “We want young people and the young at heart to be involved in making exciting and new Scottish dance music. The RSCDS with its extensive international network of members and Branches isuniquely placed to give young musicians an amazing start point in their career.”
STOP PRESS: due to continuing interest, competition deadline extended to 31st August! There is still time to get involved - send in your demo CD now!
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Download your application form here (word doc) (PDF)