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AF ANNOUNCES NEW MUSIC COMPETITION SERIES     

NEW YORK, NY (JULY 15, 2010) THE ARTISTS FORUM (AF) invites all emerging and established artists to participate in its first photography competition: THE ARTISTS FORUM INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION (AF-IMC)


The AF-IMC is open to artists worldwide and seeks to:

•Engage artists by challenging them to present their best work for juried selection.

•Provide much needed exposure for under-served artists by showcasing their work to the public.

•Enhance artist communications and business contacts.


The AF-IMC offers artists a chance to have their work critiqued by some of the art world’s most influential professionals, win valuable prizes and opportunities! (See juror bios & prize listings below). With an entry fee of $15, artists may affordably enter as many works as they wishAnd we’ve teamed up with Sonicbids.com to make the whole process quick and easy!


AF-IPOE 2010 THEME:  “CAPTIVATE” (see below for full details)


AF-IMC CATEGORIES: POP, ADULT CONTEMPORARY, DANCE, ELECTRONICA, ROCK,           

                                         ALTERNATIVE, R&B, HIP HOP, NEO-SOUL, COUNTRY, FOLK, JAZZ,

                                         CLASSICAL


AF JURORS: ERIC BEALL, HAROLD STEPHAN, and ALEX MOULTON



SPONSORS: APPLE, PROPELLERHEAD SOFTWARE, NOISY PLANET, SONICBIDS


LOG ON TO ENTER: SONICBIDS.COM/AFIMC


CONTEST DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2010


Winning entries will be promoted to industry personnel and the public-at-large via an array of media avenues.  Winning artists will also be eligible to receive private mentoring sessions from industry leaders and included in a special AF published annual.  Look for MORE AF Juried Competitions in music, film/video, and other disciplines in 2011!



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2010 AF-IMC THEME: "CAPTIVATE"

This year’s task is to challenge artists to show interpretations for the word "captivate". 


The word "captivate" (and its derivatives) can be illustrated as a verb, noun, adverb, adjective, or phrase - be it physically, mentally, socially, politically, sexually. For example, as a verb: to enthrall, charm, enchant, bewitch, fascinate, beguile, entrance, enrapture, delight, attract, allure; engross, mesmerize, spellbind, hypnotize.  As a transitive verb: attract and hold the interest and attention of; charm: he was captivated by her beauty.  As an adjective: "a captivating smile". Additional Derivatives include: captivatingly (adverb), captivation (noun).



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2010 AF-IMC PRIZES

1 (one) AF-IMC FIRST PLACE WINNER

Prizes include:

One to one mentoring session/portfolio review with Producer & Label Executive Alex Moulton        

Autographed copy of "The Billboard Guide to writing and producing songs that sell" by Eric Beall

Logic 8 Production Software

Propellerhead Record / Reason Duo Software

Reason t-shirt

Noisy Planet Premium Artist Service Package

One-year Sonicbids Supersonic membership

One-year membership, profile on AF Online interview on AFTV and/or AF Podcast

Winning entry included in limited edition published AF Annual

AF Certificate of Merit



1 (one) AF-IMC SECOND PLACE WINNER

Prizes include:

One to one mentoring session/portfolio review with Producer & Label Executive Alex Moulton

Propellerhead Reason Software

Reason t-shirt

Noisy Planet Premium Artist Service Package

One-year Sonicbids Supersonic membership

One-year membership, profile on AF Online interview on AFTV and/or AF Podcast

Winning entry included in limited edition published AF Annual

AF Certificate of Merit




1 (one) AF-IMC THIRD PLACE WINNER

Prizes include:

Noisy Planet Premium Artist Service Package

One-year Sonicbids Supersonic membership

One-year membership, profile on AF Online interview on AFTV and/or AF Podcast

Winning entry included in limited edition published AF Annual

AF Certificate of Merit

                       


5 (five) AF-IMC HONORABLE MENTIONS

Prizes include:

AF Certificate of Merit



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JUROR BIOS


ERIC BEALL:  Entrepreneur Eric Beall wears many hats: Music publisher, author, songwriter, producer, lecturer, and music educator. As A&R Director at Shapiro Bernstein, Eric works with a legendary catalogue that also includes a variety of recent chart-topping hits like “Put Your Records On” by Corinne Bailey Rae, “Too Little Too Late” for Jojo, “Girl Next Door” and “Supergirl” by Saving Jane, and “Love Is Gone” by David Guetta and Chris Willis.


Previously with SonyATV, Eric worked with top writers and producers like Stargate, Billy Mann, Jessie Harris, Andrea Martin, Steve Robson and Shep Solomon, and artists like the Jonas Bros., Richard Julian, and Acceptance.  At Zomba, Eric was part of the pop madness with Jive Records superstars Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and Aaron Carter, as well as many other notables.


Check out his book “Making Music Make Money (An Insiders Guide To Becoming Your Own Music Publisher)”—available on Amazon.com or at your local bookstore.


WEB: www.myspace.com/ericbeall





HAROLD STEPHAN: Harold Stephan is a songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist. Currently writing and producing for 2010 American Idol finalist Big Mike, Harold began his career at one of NYC’s busiest recording studios, UNIQUE, where he learned the art of pop record production working side-by-side with guys like LL Cool J (Bigger and Deffer), Maurice Starr (New Kids On The Block), Keith Diamond (Donna Summer), and Phil Spector (John Lennon). After meeting songwriting partner and future wife Amelia Gewirtz, the two founded Amelia’s Dream. Releasing three albums with a fourth in the works under the band name Parents With Angst, their carefully crafted brand of alternative pop-rock has found it’s way into various MTV reality shows, Disney movies and feature films.


As an experienced entrepreneur, Harold has kept in tune with the music industry’s ever evolving landscape. Sharing his music expertise with major brands, Harold has worked with Chevy, Sears, Burger King, Bulova, The I.R.S and Ocean Spray to expand their reach in the marketplace. He created Habitat Music for commercial scoring and The Artist Development Group as a launching pad to develop and market great artists and bands. Habitat is also the creator of 20dot20, a popular NYC Music, Media and Advertising monthly networking event. An honors graduate of New York University, Harold has written feature articles for Electronic Musician and Keyboard Magazines. Harold is a voting member of N.A.R.A.S. (grammy.com) and lives in NYC with his wife Amelia and their son Adam.

WEB: www.ameliasdream.com





ANDY MARVEL: With over 70 million records sold containing his memorable pop songs, Andy Marvel’s credits include works with Jessica Simpson, Celine Dion, Diana King, Maxi Priest, Jon Secada, Dream, Patti Austin and Ben Jelen. A graduate of Oberlin College and the Berklee School of Music, Marvel has played everywhere from punk sets at CBGB’s, a concert with B. B. King at Radio City, and sessions as a keyboard player for with Madonna, Chaka Khan, and other hitmakers.


WEB: www.myspace.com/andymarvelmusic, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Marvel





ALEX MOULTON:  As the founder and guiding creative force behind Expansion Team, one of the world's foremost audio branding and advertising music houses, Alex is responsible for crafting the current sound of many TV networks including CNN International, PBS, Discovery, Comedy Central, Vh1, and respected brands like jetBlue, Universal, Bank of America, Target and American Express.


A critically-acclaimed recording artist and globetrotting DJ by night, it was Alex's day job as a commercial and music video director that led him to launch Expansion Team. Seeing a growing need for authentic music production for the ad world, he gathered celebrated recording artists, Grammy-winning songwriters and seminal DJs to score original music for TV. Nearly a decade later, the company has grown into a multi-facted audio branding agency and record label.


WEB: www.expansionteamrecords.com, www.expansionteam.org, www.alexmoulton.info




 

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