CMW's Xtreme Band Slam Open To New, Unsigned Acts

(CelebrityAccess News Service) – Canadian Music Week's Xtreme Band Slam, a competition that pits the best regional talent from across Canada, is opening the competition to new, unsigned acts, to compete in more than $50,000 in prizes. Final contestants will compete in the Xtreme Band Slam National Playdown on Saturday, March 6 during Canadian Music Week (CMW).

Interested participants should tune into the following radio stations for further information and a chance to qualify for regional competitions:

Vancouver, BC CFOX ’ THE FOX
Edmonton, AB CFBR – THE BEAR
Calgary, AB CJAY 92 FM
Regina, SK CFWF – THE WOLF
Winnipeg, MB CJKR – POWER 97
Sault St. Marie, ON CHAS – EZ ROCK
North Bay, ON CKFX – THE FOX
Sudbury, ON CJRQ – Q92 FM
Timmins, ON CJQQ – Q92 FM
Windsor, ON CIMX – 89X
Hamilton, ON CJXY – Y108
Toronto, ON CFNY ’ 102.1 THE EDGE
Kingston, ON CIKR – KROCK
Ottawa, ON CKQB ’ THE BEAR
Montreal, PQ CHOM FM
St. John's, NF VOCM ’ KROCK

Each regional finalist selected for the Xtreme Band Slam National Playdown will have a maximum of 15 minutes to perform two original songs before a panel of music industry judges’ and an audience. National judging panels will be announced at a later date.

The winner of the Xtreme Band Slam competition will receive approximately $50,000 in prizes, including:

Metal Works Studio 30 hours of recording, mixing and mastering time with producer/engineer Graham Brewer
Simaltech.com $2500 website design and hosting
Washburn D10SCE-Bk Acoustic Guitar and T24 Bass Guitar
Marshall AS50R Acoustic Amplifier
Gator GL Dread Acoustic Guitar Case and GL Bass Hard Shell Bass Case
Mark Bass Little Mark Bass Head and Traveller 102 Bass Combo
Pearl 5 piece EX825 Drum Kit with Sabian XS20 Cymbal Pack
KORG DTR 1000 Digital Tuner
Digitech VX400 Vocal Processor
AKG Emotion Series Microphones
Quik Lok A300 Mic Stands w/boom
Canadian Musician Magazine One-year complimentary subscription

Participating Xtreme Band Slam sponsors include participating radio stations, Mark Bass, Gator, Korg, Sabian, Canadian Musician, Chart Magazine, Quik Lok, Metal Works Studios, Pearl, Marshall, Simaltech.com, Erikson, AKG, Washburn, Digitech, Eventsnorth.com, MuchLoud and CMW 2004

Canadian Music Week, Canada's largest annual entertainment event will run March 3 – 6. 2004 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, attracting participants from around the world. CMW includes two information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; five awards shows and the Canadian Music Week Festival. For more information, go to www.cmw.net. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

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