WAMA News 7/28/05

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WAMA News 7/28/05

Postby askmike » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:19 pm

Surround Sound Seminar
Human Factor's Paula Bellenoit and Blake Althen will conduct a 1-hour seminar/meet
and greet on surround sound music/audio for film and video on August 3, 2005. The
seminar will present a live demonstration of techniques for mixing surround sound and
will demonstrate the various surround sound compression formats, including SurroundtracsT.
Nick Gold of Chesapeake Systems will answer questions regarding integrating Surround Sound
into video projects as well as questions about Final Cut Pro or other Apple products. Costs - $10
at the door, free for WIFV and WAMA members. Location: Interface Media Group, 1233 20th St.,
Washington D.C. 20036

Mountain Stage NewSong Festival
The 2005 Mountain Stage NewSong Festival, in Sheperdstown, WV, held from August 26 through
August 28, is rapidly approaching, and needs a team of volunteers. For a minimum of 4 hours of
volunteer work, you will receive a free NewSong Festival Pass and Mountain Stage NewSong Festival
T-Shirt. Please see the volunteer sign up form on their web site, www.newsongfestival.com.

Mountain Stage NewSong Festival will start with a 3 day intensive on songwriting called the Mountain
Stage NewSong Academy, from August 24 through August 26, featuring Ysaye Barnwell, Beth Nielsen
Chapman, Steve Seskin and Paul Reisler. To register for the Mountain Stage NewSong Academy go to http://www.newsongfestival.com./academy/index.shtml. Newsong Academy registration also includes a
spot in the live round of the NewSong Contest, presented by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Group
discounts are available.

Daniel Lee NewSong Finalist
On June 19, Daniel Lee was chosen winner of the Strathmore Regional Round of the NewSong Contest.
He has also been named Artist-in-Residence at Strathmore. Daniel Lee now moves on to the NewSong
Contest Finals, which take place during the 2005 Mountain Stage NewSong Festival, Aug. 24 to 28 in
Shepherdstown, WV. The grand-prize winner of the national contest will perform on a festival-closing
performance of the Mountain Show program which will later be broadcast internationally.

It's About Time
Join Producer/Host, Reggie "Shake N Bake" Baker and Co-Host, Soldierette, as they take you on a tour
of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area's local music and entertainment scene, featuring live bands,
informative interviews, and crazy antics. In it's 2nd year, It's About Time has captured two of CTV's coveted
CAM Awards in the Entertainment Category. In 2003, the show won 2nd Place for Best Show, and won 1st
Place in 2004. Tune in each week to see performances by the area's top entertainment acts. Studio Located
at: CTV Channel 76, 9475 Lottsford Rd, Suite 125, Largo, MD 20774 (301) 773-0900.

Songwriting Workshop
Spend an inspiring day on September 10, 2005 from 10 am to 6 pm working with established songwriters from
the DC area. Learn from professionals Billy Coulter, Verlette Simon, Rachel Cross, Meghan Hayes, Greta Ehrig,
Mike Grebb and more. Discover new collaborative and individual songwriting processes, experience performing in
a supportive environment, get a recording of your group’s song, meet other aspiring songwriters in the area, and
find out about local & national songwriting organizations, local open mics, recording studios, and more. To register
contact Katie Roberts at (301) 927-1730 or gypsykatie@hotmail.com. Cost: $85. Location: The Sitar Center, 1700
Kalorama Road, Suite 101, Adams Morgan, DC 20009 http://www.sitarcenter.org

Write DC's Official Song
Write a song and be on TV. Washington D.C. doesn’t have an official song. Singer/songwriters in the DC area who
can compose a ditty about the District and who’d be willing to perform that song on camera, contact Joe Sottile at
info@jpsottile.com or www.jpsottile.com. The song will be a featured on a new local news magazine show.

Battle of the Blues Bands
The DC Blues Society is sponsoring a Battle of the Blues Bands Contest on October 29, 2005 at Chick Hall’s Surf
Club, 4711 Kenilworth Ave Bladensburg, MD 20781, from 8:00pm-12:00am. The winner will compete at the 22nd
International Blues Challenge in Memphis, January 26-28, 2006. The contest is open to unsigned blues artists from
DC, Maryland and Virginia. At least one member of each entrant must be a member of the D.C. Blues Society.
Judges will select the finalists from submitted tapes or CD’s. The deadline is August 26, 2005. IBC eligibility criteria
and other information can be reviewed at: http://www.blues.org/ibc/index.php4

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now accepting entries for 2005. One of the largest songwriting
competitions in the world, ISC offers entrants a chance to compete for over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including
an Overall Grand Prize package of $10,000 in cash and $20,000 in merchandise. Winners benefit from extensive
press and publicity, getting exposure and recognition in an international music market of industry professionals and
fans. Final deadline for submission is September 15, 2005. Entries are accepted online or by mail. For more information
and to enter, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com.

Storm Signs with Domination
Domination Recordings ( www.dominationrec.com) announces the signing of Storm the Unpredictable, with his new album
release titled "A2:What Should Have Been". A hip hop artist with a lyrical style, WAMA named Storm the 2002, 2003, and
2004 Hip Hop Artist Of The Year. Storm could also be found building his MC talents with the Freestyle Union, a D.C. hip
hop organization holding monthly ciphers, rhyming workshops, and shows. Contact: Ty-She Entertainment 202-736-3788, q.storm@juno.com, http://www.stormtheunpredictable.com.

ROCKRGRL Music Conference
The ROCKRGRL Music Conference 2005, produced by ROCKRGRL Magazine, is a weekend symposium of women working
in all aspects of the music industry, and will be held from November 10-12, 2005 at the Madison Renaissance Hotel in Seattle.
This year's confirmed Woman of Valor recipient and keynote speaker is punk icon Patti Smith. In addition, they will be
showcasing the talents of nearly 250 female-led performances in various venues throughout downtown Seattle at night. For
more information visit the official ROCKRGRL Music Conference Web site at http://www.rockrgrl.com/conference.

Capital Fringe Festival
The 2006 Capital Fringe festival is coming to Washington, DC. Sign up for the Capital Fringe list-serve at https://app.quicksizzle.com/survey.aspx?sfid=6691 to be sure to get the latest information, and check their website for
updates swww.capfringe.org.

Main Street Initiatives Grant Program
Grants funds are available through the Main Street Initiatives Grant program to support capital improvements to existing cultural centers. For more information, visit www.dcarts.dc.gov or email lionell.thomas@dc.gov.
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