QSC Audio Products (in association with the TouchMix series) are offering one artist the chance to win the ultimate songwriters package worth over $4000.00
We’re putting the call out to songwriters of all genres to submit an original work for your chance to win the QSC TouchMix8 compact digital mixer – the perfect tool to hone your song writing at home or on the road. The winner will also be flown into Sydney for an exclusive song writing Master Class with ARIA Award winning solo artist and YOU AM I front man Tim Rogers, as well as a TouchMix8 tutorial from a qualified QSC engineer. We’ll also throw in the AE5400 live condenser microphone thanks to Audio-Technica Australia. How good is that?!
For your chance to win, you need to send us your best original song/composition via the submissions form below. This can be done via Youtube, Vimeo or Soundcloud. We’re looking for submissions between 2 – 5 minutes long and your song can be recorded at home, live from a show or in a studio – so have fun with it!
We’ll be taking entries from December 10, 2015 through till January 15, 2016 with the three finalists announced here on January 25th. The overall winner will be crowned one week later by our esteemed judging panel which includes members of APRA and Mr Rogers himself.
Singers and songwriters go forth and multiply.
Get cracking on those songs and good luck!
Finalist #1. KA-TYA
Finalist #2. Baskervillain
Finalist #3. Zac Slater
Finalist #4. Mofoisdead
So powerful, yet so simple! That’s QSC TouchMix digital audio mixer. Designed for musicians, producers and live performance venues alike - TouchMix offers the capability of a large room ‘concert’ mixer in a compact, easy to use form. Use TouchMix to record at home, in the studio or live. With on-board Wi-Fi, Multi-track output, comprehensive EQ, multiple FX and touch screen simplicity, TouchMix represents a breakthrough in innovation and digital mixer design.
Tim Rogers is one of Australia’s most beloved musical Icons.
As the front man of You Am I (one of the essential Australian rock n’ roll bands), Tim Rogers has released 10 studio albums, three of which have debuted at number one in consecutive order – 1995’s Hi Fi Way, 1996’s Hourly, Daily and 1998’s #4 Record – with the records receiving ARIA Awards and multiple platinum and gold status for commercial sales. The band has been released internationally, and toured worldwide, headlining shows across North America and Europe.
In addition to You Am I, Tim has released critically acclaimed (and ARIA Award winning) solo albums, and a number of collaborations with fellow musicians including Tex Perkins, The Temperance Union and The Bamboos. Tim has also lent his talents to acting in film, with 2 Independent releases at the end of 2013 and significant roles on television and in theatre.
Australian Rules Football is one of Tim’s major life passions and in 2012 he was in his element, becoming the face of the AFL Finals campaign where his print and TV commercials recounted the best moments in AFL history.
There are no restrictions on age or style. You must be a resident of Australia.
The Contest is void where prohibited by law. You must be an unsigned artist. Employees of media supporters and each of their affiliated companies, subsidiaries and directors, are not eligible to participate in this contest. Any person employed at any time from June 1, 2015 through the conclusion of the Contest will be considered an “Employee.”
The contest entry period is December 10th 2015 to January 15th 2016.
Entry forms must be submitted by the entrants themselves, unless the entrant is a minor in which case a parent or guardian may submit the entry.
Contest entry is considered incomplete until the following items have been submitted:
- Your full name and valid contact information, as per the qsctouchmix.com.au/win form.
- Link to entry video hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud or other related site.
- Consent/release of content, your likeness etc. for promotional uses.
- Consent of a parent or legal guardian (if under 13 years old).
- Entry videos should be between 2 minutes to 5 minutes long, anything longer than 5 minutes will not be judged.
- You may perform with a band, or solo, as long as your content is original and audible.
Your submission can be recorded in any environment (live, studio, home, ocean, car).
- Your original work may be in any style or genre.
Our judging panel (all of whom have experience in writing and performing original pieces) will select the winner with the input of Tim Rogers.
50% of the total score will be based on uniqueness, style, composition and lyrics. Performance: 50% of the total score will be based on technique, musicianship, flare and skill. Finalist Announcement: Three finalists will be announced on qsctouchmix.com.au/win by January 25th. The overall winner will be chosen the following week and announced on qsctouchmix.com.au/win.
If any winner does not comply with the official rules or is ineligible or fails to sign any required documents by the date and time required, then the potential winner will be ineligible. Additionally, any prizewinners are subject to having their video used to further promote the contest. All Prizes are subject to availability. No cash redemption or prize substitution allowed. Prizes are non-transferable and non-refundable. All Prizes claimed will be awarded.
Notification to the winner shall be via phone and email upon completion of the final selection. By entering this contest, you agree that the notification methods stated here are sufficient to give you notice in the event that you are a winner of any prize. IF ANY WINNER FAILS TO RESPOND BY AGREEING IN PERSON OR BY TELEPHONE TO ACCEPT THEIR PRIZES WITHIN FOURTEEN (14) DAYS OF NOTIFICATION, THEN THAT WINNER FORFEITS THE PRIZES AND THE NEXT HIGHEST FINISHER WILL BE CHOSEN.
The QSC TouchMix8 and Audio-Technica AE5400 will be sent to the successful applicant soon after the winner has been announced and all conditions are met. The ‘Song writing Master Class’ with Tim Rogers will be fulfilled within 6 – 8 weeks of the winners announcement. Flights and transfers will be fulfilled pertaining to the winner’s nearest major capital city.