One of our most popular workshops, The Demo Dip returns at #MXM2018 this Saturday at The Exchange at Lead Bank in the Crossroads, as part of Crossroads Music Festival.
The idea is simple. Musicians and bands put their CDs in a box at the start of the session, and one-by-one, a disc is pulled out at random and the whole room (including a panel of industry experts) listens to about a minute of a track.
Our panel will then offer feedback based on what they heard. They may mention some other successful artists that they are reminded of, or perhaps a venue or audience that they feel could respond well to your sound. You may find out whether a radio DJ would play the track on their show, or if a promoter or talent buyer will be interested in hearing more or seeing a live show.
The Demo Dip is a fun and constructive process, focused on helping bands to understand how their sound is perceived, and to share feedback on production, booking and future avenues to explore.
Tips for Bands:
Make an impact!
60 seconds is not a very long time, so pick a song that gets to the point quickly! The Demo Dip is not a place to try and build a slow, long contemplative mood.
Bring your music on CD
We won’t be accepting any flash drives or playing anything from your phone. Bring a CD, and mark what track you’d like played on the sleeve or a sticker.
Have an open mind
This is an casual opportunity to hear and see how industry professional react to your music. Feedback will be offered in a positive and constructive way, so be sure to receive it that in that spirit. We’ll all have something to learn from it!
Demo Dip Panelists
Panel: Chris Haghirian (90.9 The Bridge), Emily Katz (Mammoth), Tim Finn (In Kansas City Magazine), Steven Ervay (Fine Dining Productions / Playlistplay)
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