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Call for Submissions: Showcase PEI 2013

February 15, 2013 | Save the Date! Music PEI is very pleased to announce our sixth annual buyer’s conference, Showcase PEI 2013 taking place September 23 and 24.

We are excited to open submissions early and get started on making this one the best yet! In addition to the already successful format, we are looking at incorporating new initiatives like more networking opportunities and a Buyer's Room where artists and delegates can stock the room with promotional material for each to collect.

Buyers are now being recruited from festivals, venues, conferences, agents and promoters from across Canada, USA and the UK. Each artist will have a 20 minute showcase set. Music PEI will provide full backline and professional sound presentation.

We are excited to, not only open this opportunity to Export Ready and Exporting artists, but to continue with the new initiative from 2012 and include showcasing opportunities for up and coming Emerging Bands. Please see below criteria for all three. We welcome your submissions!

Emerging
An Emerging Artist is defined as an artist who has not yet realized substantial provincial or regional exposure. Such artists have not yet secured a manager, agent, publicist, and/or record label deal, have lack of experience in self-management and have not had significant exposure outside of Prince Edward Island.

Export Ready
You are eligible as an export ready artist/group if you meet all of the following criteria:

Have a current marketing and business plan.

Minimum sales of 500 units of recording.
Note - this has just been reduced from 1,000. More information will follow next week in an update on Music PEI funding programs. You may be asked to provide proof.

Independent or established team/infrastructure.

One recording commercially released (minimum 6 song EP) since January 2011.
Commercial release is defined as professionally recorded and professionally manufactured CD complete with barcode for sale online and/or at retail outlets. If your last recording is older than this date but you have a new release coming please describe all details of the project and expected release date.

Upcoming bookings or a contract for a current musical production.
i.e. live performance; stage production, song-writing collaboration, composition/sound track interest from film/TV etc.

Strong professional history.

Exporting
You are eligible as an exporting artist/group if you meet 5 of the 8 criteria.
Minimum 2 nationally distributed releases.
One of these recordings must have been released within the last 24 months.

One internationally distributed recording.

Minimum 2,000 total unit sales of all recorded music products.
You may be asked to provide proof.

Airplay, National charting on published charts, video play.

Have a marketing and business plan.

Management/Self-management team with proven history.

History of commitment to touring nationally and/or internationally.

Industry Recognition
Nominations, awards, etc.

To Note:
Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 15, 2013 at 5PM.

It is an online application process. It is short but important to note that the form cannot be saved. It will not time out but if your computer freezes or crashes work will not be saved. We recommend that you review the form prior to starting and build you application in Word (or similar). You may then copy and paste your answers.

You will be asked on the submission form to provide up to five delegates who you would like to see us bring to Showcase PEI. This is a great opportunity and we are looking forward to your feedback.

A complete delegate list will be available prior to the conference for participating artists.

Business meetings between delegates and artists/managers will be arranged during the conference. The primary focus for this initiative will be for artists who have recent recordings. The genres that will be featured are primarily roots/folk and pop/rock. If you do not fit into either of those categories you are still invited to submit, but those will take priority.

As with other Music PEI programs, you must be a PEI resident to be eligible. The primary artist and/or the majority of the group must have a permanent address in Prince Edward Island or the primary artist or registered company pays income tax to the Province of Prince Edward Island.

You must have a current Music PEI membership to apply.

You MUST also have an updated Music PEI profile listing. Please check your listing here. http://www.musicpei.com/lounge.

Applications will be reviewed and selected by an independent jury.

If you feel you meet the eligibility criteria, please << SUBMIT HERE>>.

If you have any additional inquiries please contact Kate at kate@musicpei.com.