Boss announces Loop Station world championships
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-06-05)
Guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, beatboxers, looping musicians of all sorts: BOSS® wants you to bring it on. BOSS Corporation is pleased to launch the Loop Station World Championship. Start by submitting a video performance with any BOSS RC-Series looping product, and the result could be a trip to the U.S. Finals in Hollywood, California. Or, better yet, $3,000 in BOSS gear and a trip to the International Championship at Winter NAMM 2011 in Anaheim, California.
Open Competition June 1, 2010 August 31, 2010
* Upload a video performance using any BOSS RC-Series Looper to Youtube.com that is five minutes or less.
* Visit www.BossUS.com/LoopStation to fill out entry form.
* Entries will be judged and selected by BOSS, who will be looking at the creativity, musicianship, stage presence, and technical skill of the looping performance.
U.S. Finals October 23, 2010
* Top six entries will be flown in to compete at the BOSS U.S. Loop Station Finals at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.
* Performances will be judged by a panel of music industry insiders, including:
o Jeff Baxter (The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan)
o Michael Molenda (Editorial Director Guitar Player, Bass Player, EQ, Keyboard Magazines)
o Paul Youngblood (Vice-President of BOSS U.S., Director of BOSS Japan)
* Prizes include:
o 1st Prize - $3,000 in BOSS Gear; trip to the International Championship
o 2nd Prize - $2,000 in BOSS Gear
o 3rd Prize - $1,000 in BOSS Gear
International World Championship Winter NAMM, January 13-16, 2011
* Winner of the U.S. Finals will represent the United States in the BOSS International Loop Station Championship in Anaheim, CA.
* Performances will be judged by a panel of music industry insiders and celebrities.
* Prizes include:
o 1st Prize - $3,000 in BOSS Gear (2,500 EU)
o 2nd Prize - $2,000 in BOSS Gear (1,500 EU)
o 3rd Prize - $1,000 in BOSS Gear (750 EU)
To enter the U.S. division of the BOSS Loop Station World Championship, please visit: www.BossUS.com/LoopStation.
BOSS, a division of Roland Corporation, has achieved legendary status among guitarists by offering a diverse, world-leading product lineup, which includes compact-effects processors, multi-effects processors, digital recorders, rhythm machines, metronomes, tuners, and more. For more information, visit www.BossUS.com.
From a press release.