So I just got an interesting email in my inbox via Boss. Looks like if you have some mad looping skills and own a Boss Loop Station, you can have a chance to win some serious prizes and a trip to Winter NAMM 2010!
Here is the quick rundown:
Los Angeles, CA, June 1, 2010 — 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.
This is a open competition from June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010. All you need to do is shoot a video (5 minutes or less), upload it to YouTube, and then fill out the entry form (http://www.BossUS.com/LoopStation). The entries will be judged and selected by Boss. They’ll be looking at creativity, musicianship, stage presence and technical skill of the looping performance.
After the finalists have been selected, the six entries will be flown in to compete at the Boss US Loop Station Finals at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA.
Performances will be judged by a panel of music industry insiders, including:
> Jeff Baxter (The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan)
> Michael Molenda (Editorial Director — Guitar Player, Bass Player, EQ, Keyboard Magazines)
> Paul Youngblood (Vice-President of BOSS U.S., Director of BOSS Japan)
> 1st Prize – $3,000 in BOSS Gear; trip to the International Championship
> 2nd Prize – $2,000 in BOSS Gear
> 3rd Prize – $1,000 in BOSS Gear
The winner of the US 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.
> 1st Prize – $3,000 in BOSS Gear (2,500 EU)
> 2nd Prize – $2,000 in BOSS Gear (1,500 EU)
> 3rd Prize – $1,000 in BOSS Gear (750 EU)