MAMM OpportunityJanuary 22, 2017
High School Rock Off
The Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM) is thrilled to announce that the registration period is now open for the 2017 MAMM SLAM: Maine’s High School Rock Off.
The MAMM SLAM is a statewide competition designed to provide young, career-minded musicians with an educational platform through which to gain performance and business experience, professional acumen, industry exposure, and promotional and career networking opportunities.
The competition is open to bands AND solo artists and students may register online at http://www.mainetoday.com/mammslam by March 10th. The Preliminary Round will be held on April 8th at Bayside Bowl and the Finals will be held at Empire on May 13th.
During the Preliminary round, professionals in the local club, radio, print media and recording studio industries will serve as judges for the competition. The panel of judges will select five bands to participate in the Finals. In addition to the five bands selected by the panel of judges, the general public will be invited to participate in the event by voting for their favorite band in an online poll on the MaineToday web site. One “wild card” band, chosen through this poll, will proceed to the Finals along with the five selected by the judges.
Winners have a crack at a pretty extensive prize package that includes:
- $1000 cash sponsored by the Rusty Rocket Music Fund
- College scholarships to the Maine College of Art (MECA) of up to $16,000 per year to each member of the winning band
- A tour of Gateway Mastering in Portland
- Free recording studio time
- Plum gigs, including an appearances on the MAMM Stage at the 2017 Old Port Festival and the All Roads Music Festival.
- Radio appearances and more!
The MAMM SLAM is generously sponsored by MaineToday.com, Coffee By Design, State Theatre, Crooked Cove, Gateway Mastering, Rusty Rocket Music Fund, Bayside Bowl, and Empire, with support from WCYY, WBLM, Maine Magazine and WPXT-TV.