Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) June 15, 2009 -- Go Large Records announced their $20,000 contribution to the 'Market Me Contest' sweeping the nation.
Derek Jiles, VP of marketing announced the contest publicly today with its official kickoff and entry form being posted on line at Go Large Records website. All genres of music are encouraged to enter and there are three levels of prizes being offered.
"This is our way of assisting artists that can not afford the marketing component of their career," Jiles said. "Many artists will spend their money on music production and recording and when it comes time to sell the music, their fund base is exhausted. We are giving them the opportunity to win the marketing package of a lifetime."
The idea for the contest is Jiles brainchild. With over 250 submissions per week, Go Large records encounters some great talent but can not fulfill all the requests for consultations, marketing, distribution, press and airplay because the artists lack of funds. Many artists are resistant to the new music scene and still expect a label or a commission based management firm to pick them up and 'believe in them', but long gone are those days.
"Labels expect to receive a talented musician all wrapped up and delivered. They want a press kit, airplay, certain number of Myspace plays, gigs booked and Cd's sold," Jiles said."Many artists do not have that and often get rejected when they could score a record deal or get on that management roster," Jiles said. "We do that for the artist. We prep them and get all the details ready so when we pitch them to a label or a firm they get picked up.
The grand prize consists of six months of soft and hard press, marketing, airplay, electronic press kit creation, business consulting and career development. Second and third place winners will receive a scaled down version of the grand prize for three and two months.