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Need Some Help Getting that CD Made and Promoted? Enter This Contest

If there’s one thing you learn about the music business as a DIY musician, it’s that everything costs money: gear, studio time, CD printing, promotion, and on and on. That’s why two notable resources for DIY musicians (namely, Disc Makers and CD Baby) recently announced a sweepstakes with a prize package tailor-made for indie artists and bands.

Titled the Great Gear Giveaway, this sweepstakes features a Grand Prize worth over $12,000, plus 2nd and 3rd prizes, and 10 honorable mentions, all designed around helping give DIY artists some much-needed support in making and distributing their CD. There’s no cost or purchase requirement to enter, and you can submit an entry form online.

The Grand Prize includes a long list of goodies, including having up to 20 songs mastered by Disc Makers; a printing for 1000 CDs, including design; a year of web hosting through HostBaby; two Gibson guitars and accompanying gear; a studio bundle from IK Multimedia; an array of virtual instruments and drum/bass loops; songwriting software from MasterWriter; 5000 spins on Jango; and a whole lot more. Second, Third, and Honorable Mention prizes are lesser versions of this one, but still include valuable resources. Click here for a full list of prizes.

The Great Gear Giveaway sweepstakes only accepts one entry per person, and you can enter until November 30. You should read the rules before entering. Winners will be drawn randomly on December 5 and notified shortly afterward.

What DIY musician couldn’t use a prize package like this one? It costs nothing to enter, so you have nothing to lose. You can enter online by clicking here.

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About the Author


Jeff McQ is a songwriter/composer/musician with a diverse resume that includes everything from directing music in church to scoring short films. In addition to his role as chief editor for Music Is My Oxygen (and writing our DIY Musician Channel), Jeff also covers the local music scene for Examiner.com in his hometown of Denver, Colorado, and maintains The Developing Artist [http://artistdevelopmentblog.com], a blog dedicated to offering advice and encouragement to indie musicians.

When he's not tinkering in his home studio or blogging for hours on his laptop at the local coffee shop (to the annoyance of the baristas), Jeff McQ enjoys taking in local shows, going on road trips, wandering aimlessly, and talking to himself.

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