MAMM SLAM brings teen bands and solo performers (singer/songwriters and DJ’s) together in a friendly competition that showcases their musical talents. They’ll be judged on all the elements that matter in real-world music careers, including songwriting, performance skills, web presence, marketing and other aspects of being a professional touring and recording musician.
Put on by The Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM), the MAMM SLAM prize package is also pretty sweet. Winners have a crack at $1,000, sponsored by the Rusty Rocket Music Fund, along with coveted recording time, radio appearances, plum gigs, a tour of Gateway Mastering, and professional marketing direction and scholarships to Maine College of Art (MECA) of up to $16,000 a year to each band member. Awesome, right?
NOW is the time to register (you have until March 4)! Here’s what you need to do to complete your application:
2. Download, sign, and mail the MAMM SLAM 2016 Registration Signature Form (.pdf format) to: Maine Academy of Modern Music, 125 Presumpscot St., Box #14, Portland ME 04103
3. Submit 2 Demo Songs (through email or mail)
4. Submit Band Photo (through email or mail)
5. Pay $25 nonrefundable Registration Fee (through mail)
The MAMM SLAM is generously sponsored by MaineToday.com, Bayside Bowl, Rusty Rocket Music Fund, Coffee By Design, Crooked Cove, State Theatre, Portland House of Music & Events and Gateway Mastering, with support from WCYY, WBLM, Maine Magazine, WPXT-TV, and MECA.
MAMM is dedicated to creating positive life experiences through innovative and inclusive music programs that promote resiliency, self-expression, creativity, and determination. The Maine Academy of Modern Music offers Rock Camps, Music Lessons, Rock Bands, Gigs and the annual high school rock off called The MAMM SLAM. www.maineacademyofmodernmusic.org