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We're about to turn it up!

The inaugural Music Prize is happening! That's right. You asked for it, and you got it! We are planning a kickass kick-off to the Louisiana Film Prize with an amazing mashup of live music, filmmakers, and you! That's right, it's going to be EPIC, and it's all for YOU!

So, let's get right to the virtual press conference (where we construct all the questions AND get to answer them).

Why in the world are you doing this?

Good question. Because we, at Team Film Prize, heard the voice of the people and we answered it. A music component is a natural progression of the Film Prize and we are charging into our future with reckless abandon. Wish us luck.

Give us the when, where and how?

The Music Prize will take place on

October 3 (Thursday)
at the Voodoo Café
from 8pm-1am.

The evening of the Music Prize will consist of 5 bands that will be curated by Chris Riemenschneider , the nationally-renowned critic of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. These bands (who will play in the order of a pre-show lottery) will perform one 30-minute set and compete for the Music Prize (like a box of aCracker Jacks, keep digging to find out more about the prize). This year, our judges will be the soon-to-be-famous Top 20 filmmakers of the Louisiana Film Prize.

How can I join up?

If you're wanting to attend this year's festivities, all you have to is buy a pass to the Louisiana Film Prize. All Film Prize passes will allow entry to the Music Prize. NOTE: VIP pass holders (LAFP Founder's Circle) will get priority on entry. Entry at the door will be $25.

If you're a band...

Submissions for the Louisiana Music Prize are now closed. Thanks to all the awesome bands who sent in their music. Stay tuned to find out who will be performing at the event!.

So, you guys seem to be really good at giving away prizes, what's the prize for this?

Each of the bands picked as a finalist will receive $250. The winning band of the Music Prize 2013 will receive a check for $2,500. AND thanks to our new partners Blade Studios, the winning band will also receive two days of recording and producing at Blade Studios with Brady Blade as your producer (a $13,000 value!).

Join the Music Prize Fray. Together, we're going to make history!

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