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TAPCO Releases Independent Artists Music Sampler CD

Features independent musical artists from around the world (February 09, 2005)

Celebrating long, sometimes frustrating, hours of garage rehearsals, dive bar gigs, basement music production and creative penny-pinching tactics for used gear, TAPCO recently released Volume One of the TAPCO Music Sampler CD featuring some of today's best independent musical artists from around the world.

"It all started with a two-month contest that ended November 30, 2004. We requested demo submissions from un-signed artists of all music genres and offered them the opportunity to promote their music on the first TAPCO Music Sampler CD, as well as the TAPCO website," stated Ray Tantzen, TAPCO Product Manager. "We received literally hundreds of submissions. The 14 winner earned a place on the CD as well as a pair of TAPCO S.5 Studio Monitors."

Tantzen continues, "The music styles range from hip-hop and rock, to dance and smoother melodies. This was so successful, we're looking forward to volume 2 later this year."

In addition to receiving free TAPCO gear and placement on the CD, the lucky 14 artists are currently featured on the TAPCO website. Their winning submissions can be downloaded from

"Contests like this really put the focus back on the artists and the creative abilities that truly make each band unique. We are proud to sponsor such an important competition and hope to continue to continue to reach to the independent music community in more creative in the future," concluded Tantzen.

TAPCO revolutionized the pro audio industry back in 1969 with the very first 6-channel PA mixer specifically made for rock 'n' roll. Designed by audio guru Greg Mackie, the first TAPCO mixer was priced just right for starving musicians and durable enough to withstand mammoth-levels of on the road wear and tear. Today, TAPCO has been reborn-backed by the engineering and product development horsepower of Mackie. TAPCO is a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand.

For more information please contact: TAPCO * 16220 Wood-Red Road N.E. * Woodinville, WA 98072 * Phone: 800-TAPCO69; (425) 892-6511 * Fax: (425) 487-4337 * Internet:


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