Last week, I had the pleasure of getting a tour of the very home-like recording studio, Two Bodies of Water Productions. For a music geek like myself, getting to see behind the scenes was a dream come true, and I couldn’t have asked for a more genuine host.
James Seabrook, owner, producer and songwriter himself, has a passion for music so much like what I’ve experienced through many #yegmusicclub meetings. Not only has James mapped out a way for his passion to be a full time job, he has initiated an incredible way for local recording artists to give back to the community.
James’ studio has been growing a Community Fund since the beginning of June. Artists that purchase studio time for their own projects are asked where they would like to donate up to 10% of their purchased time. Some choose to donate the funds to friends, whereas others have chosen to donate the time back to the studio – for newer artists or projects within the community that can take advantage of the community fund.
That’s where our humble group comes in…
We’ve been invited to be part of a panel of music community members to review submissions for up to 5 hours of studio recording time with Two Bodies of Water Productions! Here’s how it works:
Starting on September 1st, a submission form can be completed for the opportunity to use studio time for your recording needs. The panel, made up of Sandra Sperounes, Adam Thompson, myself, Nicole Braseth, Aaron Vanimere, Deej Finlay, Marc Rondeau and possibly other music loving Edmontonians, will then review the submissions and determine which projects will be awarded the time in November. Deadline for submissions will be September 29th, 2011.
For more information on the Pay It Forward program, you can view the Two Bodies of Water website, or hey, why not tweet to us! Now go get busy filling out those submission forms…