Winner of “Rising Rockers” Battle of the Bands to Receive Studio Time at the Institute of Production and Recording

MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 24, 2014) – The Institute of Production and Recording (IPR), 93X and the Pourhouse invite all local bands to enter the 93X “Rising Rockers” competition. The winning band will receive the opportunity to open for an upcoming 93X show, a $1,000 gift card to the Pourhouse and eight hours of studio time with a producer from IPR.


“The Twin Cities is a great community for up-and-coming musicians,” says Norbert Kreuzer, campus director for IPR. “We are all for supporting local bands and providing them with opportunities to reach new audiences.”


Bands are encouraged to submit a video of their best song to 93X by the Sept. 25, 2014 deadline. Online voting will take place Sept. 29 – Oct. 8, and 16 qualifying bands will be chosen to perform on Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26 or Nov. 3 at the Pourhouse. The top band each night will compete in the finals on Nov. 9 for the title of “93X Rising Rockers.”


As part of the grand prize, IPR will provide eight hours of studio time with a producer and state-of-the-art equipment at its recording facilities located on campus in downtown Minneapolis. The college offers degrees in audio production and engineering, live sound and show production, music and entertainment business, sound design for visual media, digital video and media production, and interactive media and graphic design.


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