Thursday, May 26, 2011

TRCoA's 5th Annual Unsigned Artist Contest

TRCoA's 5th Annual Unsigned Artist Competition
It's that time of year where we throw our Unsigned Artist Competition, where the best undiscovered musical artists in the country compete for 100 studio hours, great prizes, and a chance to showcase for Major Label representatives.

A big thanks to our sponsors Apple, The Guitar Center, IK Multimedia, Mc DSP, Sanjay Photography, The Austin Music Foundation, Stinson Recording Studios, and Stubb's for making this event happen. Congratulations to No Such Thing on making 1st Place, Drastik with 2nd, StrawberryJAM with 3rd, and Clouds Are Ghost with 4th Place. It was a very tough decision, since every band was a different genre. It all came down to stage presence, fan reaction, and how they market themselves through product. We thank everyone for coming out and look forward to next years competition!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

TRCoA's Open House and Social with guest speaker, Dave Messier

Paul Leary at TRCoA Open HouseDavid Messier is a record Producer, an entrepreneur, a songwriter, and a multi-instrumentalist whose work can be heard worldwide. Messier’s company, Same Sky Productions, Inc. was featured in The Austin Business Journal in Aug 2010 for its creative approach to production and marketing.

In the fall of 2011 David Messier will teach recording and production for the ALMA program of UT’s Butler School of Music. Messier released 3 albums as a founding member of Boston-based band Papermoon, including “The Greenhouse Effect” in 2007 produced by Paul Santo (Aerosmith, Ringo Starr) in which Messier was singer/songwriter. In the studio, David has performed on and engineered over 200 titles nationally and internationally and is a voting member of The Recording Academy.

Messier collaborated with James Speer and T Double, producing the single “Set The Tone” which is featured on Austin Music Compilation Vol. 10, released in Feb 2011. David Messier co-hosts a weekly radio show with friend and producer Andre Cantave called “Same Sky Radio” which focuses on emerging artists from around the globe and can be heard on Bunk Radio. David also owns and operates L’Austin Space, LLC a “social intelligence company” focused on bringing musicians and artists together in a multi-media format. He also produces Same Sky TV, a web-based puppet show featuring Austin’s finest talent. Messier’s community involvement has included fund raising and production for The Make A Wish Foundation, Austin Pride and The Anti Defamation League.

In March of 2011 Messier teamed up with Hanson, Michael Stipe, North Mississippi All Stars, Wide Spread Panic and many more when Same Sky produced SXSW4Japan (now available on iTunes) which raised over $100,000 for the Red Cross in 24 hrs. David Messier currently resides in Austin, TX.

An artist said of working with David:
“Our lives may have inspired the songs, but David was the muse for the record itself. At every stage of recording, he generated an electric environment positively clipping with creative energy. He dove in during pre-production and suggested new arrangements that vamped the impact of each tune way up. When we turned our attention to individual parts, David's innovation and downright wackiness was so boundless that we were able to imagine sounds and melodies beyond the parts we had previously been so attached to. The results were often surprising, always fun, and never less than beautiful.” -Mackenzie Outlund “This Blue Heaven”

David will hold an Artist Development Program on June 3rd-5th.

Go to to sign up.