CITY OF L.A. SUPPORTS LOCAL ARTISTS VIA ...ON-HOLD MUSIC? Saw this on www.thedailyswarm.com -- kinda random, but kinda cool!
"City of Los Angeles will launch annual collection of new songs to showcase local music for callers while they are on hold on City phones. The new program is called HEAR IN LA. The Department of Cultural Affairs is looking for 10–12 unsigned local acts per year, in diverse genres of music (rock, latin, pop, rap, jazz, r&b, electronic/dance, instrumental…).
They will pay individuals/ensembles $500 each, for permission to play one original composition as hold music on City of LA phones for 12 months. In order to cross-promote the selected musical talent, artist headshots and biographies will be posted on the City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) website, www.culturela.org. Program launches each September.
Send disc, play list and notes of introductions to: City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Cultural Affairs Community Advancement Manager, Grants Section, 201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1400 LA, CA 90012"