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Dear Band Or Solo Artist,

Welcome to the "Backstage" area on our web site for information, and the complete sign up process for this project. Acoustic Blend is a going to be a great CD, and  every artist is selected carefully. If you are here it's because you are one of those artists. Please read through everything, and if you have any questions just get in touch with me. Thanks!

Warm Regards,


Terrance Schemansky
Director, 3000 Records
(888) 282-3483




Click Here To Download A Printable Copy Of The Acoustic Blend Info. In Rich Text Format.

Important: You must be an invited artist to participate in this project. If you have not been selected to participate feel free to submit your song to 3000 Records for consideration. Contact 3000 Records.

Greetings! 3000 Records is an organization that operates as a "shared" record label. Each artist that is invited to participate in a CD will be an equal share holder of the CD itself. Each artist on the CD will keep the rights to their music. This is for invited artists from around the world (signed and unsigned). If you are not signed, and are later offered a recording contract, or any other offer (management, promotion, etc....), there are no obligations on your part to 3000 Records. If you are already signed, you will be completely free of obligations on your part to 3000 Records as well.

We will promote the CD & participating bands & solo artists through a featured web page on our site. Links to the web sites of bands & solo artists will also be provided. In addition, the CD will list a notification that your full length CD is available online.

Participating bands & solo artists on the CD are encouraged to promote the CD (by word of mouth, flyers, internet, mail, etc...). When you promote a 3000 Records CD compilation, you're not only giving yourself exposure, your also promoting other artists on the CD..... and vice versa! This can become quite a distribution chain if you add up all the bands and multiply that times all the CDs they will be selling or giving away.

Participating bands & solo artists are also encouraged to sell their share of copies available to make a profit. CDs may be sold through various methods the participant chooses (through retail stores on consignment, through distributors, internet, gigs, etc....) Invited participants on the CD may purchase copies of the CD at wholesale (plus shipping) The recommended sale price is $10 each and up to $15. Each participating artist will keep all profits from the sales of their copies. The CDs may also be given away to family/friends, music industry contacts, and others for promotional purposes.

About the CDs:  

Volume levels of each song will be matched (equal) during the digital mastering process. CDs will be of a high quality including the following: Professional graphic design - 2 color disc printing - 2 page booklet - Packaging in plastic jewel case.

Note: Bands & Solo Artists who are invited to participate are NOT obligated to make any CD purchases or pay any fees, except we ask for help with the mastering expenses.


Unfortunately, 3000 Records is not in a financial situation to offer digital mastering for free. The cost for digitally mastering your song is $15. This minimal amount is the only required cost to you. This will help 3000 Records to offset the cost of studio engineer services, and studio time. This will include a free reference copy of Acoustic Blend sent to you, including postage. Please feel free to contact us about this if you have any questions.

Wholesale CD Purchases:

Bands & solo artists who participate may purchase copies of Acoustic Blend at wholesale prices. 

Prices are as follows:

1 - 499 copies = $2.35 ea.

500 - 999 copies = $1.58 ea.

1000 - 3000 copies = $1.43 ea.

*If all bands & solo artists collectively order 500 - 1000 copies, ALL bands will receive extra CDs to match the discounted price of $1.58 ea.

*If all bands & solo artists collectively order 1000 - 3000 copies, ALL bands & solo artists will receive extra CDs to match the discounted price of $1.43 ea.

YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED UNTIL AFTER THE CD GOES TO PRESS if you will receive extra CDs due to a manufacturing discount.


This is a great way to raise money to pay for your mastering and to purchase copies of the CD.

How It Works: You will have the option to offer family, friends, acquaintances, and companies (music related stores, music venues (coffee houese, clubs/bars, etc...) the following services:

For $15 you may offer your sponsors *A mention on a sponsor slip which will be included with every copy of the CD. **A link on the 3000 Records Web Site  ***One of your copies of Acoustic Blend.

You can raise as much money as you want to go towards your mastering fee, and to pay for your copies of Acoustic Blend. You will be provided with a printable Sponsorship Form that you can customize and make copies.

Note: You will be responsible for making sure your sponsors get their free copy of the CD, and following up with them. Be sure to order enough copies of the CD for your sponsors.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: When is the project deadline?

Answer: Our project deadline is August 18th, 2003. This is the date that all music, the signed Terms Of Agreement, Sponsorship Info., and payments (for mastering & CD orders) must be sent.

The Print Date is set for September 8th, 2003.

Question: What methods of payment do you accept?

Answer: We accept credit card payments online through PayPal, and Checks or Money Orders.

Question: What about Copyrights?

Answer: Participants will keep all rights to their own music. Should any band or solo artist be offered a recording contract, or other offers later (management, publishing, etc....), there are no obligations to 3000 Records.... (Do let us know though, because we want your testimonial). Our Terms of Agreement are NON-EXCLUSIVE. That is the best kind of agreement out there!!! Though recommended, it is not a requirement to copyright material for the CD.

Question: Who else is going to be on the CD?

Answer: Around 17 other excited acoustic rock bands and solo artists will be on the CD. If you want the list of participating bands & solo artists, a complete list will be available on the 3000 Records web site after the registration deadline.

Question: How much time do I get on the CD?

Answer: Songs must be 5 minutes or less.

Question: Who else is going to be on the CD?

Answer: Around 17 other excited acoustic rock bands and solo artists will be on the CD. If you want the list of participating bands & solo artists, a complete list will be available on the 3000 Records web site after the registration deadline.

Question: Do you have any references?

Answer: Definitely. One of the most recent projects is called New Union of Dance & Electronic Artists (n.u.d.e. Artists). There are many other references as well and you can review them at 

Please See Our Terms Of Agreement.

By clicking the Continue button below, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree with the Terms Of Agreement.


Please continue ONLY If you are an invited band or solo artist AND you are ready to reserve your spot on Acoustic Blend.

YES, RESERVE A SPOT FOR (Invited band or solo artist) 

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