Just wanted to drop a brief note about our ongoing contest to give away a free week of analog recording in the last week of April at Tiny Telephone‘s new B studio, Minitel, with free house engineer Jamie Riotto and a string arrangement from the Magik*Magik Orchestra.

While we’ve received a number of great entries, we’ve decided to extend the deadline to apply for the contest! The previous deadline to apply was Friday, April 1, with a round of open voting scheduled to take place the next week. The new deadline to apply is April 8 at noon. Instead of open voting for finalists, we’ll present all of the submitted bands to our judges.

Below a reminder about the rules and how to apply:

How This Contest Works

This is a contest for San Francisco Bay Area bands in high school and below. In order to qualify, a majority of your band members have to be age 17 or under.

To enter, submit the below information to thebaybridged

[at]gmail.com by Friday, April 8 at noon. From those submissions, our judges will pick a winning band and announce the winner on April 11.

If you want to enter your band, send the following information to thebaybridged[at]gmail.com with the subject “Minitel Contest”:

– The name of your band
– The names and ages of the band’s members
– A link to a Facebook or MySpace page (or other web site) for your band
– A short bio describing your band
– A brief description of what you want to do with the recording time (e.g., work on a single, an album, etc.)
– If possible, include an mp3 recording of what your band sounds like
– If possible, include a link to a YouTube/Vimeo video of your band performing

Please remember that some of this information may be posted on our web site.