The top 4 finalists will perform a recorded showcase at Stinson Studios. These recorded 2 song performances will be ranked by fan views and judged by:
Chris "Frenchie" Smith, legendary Grammy-nominated producer Chris "Frenchie" Smith (Jet, Santana)
Eric McLellan began working in the music industry as an intern at Universal Motown Records in 2004. Upon graduating college Eric worked at Sony Music in Creative Services and video production for four years. He came onboard at Sire in 2008 and worked his way up the A&R ranks. Eric is currently Director of A&R at Sire Records / Warner Bros. Records and most recently ADA. His position entails discovering, signing and developing artists to the iconic Sire Records roster and handles all day-to-day A&R duties at the label. Eric's resume includes A&Ring projects for Delta Rae, Ewert & The Two Dragons, Kill It Kid, Ben Fields and Cold Fronts. Eric's first rap signing was Deniro Farrar who he brought to Vice Records and Warner Bros. Records. His most recent signing is UK band Alvarez Kings.
CJ Eiriksson is an Austin based Producer, Mixer, and Songwriter. His extensive discography includes Grammy nominated work for U2, as well as Matchbox Twenty, Jack's Mannequin, Hanson, LIVE, Incubus, and many, many more. He is also very passionate about working with up and coming artists, recently including Austin's own Zeale, Riders Against The Storm (RAS), Max Frost, and Holiday Mountain. CJ has served two terms on the Board of Governors of the Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy.
The first step is to register your band for the contest to enter the showcase. TRCoA will then choose 25 bands for the fan voting round. Only the four bands with the most votes will perform in the video recorded showcase at Stinson Studios, where judges and fan views will determine the winner!