EP Recording Scholarship

Support musicians by helping 3 community chosen artists (1 band and 2 solo artists) to record 1 professional album each!

Energy Plant (EP) is creating a community-based scholarship so that musicians of the community’s choosing can record an entire album (up to 12 songs) utilizing Energy Plant’s professional grade equipment, sound engineers, live recording room, and other facilities.

Why?

We at EP believe that the community is what it supports. When our musicians thrive, it is because our community invests in the cultural significance, value, uniqueness, and development of our local music. The way a community uplifts its arts is a large part of the community’s cultural identity.

What is this scholarship and how will it work?

EP aims to raise $1500 to contribute to recording and mixing hours for one solo artist or one band (up to 5 members) to record albums at Energy Plant.

  • When the complete goal amount is raised, EP will create a method of weighted voting. EVERYBODY GETS 1 FREE COMMUNITY VOTE (associated with your email). FOR EVERY $10 A YOU DONATE, YOU WILL GET AN ADDED VOTE ON TOP OF THE FREE COMMUNITY VOTE! 100% of the donations will go toward the scholarship
  • The band and artists with the most community votes will receive the scholarship and begin working with EP to record and mix the albums
  • Announcements and updates will primarily be communicated through the Energy Plant Facebook page, and any other supportive local media
  • Recipients of the scholarship will receive a number of recording/mixing/mastering hours for their album. The money raised will go toward payment for the process of recording

I want to donate. How much is a good amount?

It is up to you because every little bit helps! Email us to let us know where to send your donor packet.

*If you would like the donor benefits, please provide your name and mailing address.

  • “The Poet: $1-$9 Donation
    -We will send you an Energy Plant Sticker!
  • “The Bard: $10-$49 Donation
    -1 additional vote for every $10 + your free community vote
    -Energy Plant Sticker!
  • “The Serenader: $50-$99 Donation
    -1 additional vote for every $10 + your free community vote
    -An invitation to 1 EP small recital (more information here)
    -You or your business will be listed on our website as a “Friend of EP Scholarship” under the donor subsection
  • “The Crooner: $100-$199 Donation
    -1 additional vote for every $10 + your free community vote
    -An invitation to 2 EP small recitals (more information here)
    -An EP sticker
    -You or your business will be listed on our website as a “Friend of EP Scholarship” under the donor subsection
  • “The Troubadour: $200-$499 Donation
    -1 additional vote for every $10 + your free community vote
    an invitation to 4 EP small recitals for (one year’s worth,more information here: http://energyplantarts.com/recitals/)
    -An EP sticker,
    -You or your business will be listed on our website as a “Friend of EP Scholarship” under the donor subsection
  • “The Kapellmeister: $500+ Donation
    -1 additional vote for every $10 + your free community vote
    -An invitation to 4 EP small recitals for one year (more information here)
    -Mention of you or your business in our Small Recital program.
    -An EP sticker
    -You or your business will be listed on our website as a Friends of EP under the donor subsection.
    -You also get to choose a small recital performer (the artist of your choice must fit the small recital guidelines and agree to performing under the Small Recital terms and agreements)

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THE SCHOLARSHIP NOW!

****** Official terms of this scholarship will be stipulated upon completion of fundraising. Any terms described in GOFUNDME are subject to editing and changes. ******

Message us at one of the below links. Include your Band/Artist name, all the names of the band members, your email, a link to your music, a phone number, and the county of your residence. For the duration of this fundariser, Energy Plant will do it’s best to promote your music, and to offer opportunities to get votes.

Website: energyplantarts.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/energyplantarts

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/703140749729134/

Email: yj.carson@energyplantarts.org

Spread the word:

Whether you can or cannot financially give to these scholarships, please spread the word and support our cause, hosted by Energy Plant, our local, non-profit professional recording studio, located in Chico, CA.

Sign Up List So Far:

The current list of candidates is available here.