For all those would-be musicians working in the advertising industry, opportunity knocks.
Pfeifer Music Partners, a Los Angeles producer of TV and radio commercials, is compiling an album of music performed by advertising professionals. Submissions are encouraged from individuals or bands with at least one member employed at an ad agency. The CD, to be titled Spotlight on Adbands, will be sold via the Internet beginning this spring.
"We've met many agency creatives and producers over the years who are also very talented musicians," said Pfeifer president Howard Pfeifer. "This is their chance to come out of the closet and show off their musical chops."
The album will feature the 10 best submissions. The judges are Jonathan Weiss, manager of creative services for MCA Music; Grammy award-winning producer Larry Klein; and Michael Shrieve, a producer and former member of Santana.
Artists will receive royalties, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Los Ninos Organization.
Submissions, on CD or DAT, should be sent to Adbands, c/o Pfeifer Music Partners, 3575 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90068.