Credit Unions Looking for Musicians to Sound Off 

A contest for young musicians in Maine is back again.

Credit unions statewide want to stay in tune with their future potential customers and give them a chance to advance their musical success.

For the third straight year, Maine’s Credit Unions are giving young musicians a big opportunity with their “Sound Off” competition.

“It’s one of many platforms that Young and Free Maine has to reach the young adult 18 to 25 year old Gen Y,” said Bangor Federal Credit Union Director of Marketing, ¬†Michael Sturdee.

It’s a platform that could have them performing at the Bangor music festival, KahBang, or they could win a number of other prizes to further their musical careers.

Until January 27th, musicians are invited to enter the statewide contest. The public will vote on their favorite five.

Finalists will perform live at Andrew Clifford’s Bangor business, Main Street Studio, for the chance to win a thousand dollar recording session there. It’s a partnership he’s excited to continue.

“To be able to just kind of hear the quality of music that I’ve never heard before in Maine, so we’re fortunate to be involved with this as well,” said Clifford.

A musician himself, Clifford knows from experience just how big an opportunity like this is.

“You can see their eyes light up, you know¬†whether they’ve been in studios before, or not, it’s just like they hear their vision come to life.”