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The Search is on for the Very Best Lip-Sync Tribute Bands, Solo, Artist, Duo or Group Performers in America 

INTRODUCTION

America’s Lip Sync Star is a National Talent Search which has proven to be a highly successful promotional concept for any club atmosphere including: country western, oldies, adult contemporary, rock and roll, top 40, and classic rock. This promotion has generated tens of thousands of dollars in publicity for participating clubs, and other organizations. This club audition format became so popular nationally it spawned the hit television series Puttin’ on the Hits which aired from 1984-88.

The series used the same club contest format that was so successful in the clubs. Ordinary people competed head to head by lip-syncing the hit recordings of famous music artists recreating in spectacular fashion the make-up, the hairstyles, the costumes… every movement and every gesture of the real thing. Just imagine, seeing look-a-like recreations of legendary music artists and tribute bands in concert on your stage.

The success of the series was the direct result of a well-executed in-market campaign implemented on a national scale in some of the most popular nightclubs around the country. The fact is, our organization licensed over 1500 preliminary club contests in 50 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Now it’s about to happen all over again, Are you in?

HOW IT WORKS

First you must decide to host an 8 week audition/contest. To make it affordable, we have slashed the initial fee to $250 for an 8 week license, renewable at the same terms and conditions. This price will only last for a limited time so lock it in now. Don’t miss out. As the number of audition sites grow we will license city, regional and produce the national finals. This is where our production crew will come in to video tape contestant segments from these clubs for the new series.

 

To host America’s Lip Sync Star National Search™ participating organizations must meet the following requirements:

    • Have a Stage and/or Dance Floor with Good Visibility
    • DJ and MC
    • Sound System and Lighting
    • Promotions Director & Staff
    • Provide Prizes to Contestants
    • Current on all Music Royalties (ASCAP)
    • Execute an Eight (8) Week License Agreement (Sample)
    • Pay an Affordable License Fee
    • Donate a Percentage to Your Favorite Charity

 

THE AUDITION/CONTEST STRUCTURE

Auditions can begin as soon as you are ready. The event will be marketed and advertised as America’s Lip Sync Star™ a National Talent Search.

The license states the first place winner from each of the seven preliminary rounds receive a minimum cash award of one hundred dollars ($100.00) and second place a minimum cash award of fifty dollars ($50.00), provided by you or your sponsor. The top three winners from each of the seven weekly rounds will advance to compete in the grand final contest. The first place grand final winner will be awarded a grand prize with a cash value of at least Five Hundred Dollars. The Grand Prize can also be a trip for one (including and hotel accommodations) to the Regional or National Final Competition.

During the 8-week event we encourage your organization to donate a percentage of the (door or bar) revenues to a charity of your choice. Should you elect to do so a press release will be sent to the media announcing the event and include that charity. We ask that during the grand final event a check be presented to the charity director in a ceremonial manner.

BENEFITS TO THE VENUE OPERATOR

America’s Lip Sync Star Talent Search was designed to provide the venue operator a unique opportunity to build customer traffic on a slow night over the (8) eight week contest period. Under normal circumstances (with a modest advertising budget), standing room only (SRO) audiences can be obtained by week number five (5) and will hold at peak levels thereafter, provided the event is promoted and operated according to the national guidelines.

Clearly, the attendance of the contestants, their friends, supporters, and curious spectators will greatly increase revenues on the night of the event, particularly if the contest is held on one of the traditionally slower nights of the week.

Few events exist that offers the opportunity to provide a highly successful entertainment format and enjoy a low risk profile at the same time. America’s Lip Sync Star Talent Search offers a low risk profile and high energy entertainment as a routine. The benefits are:

  •       Attract New Customers

  •       Increased Sales

  •       Stimulate Word of Mouth Advertising

  •       Attract Capacity Crowds Consistently

  •       Attract Free Media Exposure

  •       Increase Traffic on Other Nights of the Week

  •       Increased ROI

An added benefit is the possibility of your contest winners performing on other nights of the week. These performances will not only promote contest night but will draw new customers on other nights of the week as well. Additionally your contest winners may be booked to perform at local events such as half time at sports events, radio interviews or corporate gatherings and the like. Each time they are representing your establishment. It all adds up to free publicity for you.

 

WHAT DO I GET?
To maintain the integrity of the audition process each venue operator is licensed to conduct the promotion within the national guidelines. A standard license agreement applies to an eight (8) week contest cycle and is renewable on the same terms and conditions for as long as you wish to host the event. The number of licenses to be granted in each city is limited. A one day license is available for radio stations, and non-profit organizations.

After you have completed the licensing process, and funds have been received you will be sent via email a ZIP file containing digital templates for all the promotional and marketing materials needed to host your contest. Once you unzip the file, you will be able to add detailed information about the event such as dates, times, prizes, and logos, etc. Print as many of each as you need to properly promote your event.

Your organization will also have a page on our website displaying your company’s logo, and contact information, with a listing outlining the name of the winners each week, and your grand final winner.

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Standard Package of Contest Materials

The standard package of contest materials are described as follows:

·         Weekly Organizational Binder

·         Detailed “How To” Training Manual

·         Judges Score Sheets, and Related Forms

·         Emcee Outline Show Script Sheets

·         Official Entry/Liability Release Form/Flyer

·         In-House Promotional Posters

·         Promotional (4x6) 2-Sided Hand Outs

·         Sample Radio & Television Ad Scripts

·         Banners

·         Press Releases Sent to the Media

·         In-House Promotional Lip Sync DVD Videos (Optional)

·         On Site Consulting and Assistance (Extra Cost) 

GETTING STARTED  ($250 for an 8 week license)

If you would like to host the America’s Lip Sync Star National Search please complete the form below

 

 

Contest License Agreement

Download License Agreement Here

The contest license agreement grants the venue owner/operator a limited right to use, only for the purpose of advertising and promoting the contests and only for the duration of the contest, the trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos, slogans, copyrightable materials or other identifying marks of America’s Lip Sync Star National Search.

Download the License Agreement,
fill out the information requested in the License Agreement,

Ranwood Productions, Inc.
1765 Garnet Ave
Pacific Beach Ca, 92109
randy@americaslipsyncstar.com
Main Phone: 760-305-2094
Mobile: 858-336-6326
Fax: 619-393-0112
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A  Proven In-Market Promotional Concept Designed to Increase Revenues and Create Public Awareness for Your Organization

An Ingenious multi-week In-market marketing strategy that made Lip Sync a National Sensation

America’s Lip Sync Star Talent Search is a highly successful and proven promotional concept for small, medium, and large venues. The marketing concept for this promotion generated millions of dollars in free local and national publicity for licensees and launched the promotional concept into Hit television series status. Now it’s about to happen all over again, Are you in?

Hello, my name is Wm. Randy Wood creator of the hit TV series Puttin’ On the Hits which aired from 1984-88. The series was the first number one syndicated music variety show in history, generating an impressive 9.0 rating the very first year on television and was nominated twice for a Daytime Emmy Award. The rapid success of the series was the result of a well-executed in-market marketing campaign designed and implemented on a national scale by my company in nightclubs and other venues in 1982.

If you don't remember the premise of the show, Puttin' on the Hits was based on a contest format where ordinary people lip-sync the hit recordings of artists from yesterday and today recreating in spectacular fashion the make-up, the hairstyles, the costumes… every movement and every gesture of their favorite performers. Just imagine, seeing look-a-like recreations of your favorite artist or group in concert on your stage.

http://www.youtube.com/puttinonthehits  

As the consulting producer for the series, My company not only provided quality contestants to the show from across the country but traveled extensively meeting with venue operators, television station executives, sponsors, and the media perfecting every aspect of the project. My organization licensed over 1500 preliminary contests in over 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada. In fact this marketing concept was so successful the national media called the National Lip-Sync Talent Search contests a national phenomenon in early 1983 a full year before Puttin’ on the Hits first appeared on television. The national and local media loved covering these contests, and shows all of which generated tremendous exposure and record revenues for the participating licensees. For the contestants, they couldn’t get enough.

In today’s era of reality music shows with American Idol leading the way, we can tune into “The Voice”, “Rising Star”, and if you remember, “The Next Best Thing” that featured karaoke or singing look-a-likes completing head to head with full costume, make-up, and hairstyles. For the 90% of us who can’t sing the lip sync contest provides the best of worlds, original recorded music and look-a-like performers that mouth the words to the original recording in a concert atmosphere. It doesn’t get better than that! The excitement and the electricity in a SRO room makes “America’s Lip Sync Star” high energy entertainment at its very best.

Let’s face it, we will never have another opportunity to see Elvis, Michael Jackson, The Supremes, Prince and the Revolution, Madonna and the like perform again as they did at the height of their careers. Lip Sync performers offer the viewing audience that opportunity to see recreations of their favorite artist or group from the past and present on stage creating the excitement of seeing the real thing.

We have assembled all the contest, promotional, and marketing materials and put together a complete and affordable turn-key promotional package that will make it easy to implement in just a matter of weeks.  Whether this promotion is held in a club, at a mall, fair, college, university or as a radio station fundraiser event it’s a win win for all involved.

America’s Lip Sync Star is a unique eight (8) week promotion designed to provide the venue operator and sponsoring organizations with increased market share, higher revenues and greater public awareness with a low risk investment.

 

BENEFITS TO THE VENUE OPERATOR

America’s Lip Sync Star Talent Search was designed to provide the venue operator a unique opportunity to build customer traffic on a slow night over the (8) eight week contest period. Under normal circumstances (with a modest advertising budget), standing room only (SRO) audiences can be obtained by week number five (5) and will hold at peak levels thereafter, provided the event is promoted and operated according to the national guidelines.

Clearly, the attendance of the contestants, their friends, supporters, and curious spectators will greatly increase revenues on the night of the event, particularly if the contest is held on one of the traditionally slower nights of the week.

Few events exist that offers the opportunity to provide a highly successful entertainment promotion and enjoy a low risk profile at the same time. America’s Lip Sync Star Talent Search offers a low risk profile and high energy entertainment as a routine. The benefits are:

      Attract New Customers to Your Event

      Increased Sales on the Day of the Event

      Stimulate Word of Mouth Advertising

      Attract Capacity Crowds Consistently

      Attract Free Media Exposure

      Increase Traffic on Other Nights of the Week

      Increased Profits

An added benefit to venue operators is the entertainment possibilities of your contest winners performing on other nights of the week. These performances not only promotes contest night but will draw new customers on other nights of the week that normally would not attend. Usually these performers will happy to come in to entertain your customers for very little pay or a drink tab.  Other possibilities are that your contest winners may be asked to perform at other local events such as half time at sports events, or corporate gatherings and the like. Each time they are representing your establishment. It all adds up to free publicity for you. 

BENEFITS TO CONTESTSANTS

You’re customers, as Lip Sync contestants may appear on national television, win cash and prizes as well as become the “Star they always wanted to be”. They may have the opportunity to be paid to perform and represent your establishment at special events in your community as well as giving television and radio interviews or even seeing their name in the newspaper which is exciting and again, great advertising for your business. Thousands of contestants from all over the country have proven that there are no limits to what they will do to impress the audiences and celebrity judges in their quest for national stardom.

BENEFITS TO AUDIENCES

 Audiences will enjoy seeing the recreations of famous artists on your stage. Many customers attend not only for the entertainment value, but cheer on and support their favorite act. The audience is actually a part of the judging criteria “Audience Response” which promotes audience participation in the event, as well as creating “Stars” in your establishment. Very few people have the opportunity to see their favorite recording artists in concert because of cost, touring schedules, and some no longer tour. Lip Sync fills that void by illusion. Imagine seeing recreations of ten or more of your favorite recording artists in concert all in the same night on your stage. This promotion provides your establishment and your customers’ quality entertainment at an affordable price. 

STRUCTURE OF THE PROMOTION

America’s lip Sync Star has teamed up with Thunderball Films to produce the all new and up-dated version of the Lip Sync series. You can view video samples of the earlier performances at: http://www.youtube.com/puttinonthehits

Show contestants from all across the country will represent your club and compete head to head by lip syncing, performing and recreating on live television the sounds, looks, and moves of a popular artist or music group in search of being “the star they always wanted to be.”

Preliminary contests will be held at nightclubs and malls (for the kids) with the grand final winners from these venues advancing to the next higher level (city finals) of competition. Show producers will be on hand (at selected venues) to tape up close and personal interviews of your contestants. Contest winners will earn the right to be flown to Hollywood and compete at a major concert venue for a chance to win $100,000.00 in cash and prizes.

Show producers have structured a multiple city marketing campaign (city list attached) to find the very best Lip Sync acts from around the country.  This promotion is unique in that, other national promotions are usually conducted in one or two days (such as the American Idol auditions) but the America’s Lip Sync Star contests/auditions are conducted as an eight week promotion, seven (7) weeks of preliminary contests with a "Grand Finale" on week eight, renewable at the same terms and conditions, thus creating ongoing hoopla in the market. This marketing concept has been proven to provide the venue operator and associated sponsors consistent brand awareness in the marketplace over this extended period of time. The promotional hook of course is the Lip Sync contest format; can’t sing? Everyone wants to be a star.  

Contest Structure

Club Preliminary eight (8) Week Contests in the150 ADI Markets. 

*    Two Weeks of Pre-Contest In-Market Advertising and Promotions.

*    Seven (7) Weeks of Preliminary Contests.

*    One (1) Grand Final

City Finals:

When two or more eight week contest cycles have been conducted in a market, the market becomes eligible for hosting of a city-wide grand final contest. The venue operator hosting this event may also be selected by show producers for videotaping of the event for series segment on the national show. 

National Finals:

The National Finals will be held one each year at a venue and city to be announced.

WHAT DO I GET?

To maintain the integrity of the promotion each venue operator is licensed to conduct the promotion within the national guidelines. A standard license agreement applies to an eight (8) week contest cycle and is renewable on the same terms and conditions for as long as the host establishment wants to host the promotion. The number of licenses to be granted in each city is limited.

Each licensee receives what we call the "Black Box" containing all the promotional and marketing materials, outlined as follows:

      Promotional Flyer's, Table Tents

      Judges Score Sheets, and Related Forms

      Emcee Outline Show Script

      Contestant Entry/Liability Release Forms/flyer's

      Detailed “How To” Training Manual/Organizational Binder

      Contestant Reporting Forms

      In-House Promotional Videos

      Sample Radio & Television Spots

      Press Release To the Media in Your Market

      On Site Consulting and Operating Assistance (optional)

Participating venues must meet and maintain the following requirements to be eligible to host the America’s Lip Sync Star:

      Have a Stage and/or Dance Floor with Good Visibility

      Have a Disc Jockey and Emcee

      Have a Sound System and Lighting

      Have a Lip Sync Event Coordinator

      Provide Prizes to Contestants

      Current on BMI and ASCAP Music Royalties

      Sign Eight (8) Week License Agreement

      Pay an Affordable License Fee 

Return on investment is up to you. Revenues are based on money, effort and sponsorship participation. Your commitment up front with advertising is critical; the order of importance is television, radio and newspaper. You will get back what you put in. I recommend a strong radio ad budget with an on air radio personality hosting the first 8 weeks.

Few promotions exist that offers the opportunity to provide a highly successful entertainment event and enjoy a low risk profile at the same time. Lip Sync offers a low risk profile and high-energy entertainment as a routine. “Lip Sync is high energy entertainment at its very best” It just puts money in your bank! 

GETTING STARTED

Now that you have decided to commit to this exciting promotion, it’s time to call together your key people and enlist their support and assigning responsibilities to ensure a profitable and successful event.

WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK TO CONDUCT THE PROMOTION

Other than a weekend night the next best to worse day of the week to hold the event is on Thursday, Wednesday, Tuesday, and Monday. Select the day of the week that works best for your, schedule at least four weeks to set up the advertising, contact sponsors, etc. Plan at least two weeks before preliminary week number one for pre-contest advertising on radio and in-house etc.

Next fill out the information requested in the attached License Agreement, sign it, attach a check and mail it to the address in the Agreement.

ADVERTISING THE EVENT

You will want to contact your local radio station and sponsors to help advertise the promotion or donate prizes. A one-time initial advertising budget is highly suggested over a two to three week period to inform potential contestants and the public of the upcoming contest. Any additional (television or print) you would like to run will just add to the success of the promotion. With the proper advertising, the promotion will attract the media which means significant public exposure and hoopla for your organization. After the initial advertising ends, word of mouth and free publicity takes over, building each week, and continuing for as long as you wish to continue with the promotion.

 

PROMOTIONAL PRIZES

Now that the dates have been set, you need to decide on prizes for the preliminary contests and Grand Final contest (If you use the option of two (2) semifinals, prizes are optional as well) for inclusion on the promotional spots and print materials. The following are minimal suggestions as prizes for preliminary weeks, $100.00 cash prize for first place, $50.00 for second, and $25.00 for third place. A minimum of a $1,000.00 cash prize or an equal value (sponsor donated) travel package to a luxury destination is always an exciting incentive. We can arrange for these travel packages at cost if you prefer. In most cases a donation by a sponsor can be obtained for consideration on advertising materials, radio spots, and on voice announcements in house. They too will benefit by free name recognition from free press coverage.

After deciding on the prizes, and obtaining the radio station and sponsor logos etc. it’s now time to overprint the promotional materials as well as the flyer's/entry forms, to distribute to contestants and the public. These entry forms can be placed in sponsor business locations and other businesses for contestant sign up. Don’t forget to inform all your wait staff on promoting the contests. A prize can also be given to the employee who signs up the most contestants.

Prize values are again only suggestions however; cash awards are preferred by contestants. Many contestants will use their winnings to upgrade costumes, purchase props etc. greatly enhancing the entertainment value in your establishment. 

 

 

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