A local music store is working in conjunction with our local hard rock radio station, to put together a compilation CD of area bands' original music. My problem with this, is that you have to submit a "professionally" recorded, three song demo and promo packet. I can already predict who's gonna be on this CD, promoting local music: The same ten bands I see in the paper every week -- bands with three CDs to their credit already. I suppose it wouldn't be very lucrative to promote a disc featuring dudes you never heard of before, but maybe said dudes are writing some killer tunes, but don't have the means to get 'em out there yet. Huh? I experienced a similar sitch about a year ago, with a different radio station that promoted local music by featuring them on what they called their Home Grown radio program (Sunday nights for an hour, starting at 11 PM). It was a great idea, but it always featured the same five bands every week. We were told that if we wanted to get on the show, we had to submit a more professional recording. "Hello! We don't have the money to do anything more professional! Maybe if you played our stuff, people would like it and come to our shows, allowing us to spend more money on a demo and then we wouldn't need you to help us!" Thoughts?