Media: Press & Radio

Contact
Please send questions only to addresses with associated topics. If you are unsure which e-mail to use, please send your questions to the general info address. Thanks!

General Questions:
info@camusicfest.com

Volunteers:
Head Volunteer Coordinator
volunteers@camusicfest.com

Booking:
Head of Talent Buying
Requests will only be addressed for national acts by established booking agencies.
booking@camusicfest.com, all other booking inquiries and questions

California Music Fest Street Team:

Go to Fancorps.com/camusicfest to join our streetteam. With their point and reporting system, you can be rewarded for your efforts and get cool California Music Fest stuff, including VIP badges, kick-off party badges, All-Event Badges and cool merch. For further questions contact:
streetteam@camusicfest.com

Publicity:
For an application to press credentials, Click Here.
Only for people with press requests. E-mails about any other topics will not be returned.
PR
publicity@camusicfest.com

CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST 2009 PRESS CREDENTIALS APPLICATION

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES AND CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO PROCEED WITH THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

NOT ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE APPROVED.

Press credentials and photos passes are limited.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY June 8, 2009.

Applications received after June 8, 2009 will not be considered.

Applicants will be notified no later than June 15, 2009.

YOU MUST BE ON ASSIGNMENT TO COVER CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST.

You must be covering the either the Surfing, Art Exhibition & Music festival. (For example, a magazine is doing a feature on the bands performing California Music Fest for the August 09 issue.)

If your intention is to come to the festival to do a story on only one artist and not the festival, you need to be credentialed through that artist. You will need to make your own arrangements to meet the band once you are onsite. If you are not credentialed through the festival, you will not have access to the media area. We will not credential media for assignments that do not include the festival as a whole.

An editor’s letter (emailed to press@camusicfest.com) is required for all affiliated freelance photographers and writers. We will not accept ANY applications from freelance photographers or writers who are not officially on assignment for a publication. If you are affiliated with a band, you must obtain entry and passes through that band. Note: Emerging artists are only allowed two working crew passes, so it will be up to the band to determine whether they can accommodate your request.

College newspapers and web-based publications can send writers only. We will not be granting photo passes to college photographers or website photographers. Certain special circumstances will be reviewed and decided upon on an individual basis. Only photographers with SLR, interchangeable lens cameras will be allowed into the photo pits. There will be no ‘point and shoot’ cameras permitted.

NATIONAL MEDIA OUTLETS:
Everyone interested in covering CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST must complete the official application form. All applications are carefully screened.

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA OUTLETS:
All international publications interested in covering CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST must complete the official application form in addition to emailing a detailed editor’s letter about your assignment to press@dfest.com on publication letterhead. Applications will be carefully screened by our international media department.

WEB ZINES and BLOGGERS:
Web zine writers and bloggers MUST provide specific information about your site in the description section of the application. Credentials for web zines and bloggers are extremely limited and will be evaluated closely.

FREELANCE PRINT MEDIA:
We will NOT accept any applications from freelance writers who are not on a confirmed assignment. An editor’s letter must be emailed to press@camusicfest.com on publication letterhead at the same time as your application or it will not be considered.

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHERS ON ASSIGNMENT:
Everyone interested in taking photos at CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST must be on assignment and must complete the official application form. All applications are carefully screened.

COLLEGE/WEBSITE PHOTOGRAPHERS:
We only grant a very limited number of photo passes to college newspapers and website photographers. Applications will be closely reviewed.

*PLEASE NOTE*
If you wish to contact us offering to be a festival photographer for CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST, you wil be required to submit examples of your work and you will be required to sign an official photographer agreement which requires you to give us all of your raw photos that you take at CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST. Please contact photo@camusicfest.com

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Only photographers with SLR, interchangeable lens cameras will be allowed into the photo pits. Point-and-shoot cameras will not be permitted.

If you think we may not be familiar with your publication, you can speed up the decision process by mailing a copy of your publication to:

CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST
35 W. Main St. Suite B #350
Ventura, CA 93001

By click the button below, I submit that I have read and understand the notes/requirements above. I agree to the terms outlined above.

If you are from a radio station, do not fill out this application. You will need to complete the radio request form HERE. (TV & PRINT GUIDELINES LISTED BELOW)

TV Application for California Music Fest 2009 Press Credentials

All Applicable Fields are REQUIRED.

Your Email:

First Name:

Last Name:

Phone:

Cell Phone:

Your Contact Address:

City:

Zip Code:

State:

Station name:

Station Type:

Viewership:

Assignment Desk Contact Info (if applicable)

First Name:

Last Name:

Desk Number:

Cell Phone:

Producer Contact Info (if applicable)

First Name:

Last Name:

Desk Number:

Cell Phone:

Please explain your assignment in detail:

Will you be covering LIVE?
YESNO

If yes, please explain in detail the days and time to which you would like to go live:

What is your assignment for covering CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST?

Have you covered ANY festival’s before
YESNO

If so, please describe:

A press pass will grant you entrance into the festival, surf session, and the press area. You will not need a separate ticket.

TV Press Pass Requested (maximum 3 per request)

Name 1:

Name 2:

Name 3:

TV GUIDELINES

If you have more than one crew coming to cover the event, then you will need to fill out a new request for EACH crew. If you have live truck operators coming, then you need to also contact publicity@camusicfest.com to arrange parking. In most cases the truck operators will not require a wristband to enter the gated festival areas or venues and they will not require credentials. We will determine after we receive your request whether you will need additional credentials for truck operators. If you have other concerns regarding multiple crews, etc, please note in the assignment coverage message box above.

If you do not know which reporter/photographer you are sending on assignment, just put the generic title of the person you are sending in the request. Only do this if you are absolutely not sure who you’re sending, if you do know, then please go ahead and put those persons’ names.

We must receive an advance schedule of requested live shots and b-roll. Please submit this schedule no later than June 11th, two weeks prior to the festival. We have a small staff and will be accommodating many people onsite. The more info we have from you in advance, the more prepared we will be to help you obtain what you need, so please plan your pieces ahead of time.

Last minute requests can be difficult to accommodate. We will try our best to help you with last minute requests, but there are no guarantees.

Print/Online/Other Application for CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST 2009 Press Credentials

All Applicable Fields are REQUIRED.

Your Email:

First Name:

Last Name:

Phone:

Cell Phone:

Your Contact Address:

City:

Zip Code:

State:

Media Outlet Name:

Media Outlet Type:

Circulation/Website:

Editor’s name:

Editor’s Contact:
(Note: If you are a freelancer, your editor must email a letter confirming your assignment to press@camusicfest.com)

What is your assignment for covering CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST?

Have you covered ANY festivals before
YESNO

If so, please describe:

A press pass will grant you entrance into the festival, surf sessions and the press area. You will not need a separate ticket. *If you only need a photo pass, do not fill out the Press Pass Request Fields, only mark YES in the photo pass request.

Press Pass Requested (maximum 2 per request)

Name 1:

Name 2:

Photo Pass Requested (maximum 1 per request)

Photo Pass Request?
YESNO

Radio Stations Interested in Attending and/or Promoting CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST:

Application for CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST 2009 Radio Credentials
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING NOTES AND FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO PROCEED WITH THE APPLICATION PROCESS. NOT ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE APPROVED.

Complimentary radio passes are limited.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JUNE 8th, 2008.
Applications received after July 8th will not be considered.
Applicants will be notified no later than June 15th, 2008.

A letter from a program director is required for all DJ’s. We will not accept ANY applications from DJ’s who aren’t officially on assignment for their radio station.

**If you think that we may not be familiar with your radio station, please give us as much information as possible in the following application. This will greatly speed up the decision process on your application.

If you from are a newspaper or a magazine, do not fill out this application. Please go HERE for the Press Credentials Form.

IF YOUR STATION IS INTERESTED IN DOING A CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST PROMOTION, please contact our publicist: publicity@camusicfest.com
Radio Press Credentials Form

Radio Application for CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST 2009 Press Credentials

All Applicable Fields are REQUIRED.

Your Email:

First Name:

Last Name:

Phone:

Cell Phone:

Your Contact Address:

City:

Zip Code:

State:

Station Name (number and call letters):

Station Website Address:

Station Format:

Cummulative audience against adults 18-34:

Promotions Director Name:

Promotions Director’s Phone:

Promotions Director’s Email:

Program Director Name:

Program Director’s Phone:

Program Director’s Email:

Will you be broadcasting LIVE?
YESNO

If yes, please explain in detail the days and time to which you would like to broadcast, in detail:

What is your assignment for covering CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST?

Have you covered ANY festival before
YESNO

If so, please describe:

A press pass will grant you entrance into the festival, surf session, and the press area. You will not need a separate ticket.

Press Pass Requested (maximum 2 per request)

Name 1:

Name 2:

Sponsorship

Only for companies interested in sponsoring CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST. E-mails about any other topics will not be returned. All initial inquiries should go to:
sponsorship@camusicfest.com

CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST Program Guide:
For information on advertising in the Dfest 2008 Program Guide:
ads@camusicfest.com

Vending

To apply to vend at CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST 2009 you will need to email us to request to download the vendor information and complete the application form. Send the completed application via U.S. Mail to the address indicated in the information packet. Applications must be received by June 1st, 2008 to be included in the initial review and acceptance process. Applications will continue to be accepted after June 1st until all spaces are filled.. E-mail applications will not be accepted. If you have questions, please include them with your application.

vending@camusicfest.com to request a vending or concessions application.

Lost & Found

If you lose an item at the festival, look for it at the Information booth. After the festival, e-mail us at the address below to inquire about lost items. Valuables will be held for 30 days after the event. CALIFORNIA MUSIC FEST will not be held liable for any unclaimed items.
lostandfound@camusicfest.com