Within the framework of the Musikregion Westpfalz [West Palatinate Music Region] initiative, which is intended to emphasise and support the musical potential of the region, a CD with songs by regional bands was released – the "Westpfalz-Hits". The basic idea behind it: giving young bands the one-of-a-kind chance to appear on a CD with their own music and in doing so, gain publicity.
Young bands from the region were asked to send in their own song. The music that was submitted was of high quality and great musical variety, so it was easy for the jurors to put together an interesting mix. The young musicians' songs were professionally produced – as was selected music from established musicians – and were released in the summer of 2014 as "Westpfalz-Hits", In the meantime, the second edition has already been produced.
Upon the release of the CD, there was also a release tour throughout the region, with appearances at the Lange Nacht der Kultur [Long Night of Culture] in Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz-Tag [Rhineland-Palatinate Day] in Ramstein-Miesenbach, the Altstadtfest [Old Town Festival] in Kaiserslautern and similar events throughout the year in 2015.
Project period: June 2013 - July 2015
Project partner: RPR1.