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Spend a Day in the Studio with Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus, to Produce a Track for your Band!

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Here is your chance to have Blink 182's Mark Hoppus and Chris Holmes produce a track for your band, in the CA-based studio, Opera Music, that Mark owns with Blink 182 drummer, Travis Barker.This will include 8 hours of studio time.

Latest studio projects include: Blink 182, Eminem, Lil' Wayne, Motion City Soundtrack, New Found Glory and +44.

Bass player Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker (blink-182 and +44) bought the studio in 2005 to start working on various projects. "When we bought it, one room was built out, and t he second room was still being framed," Hoppus says. "We rewired the building, installed the board, patch bay, and outboard gear, and finished construction on Studio B. It took a few months, but has been used nearly every day since."

After five albums, blink-182 took a hiatus but bass player Hoppus wanted to keep writing and recording. While starting his band +44 as a side project was a calculated effort, Hoppus stumbled into producing by chance. “We [blink-182] took a band called Motion City Soundtrack on tour with us a few years ago," Hoppus says. “On the tour, I talked with them at great length about music and recording. They were getting ready to go into the studio to start their next record, and at the end of the tour, they asked if I would produce it. I immediately said yes, never having produced anything, and not having heard a single demo of their new music.”

Over the years, Hoppus has recorded in his fair share of big, expensive studios, but Opera Music takes the pressure off of the ticking clock. And having two studios within Opera Music means that there’s no fighting over who gets to use the space when. “The two-studio configuration works great,” Hoppus says. “Having our own studio allows Travis and me to work at our own pace, on whatever we choose.” From recording with his own bands to producing other artists, Hoppus has broadened his experience in t he studio. “I think the most important lesson I’ve learned in the studio is to be open to all ideas, and always trust your gut,” he says. “I want to continue working with bands that I like and help them define their sound and focus their ideas. It is an honor to be asked to be part of a band’s creating process. Watching a song evolve from an idea to a full song is a beautiful experience.”

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Includes 8 hours of studio time. Must be redeemed before March 2010, based on a mutually agreeable date between the winner and Mark. Airfare, transportation and accommodations not included.
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Spend a Day in the Studio with Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus, to Produce a Track for your Band!

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