We are definitely open to new and fresh ideas, but we'd generally like to stay within these guidelines:
1) We'd like the main text of the logo to be blue. It needs to be within the vicinity of these colors (#233f7b, #192f62, #1b63ae)
2) We'd like it to be a fresh and readable sans serif font...something that really pops
3) Be reserved when using gradients. We're not opposed to some forms of gradients, but please make sure it will be something that will look sharp in both 4 color and monochrome (newsprint).
4) Feel free to incorporate any musical symbols, ONLY if you have a good idea on how to incorporate them effectively. Don't add them just for the sake of adding them. Remember, this must be clean and readable.
5) MUST be in vector based format (.ai, .eps). No photoshop files, please.