Prestigious Merseyside Music Awards For Our Grassroots Talent
Despicable rival and good for nothing Liverpool music blog, Get In To This, (Ooo how I hate those guys) are doing what someone in this city should have done a long time ago. Serenading this city’s musical talent with a prestigious award. Best thing? It could be you taking it home…
Peter Guy of the Liverpool Echo and the ever informative getintothis.merseyblogs.co.uk is putting together the GIT Awards. An award that will be given to an artist or band who truly deserves it and who represents the talent this city produces. The award has already made it in to NME Magazine’s top 5 top picks and is being dubbed Merseyside’s answer to the Mercury Music Prize. Take a look at this…
Sandhills Studio is offering a day’s free recording time with a top producer, while the winners will play next year’s Liverpool Sound City and Liverpool Music Week.
Vice Magazine, meanwhile, has asked Getintothis to promote an exclusive gig at their London-based bar, The Old Blue Last, featuring the winners.
On top of this, Skelmersdale film-maker Ian Gamester, who has been shortlisted for the prestigious Virgin Media Shorts film, will make the band’s video promo which will be screened at FACT’s boutique Box cinema for the winners and their nearest and dearest. Further goodies from sponsors will be announced in the coming months.
Simple! The only rule is that the music made must have a direct connection with Liverpool. You could be from Liverpool, recorded the tracks in a Liverpool studio, write about Liverpool. As long as you can make a prominent link between your music and our city that long list of craziness could be yours!
How to Enter…
To apply send four tracks to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or alternatively post to Peter Guy, The GIT Award, Liverpool Daily Post & ECHO, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L693E
Closing date: Spring 2012. Exact date TBC.
There’s a long list but here’s the endorsers of the GIT Awards…
Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool Music Week, Cream, Creamfields, Vice Magazine, The Quietus, Liverpool Vision, ACME, It’s Liverpool, Liverpool City Council, Culture Liverpool, FACT Cinema and Art Gallery, Liverpool Museum, Probe Records, The Music Consortium, Bido Lito! Magazine, WAXXX Magazine, Sandhills Recording Studios, Elevator Studios, The Motor Museum Recording Studios, Dawsons, Resurrection, Lost Art, LIPA, Weavers Door, Bold Street Coffee, The Green Cauldron, Cains Brewery, The Bluecoat, Static Gallery, The Masque, Leaf, Sentric, CMU Daily, EVOL, Mellotone, Harvest Sun, Samizdat, Another Media, Obscenic, Mercy, Hive Collective, Jon Hillcock’s New Noise, UR BEATZ, Seven Streets, Liverpool Live and of course ourselves at the ManGone Blog!
Fancy it? What are you waiting for? Get In To This!
Check out Peter Guy’s Liverpool Music Blog at www.peterguy.merseyblogs.co.uk/
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