Berry Street to give £5,000 to lucky emerging act

News: 26th March 2012 by Louise Dodgson under Recording & Production, Selling & Distributing Your Music

Berry Street Studio, one of the UK's longest-established studios, has launched a competition to give one band or artist a production and video package worth in excess of £5k. The competition is now into its second month.

The judging panel will consist of the Berry Street Studio staff, along with Marc Marot (former MD of Island Records, and Terra Firma Management), Arthur Baker, legendary producer (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, New Order, Afrika Bambaata etc etc), and Paul Young (multi-platinum-selling artist, and the first voice you hear on Do They Know It's Christmas?), along with a couple of as-yet-to-be-confirmed industry luminaries.
How it works:
Bands and artists should send a link to their song on YouTube or SoundCloud using the form via the link below. The song doesn’t have to be professionally recorded. Please do not send MP3s.
Starting on the 29th February, at the end of every month for six months Berry Street Studio will pick their two favourite bands or artists, who will be championed as our coveted Berry Street Studio Bands Of The Month. The monthly winners will receive a feature on the website and will be promoted on the monthly e-newsletter, which is sent to many contacts throughout the industry and beyond. The bands of the month will be immediately entered into our top prize worth over £5000.
In August, all the monthly winners will then be asked to send in a song, which hasn’t been professionally recorded. The panel, which will include the Berry Street staff and industry luminaries, will then select the song they would most like to record and digitally release under the Berry Street name. The winner will have their song produced, recorded, mixed and mastered here at Berry Street, along with either a a studio performance video or a “making-of” video to accompany the song. They will then digitally release your song on iTunes, promoting it via the website, blog, industry newsletter and various articles, making sure you sell records!

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