FREE STUDIO TIME, FREE AMPS AND FESTIVAL SLOTS FOR LIVE AND UNSIGNED ACTS THAT COMPETED IN BRIGHTON - RESULTS
Free studio time, free amps and festival slots were amongst the prizes in Brighton for the UK’s biggest music competition Live and Unsigned which took place at The Hove Centre, Brighton this weekend. The Live and Unsigned Regional Final rolled into town and gave Brighton acts the chance to compete for free studio time, free amps, festival slots and other prizes.
The Regional Final brought together the best unsigned acts from Brighton and beyond in their bids to make it through to the Area Final stage. Those acts that made it through to the Area Final are now just one step away from playing the National Grand Final at Live Fest in The O2, London.
FREE STUDIO TIME BRIGHTON - RESULTS
Blackstar Exposure Award – The award for the acts with the largest quantity of submitted publicity material in relation to the competition. The act with the most press cuttings, copies of publicity on websites or recorded radio interviews on each Regional Final day will win a brand new Blackstar amp. If the winning act is not a band they’ll win a free day in a local recording studio worth up to £250, courtesy of our studio partner for Brighton, Metway Studios. In addition to this there will be runner up prizes of £125 music lessons courtesy of Brighton Singing Tuition. The prizes go to:
Coco and the Butterfields win a brand new Blackstar amp.
Mee win a free day in a recording studio courtesy of Metway Studios.
Breanne wins music lessons with Brighton Singing Tuition
Morgan wins music lessons with Brighton Singing Tuition
FREE STUDIO TIME AND AMP PRIZES BRIGHTON - RESULTS
Vintage Extreme Exposure Award – This award is given to the act that achieves (what will be considered) the most ‘high profile’ publicity material and/or stunt in each region. This is considered the most effective type of publicity – a large or ‘high profile’ organisation publicising your act in the competition enables wider exposure for you. For example this could be an interview in a newspaper or magazine or an appearance and interview on television. The decision on this award will be made by the Live and Unsigned team and their decision will be final. The overall winner in each region who achieves what is considered the most ‘high profile’ publicity will win a guitar of their choice – electric, acoustic or bass worth up to £350 courtesy of Vintage. If the winning act is not a band they’ll win a free day in a local recording studio worth up to £250, courtesy of our studio partner for Brighton, Metway Studios. The prize goes to:
Coco and the Butterfields wins a free guitar courtesy of Vintage.
On each Regional Final day we will award the act that sells the most tickets with a prize of a free day in a local studio worth up to £250, which for Brighton which is Metway Studios. This prize went to:
Coco and the Butterfields
FESTIVAL SLOTS FOR LIVE AND UNSIGNED ACTS
Festival Prizes – Along the way there will be acts selected from each of the showcase event for over 100 festival slots (see website), including festivals on a global scale such as Italy's Tour Fest, Sweden’s Peace and Love Festival and Latvia's massive Summer Sound Festival as well as UK festivals such as Relentless Energy Drink Boardmasters, Beach Break Live, Bearded Theory, Strawberry Fields, Norfolk Spectacular and Osfest. Brighton acts will have the chance of being selected to perform a slot at a number of festivals, with the Brighton festival partner being Paddle Round The Pier. Paddle Round The Pier were at the Brighton Regional Final and selected four acts to play at their summer festival. Well done to:
Coco and the Butterfields
Lucy In The Lights
MUZU Exposure Award – There will be an award presented by MUZU.TV www.muzu.tvfor the act who achieves the most views on MUZU.TV for their filmed footage from either the Regional or Area Final Showcase, the winner will be announced at the Grand Final at The O2. The winner will receive an exclusive all expenses paid trip to Dublin to make a music video in the MUZU.TV studio, and a documentary video of the trip, which will all be a main feature on the MUZU.TV home page and blog for a month. In addition to this there will also be 2 runners-up promotional prizes on the MUZU site with an equivalent value up to €5000. The award will be calculated on all views over 30 seconds based on the highest average daily views, this is to account for varying times acts will get to promote their video.
Facebook Photo Competition - We're holding a Facebook photo contest on the L&U Facebook page. The act that achieves the most combined likes, shares and comments on their Regional Final photo will receive a free photo shoot courtesy of Andy Benge Photography! Acts have two weeks after their Regional Final pictures have been uploaded on Facebook to get as many likes, shares and comments on their Regional Final photo as possible. We've already seen some great efforts in the first few days, so start sharing now!
Judging the acts at The Hove Centre, Brighton were Head of Future Music Chris Grayston, James Meadows from Warner Music Group, Paddle Round The Pier festival organiser Jen Paddle, previous member of the production team for Top Of The Pops Des Barron, songwriter George McFarlane, Tino Leonard from imediamonkey and Reverb Radio and Lisa Holton from Brighton Singing Tuition.
The competition was fierce, and the standard was extremely high. Well done to all the acts for putting on a great show!
Feedback from the judges will be on the website for all the acts that competed shortly.
With so much talent at the Regional Final, it was difficult for the judges to make a decision as to which successful acts proceeded through to the Area Final. Congratulations to those that made it through to the Southern England final on Saturday 26th May 2012 at Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AB.
For those acts that didn’t get through the Regional Finals, don’t forget to use your Wildcard! All acts have been given a Wildcard in the form of a national public vote. There is one place up for grabs and just two weeks to make your mark, so keep an eye out on the National vote page on the website and get voting for one of those last Area Final spots!
Finally, thanks to all of those who came out in their droves to support the unsigned talent of Brighton and surrounding areas – we can’t wait to see you at the Southern England final on Saturday 26th May 2012 at Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AB.