B-SIDE PROJECT LAUNCHES 2017 ANNUAL GLOBAL REMIX CONTEST TO FIND EMERGING MUSIC TALENT
Registration for B-Side Project 2017 is officially open, marking the seventh consecutive year of the renowned, global remix contest. Musicians, singer-songwriters, bands and composers of all genres are invited to enter at www.b-sideproject.org before 30th June. 50 original tracks will then be shortlisted and paired with registered electronic music producers from around the world, to remix these tracks before the 31st October deadline. The B-Side Project, now officially in association with Sound On Sound, and sponsored by Prism Sound for a third year, creates networks between musicians, producers and the wider industry, merging genres and providing real world opportunities to release their music, alongside additional platforms to amplify their careers. Leading manufacturer of studio microphones and headphones, Shure, is a new sponsor for the 2017 phase.
The winner of ‘overall best remix’ can expect a glittering array of prizes and opportunities, worth over $20,000, including, a Lyra Pro Audio Interface (also awarded to the musician / band who entered the original track), acoustic panels from GIK Acoustics, mic and headphones from Shure and Audio Technica, custom-made ear protection from ACS, product from ROLI and more! Individual awards can be won plus the chance to gain record releases – a huge opportunity for both original artists and remix producers.
The winning producer will be invited to watch their track being mastered at Metropolis Studios in London, where artists such as The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, The Who and Amy Winehouse have all recorded. Each of the original and remix tracks in the top 10 will be mastered at Metropolis and featured on an album to be digitally released on B-Side Recordings (distributed by Republic of Music), in early 2018.
Last year’s B-Side Project saw 400 entrants from over 40 countries take part in a competition of the highest standards. In 2017 expect even more entries and the bar to be raised yet further, with the winner revealed at an awards event at Metropolis Studios in London in December. This event will also be streamed live on the internet offering wider exposure for the winner.
With the help of industry sponsors and partners, this year including Prism Sound, WhoSampled, 8Stem, Minirigs and more, B-Side Project has helped numerous producers and artists since its start in 2009. 2014 winner Hugh Hardie is now signed to Hospital Records and continues to enjoy a successful career. He joins the judging panel again this year.
The judging panel is an indicator of the high regard in which B-Side Project is held within the industry. Last year’s judges are returning, including Roni Size, Utah Saints, Hugh Hardie, Matt Schwartz, Cut La Roc, Nu:Tone, Estelle Rubio, Talvin Singh, Studio DMI’s mixing and Grammy Award winners, La Roux plus mastering virtuoso, Luca Protelesi. In addition to this wealth of experience, also joining the panel for 2017 are chart-topping Clean Bandit, grime and hiphop producer S-X, as well as Claudio Passavanti, founder of Doctor Mix and Sunlightsquare Records, plus Subpop founder Bruce Pavitt with his 8Stem co-owner Adam Farish.
For any artist trying to get a foothold in a highly competitive industry, B-Side Project offers a rare opportunity; an established global contest offering a widely-promoted platform for new music, access to industry professionals, potential publishing and recording deals, a huge prize package and the chance to create an invaluable network of contacts. B-Side Project helps emerging music talent build careers.
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About B-Side Project:
B-Side Project is an annual global remix contest founded in 2009. The main objectives are to merge music and to provide additional promotional and career boosting platforms for unsigned music artists both of live music and electronic production. The B-Side Project provides a network for musicians and producers to instigate extended creativity and collaboration.
Confirmed Sponsors / Prize Partners / Supporters (more to follow):
Prism Sound / Shure / Sound On Sound
GIK Acoustics / ACS / IK Multimedia / ROLI / Audio Technica / Metropolis Studios / Metropolis Mastering / WhoSampled / Blend / PRS / 8Stem / Minirigs