The winners of this year’s annual Loeries Battle of the Bands will win a recording contract from EMI Music and a trip to one of the most famous recording studios in the world, Abbey Road Studios! Read on to find out how to get involved and what to expect on the night:
The 33rd Annual Loerie Awards in Cape Town will kick start the ceremonies with the EMI Music Battle of the (agency) Bands. All industry bands can enter – agencies, production companies, sound studios, design companies and educational institutions – by the 26th of August and five shortlisted bands will perform on stage at Mercury Live on Friday 16th of September.
5fmâ€™s DJ Catherine will open the party at 8pm and will represent EMI Music on the judging panel, along with revered house DJ Kevin Grenfell. The winning band will receive a recording contract, with a digital release for the recorded single to the value of R40,000, and each band member will receive 25 CDs each from the EMI catalogue of their choice valued at R2500. Band members from the other participating bands will receive 10 CDs each of their choice valued at R1000.
To enter, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with a sample of your music (as an mp3 file), the bandâ€™s name, the company you are representing, a list of the band members, what genre of music you play, plus myspace, facebook or twitter links and some photos. Entries close on 26 August and the shortlisted bands will be announced on 29 August.
Vodacom Mobile Media will provide an SMS voting platform and the audience will vote for their favourite band on the night.