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B-Side Project launches 2017 annual global remix contest

Sarah Sharples 17 May 2017
B-Side Project launches 2017 annual global remix contest

The B-Side Project 2017 has officially opened registration and is encouraging musicians, singer-songwriters, bands and composers of all genres to enter before 30 June.

Then 50 original tracks will be shortlisted and paired with registered electronic music producers from around the world, to remix these tracks before the 31 October deadline. The Awards ceremony will take place at Metropolis Studios in London on December 9.

Prism Sound’s sales and marketing director Graham Boswell says: “The B-Side Project 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.”

The winner of Overall Best Remix can expect an array of prizes and opportunities, worth in excess of £15,000, 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, custom-made ear protection from ACS and Seaboard Rise25 from ROLI. Individual awards can be won plus the chance to gain record releases.

The winning producer will be invited to watch their track being mastered at Metropolis Studios 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.

Last year’s judges are returning, including Roni Size, Utah Saints, Hugh Hardie, Matt Schwartz, Cut La Roc, Nu:Tone, Estelle Rubio, Talvin Singh, 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, Dr Mix AKA Claudio Passavanti, as well as Subpop founder Bruce Pavitt with his 8Stem co-owner Adam Farish.

www.b-sideproject.org

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