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Best Recorded Live Act Winner Announced!

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We received well over 200 recorded live act entries with a great blend of styles, songs & performances. The judging was fairly split, as the standard was very high, it came down to four entries from the shortlist of 11. These four were Jamie Knox, Kobi, Redhouse Glory & Fickle Friends.

After much debate, the decision was made to award the 1st place prize to …

1st Place. Fickle Friends – Far from the forest

You can hear the song on the Music Gateway Profile.

We have decided to give all our shortlisted entries with a complimentary one year’s Pro Level Membership with Music Gateway worth £180 each. The short listed entries were as follows:

Goldman, Kobi, MR, Light Parades, Red House Glory, Dani Clay Band, Ivan Mihaljevic & Side Effects,  Jamie Knox & Soulvibe.

Abbey Road studios was made famous by the Beatles, who recorded most of their albums in the London Studios. It’s fair to say that as musicians ourselves, this truly will be a great experience to record in the music industry’s most prestigious recording studio.

In conjunction with 7digital, the winner will perform & record their own material during a 12 hour session, which includes a professional Abbey Road engineer & pro tools operator. We shall also provide 1,000 manufactored CD’s couresy of OK Media, one of the music industry’s leading product suppliers.

The winner & runner up will receive A&R Introductions to key music industry companies.
* 7digital
* Rhino Records (Warner Brothers)
* Sound City Liverpool for a future live performance opportunity
* Pro Level membership of Music Gateway for 1 year
* Two delegate passes to attend the Liverpool Sound City conference
* 1 years free premium membership to Band Wagon Gigs

Our congratulations to Fickle Friends & the other winners for their contributions.

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