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How will it work?
- Bands/Acts/Artists can submit one music video of them performing a cover – this year we are not accepting original songs. The music video should clearly show the musician(s) performing their music.
- Any popular or contemporary music act/band - rock, pop, MC, solo artist (band, duo, trio, solo, MC) - can be entered for the competition. All entries must comply with social distancing guidance.
- All submitted music videos will be moderated by the Music Hub and The Rhythm Studio, and they will make selection of 7 Bands/Acts/Artists to be shortlisted for the final.
- The submitted music videos of these 7 Bands/Acts/Artists will be cut together alongside judges’ comments and streamed on the day of the final with winners and prizes announced.
Judging / Selection Criteria:
Each band/artist/group will be judged against the following criteria:
- Arranging (structure, musicality, harmonic interest etc)
- Technical ability of the musicians
- Quality of performance
- Originality and Wow factor
Marks given from 1-5 for each category: 5 = excellent; 1= oh dear!
Who is this event for?
- Pupils of secondary school age, 11-18, that attend a state-maintained school (including Free schools and Academies) in one of the three Tri-borough Local Authorities (RBKC, WCC, LBHF).
- Pupils who have their own bands outside of school (e.g. groups that contain pupils from multiple schools) must contain 50% or more members that are Tri-borough area residents or attend a Tri-borough state-maintained school (including Free schools and Academies).
- Monday 30th November 2020– Launched to schools
- Friday 26th February 2021 – Online Submission of song/video
- Friday 12th March 2021 – Announcement of the shortlisted bands/acts for the live stream
- Thursday 25th March 2021 – Live Stream event with judging and winners announced
How to enter: There is a two-step process for submitting an entry.
Each Band/Act/Artist must complete the Wufoo form https://tbmh.wufoo.com/forms/zbr878u0e68zol/to provide key information. The submission cannot be processed without giving this information.
- One named contact that will act as the single point of contact for all communications
- Name of the Band/Act/Artist, plus school(s) represented, and the boroughs represented
- The full Names of all band/act members; and which schools they attend
- Song title - providing all credits for the composer/arranger/lyricist
- A short 250-word description telling us about the song and the performers
- *Full publicity permissions for us to use your image/music to post online and agreement that we hold your data complying with GDPR.
Each Band/Act/Artist must submit their one music video using WeTransfer sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the message include band name and key named contact.
*Publicity, Press, Photos
All performers must agree to publicity release and will understand that images may be used in promotion of the event on websites, social media and press releases by Tri-borough Music Hub/Musical Boroughs Trust, and The Rhythm Studio/Rhythm Studio Foundation. Details of last year’s event can be found here.