This year, the award-winning talent search will be even bigger and better, with more time for artists to submit their work, and with Howarth Timber’s favourite artist set to take centre stage at the prestigious Audio and Radio Industry Awards (ARIAs) in October.
Kicking off in March, local artists and bands can submit their music to localmusiclive.org for a chance to played on local music stations across the UK, including Fix Radio in London, Rock FM in Lancashire and the Lincs FM group.
After two months, each Howarth Timber branch will select who they think is the best act from their local area, with Local Music Live and Howarth Timber choosing their overall favourite and providing a platform for them to put their music in front of a wider audience.
The favourite act will have the chance to record a track at Redwall Studios in Greater Manchester, and shoot a music video with Leeds-based creative agency, Harris. But the biggest stage of all will be the ARIAs, which sees the biggest radio stars in the UK gather together for a star-studded evening at the First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Last year’s event was hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, and past performers have included Grammy-award winner Gregory Porter and former BRIT-award winners, the Kaiser Chiefs.
Commenting on Howarth Timber’s ongoing sponsorship of the event, marketing manager Gavin Knowles said: “We’re proud to be continuing our support for local artists through our sponsorship of Local Music Live.
“The initiative was a resounding success last year, allowing us to connect with our branches’ local communities through music, and we believe we have unearthed a real star of the future UK music scene in our favourite act, Feliicia Eliza.
“This year, we’re very proud to see the initiative being taken to the next level, and staff across our branch network and head office are looking forward to listening out for the UK’s next big thing.”
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