B-Side Project, In Association With Prism Sound, Names The Date for Its 2016 Awards

Now in its sixth year, this respected competition concludes with a star-studded awards ceremony at Metropolis Studios, London, on December 1st.
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B-Side Project, the renowned, global remix contest in association with Prism Sound, will culminate on Thursday 1st December with its annual awards ceremony, to be held at the prestigious Metropolis Studios in West London. The evening will see winners in categories such as Best Arrangement and Best Remix Production, take home awards - including an entire studio worth over £15,000 – presented by heavyweight B-Side judges, La Roux, Nu:Tone, Roni Size, and Utah Saints. Special performances are in store on the night, and people everywhere can watch via a live stream (www.prismsound.com/livestream) as the next generation of musicians and remix producers are recognised for their exceptional talents.

At the awards ceremony from 7pm – 10:30pm (GMT) on 1st December, music industry professionals will come from all over the country to find out who will be crowned future stars as unearthed by the B-Side Project. The evening will be hosted by Too Many T’s, one of the UK’s freshest live hip hop acts, who’ll later deliver a stand-out performance, showcasing the talents that have seen them perform main stage slots at the likes of Kendall Calling and Bestival, warming up for hip hop legends, De La Soul and more.

Members of the world class judging panel will attend the event to hand out the awards – a list of names that indicate the high regard in which B-Side Project is held within the industry. These include Grammy Award winners La Roux, Hospital Records artist Nu:Tone (a.k.a Dan Gresham), drum ‘n’ bass legend Roni Size, and Superfoxx founder Krystal Roxx, who will end the night with one of her trademark, high-energy DJ sets. 

Over 10 awards will be presented to the best in class, each receiving prizes from B-Side Project sponsors including Prism Sound and Amphion Loudspeakers. Categories include: Most Imaginative Remix, Best Arrangement, Most Innovative Remix presented by Roli, Best Female Remix Producer sponsored by Superfoxx (new for 2016), the Best Top 9 remixes, and the ultimate award, Best Remix Production presented by Prism Sound. 

Winner of the Best Remix Production will take home an entire studio worth over £15,000, including a Prism Sound Lyra Pro Audio Interface, a pair of Amphion Loudspeakers One15 Studio Monitors, Studio Package One acoustic panels from GIK Acoustics, mic and headphones from Audio Technica, a Seaboard Rise from Roli, custom-made ear protection from ACS, software from IK Multimedia and more! The original artist of the winning remix will also be given some top equipment. 

The winning producer will also be invited to watch their track being mastered at Metropolis Studios in London, where artists such as The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, The Who and Amy Winehouse have all recorded. 

More awards and prizes are up for grabs in the Public Choice Award. The top 10 remixes as chosen by members of the public, will go on to be digitally released as a double album (original and remix tracks) through B-Side Recordings in early 2017, and each artist will also be offered a single track publishing deal from Metropolis Music Publishing. Public votes can be cast from Wednesday 16 November at www.b-sideproject.org/vote 

The awards ceremony is invite only for participating musicians, producers, sponsors, and partners, however members of the public can get involved by tuning into the 3-hour live stream from 7:30pm (GMT) at www.prismsound.com/livestream. There are very limited spaces available for music industry professionals to attend, which can be enquired about at 

info@b-sideproject.org.

200 musicians and 200 producers from over 40 countries registered to take part in this year’s B-Side Project, a competition of the highest standards with a truly global appeal. Since its conception in 2009, the B-Side Project and its associated partners have helped numerous producers and artists get a foothold in a highly competitive industry, gain access to industry professionals, secure potential publishing and recording deals, win huge prize packages, and the opportunity to create an invaluable network of contacts. 2014 winner Hugh Hardie went on to sign to Hospital Records and join the B-Side judging panel for the next two years. 

Expect the bar to be raised yet again when the 2016 results are delivered at Metropolis this December. 

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About Prism Sound 

Founded in 1987, Prism Sound manufacture high-quality professional digital audio hardware and software for music and sound production for the music, film, television, radio and multi-media markets and a range of specialized measurement equipment used in audio equipment development, manufacturing, system building and maintenance.  The company's product range includes a range of audio interfaces covering applications from desktop or mobile recording & production to major studio facilities; Prism Sound also produces the SADIE audio production workstation software used by major national broadcasters such as the BBC, as well as many of the world's leading mastering houses and classical or live music recording engineers. Prism Sound measurement equipment is used to measure the performance of either audio electronic devices or electroacoustic devices and is well established in major manufacturing sectors such as automotive electronics, headphones and headsets as well as professional audio.

For more information: www.prismsound.com