JBL announces UK singer-songwriter contest

Steve Levine
Steve Levine

Steve Levine: perfectly placed to be the head judge for the EON ONE Take competition

Loudspeaker brand’s new competition offers the chance to win a PA system and recording day with Grammy-winning producer Steve Levine

Harman-owned loudspeaker brand, JBL Professional, has announced a new competition giving the UK’s best unsigned singer-songwriters the opportunity to showcase their talents and be in with a chance of winning some top prizes. JBL’s EON ONE Take contest is open to all residents in the UK over the age of 18 and unsigned to any record labels, and the judging panel will looking to hear an original song and performance.

The top 40 voted entries will win an AKG P5i microphone and move through to the live phase of the competition. Qualifiers will then be invited to visit their chosen local retailer to record their song live in ‘one take’ in the JBL EON ONE recording pod. Each performance will be filmed and uploaded to the competition site, where the song will be judged by an elite panel including former BPI Producer of The Year and Grammy Award-winning producer, Steve Levine, and our very own Songwriting editor Russell Deeks.

The judges will select the grand prize winner, who will take home a JBL EON ONE Portable PA system and spend a day recording and mixing with Steve Levine at London’s Strongroom Studios, and 10 runners-up who will each receive a pair of AKG K702 headphones.

Entrants need to register and upload an original song performed by themselves that is no longer than three minutes in duration, consisting of a vocal and single instrument track. The song will then be uploaded onto the contest wall and the entrant will have their recording hosted on their own competition page, from there it can be shared across social platforms to obtain as many votes as possible.

The competition is open for entry now and closes on 19 June 2017. To find out more and enter, visit eononetake.uk

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