Update to the 2014 prize list.

Afternoon all, today we have a bit of sad news followed up quickly by some good news.

Yesterday I had a long conversation with Dan at Alive Music. This past 12 months has been tough for a lot of businesses, including the Alive Music recording studio. For reasons beyond his control he has had to close the studio and withdraw his prize from our event.

Dan emailed me with the following, "It is with much regret after a good long run providing a recording package prize for the Okehampton BOTB, that we must withdraw this offer. The reason for this, is that funding of the main Alive Music studios is no longer available, therefore causing us to have to close down the recording studios facility and community project. Alive Music is continuing in its old format (2005-2008), helping local music, providing managed PA hire, stage and artist management, vocal coaching. We are still Alive in Music as always, doing our bit for the local music scene, as we have always done. We thank everybody for your support of Alive Music and wish you all success and happiness in everything you do in music."

I am sure that you all wish Alive Music the very best for the future and The Okehampton Battle of the Bands is very grateful for the that Dan and the team have given to us over the last few years.

BUT, the good news is that the team at Bow Software in Okehampton have offered up a fantastic prize, for one very lucky winner.

Physidigi sound - it's a physical digital musical thing. 
Audio triggered in clothes, flyers, keyfobs, badges and gig tickets by NFC* technology - this is physidigi sound! 

Physidigi are super excited to offer Battle of the Bands winners the following package worth approx. £700.00 :-
  • Digital production of their chosen pre-recorded audio or video onto physidigi.co.uk with downloads for 12 months
  • Band branded NFC merchandise to distribute (t-shirts, posters or flyers) to the value of £200
  • Joint PR opportunities out of the novel marketing approach
Physidigi is an exciting new way to reach and engage new listeners from bowsoftware.co.uk, we'd love it if you stayed in touch on twitter @physidigi whilst we put the final touches to our new website.

*NFC (near field communication) is a wireless data technology protocol which enables frictionless interactions, used by the London Oystercard system and contactless card payments.

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