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Call For 2016 GIT Award Entries

LIVERPOOL music prize The GIT (GetIntoThis) Award launches its fifth edition today (7 Jan) culminating in an event at Constellations in Liverpool’s thriving Baltic Triangle on Saturday 14 May 2016.

The process to find The GIT Award’s 12 nominees begins today with artists and bands invited to send their four tracks to the judging panel at

The fifth GIT Award recipient will follow in the footsteps of previous winners Loved Ones (2012), Baltic Fleet (2013), Forest Swords (2014) and last year’s winners All We Are.

The overall winner of the GIT Award 2016 will once again receive a cash prize of £1000.

All We Are Credit: David Edwards
All We Are Credit: David Edwards

Richard O’Flynn, from All We Are, said: “Getting nominated for, and then winning the GIT Award in 2015 was a great moment for us. As always, Liverpool is full of amazing bands and artists and to win the Award was both a surprise and a massive honour. The prize money was invested back into touring and was well appreciated. The support we get from the scene in Liverpool is amazing and we’ll always give it right back. We’re looking forward to next year!”

The GIT Award 2016 free launch event takes place on Friday 29 January 2016 at new Liverpool city centre venue The Buyers Club, on 24 Hardman Street, at 7.30pm.

Returning for his fifth successive year as a GIT Award judge, the Quietus editor, John Doran, said: “Even speaking as a bad wool – and one who lives in That London as well – it’s always a pleasure to be involved in the GIT Award. More and more people are starting to realise that Liverpool (and the North West in general) is currently going through something of a home grown musical reinvigoration in the kinds of genres you’d expect not to mention other areas such as grime, bass music and heavy experimental psych etc.”

A special Inspiration Award, recognising significant outstanding achievement in Merseyside’s music industry will also be presented.

The 2015 Inspiration Award was in recognition of Alan Wills and the label he founded Deltasonic which

Deltasonic accepting award Credit: Keith Ainsworth
Deltasonic accepting award Credit: Keith Ainsworth

launched the careers of The Coral, Zutons and many more. The 2014 Inspiration Award went to the team behind Africa Oye while previous recipients include Hillsborough Justice Collective (2013) and the directors of the Kazimier club (2012).

Rock & roller Louis Berry won the second One To Watch Prize following on from inaugural recipient Låpsley and a third hotly-tipped young musician will be crowned at Constellations on May 14.

Founder Peter Guy, said: “I’m delighted to be relaunching the GIT Award. In an age when award ceremonies have been cheapened by seeking viewing figures, selling tickets and watering down the very reason for which they were set up, the GIT Award has steadfastly remained true to its roots – championing the very best new music from Merseyside, pushing the superlative talents within our city to an audience that matters and collaborating with the creative community to provide an event the region can be proud of.

“Once again, the finest industry representatives from around the UK are on the judging panel providing a unique platform for our musicians to be heard to stand the chance of career-changing opportunities.”

This year’s panel will be revealed before the launch at Buyers Club.

Musicians, bands and creative types who would like to enter this year’s prize are asked to send four tracks to

Businesses who would like to get involved with The GIT Award can email


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