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Fopp’s ‘Award for new music 2006’

Posted: June 6th, 2006, by Simon Minter

I’ve just been made aware that the deadline for Fopp’s ‘Award for new music 2006’ has been extended – it is in fact very soon (9 June). Now, I’m not normally a fan of these kind of schemes as they tend to involve hidden payments from, and bad deals for, bands involved. But this one seems pretty good. It’s free to enter, aimed at bands that are out there gigging and recording without a deal, and the winner gets to record for free, to get a free single release that’s distributed to Fopps around the country, and (maybe most importantly) to hang on to the rights of their stuff that’s released. Could be worth a go, it seems…

More info and form here.

Simon Minter

Simon joined diskant after falling on his head from a great height. A diskant legend in his own lifetime Simon has risen up the ranks through a mixture of foolhardiness and wit. When not breaking musical barriers with top pop combo Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element or releasing records in preposterously exciting packaging he relaxes by looking like Steve Albini.


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