We're proud to announce that one of the Southern Hemisphere’s top recording facilities, Red Engine Recording Studios is now our recording studio sponsor for the event.

The winning band will record a single at this fantastic Brisbane recording studio owned by kiwi Andrew Cochrane previously from NZ band Satellite Spies amongst others.

A wonderful place to record, the band away from home living and breathing your songs, achieving world class recordings.

Flights to Brisbane and accommodation are included in the prize.

Steve James has a remarkable career of successes in recorded music; Grammy Nominated & Aria Producer of the year winner. Growing up in the UK entertainment business, son of famed British Comedian / Actor, Sid James, star of the Carry On movies. Steve’s credits include: Sex Pistols, Monty Python, Ginger Baker, Phil Lynott, Toyah, The Rutles, The Jam, The Screaming Jets, The Rumjacks, Mental as Anything, Cold Chisel, Weta, Hangar 18 and many others.

Steve is producing, engineering and mixing the winning band’s single at Red Engine Recording Studios, Brisbane.

Our USA sponsors Musik & Film, global airplay specialists, through their radio promotional division, MUSIK RADIO PROMOTIONS will again be working with us to promote the winning bands single throughout the world. The winners' song will be delivered and promoted to over 250,000 radio stations in over 180 countries.

This often includes airplay on BBC1 UK, Numerous stations in the US, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia & More with M.A.F's extensive reach.

As the oldest sound company in New Zealand, Jansen has maintained a reputation for delivering high quality, reliable audio and lighting solutions since 1949. Jansen has been Battle of the Bands sponsors for several years now, we are very proud to be supported by this legendary NZ Music company. Jansen's world class brands, Allen & Heath, makers of the industry standard - professional's choice of mixing desks; and Audio Technica, the world's leading microphone brand, are both supplying fantastic prizes to the winning band as well as for the runners up and individual prizes.

Dave Morello, drummer extraordinaire who plays for rock band FUSER, will again be supporting the event with his company ROCK YOU MENTAL.

Bringing competing drummers the opportunity to win prizes for his choice of the best drummers in the event. In addition, Dave is providing top of the range drums for some of the regional finals and the national finals for all the drummers to use and his hands on personal assistance.


More prizes will be announced soon.

A big thanks to our sponsors for supporting the event and NZ Music. Please visit their websites and check out their amazing products and services.


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