GIT Award 2017 – the search is on for Liverpool’s best new music of the year

Bill Ryder-Jones with the GIT Award 2016 £1000 prize money

Bill Ryder-Jones with the GIT Award 2016 £1000 prize money

A cash prize of £1000 plus recording studio time at Parr Street Studios is up for grabs in the sixth annual Liverpool music award.

The GIT Award 2017 returns for its sixth installment in the New Year, with many acts hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Bill Ryder-Jones.

The GIT Award will once again champion the finest new artists from Merseyside, with the hunt well and truly on to find this year’s nominees.

Following a tremendous launch at Liverpool Music Week’s Closing Party earlier this year (see gallery below), the sixth GIT Award recipient will follow in the footsteps of previous winners Loved Ones (2012), Baltic Fleet (2013), Forest Swords (2014), All We Are and last year’s winner Bill Ryder-Jones.

The overall winner of the GIT Award 2016 will once again receive a cash prize of £1000, plus recording time in the iconic Parr Street Studios.

Speaking ahead of the launch party show, 2016 winner, Bill Ryder-Jones said: “I’ve always paid close attention to the GIT Award as they’re onto things before the rest of us and I’m sure 2017’s nominees will prove the same.

The process to find The GIT Award’s 12 nominees is already underway, with artists and bands invited to send their four tracks to the judging panel at [email protected] with entries closing January 31 2017.

Watch a highlights video of last year’s GIT Award below.