GIT AWARD 2013: People’s Choice in association with Bido Lito!, LFC, Seven Streets and Juice FM


Liverpool music lovers are given the chance to vote for their favourite artist from the 12 shortlisted for the GIT Award 2013.

The GIT Award judges pulled out all the stops during this year’s selection process.
Over six months of listening, hundreds of email exchanges and a dozen or so meetings they drew up the 12 shortlisted artists from near 400 entries.
However, during those meetings, and spurred on by conversations led by Bido Lito! editor Craig G Pennington and Seven Streets editor David Lloyd, it was decided there should be the introduction of the ‘People’s Choice‘ prize.
Similarly to the celebrated Liverpool Art Prize, the judges were keen to open up the 12-strong shortlist to Liverpool music lovers and let them have their say on the year in music.
Getintothis has teamed up with Bido Lito!, Seven Streets, Liverpool Football Club and Juice FM to host an online poll of the 12 shortlisted artists asking Liverpool music fans to vote for their top act from 2012-2013.
The winner will perform at the Award showcase on April 19 – and receive a special memento produced by Milk:Presents.
Peter Guy, editor of Getintothis, said: ‘The people of Liverpool love their music as much as football, culture and shopping – and that’s a lot. We want to give them their say on this year’s GIT Award shortlist and the best new music coming out of Liverpool – now’s your chance, it should make for intriguing discussion as they’re all musicians the city can be proud of.
Take a listen to all 12 shortlisted artists here.

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Musically speaking, Liverpool has long since stepped out of the huge shadow cast by the Beatles. It takes something as good as the GIT Award to let the rest of the country know and make them pay attention – casting light on the city’s wealth of underground r&b, grime, avant garde, indie rock, DIY, EDM and psychedelic rock talent
– The Quietus

The GIT Award – what a blast! A great way for a city bursting with talent to show off its wares and make sure it holds its crown as the most innovative and original musical conglomeration in the UK
The Guardian

Last year’s GIT Award helped to bring Liverpool’s music scene to national attention – we’re pleased to see it back this year and can’t wait to get involved again

Businesses who would like to get involved can email for more information.
Further GIT Award 2013 reading
GIT Award 2013 at Leaf on Bold Street Friday April 19 with £1000 to winners.
For a full list of the GIT Award 2013 judges and their profiles read here.
The GIT Award 2013 returns championing the best of Merseyside music.
Reaction, report and pictures from The GIT Award 2012
Getintothis speak to Loved Ones after they scoop inaugural GIT Award.
Getintothis on The Kazimier and their GIT 2012 Inspiration Award.
Getintothis picture gallery part one of the GIT Award 2011
Getintothis picture gallery part two of the GIT Award 2011.
Getintothis‘ NME scene report and focus on the GIT Award and new Liverpool music.
Getintothis profiles the 12 shortlisted artists for the GIT Award 2011.
Getintothis‘ GIT Award 2011 podcast with Jamie Bowman and The Double Negative.
Getintothis on Royal Standard director Sam Venables creating the first GIT Award trophy
Getintothis teams up with Liverpool and UK’s creative business sector.
Liverpool Daily Post on The GIT Award: A forward thinking music award for Liverpool
Getintothis on why there’s never been a better time to champion new music in Liverpool.
Getintothis launches the GIT Award – celebrating the best of Merseyside music.




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