RIP Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen has died after a battle with throat cancer. Read: at.wftv.com/3iB30PC
The Global Battle of the Bands is the worldwide live music championship for bands playing their own songs, live. Every year, A&Rs search for talented bands around the world through local music battles.
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GBOB - The Global Battle of the Bands is a global live music championship for real, unmanufactured bands playing their own, original music. In GBOB there are only two main rules: All bands have to play their own songs, and they must play it live. The championship is open to bands of all ages, music genres, whether signed or unsigned. In each country, local and national finals occur, or just a national final in smaller countries. The national winning band travels to the GBOB World Final, and competes with other winners from around the world. Only ONE band will win the title "Best New Band in the World", and the International Band Development Package which includes a studio recording, music video production, a contract offer from Fruitbeat Records, and international promotion. London. The first GBOB World Final happened 2004 at the historic Astoria in London, where representative bands from countries within Europe competed. The first winner was the band "Second" from Spain, who after winning got signed with Warner-Atlantic and was offered a publishing contract with EMI. The band also toured Europe with Shakira and Depeche Mode. From 2004 to 2009, The World Final happened every year in London. Worldwide. From 2010 up until today, the competition has been growning to include at least 15 countries across five continents, with the entrance of Bahamas in Central America, and South Africa. During the same year, the first World Final outside of London was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The second World Final outside of London happened 2013 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Media. Since 2005 up until today, National Competitions have already been reaching wider audiences through TV Partnerships in countries such as Russia, Malaysia, Romania, Philippines, Belarus, Moldova, Finland. The Future. Global Music Garden has recently launched its own music publishing company and record company, Fruitbeat. In the next few years, Global Music Garden is looking forward to offering special services for bands worldwide.
Testimonies "I had a blast being a judge at GBOB. There wasnt one single band on the stage who didnt deserve to be there. I really like the concept and hope it grows year on year.." Steve Lillywhite, Producer - U2, The Rolling Stones "It's very exciting to have been part of the foundation of a music event whose reputation is increasing exponentially... Participate now before GBOB becomes the next SXSW or CMJ." Gary Helsinger, Universal Music Publishing "Thank you on behalf of Heavy Mojo. We had a great time in every round of the competition, especially the US finals in Los Angeles and playing the historic Astoria in London. ...We hope that with the opportunities that are now available to Heavy Mojo, we can make 2007 a break-out year for the band and give GBOB the credit it deserves for finding new talent." Heavy Mojo, USA GBOB World Champions 2007 "THANK YOU GBOB. The competition came when it felt like the band had nothing more to give, having so many doors in the music industry slammed on our faces. Winning that competition helped restore the band's confidence as musicians and songwriters, and helped us financially to continue to record, tour, and promote Kopek. All in all, it put us in the course where we are today. RESPECT." Kopek, Ireland GBOB World Champion 2005