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Best Live Band to be Sponsored by Eagle Rock

Grammy Award-winning international music film producer Eagle Rock Entertainment is to sponsor the Best Live Band category at the Heavy Music Awards 2017.

Over 20 years the organisation has made and distributed films for a host of music heavyweights including The Rolling Stones, Queen, Sir Paul McCartney and U2.

Based in London, the company also counts Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Black Sabbath, Slipknot and Metallica among it film credits.

Eagle Rock – which is part of Universal Music Group – also operates two record labels namely Eagle Records and Armoury Records and in 2010 it won a Grammy Award for The Doors documentary, When You’re Strange.

Through its DVD releases of live performances and documentaries it has amassed no less than 38 multi-platinum awards, 50 platinum awards and 100 gold awards.

Eagle Rock’s Helen Buffett said, “Over the years Eagle Rock has worked with the biggest legends in Rock from Alice Cooper to the Rolling Stones.

“To continue this journey Eagle Rock have some exciting new titles to be announced, very soon.

“We are honoured to be involved in the inaugural Heavy Music Awards.”

She added, “We are passionate about live music and our aim is to celebrate artistic talent on-stage, while also allowing access for fans across the globe to experience these legendary live performances. For this reason we are delighted to be sponsoring ‘Best Live Band’.”

Co-founder of the Heavy Music Awards, Andy Pritchard, said: “We are so pleased to welcome Eagle Rock into the HMAs.

“For two decades they have been producing concert films and documentaries for some of the most legendary heavy music artists and bands ever and we’re very proud to offer a platform to promote and celebrate such a great collection of musicians and performances.”

To check out Eagle Rock’s current range of DVD, Blu-Ray and digital concert films and documentaries, visit eagle-rock.com.

HMAs Appoint BIMM as Education Partner

Europe’s largest provider of contemporary music education has joined up with the Heavy Music Awards.

The British and Irish Modern Music Institute, known internationally as BIMM, has signed up as ‘Education Partner’ of the Awards.

Students of the school will be offered the opportunity to get involved behind the scenes at the Heavy Music Awards which takes place on August 24 in London.

BIMM offers courses in music performance, song writing, production, business and journalism and has strong ties with the heavy music scene.

It has colleges in seven cities – London, Berlin, Dublin, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton and Birmingham – and boasts more than 50 years’ experience in helping students launch successful careers in the music industry.

Their high standard of educational provision has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency – the independent body entrusted with monitoring standards in Higher Education – in their Higher Education Review (HER).

Former students of BIMM include members of Architects, Periphery, The Xcerts and As Lions.

Speaking about the organisation, Roger Daltrey of The Who, remarked “Every facet is taken care of, you’ll always be able to survive in this business if you’ve been through a course like this.”

Leo Nicholas, Head of Industry Liaison and Careers at BIMM said: “Partnering with the Heavy Music Awards is testament to BIMM’s rounded attitude to genre, offering students from a multitude of musical backgrounds and preferences, a place to hone their craft. Standing shoulder to shoulder with these publicly-voted awards, dedicated to all things HEAVY, couldn’t exemplify this more!”

Andy Pritchard, from the HMAs, waxed lyrical about the new connection between BIMM and the Awards.

“This is beginning of a great new partnership between two organisations who share ethics,” he revealed.

“An important part of the Awards’ ethos is to support upcoming artists, bands, producers and songwriters in the heavy music scene and this chimes perfectly with BIMM’s rich history of nurturing great talent.”

BIMM offers a broad range of Higher and Further Education music courses – including BA Honours Degrees, nationally accredited Diplomas and Postgraduate Teaching Certificates.

Their professional highly vocational and real-world courses include studies in guitar, bass, drums, vocals, songwriting, music production, live sound, music business, music journalism and event management.

The first BIMM college opened in 2001 in Brighton and today more than 6,500 students have access to a range of amazing opportunities as part of their aligned network of colleges.

Between them, BIMM alumni boast Brit, MOBO and Ivor Novello awards, and have scored countless UK Top 10 albums and more than 30 UK Top 40 singles.

You can find out more about BIMM here.

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