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Recent world events have given musicians new opportunities to express themselves and connect with fans, and led to an explosion of new creative material and online collaboration. Easy access to affordable but high-quality home studio equipment means the music now being produced at home sounds better than ever.  

Keen to support the stay-at-home creative movement, HARMAN and SBTV are pairing up to provide an opportunity for artists to collaborate internationally to release an E.P. and win a top-of-the-range home studio setup worth £7500 from HARMAN’s award-winning AKG, JBL, Lexicon, and Soundcraft brands!  We’re calling on producers and vocalists to get involved and participate in our #StayHomeStudio challenge!

Send us your music for a chance to work with other pros, get your music heard and win a top-of-the-line studio prize!

How It Works:

Kicking off on 8th May, producers and vocalists will have 2 weeks to submit their musical creation. The deadline to submit your entry is midnight on Friday, 22nd May.

A panel of judges from HARMAN and SBTV will select 1 winning producer and 1 winning vocalist. Those winners will be announced on Monday, 25th May.

The winning producer and vocalist from each region will not only receive a top-of-the-range home studio kit from HARMAN, but will work together from their respective home studios to produce a 3-track E.P., filming the process as they go. Your “making of” video will be released between Monday, 25th May and Thursday, 4th June. The final tracks will be released on Friday, 5th June and distributed via SBTV onto digital streaming platforms.

The Prize:

HARMAN, which owns several award-winning recording brands including AKG, JBL, Soundcraft and Lexicon, will provide the winners with the following products, allowing the producer and vocalist to enhance their home studio with professional-grade equipment:

  • JBL 708P Studio Monitors
  • AKG C414 XLS Microphone
  • AKG K361-BT Studio Headphones with Bluetooth
  • Soundcraft Signature 12MTK Mixer
  • Lexicon PCM Total Reverbs And Effects Plug-in Bundle
  • Accessories (mic stand and cables)

How To Enter:

Post a video of you playing or singing your song on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (maximum 60 seconds). All of the following tags must be included in the post description for your entry to be valid:

  • #StayHomeStudio
  • @akgaudio on Instagram/Twitter, or @akg on Facebook
  • @sbtvonline on Instagram/Twitter, or on Facebook

Producer Criteria:

  • Open to all producers, regardless if you’re just getting started or have years of experience
  • Must feature your original composition/beat
  • Can be from any musical genre
  • Video must be filmed in portrait mode and show yourself playing back the track

Vocalist Criteria:

  • Open to all vocalists, regardless if you’re just getting started or have years of experience
  • Can be an original composition from any musical genre
  • Video must be filmed in portrait mode and show yourself performing

Factors The Judges Will Consider:

For Producers:

  • Inspires an emotional connection
  • Chart topping ability
  • Composition
  • Mixing and mastering skills

For Vocalists:·

  • Vocal technique
  • Tone & flow
  • Performance and emotional delivery
  • Connection with “the beat"

Get a home studio kit now

We’ve worked with retail partner Gear4Music to provide a number of home studio kits, from those for musicians just starting out to those for musicians looking for professional-grade recording quality at home. Click here for more information at

AKG LYRA USB Microphone, AKG K361-BT Headphones

For musicians who are starting to explore the world of home music production

AKG P220 Microphone, AKG K361-BT Headphones, Soundcraft Notepad 8FX, JBL 104 desktop monitors

For musicians who want to move to the next level and evolve their home studio alongside their musical skills

AKG C214 microphone, AKG K361-BT headphones, Soundcraft Signature 12MTK, JBL 306P studio monitors

For musicians who are ready to get professional-grade recordings out of their home studio setup


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