search


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 paired up to provide an opportunity for artists to collaborate to release an E.P. and win a top-of-the-range home studio setup worth £7,500 / €9,000 from HARMAN’s award-winning AKG, JBL, Lexicon, and Soundcraft brands! We were blown away by the number of producers and vocalists who got involved and participateed in our #StayHomeStudio challenge!

The standard was really high, and it was SO difficult to choose amongst so much outstanding talent! Unfortunately, we could only select one winning producer and one winning vocalist.

In partnership with

Meet our winners

Vocalist

Morgan Munroe

“Having your talent recognised by SBTV and Harman is one thing, then to receive all this equipment! AND getting to make a short EP to end the challenge off... it’s all overwelhming! I feel so privileged to have won the #stayhomestudio challenge! I've been itching to get in the studio whilst in quarantine so I'm VERY excited get back to creating and recording at home, now with a professional studio quality.!”

Producer

Shomokeh

“I can't explain how feel at the moment; nervous but super excited. I will be forever grateful, this is a real game changer! It's time to level up!!”

Shomokeh and Morgan have been hard at it since they received their prizes, working together to deliver their E.P.

How the challenge worked

We asked producers and vocalists to post a video of themselves playing or singing their track on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (maximum 60 seconds)

All of the following tags had to be included in the post description for entries to be valid:

Prize

HARMAN, which owns several award-winning recording brands including AKG, JBL, Soundcraft and Lexicon, provided the winners with the following products, allowing Shomoke and Morgan to enhance their home studios 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:


For Instagram and Twitter entries use:

  1. #StayHomeStudio
  2. @akgaudio
  3. @sbtvonline

For Facebook entries use:

  1. #StayHomeStudio
  2. @akg
  3. @sb.tv

Producer Criteria:

  • Was open to all producers, regardless if they’re just getting started or have years of experience
  • Had to feature an original composition/beat
  • Could be from any musical genre
  • Video had to be filmed in portrait mode and show themselves playing back the track

Vocalist Criteria:

  • Was open to all vocalists, regardless if they’re just getting started or have years of experience
  • Could be an original composition from any musical genre
  • Video had to be filmed in portrait mode and show themselves performing

Factors the judges will consider:

For Producers
  • Needed to inspire 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”

Retail partners:

We worked with some of our retail partners in Europe to provide special offers on 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 below to browse the offers from our retail partner in your country.

 
















 

View the video of our winners putting their EP together

   

#StayHomeStudio

@akgaudio @sbtvonline

#StayHomeStudio

@akg @sb.tv

For more information, please consult our T&Cs