Yamaha Download wins New York Radio award

‘Yamaha Download’ Podcast programmes  awarded  ‘Bronze World Medal’ in the prestigious ‘New York Radio Awards’.
One of the most respected and prestigious organisations of its kind, the ‘New York Radio Programing and Promotions Awards‘  recognises and acclaims the world’s very best work in radio broadcasting each year . The awards are truly global with entries from radio stations, networks and independent producers coming from over 30 countries, these are then considered by top level industry professionals from who adjudicate the entries.
Yamaha Download , presented by BBC Radio 2’s Richard Allinson delivers a international guest list usually only associated with the best network radio. From regular live music sessions and gear demo’s, to interviews with the highest profile players from across the globe. Recent guests include Jamie Cullum, Paolo Nutini,Little Boots, Joe Bonamassa,  Elbow’s Richard Jupp and Keane’s Tim Rice Oxley .
Commenting on receiving the award and conceiving the Yamaha Download , Yamaha UK’s Professional Music Division Sales and Marketing Director, Ricci Hodgson said „I’m delighted by this award as it substantiates the direction we’re taking. I love nothing more than to listen to the artists that aspire me talking about their music, how they come up with the ideas for a song and their favourite piece of Yamaha kit. It’s a great formula and we love doing it. The Band for a Grand concept came about from the desire to give unsigned bands some exposure – our ambition is definitely to launch the next Coldplay from the Yamaha Download.“
As well as great guests the Yamaha Download has also given birth to the acclaimed ‘Band For a Grand’ project where unsigned artists are given the opportunity to record one of their own songs with a ‚budget‘ of only just one thousand pounds worth of Yamaha instruments.  The project has proved hugely popular amongst unsigned acts and an on-line vote is planned for the Autumn which will produce a shortlist of the most popular bands who will then be invited to perform a showcase gig at a London venue. The winners will then be given time to record in a top UK studio, voters could also win a thousand pounds worth of Yamaha equipment.
You can hear the latest content at www.yamahadownload.co.uk.