The mobile recording contest with Shure Off the Beaten Track


Go off the beaten track with Shure Microphones.

Singers, songwriters, producers and bands! How does winning a trip to Los Angeles to record at Hollywood’s Capitol Studios sound to you?

Shure, one of the world’s biggest and most favourited microphone companies, have launched an exciting new mobile recording competition for musicians. The competition concept is based on musicians filming themselves performing an original song in a unique location. A fun opportunity to get your music out there and try your luck at winning some incredible prizes too!

The focus is on originality, so don’t worry too much about video recording equipment. Think of something crazy, cool or weird that nobody else is doing, and use your surroundings. Do you live near a mountain? Hike up to the top and film yourselves on the peak! (so long as it’s safe!) Can you get to a Zoo, a cave, a spooky forest? Just think of a unique way to capture a weird, funny or beautiful moment and stand out.

What’s the prize?

Grand Prize: The winner of the grand prize will receive a trip to Los Angeles, California and a professional recording session at Capitol Studios in Hollywood + Shure Gear worth $5,000!

Legendary producer and engineer Al Schmitt, who has worked with Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and many more over his lengthy career, will oversee the recording session at Capitol Studios.

2nd Place: The second place will take away Shure gear worth $3,000

3rd Place: The third place will take away Shure gear worth $1,000

All 20 bands who have qualified for the shortlist and the winner of the wild card who has collected most votes will receive a box of Shure MOTIV gear consisting of a MOTIV MV88 and a MOTIV MV51.

How do I enter?

Simply upload your video on the Off the Beaten Track page and fill in the form. Your video needs to be a maximum of 5 minutes, and can’t be a cover. Don’t forget to check out the Ts & Cs too.

Who judges the entrants?

Grammy-nominated US singer-songwriter Tori Kelly will pick the ultimate winner of the final round. The grand prize winners will receive a trip to Los Angeles, California and a professional recording session at Capitol Studios in Hollywood.

Good luck! Let us know if you’ve entered through us so we can vote for you, of course!

Red Dog Music is the UK’s friendliest musical instrument and pro-audio dealer. Between our 5000 square foot Edinburgh shop filled with an incredible range of products, a spectacular shop in Leeds, and a London showroom in Clapham specialising in high-end instruments, dj and pro-audio, Red Dog Music has you covered from north to south and from performance to playback.


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