Judges join the world’s biggest battles of the bands competition on radio for first time!
TBFM Factor started out in 2010 as a one off show to put bands up against each other in an on air battle of music. It has grown so much that it has attracted thousands of bands from all over the world and this year we are back with our 3rd competition.
We kicked off with 367 bands from 23 countries in the back end of 2013. We have now gone through 10 weeks of battles where the public have cast over 10,000 unique votes to bring us to the quarter finals and the last 40 bands.
For the first time in TBFM Factor history, we have decided to bring in music industry judges. 8 people from around the UK with different backgrounds in this very tough music world to give their honest opinions on the music.
We approached these people and were amazed at how quickly they wanted to be involved and that just goes to prove their passion for music and their belief in the bands.
The 4 quarter finals will have 2 judges allocated (will not be revealed until results day). They will listen to the same 2 tracks that the public hear on the radio and will score each of the 10 bands out of 10. These scores will make up 50% of the weeks voting with the other 50% from the public vote which is done the same way as in the heats.
In the 2 semi finals there will be 4 judges allocated to each with the same methods used and in the TBFM Factor final, all 8 judges will vote on the 10 bands that made it this far.
Station owner Mucka Jay said “Having judges in the competition brings us to a new level. Its not just about being a popular band with a good following on Facebook, its about the quality of the music.”
We can now proudly reveal (in no particular order) the 8 judges for TBFM Factor 2014:
Guvnor of Monsta Entertainment & STC Touring
Director of Stampede Press UK
Artist & Media Representative for Strings & Things and UK rep for Ernie Ball Guitar Strings
CEO for Punkalicious Records
Band Finder for Home Grown Rock
The SARGE! Band Manager, Promoter, Headbangers Balls Director
Former Band Manager and Co Founder of Media Review Group
Live sound engineer for 10 years. Bloodstock Stage Manager for 6 years.
The quarter final battles commence this Sunday from 5pm UK time so make sure you tune in! Results announced the following Sunday at the start of the next show. Good luck to the bands that have made it this far.