Yamaha have launched a new web site at www.yamahadownload.com. The focus of the new site is on artist interviews, news and reviews, with several big names are involved in the launch, including The Editors, Elbow and Paulo Nutini. The site will also host tips and hints from top front-of-house engineers and performers, as well as regular weekly promotions.
Yamaha have also announced the details of the final heat of their Band For A Grand competition, where unsigned acts compete to win £1000 of Yamaha gear and time in a top recording studio. The final of the year-long competition will be held on December 7th at the Stables in Milton Keynes, where the five most popular bands from the tour will battle it out for the prize. You can even use the new site to vote for your favourite band.