Defining the undefinable. This category celebrates THE image that defined music in 2022. THE picture that makes you stop. Makes you think. Makes you feel. A visual statement of music in 2022. We look through the lens to celebrate the photograph that captured a moment in time, the mood, the spirit of the year. An image that could be remembered for generations to come.
The winner will be gifted a one-week takeover of the Now Pop Two space on the world-famous screens at Outernet, to showcase an exclusive exhibition in the heart of central London. As the new home for music, there will be additional opportunity to capture behind the scenes footage at prestigious music events taking place throughout the Outernet London district to feature in the exhibition if they wish. The exhibition will launch in January 2024 and use of Outernet spaces will be subject to the winner signing Outernet’s standard terms and conditions.
About the Partner
Outernet is a new music, arts and culture district in central London. Music lies at the heart of Outernet. We are situated by Denmark Street often described as the birthplace of the British music industry where iconic artists such as Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols and David Bowie hung out, made music and lived. We have preserved and enhanced the heritage of this area and every music store is protected and will always remain a music store.
Later this year we launch The BPI Recording Studio – a professional quality pro-bono studio on Denmark Street, which BPI and Outernet will make available to the next generation of UK musical talent from all backgrounds and genres wanting to write, create, record and perform music. The studio will join the 2,000 capacity live entertainment venue HERE the largest in central London since the 1940s, as well two smaller venues aimed at emerging artists including The Lower Third, named in honour of David Bowie’s early band.
We have a multi-year naming rights and content publishing deal with the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) – the trade association for UK record labels and home to The BRIT Awards and The Mercury Prize. The partnership will put British music centre stage provide a unique world leading platform for exciting new artists through immersive audience experiences. Outernet will showcase content from BPI related events including The BRITs with Mastercard, The Classic BRITs and The Hyundai Mercury Prize as well as from causes supported by the music and creative industries, such as the renowned BRIT School, as an integral element of the music and entertainment schedule.
The Outernet district includes the world’s first of its kind public building containing an immense digital canvas; a 4-storey high, 360 degree, 16k screen surface. It is capable of full directional surround studio sound and screen interactivity. Every day and for free Outernet play host to incredible immersive arts and culture experiences on the giant screens – the most advanced in the world.