Liverpool music blog Getintothis began in 2007 championing the best emerging music from Merseyside and across the UK.
Five years later, Getintothis editor Peter Guy, founded the GIT Award to highlight the wealth of musical talent that Liverpool has to offer. The Awards were backed by 90 businesses across Merseyside including FACT and the cornerstones of the arts scene.
From over 380 entries, a shortlist of 12 artists and bands were shortlisted, with the resulting Award showcase garnering coverage across Europe, including MTV, The BBC and the UK national music press.
The GIT Award returns in 2013 bigger and better with the ceremony set to take place at Leaf on April 19 with a shortlist including Stealing Sheep, Clinic, Wave Machines and fresh new talent Jetta, Dan Croll and Nadine Carina.
Inner Visions at FACT brings together GIT Award nominees past and present, and several emerging artists to explore their work and what inspires them.
Each act will highlight one of their own videos and one video that they love, and discuss what makes these videos so special to them. The bands will be joined by a special guest who will compere the event and choose a selection of videos that inspires him.
Part of the programme for The Art of Pop Video exhibition
Celebrate The Art of Pop Video in the first exhibition of its kind in the UK. More than 100 video clips tell the story of the pop video, marking the medium's substantial contribution to popular culture.