Hello BalconyTV friends and fans.

Time for the weeks round up of what's happening in the world of BalconyTV -

1/ SXSW is next week and producers from BalconyTVs all around the world are flying in for it. The crew at BalconyTV Austin are arranging a BalconyTV Music Showcase on the 16th of March. It all kicks off at midday and will feature Kiven, Desert Noises, Matthew Sucich, David J, The Crookes, Mike Love, Nicole Atkins, Black Taxi, Wild Adriatic and The Wind and The Wave and more. Location - Joes Crab Shack on Town Lake.

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2/ Sad to see the news in Ukraine in recent weeks that has become the focus of world news. We have particular affection for Crimea as it is one of our BalconyTV locations. Our producer Dmitry tells us that everything is alright there right now. Hope it stays that way. Peace and love on the balconies. Check out some of their shows at

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3/ BalconyTV launched in Budapest!! Here is the launch show -

Congrats to Renato and the gang for getting it up and running. Contact - [email protected]

4/ Villagers were awarded the Meteor Choice Music Prize for Best Irish album of 2013 with their record Awayland. The success of Awayland in winning Ireland’s premier music prize is a popular choice. It received great critical reviews and also went to the top spot in the Irish charts. Villagers have won a €10,000 cash prize and the likely boost to sales that comes with the award.

Here are Villagers on BalconyTV Brooklyn -

Dublin acoustic rappers The Original Rudeboys won the Meteor Choice Music prize Irish song of the year 2013 with Never Going To Walk Away . The song was only released at the end of November. “This is pretty damn amazing,” said guitarist Robert Burch. “It is pretty special when you come up against some of those other guys,” he said before thanking radio stations for playing the song.

Here are The Original Rudeboys on BalconyTV Dublin -

5/ Staying in Ireland... it's BalconyTV Tralees 1st Birthday. Happy Birthday BalconyTV Tralee! To celebrate, our producers Amy and Steven are having a gig in The Abbey Inn this Thursday at 9pm. It will feature Like A Fire, Stephanie Rainey, Fallings/Sumdaze and Kees Hendricks.

6/ And speaking of gigs, if your in Lisboa, the BalconyTV Sessions will take place on Saturday March 8th. Our producer Miguel has been getting the word out...

7/ Bizarrely for the 2nd week in a row we've had joint winners in the Global Music Rumble! In 2nd place, Lucy Schwartz on BalconyTV Los Angeles and in joint 1st place Janet Devlin on BalconyTV London and Oly. on BalconyTv Poznań. Here is the full chart - Congrats to all! Who needs the Oscars!

8/ As always, don't forget to vote in the weeks Global Music Rumble. There are 200 shows you can vote on from our homepage, or here is a full list -

The more you vote, the higher you rank as a judge. Whats your judge ranking? Here are our Judge Charts - But you can see your ranking on your profile page on the site.

9/ Finally, my Show of the Week... stays in Spain. Arantxa Andreu on BalconyTV Mallorca. Plenty of fiery passion here -

That's all folks.

Till next week...

BalconyTV, Over and Out