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OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITIONS

MUSIC COMPETITION

The Open Mic UK music competition is “The Biggest Search for Unsigned Acts in the UK” and it’s coming to you this summer!

ENTER THE 2016 MUSIC CONTEST BY CLICKING HERE NOW.

Open Mic UK is a nationwide music competition which expects over 12,000 acts to enter this year. This year's music contest auditions start in August, and will search for the UK’s best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists.

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Music industry judges are at every stage of the music competitions from auditions to the Grand Final, with judges from the three major record labels Universal, Warner and Sony attending last year. View our music contest judges here.

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BIG SHOWS, BIG NAME JUDGES, BIG PRIZES!

The Open Mic UK music competitions are open to all genres and acts can perform either covers or their own original songs. The UK music competitions offer competitors the opportunity to audition for the chance to perform live in front of industry judges and large audiences, generating valuable media attention and exposure!

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If you are good enough to make it through to the live shows you'll perform live to capacity audiences at some of the best music contest venues in the country, with past Grand Finals being held at The NEC in Birmingham and within The O2 in London!

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WIN STUDIO TIME WITH OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITION!

Click here to view the thousands of pounds worth of prizes up for grabs throughout the music contest including chances to win recording studio time, with the overall winner receiving a £5,000 advance to spend as they wish on the development of their act! 

With its nationwide status, Open Mic UK music competition gives acts all over the UK the opportunity to compete, receive feedback, develop and grow to be the UK’s best on the mic. 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER MUSIC COMPETITION OPEN MIC UK NOW.

Open Mic UK music competitions are brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of artists such as:

  • Atlantic Record's Jacob Banks
  • Sony Music’s Jahmene Douglas
  • Warner Music’s Birdy
  • Universal Music’s Karen Harding
  • Sony Music’s Luke Friend
  • Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan
  • Sony Music’s Jaymi Hensley from Union J

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2016 MUSIC COMPETITIONS UK

Anyone can enter Open Mic UK music contest - as long as you have parental consent and think you have a great voice, there’s a place for you in the singing auditions. All singers are welcome to audition for the music competition!

The music contest is divided into the following age categories: 

  • 25 and over
  • 21 to 24
  • 16 to 20
  • 13 to 15
  • Under 13

All types of singers, vocal performers, groups and acoustic singer-songwriters are invited to enter Open Mic UK. The music competition’s main aim is to discover an act that has the ability to become a professional recording artist.

The Open Mic UK music competition gives you the chance to really test how good you are, with only the most talented of those who audition progressing to perform at the live shows. Whatever level of singer you are we provide feedback and assistance with development along the way and with previous winners including teen sensation Birdy, who knows where it could lead! So, what are you waiting for? ENTER OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITIONS NOW!

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Advice for Unsigned Singers

  • PERFORMING LIVE


    PERFORMING LIVE 

    The importance of performing live.

    Performing Live: Performing live is an essential aspect of being a singer and artist. The more you practice performing live the better your performance ability and stage craft will become. …

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  • EMOTIONAL CONNECTION


    EMOTIONAL CONNECTION

    Connecting emotionally to an audience. 

    Emotional Connection: Although your singing ability is important, performing songs in an engaging manner is even more so. The main way to win the hearts of your audience is to …

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  • PLAYING GUITAR


    PLAYING GUITAR 

    How to use dynamics when playing guitar. 

    Playing Guitar: Using different dynamics is essential when playing guitar as dynamics help to spice up your performance, and also your songwriting. Using dynamics when playing …

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  • WHY IS EYE CONTACT IMPORTANT?


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    Why Is Eye Contact Important: Eye contact is very important when you are performing to an audience. Not only does eye contact help you …

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    How to make a song choice your own.

    Song Choices: Picking the right song choice for an audition or performance is crucial. It could be a decision which makes you stand out, so picking the correct song can define a singer and …

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  • HOW TO PLAY THE GUITAR


    HOW TO PLAY THE GUITAR

    Advice on how to play the guitar and use dynamics.

    How to Play the Guitar: Knowing how to play the guitar effectively and use dynamics is essential to performers as dynamics help to spice up your playing, and also your …

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  • BEST MICROPHONE FOR YOUTUBE


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    Best microphone for YouTube: Better quality YouTube videos start with better audio, so it is important to choose the best microphone for YouTube videos. You don’ …

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    BREATHING EXERCISES FOR SINGING

    Advice on breathing exercises for singers.  

    Breathing exercises for singing: One of the most important parts of learning how to sing is learning how to breathe correctly. Breathing exercises are very …

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Open Mic UK News

  • LONDON SINGING AUDITIONS 2015


    LONDON SINGING AUDITIONS 2015

    Open Mic UK’s London singing auditions are on Sunday 13th September

    London Singing Auditions 2015: The national singing competition Open Mic UK have announced their 2015 singing audition dates and the …

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  • READING SINGING AUDITIONS 2015


    READING SINGING AUDITIONS 2015

    Reading singing auditions on Sunday 13th September for Open Mic UK

    Reading Singing Auditions 2015: Open Mic UK, the national singing competition holds singing auditions in 15 regions across the UK every year and …

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  • NOTTINGHAM SINGING AUDITIONS 2015


    NOTTINGHAM SINGING AUDITIONS 2015

    Singing auditions in Nottingham on Saturday 12th September

    Nottingham Singing Auditions 2015: Open Mic UK is on the hunt to find the best undiscovered talent in the UK and the competition is coming to Nottingham. …

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  • MILTON KEYNES SINGING AUDITIONS 2015


    MILTON KEYNES SINGING AUDITIONS 2015

    Audition for Open Mic UK’s Milton Keynes singing auditions on Saturday 12th September

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Singing Feedback

  • FEEDBACK FOR SINGERS


    FEEDBACK FOR SINGERS 

    Open Mic UK has provided feedback for the 2015 Grand Finalists!

    Feedback For Singers: The Open Mic UK Grand Final took place this weekend at The NEC in Birmingham and saw the best singers, singer-songwriters, …

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  • DEWSBURY TALENT COMPETITION


    DEWSBURY TALENT COMPETITION

    Feedback from the Dewsbury Talent Competition.

    Dewsbury Talent Competition: Singers and songwriters from the North East of England performed to impress music industry judges and a capacity crowd at the Dewsbury Talent …

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  • MANCHESTER MUSIC COMPETITION


    MANCHESTER MUSIC COMPETITION

    Feedback from the Manchester Music Competition.

    Manchester Music Competition: Singers and songwriters from North West England & Scotland performed to impress music industry judges and a capacity crowd at the …

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  • SOUTHAMPTON MUSIC COMPETITION


    SOUTHAMPTON MUSIC COMPETITION

    Feedback from the Southampton Music Competition.

    Southampton Music Competition: Singers and songwriters from Southern England performed to impress music industry judges and a capacity crowd at the Southampton Music …

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  • LONDON TALENT COMPETITION


    LONDON TALENT COMPETITION

    Feedback from the London talent competition.

    London Talent Competition: Singers and songwriters from London and the East of England performed to impress music industry judges and a capacity crowd at the London talent …

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  • NEC BIRMINGHAM MUSIC COMPETITION


    NEC BIRMINGHAM MUSIC COMPETITION

    Feedback for the singers and songwriters who performed at the NEC Birmingham Music Competition.

    NEC Birmingham Music Competition: Singers and songwriters from the South West and Midlands Area Final performed to …

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  • LONDON TALENT CONTEST


    LONDON TALENT CONTEST

    Feedback from the London talent contest.

     

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  • LIVERPOOL'S GOT TALENT


    LIVERPOOL'S GOT TALENT

    Feedback for the singers and songwriters who performed to show Liverpool's got talent.

    Liverpool's Got Talent: Music industry judges have provided feedback for the singers and songwriters who came to prove Liverpool's& …

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Singing Competition Prizes

  • BELFAST RECORDING STUDIOS


    BELFAST RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Belfast Regional Finals!

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  • EXETER RECORDING STUDIOS


    EXETER RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Exeter Regional Finals! 

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  • ESSEX RECORDING STUDIOS


    ESSEX RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Essex Regional Finals!

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  • CAMDEN RECORDING STUDIOS


    CAMDEN RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Camden Regional Finals! 

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  • READING RECORDING STUDIOS


    READING RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Reading Regional Finals! 

    Reading Recording Studios Prizes: The Open Mic UK Reading Regional Finals took place this weekend at Sub89 in …

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  • NOTTINGHAM RECORDING STUDIOS


    NOTTINGHAM RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Nottingham Regional Finals! 

    Nottingham Recording Studios Prizes: The Open Mic UK Nottingham Regional Finals took place this weekend …

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  • MILTON KEYNES RECORDING STUDIOS


    MILTON KEYNES RECORDING STUDIOS

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    Milton Keynes Recording Studios Prizes: The Open Mic UK Milton Keynes Regional Finals took place …

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  • NEWCASTLE RECORDING STUDIOS


    NEWCASTLE RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Newcastle Regional Finals!

     

    Newcastle Recording Studios Prizes: The Open Mic UK Newcastle Regional Finals took place this weekend at …

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