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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 COMPETITION BY CLICKING HERE NOW.

Open Mic UK is a national music competition, which has over 10,000 entries every year. Auditions start in August and will be the search for the UK’s best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocal groups. The music competition is also a fantastic opportunity to not only show off your talent to industry professionals, but also to develop as an act in a highly competitive industry!

GET MUSIC INDUSTRY FEEDBACK AND PERFORM IN FRONT OF RECORD LABEL A&R! 

Music industry judges are at every stage of the music competitions from the auditions to the Grand Final, with judges that work for the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony) in attendance at last year’s competition. 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 auditions to the live shows you'll perform to a large audience and music industry judges at some of the best music 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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PRIZES UP FOR GRABS IN THE OPEN MIC UK COMPETITION!

Throughout the Open Mic UK music competition there are thousands of pounds worth of prizes up for grabs. Prizes include free photos and filming of your performance and Recording studio time. The overall winner of Open Mic UK will win; recording studio time to record their album and a video of the best single plus extensive media promotion from a professional PR company. View all the talent contest prizes here!

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

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Open Mic UK music competitions are brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of all the following acts who, have competed in the competitions on their way to being signed to major record labels:

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

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2016 UK MUSIC COMPETITIONS UK

Anyone can enter the Open Mic UK music competition so if you think you have the talent to impress industry professionals there’s a place for you in the singing auditions. 

Open Mic UK 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, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocal groups are welcome to audition for the music competition! The music competition’s aims are to discover and develop acts that have the ability to become a professional recording artist

The Open Mic UK music competition gives you the chance to develop your stagecraft and professionalism as an artist. So whatever level of singer you are we provide feedback and assist with development along the way and with previous winners including international 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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