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Advice for unsigned singers. Find below an array of articles packed full of top tips for unsigned singers, ranging from advice on image, vocal techniques, promotional strategies, and much, much more. The Open Mic UK music competition is all about developing aspiring singers and giving them the tools and opportunities to succeed, so if you're set on making a career in music enter Open Mic UK music competition now!

  • MUSIC ARTIST MANAGEMENT


    MUSIC ARTIST MANAGEMENT

    What does Music Artist Management do?

     

    Music Artist Management: All music mangers vary and can do an array of different jobs to help artists develop every aspect of their music careers. What a manager does for you …

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  • LOOKING FOR A MUSIC MANAGER?


    LOOKING FOR A MUSIC MANAGER?

    Should you be looking for a music manager?

    Looking for a music manager?: Certainly what we’d advise especially when starting out is just concentrate on your own affairs to begin with before you start looking …

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  • WRITING A PRESS RELEASE


    WRITING A PRESS RELEASE 

    Putting together and writing a press release

    Writing a press release: You need something to back up your words explaining your story for your newspaper article, that’s where writing a press release, comes in. …

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  • MUSIC PRODUCTION


    MUSIC PRODUCTION

    Choosing a recording studio for your music production 

    Music Production: You’ve spent time and effort writing your own material, so when it comes to music production – laying down your tracks, choosing a …

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  • USING YOUTUBE


    USING YOUTUBE

    Using YouTube and uploading videos

    Using YouTube: YouTube is the most popular video platform for singers as we go to print, so using YouTube can be a great platform, although Facebook are keen to take a piece of this market, so …

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  • FACEBOOK TOOLS


    FACEBOOK TOOLS

    Using the right Facebook tools for promotion

    Facebook Tools: Facebook is still one of the best marketing platforms for singers, musicians and songwriters to promote their music and events on, therefore utilising Facebook tools can …

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  • FACEBOOK POSTS


    FACEBOOK POSTS 

    Facebook posts and content rules

    Facebook Posts: Getting your Facebook posts right is important. Post too little and you are in danger of getting lost in people's news feeds and forgotten. Post too much and you will irritate …

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  • FACEBOOK HELP


    FACEBOOK HELP 

    Facebook help to get you started

    Facebook help: One of the first steps with your Facebook help is to make sure your bio, picture and information are as clear as possible. Also, make sure your profile picture on Facebook is …

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  • BENEFITS OF SOCIAL MEDIA


    BENEFITS OF SOCIAL MEDIA 

    Benefits of social media when building a fan base 

    Benefits of Social Media: Its best when starting out as a singer to consider the need to build a fan base to follow you as early as possible, one of the many …

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  • SINGERS IMAGE


    SINGERS IMAGE 

    The importance of singers image

     

    Singers image: As an act you have to have the whole package; right down to your style choices and social media artwork it needs to be uniform and consistent. Your singer’s image and …

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  • PICKING A STAGE NAME


    PICKING A STAGE NAME

    Tips on picking a stage name that suits

    Stage Name: You don’t have to, but if you have a common name or one that is difficult to spell or remember then maybe it’s worth considering a stage name. A stage name …

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  • SINGING IN A GROUP


    SINGING IN A GROUP 

    Tips on singing in a group or duo

    Singing in a group: Singing in a group allows singers to sing and perform with other people rather than going solo. Ensure if going down this route you make it for the right reason as it …

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  • MUSIC KEYBOARDS


    MUSIC KEYBOARDS

    Performing with Music Keyboards

    Music Keyboards: Normally when preparing for a performance most people only have to worry about their voice, not instruments such as music keyboards as well. But by including an instrument, such as …

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  • GUITAR DYNAMICS


    GUITAR DYNAMICS

    The importance of varying your guitar dynamics

     

    Guitar dynamics: You don’t have to be an expert guitar player to add dynamics to your performance. Start with what you know and experiment with guitar dynamics from there! …

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  • PLAYING GUITAR


    PLAYING GUITAR 

    Tips on playing guitar during your performance

     

    Playing guitar: Suddenly with a guitar in hand it can throw off even the most experienced of performers, so you will need to think of yourself as starting performing from …

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  • EYE CONTACT


    EYE CONTACT 

    Why is eye contact important for singers?

     

    Eye contact: We’ve touched on this already but eye contact is so important when you are performing to an audience. Not only does eye contact help you convey the emotion of …

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  • SOUND TESTING


    SOUND TESTING

    The importance of sound testing before a performance

    Sound testing: Sound testing is about the difference between being happy or not with your sound during a performance. Sound testing is the time to decide on your levels, …

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  • FIND A MUSICIAN


    FIND A MUSICIAN

    Find a musician to perform with

    Find a musician: As a singer your only instrument is your vocals, which you will want to accentuate as much as possible. That is why it is really important that when you are performing or recording …

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  • STAGE PERFORMANCE


    STAGE PERFORMANCE

    Working on your stage performance

    Stage performance: Giving a good stage performance is something that will set you out from the rest. It’s not only about how to sing the song; it’s also about how you give the stage …

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  • IMPROVE DICTION


    IMPROVE DICTION 

    How to improve diction for singers

    Improve Diction: Diction is the style in which you pronounce words or sounds. If these are clear, it will improve diction.

    Clear diction is very important when singing for a number of …

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  • MUSIC ARTIST MANAGEMENT


    MUSIC ARTIST MANAGEMENT

    What does Music Artist Management do?

     

    Music Artist Management: All music mangers vary and can do an array of different jobs to help artists develop every aspect of their music careers. What a manager does for you …

    Read More...
  • LOOKING FOR A MUSIC MANAGER?


    LOOKING FOR A MUSIC MANAGER?

    Should you be looking for a music manager?

    Looking for a music manager?: Certainly what we’d advise especially when starting out is just concentrate on your own affairs to begin with before you start looking …

    Read More...
  • WRITING A PRESS RELEASE


    WRITING A PRESS RELEASE 

    Putting together and writing a press release

    Writing a press release: You need something to back up your words explaining your story for your newspaper article, that’s where writing a press release, comes in. …

    Read More...
  • MUSIC PRODUCTION


    MUSIC PRODUCTION

    Choosing a recording studio for your music production 

    Music Production: You’ve spent time and effort writing your own material, so when it comes to music production – laying down your tracks, choosing a …

    Read More...
  • USING YOUTUBE


    USING YOUTUBE

    Using YouTube and uploading videos

    Using YouTube: YouTube is the most popular video platform for singers as we go to print, so using YouTube can be a great platform, although Facebook are keen to take a piece of this market, so …

    Read More...
  • FACEBOOK TOOLS


    FACEBOOK TOOLS

    Using the right Facebook tools for promotion

    Facebook Tools: Facebook is still one of the best marketing platforms for singers, musicians and songwriters to promote their music and events on, therefore utilising Facebook tools can …

    Read More...
  • FACEBOOK POSTS


    FACEBOOK POSTS 

    Facebook posts and content rules

    Facebook Posts: Getting your Facebook posts right is important. Post too little and you are in danger of getting lost in people's news feeds and forgotten. Post too much and you will irritate …

    Read More...
  • FACEBOOK HELP


    FACEBOOK HELP 

    Facebook help to get you started

    Facebook help: One of the first steps with your Facebook help is to make sure your bio, picture and information are as clear as possible. Also, make sure your profile picture on Facebook is …

    Read More...

Open Mic UK News

  • SAM CLINES CROWNED OPEN MIC UK 2016 CHAMPION!


    SAM CLINES CROWNED OPEN MIC UK 2016 CHAMPION!

    Future Music have crowned Sam Clines Open Mic UK's 2016 overall winner

    Open Mic UK winner: The national singing competition Open Mic UK has found its latest winner! Joining a long line of prestigious …

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  • OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITION WINNER


    OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITION WINNER – JUDGES’ TOP SCORES!

    The Open Mic UK music competition winner 2016 Grand Final judges’ top scores have been revealed! The Open Mic UK music competition Grand Final took place at The NEC in …

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  • TEENSTAR 2017 AUDITION DATES NOW RELEASED!


    TeenStar audition dates now released!

    TeenStar audition dates are now released! TeenStar, the UK’s only competition exclusively for pre-teens and teenagers, have now released their audition dates! And new for this year it’s also open …

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  • AUDITION DATES RELEASED


    AUDITION DATES RELEASED

    Music competition auditions for Open Mic UK 2016 are announced today! 

    Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2016! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be …

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Singing Feedback

  • LONDON MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES - 12th November


    LONDON MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for London music opportunities at the Beck Theatre

     

    London Music Opportunities: Open Mic UK gave budding singers London music opportunities at the weekend. The …

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  • READING MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES


    READING MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for Reading music opportunities at Sub89

       

    Reading Music Opportunities: Open Mic UK gave budding singers Reading music opportunities at the weekend. The …

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  • SHEFFIELD MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES


    SHEFFIELD MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for Sheffield music opportunities at The Sheffield City Hall

       

    Sheffield Music Opportunities: Open Mic UK gave budding singers Sheffield music …

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  • SOUTHAMPTON MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES


    SOUTHAMPTON MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for Southampton music opportunities at The 1865

      

    Southampton Music Opportunities: Open Mic UK gave budding singers Southampton music opportunities at …

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  • GLASGOW MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES


    GLASGOW MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for Glasgow music opportunities at Airdrie Town Hall

     

    Glasgow Music Opportunities: Open Mic UK gave budding singers Glasgow music opportunities at the weekend. …

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  • LIVERPOOL MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES


    LIVERPOOL MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for Liverpool music opportunities at The Liner Hotel

    Liverpool Music Opportunities: Open Mic UK gave budding singers Liverpool music opportunities at the …

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  • LONDON MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES - 28th October


    LONDON MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for London music opportunities 

    London Music Opportunities: Open Mic UK gave budding singers Lonon music opportunities at the weekend. The singers and …

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  • LONDON MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES


    LONDON MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for London music opportunities 

    London Music Opportunities: Open Mic UK gave budding singers Lonon music opportunities at the weekend. The singers and …

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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!

    Belfast Recording Studios Prizes: The Open Mic UK Belfast Regional Finals took place this weekend at Kings Hall in …

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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! 

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

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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!

    Essex Recording Studios Prizes: The Open Mic UK Essex Regional Finals took place this weekend at Marconi Social Club in …

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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! 

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

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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

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

     

    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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