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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!

  • BRISTOL OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10


    BRISTOL OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10

    Not many cities in the UK rival Bristol for live music venues. Open Mic UK outline the top 10 of Bristol's open mic nights.

    The birthplace of respected artists like Portishead and Massive Attack, Bristol has an …

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  • DORSET OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10


    DORSET OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10

    The top 10 of Dorset's open mic nights. We take a look at the best open mic nights that the county of Dorset has to offer singers and musicians.

    There’s a ton of opportunities to enjoy some fantastic live …

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  • BOURNEMOUTH OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10


    BOURNEMOUTH OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10

    With new bars and music venues popping up all over, there’s definitely a buzz about Bournemouth. 

    Open Mic Finder in Bournemouth

    Bournemouth not only possesses a gorgeous coastline and vibrant …

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  • TOP 10 OPEN MIC NIGHTS SOUTHAMPTON 2018


    TOP 10 OPEN MIC NIGHTS SOUTHAMPTON 2018  

    Open Mic Finder in Southampton

    Southampton may be best known for its connection to the Titanic, but the city has also made a name for itself through its thriving music scene. This bustling …

    Read More...
  • HOW TO RAP


    HOW TO RAP

    Rapping with confidence, control, and emotion.

    How to Rap - Five Key Areas of Focus

    How to Rap: In this article we have focused on five key areas to help you improve your rapping techinique.Lyrics are the fundamental part of any rap …

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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 …

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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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Music Industry Advice

  • BRISTOL OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10


    BRISTOL OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10

    Not many cities in the UK rival Bristol for live music venues. Open Mic UK outline the top 10 of Bristol's open mic nights.

    The birthplace of respected artists like Portishead and Massive Attack, Bristol has an …

    Read More...
  • DORSET OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10


    DORSET OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10

    The top 10 of Dorset's open mic nights. We take a look at the best open mic nights that the county of Dorset has to offer singers and musicians.

    There’s a ton of opportunities to enjoy some fantastic live …

    Read More...
  • BOURNEMOUTH OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10


    BOURNEMOUTH OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10

    With new bars and music venues popping up all over, there’s definitely a buzz about Bournemouth. 

    Open Mic Finder in Bournemouth

    Bournemouth not only possesses a gorgeous coastline and vibrant …

    Read More...
  • TOP 10 OPEN MIC NIGHTS SOUTHAMPTON 2018


    TOP 10 OPEN MIC NIGHTS SOUTHAMPTON 2018  

    Open Mic Finder in Southampton

    Southampton may be best known for its connection to the Titanic, but the city has also made a name for itself through its thriving music scene. This bustling …

    Read More...
  • HOW TO RAP


    HOW TO RAP

    Rapping with confidence, control, and emotion.

    How to Rap - Five Key Areas of Focus

    How to Rap: In this article we have focused on five key areas to help you improve your rapping techinique.Lyrics are the fundamental part of any rap …

    Read More...
  • 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...

News

  • JAMES NEILSON CROWNED OPEN MIC UK 2017 CHAMPION!


    JAMES NEILSON CROWNED OPEN MIC UK 2017 CHAMPION!

    Future Music have crowned James Neilson Open Mic UK's 2017 overall winner

    Open Mic UK 2017 Champion: The national music competition Open Mic UK has found its latest winner! Joining a long line of …

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  • OPEN MIC UK 2017 PRIZE WINNERS


    OPEN MIC UK 2017 PRIZE WINNERS

    Judges’ Top Scores and Prize Winners Announced

    Open Mic UK 2017 Prize Winners: The Open Mic UK 2017 Grand Final judges’ top scores and prize winners have been revealed! The national music competition …

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  • TEENSTAR 2018 AUDITION DATES NOW RELEASED!


    TeenStar 2018 Audition Dates Now Released!

    TeenStar 2018 audition dates are now released! TeenStar, the UK’s only singing and dance competition exclusively for 19 year olds and younger, have now released their 2018 audition dates! …

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  • 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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  • MUSIC COMPETITION IN SOUTHAMPTON


    MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO SOUTHAMPTON

    The Open Mic UK music competition came to the 1865, Southampton.

    Music competition in Southampton played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and songwriters came from …

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  • MUSIC COMPETITION IN BALHAM


    MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO BALHAM

    The Open Mic UK music competition came to the White Eagle Club Balham

    Music competition in London: Balham played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and songwriters came from …

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  • MUSIC COMPETITION IN BRISTOL


    MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO BRISTOL

    The Open Mic UK music competition came to South Bank Club, Bristol

    Music competition in Dean Lane: Bristol played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and songwriters came from …

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  • MUSIC COMPETITION IN SHEFFIELD


    MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO SHEFFIELD

    The Open Mic UK music competition came to Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield

    Music competition in City Hall: Sheffield played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and songwriters …

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  • MUSIC COMPETITION IN NEWCASTLE


    MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO NEWCASTLE

    The Open Mic UK music competition came to The Tyne Theatre & Opera House Newcastle

    Music competition in The Tyne Theatre & Opera House: Newcastle played host to the Open Mic UK's music …

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  • MUSIC COMPETITION IN MANCHESTER


    MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO MANCHESTER

    The Open Mic UK music competition came to Media City UK, Manchester

    Music competition in Media City UK: Manchester played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and songwriters …

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  • MUSIC COMPETITION IN CAMDEN


    MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO CAMDEN, LONDON 

    The Open Mic UK music competition came to Dingwalls, Camden 

    Music competition in Camden: Dingwalls in Camden, played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and …

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  • A&R MUSIC – ADVICE FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY


    A&R MUSIC – ADVICE FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

    A&R music industry professionals provide advice from the Grand Final. 

    A&R Music: The Open Mic UK music competition grand final hosted the best unsigned singers from across the …

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