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PERFORM IN FRONT OF RECORD LABEL A&R AND GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD!

Music industry judges are at every stage of the music competition from the auditions to the Grand Final, including judges that work for the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony) in attendance at last year’s competition, as well as national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing, with judges getting more prestigious as the competition progresses.

Get your music heard? Enter Open Mic UK now!

HOW TO GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD – MUSIC INDUSTRY JUDGES

At each Open Mic UK event a panel of music industry judges are chosen who reflect an assortment of music genres. The judges’ role is to identify those acts that have the potential to be signed as an artist in today’s current market. 

See below some of the music industry judges who have judged past and present for the Future music competitions. By entering Open Mic UK you could be performing in front of these judges (except Malcolm McLaren who has since sadly departed this world):

Chris Grayston


Chris Grayston

A&R Music Consultant 

Chris Grayston is a freelance music consultant for aspiring singers and acts and is also employed regularly as an A&R scout by Sony Music Entertainment and Thames television.

Music Consultant

A& …

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CeCe Sammy


CeCe Sammy

CeCe Sammy

CeCe Sammy Celebrity Vocal Coach

CeCe Sammy, a celebrity vocal coach, vocal producer, TV judge, TV presenter and artist developer has worked in many capacities with an impressive roster of talent and industry big wigs including Will …

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Order: 2

Laurence Hobbs


Producer and Songwriter Laurence Hobbs

Laurence Hobbs

Producer and Songwriter Laurence Hobbs

Laurence Hobbs is producer and songwriter signed to Notting Hill and 23rd Precinct Music.

Laurence Hobbs - Producer and Songwriter

As a writer and producer Laurence Hobbs has written with …

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Order: 3

Layla Manoochehri


Sony Music's Layla Manoochehri

Layla Manoochehri

Sony Music's Layla Manoochehri

Sony Music's Layla Manoochehri has worked in the music industry for over 15 years. Layla Manoochehri started her career as an international songwriter, where she worked and toured  with artists …

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Order: 4

Mark Hill


Mark Hill

Mark Hill

Mark Hill - Ivor Novello award winner

Mark Hill, an Ivor Novello award winner, British recording artist, songwriter and record producer, is particularly known as one half of the successful Garage duo the Artful Dodger. Mark Hill, an Ivor …

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Order: 5

James Morgan


James Morgan from Universal Music

James Morgan

James Morgan from Universal Music

James Morgan has over a decade of experience working for global music leader, Universal Music. Majority of this time has been spent in frontline labels as an integral part of A&R teams, where he& …

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Order: 5

Eddie Evelyn-Hall


Eddie Evelyn-Hall Syco Entertainment

Eddie Evelyn-Hall

Sony Music's Eddie Evelyn-Hall

Sony Music's Eddie Evelyn-Hall has worked in the television industry for over 10 years. In this time he has worked on successful shows such as; The Voice, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and …

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Order: 6

James Meadows


Universal Music’s James Meadows

James Meadows

Universal Music’s James Meadows

Universal Music’s James Meadows has been a musician for over 10 years having toured with the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, The Ordinary Boys and The Subways. Following this Universal Music& …

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Order: 7

Andy Baker


Music Manager Andy Baker

Andy Baker

Music Manager and Resound Media's Director Andy Baker.

Music Manager Andy Baker is the Founder and Managing Director of Resound Media. Andy Baker has launched a number of successful brands in the music industry including Storm 5 …

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Order: 8

Alex Baker


Alex Baker

Alex Baker

Alex Baker - Kerrang! Radio

Alex Baker from Kerrang! Radio is a DJ, TV and radio presenter for Kerrang! Radio, Kerrang! TV, Planet Rock Radio and 4Music. He also writes for Front Magazine and is the music man for Monster Energy Drink. …

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Order: 10

Stuart Slater


Stuart Slater

Stuart Slater

International music and vocal examiner Stuart Slater

Music examiner Stuart Slater is a drummer by trade with UK touring and session work under his belt, and his own music school based in Wiltshire. In addition to being a head judge …

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Order: 11

Annie Nightingale MBE


Annie Nightingale

Radio DJ Annie Nightingale MBE

Radio DJ Annie Nightingale - first ever female DJ and Radio 1's longest serving DJ

Radio DJ Annie Nightingale MBE is best known as Britain’s first female DJ, and is now Radio 1’s longest serving …

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Order: 13

Jon Moses


Jon Moses

Professional Singer, Jon Moses 

Jon Moses is a professional singer with a portfolio boasting countless theatre credits, TV appearances and is the Director of L’Amore Entertainment!

L’Amore Entertainment’s Jon …

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Order: 13

Merlin D


BBC Introducing's Merlin D

Merlin D

BBC Introducing's Merlin D.

Merlin D is the stage name for Allan Dennis, Music Producer of MerlinProductions, Radio Host and Urban Contributor for lal Muttock BBC Introducing Radio Northampton. Merlin is also the CEO and founder of …

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Order: 14

Sharmayne Whitter


Sharmayne Whitter

Creative-Arts Director, Sharmayne Whitter

Sharmayne has 25 years of performing arts experience, including 15 years teaching dance and drama alongside developing and managing her personal performing career.

New Age Creativity& …

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Order: 15

Ras Kwame


Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame

Ras Kwame

Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame

Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame’s knowledge and influence on the UK music scene is undisputed, and he is renowned for being a leader in representing the UK urban scene, and encouraging the UK’s new music …

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Order: 15

Geoff Meall


Geoff Meall

Geoff Meall

The Agency Group Director Geoff Meall

Geoff Meall is one of the most well-known music agents in the UK, and is Director of one of the world's leading music agencies, The Agency Group. Like many agents, The Agency Group Director Geoff …

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Order: 16

Simon Keegan


Simon Keegan

Simon Keegan

Talent competition judge, writer and editor

Talent competition judge, Simon Keegan, is a writer and editor with 15 years experience in national newspapers and magazines. Talent competition judge Simon Keegan currently works for the …

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Order: 17

Tom Deacon


Tom Deacon

Radio DJ Tom Deacon

Radio DJ Tom Deacon is a comedian, Radio 1 DJ and television presenter. Radio DJ Tom Deacon is one of the hottest young comedians and presenter on the circuit, and has been the host of his own TV, radio and online …

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Order: 18

Michael Thomas


Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

Singing contest judge Michael Thomas

Singing contest judge Michael Thomas has a diploma with Trinity Guildhall School of Music in London for Vocal Teaching (ATCL Dip) and with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto for …

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Order: 19

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