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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.
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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):
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.
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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 …Read More...
Artist Manager and A&R Manager at Modest! Management
James Ellett is an Artist Manager and A&R Manager at Modest! Management, the team behind One Direction, Little Mix, Olly Murrs.
Artist Manager James Ellett
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Universal Music's Leon Haynes
Leon Hayes works at Universal Music which is one the leading major record labels. Acts signed to Universal Music include; Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Kayne West, Drake, Eminem and James Bay just to name a …Read More...
Artist Manager Jayne Collins
Jayne Collins is an artist manager and founder of the very sucessful pop groups; The Wanted and The Saturdays.
Jayne Collins - Artist Manager
Artist Manager Jayne Collins has a rosta …Read More...
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 …Read More...
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& …Read More...
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 …Read More...
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 …Read More...
Another Level member Dane Bowers
Another Level member Dane Bowers started out with the R&B boyband, Another Level, and went on to collaborate with True Steppers and Victoria Beckham. He also had a much publicised relationship …Read More...
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 …Read More...
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 …Read More...
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& …Read More...
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 …Read More...
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. …Read More...
Talent Producer for Thames Television
Tom Lightfoot is a talent producer for Thames Television, working on shows such as The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.
Thames Television Talent Producer
Talent producer Tom …Read More...
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 …Read More...
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 …Read More...
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 …Read More...
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& …Read More...
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 …
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 …
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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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! …
MUSIC COMPETITION OPEN MIC UK 2017 AUDITION DATES RELEASED
Music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2017 have been announced!
Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2017! The Open Mic UK music …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 2017 music competition grand final hosted the best unsigned singers from across …
NORTH EAST MUSIC CONTEST
Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for the North East Music Contest at Dewsbury Town Hall
North East Music Contest: Open Mic UK gave budding singers North East Music Contest at the …
SOUTH ENDLAND MUSIC CONTEST
Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for South England Music Contest at The Engine Rooms
South England Music Contest: Open Mic UK gave budding singers South England Music Contest at …
NORTH WEST AND SCOTLAND MUSIC CONTEST
Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for North West and Scotland Music Contest at The Forum Theatre
North West and Scotland Music Contest: Open Mic UK gave budding singers …
MIDLANDS MUSIC CONTEST
Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for Midlands Music Contest at The NEC
Midlands Music Contest: Open Mic UK gave budding singers Midlands Music Contest at the weekend. The singers and …
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 …
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 …
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 …