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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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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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Musical Director, Vocal Coach and Producer
Troy Antunes has been a part of the music Industry for over 30 years and has worked with some of the most successful artists as a Musical Director, Musician, Vocal Coach and Producer, …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...
Professional Vocal Coach Julie Miles
Having helped literally hundreds of singers with their voices and performance skills throughout her teaching career, Julie Miles owner of Vocal Ovation, has rapidly become the most highly rated …Read More...
Record Label Owner
Michael Conroy is the record label owner of Koda Recordings and head of A&R at Deepstate.
Michael started his professional career back in 2006 and since then has performed around the world and …Read More...
Hampshire Recording Studio Engineer and Producer
Hampshire recording studio engineer and producer, Gareth Henderson, has been involved in the music scene for over 25 years and it’s far more of a passion than a career. …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...
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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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. …
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 …
MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO LIVERPOOL
The Open Mic UK music competition came to Liverpool
Music competition in Liverpool: The Liner Hotel, Liverpool played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and songwriters came …
MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO BIRMINGHAM
The Open Mic UK music competition came to Birmingham
Music competition in Birmingham: NEC Birmingham, played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and songwriters came from …
MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO ESSEX
The Open Mic UK music competition came to London, Essex
Music competition in London: Essex, played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and songwriters came from Essex and its …
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 …
MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO BOURNEMOUTH
The Open Mic UK music competition came to Absolute Music, Bournemouth
Music competition in Bournemouth: Absolute Music in Bournemouth played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where …
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 …
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 …
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 …