Music Industry Judges

Music industry judges are at every stage of the competition from the auditions to the Grand Final.

Last year’s competition included judges that work for the three major record labels Universal, Warner and Sony. The judges become more prestigious as the competition progresses.

What better opportunity to get music industry feedback and get your music heard by the right people?

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:

CeCe Sammy

Celebrity Vocal Coach

Alex Baker

Kerrang! Radio

James Ellett

Artist and A&R Manager

Julie MIles

Professional Vocal Coach

Leon Haynes

Universal Music

James Meadows

Universal Music

Dane Bowers


Chris Grayston

A&R Music Consultant


Choice FM

Stuart Slater

Music examiner

Laurence Hobbs

Producer and Songwriter

Layla Manoochehri

A&R Consultant

Jayne Collins

Artist Manager

Tom Lightfoot

Thames TV

Jon Moses

Professional Singer