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:

Jaymi Hensley

Music Artist

Molly Hocking

The Voice UK Winner

James Ellett

Artist and A&R Manager

Carrie Grant

BAFTA award-winning host

Julie Miles

Professional Vocal Coach

Leon Haynes

Polydor Records

Suzanna Dee

Singer, Songwriter & Producer

Chris Grayston

A&R Music Consultant

Laurence Hobbs

Producer and Songwriter

Layla Manoochehri

A&R Consultant

Ras Kwame

Capital Xtra

Garry Bushell

Newspaper Columnist & Rock Music Journalist

Mark Adams

Marketing & Artist Development

Jamie Searls

A&R and Admissions for Tileyard Education

Andrew Bailey

BPI Multi Platinum Awarded Songwriter

CeCe Sammy

Celebrity Vocal Coach

Alex Baker

Kerrang! Radio

James Sinclair

A&R Manager Atlantic Records

Z & Saffire

TV Personalities

Chris Passey

Professional Vocal Coach

James Meadows

Universal Music

Dane Bowers



Choice FM

Stuart Slater

Music examiner

Jayne Collins

Artist Manager

Tom Lightfoot

Thames TV

Jon Moses

Professional Singer

Sharmayne Whitter

Creative-Arts Director

Rosalind Fountain

Talent scout

Mark Hill

Ivor Novello award winner

Geoff Meall

Music agency director

Simon Keegan

Writer and Editor

Charlie Hedges


Merlin D

BBC Introducing

Jake Hook

Singer and Songwriter

Andy Baker

Music Manager

James Morgan

Universal Music A&R

Nigel Clark


Mike Joyce


Loz Guest

Kerrang! Radio judge


Happy Mondays' Bez

Gary Powell


Pete Cunnah


Tim McGlashan

Music critic

Tom Deacon

Radio DJ

Troy Antunes

Director and Producer

Liz McLarnon

Singing competition judge

Stuart Epps

Record Producer

Malcolm McLaren

Sex Pistol's manager

Alex Peppiatt

A&R Parlophone Records

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