About Open Mic UK

More Than a Music Competition

Sometimes big dreams pay off. If you’ve ever dreamed of performing for thousands and winning a record deal, the annual Open Mic music competition — the biggest search for unsigned talent in the UK — is for you.

Auditions for start soon - with more than 10,000 people entering each year, from singers and singer/songwriters to rappers and vocal groups.

All genres are welcome at these music competitions, and acts can perform covers or original songs.

Online Music Promotion

Open Mic is a fantastic opportunity to show off your talent to music industry professionals, develop as a performer, and gain valuable media attention and exposure. If you make it through the online auditions to the live shows, you’ll perform to large audiences and music industry judges streamed live on our website, YouTube and Facebook platforms.

Acts from all over the country have the chance to compete, receive music industry feedback and grow to be the UK’s best on the mic.

Perform for Record Label A&R

One of the toughest things about breaking into the music industry is getting a chance to perform in front of industry professionals. Music industry judges are at every stage of Open Mic UK's music competitions, from the auditions to the grand final, and last year's competition featured judges from Modest Management, Universal Music and Sony.

The Open Mic music competition offers thousands of pounds worth of prizes, including recording studio time. The overall winner of Open Mic UK wins studio time to record their debut album and a video for the best single, plus extensive media promotion from a professional PR company.

Music Competition

Anyone can enter the Open Mic, so if you think you have the raw talent to impress industry professionals and if you’d like to receive feedback that’ll help you grow as an artist; we want to hear from you!

All types of singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocal groups are welcome to audition for the music competition, and the aim is to discover and develop acts that have the ability to become a professional recording artist.

Open Mic gives you the chance to develop your performance, vocal abilities and professionalism. So, whatever level of singer you are, we’ll provide valuable feedback and help you develop.

International sensation Birdy is one of our previous winners, which shows the kind of doors this music competition can open.