Calling all independent/unsigned bands and artists – The Unsigned Music Awards wants you!

Introducing the world’s first televised music industry awards show dedicated to unsigned music.

We’ve all noticed in recent years that the stigma of being an ‘unsigned’ artist has disappeared. In fact artists like Stormzy have turned their backs on traditional and 360 recording contracts to remain totally independent and retain creative rights to their music.

On Thursday 27 October 2016 a first of its kind is happening. The Unsigned Music Awards or UMAs for short are designed to discover, champion, fund and reward the most promising emerging and proudly independent talent. The inaugural Unsigned Music Awards will take place at The Troxy Theatre, London.

Although not an altogether brand new concept this awards show supported by Jack Daniels, Marshall Amplification, Tunecore, LADbible and TimeOut promises to be the first of its kind to be to be televised.


Application is free and open now for artists of all genres. So if you are a band, singer, mc, producer or aspiring musician and you want more exposure and the chance to work with some of the industry’s most reputable publishers, booking agents, sync agencies, managers, studios and much more then be sure to sign up here. Applications open until 31st August 2016.

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It’s also worth noting that selected artists will be offered gigs, sessions, online features and more exposure over the next few months in the lead up to the show itself.