We’ve got details to share with you of two opportunities for musicians.
Open Mic UK is the biggest music competition in the UK for singers and solo artists. If that’s you, then this is your chance to perform live in front of some of the country’s top producers, label execs, promoters, and DJs.
The heats take the form of live shows across the UK, with the final being at the O2 in Old London Town. The overall winner bags a recording contract, a guaranteed single release, and up to £30,000 investment.
The age categories are Under 18, 18 to 25, and over 25.
The auditions hit Liverpool on the morning of Sunday 12th September, at The Liner Hotel in Lord Nelson Street. Audition places are limited, so you’ll have to be quick to register. For full details visit www.openmicuk.co.uk
The Brit Writers’ Awards Unpublished 2011 is now open for submissions in the following categories: songwriting, poetry, short stories, stories for children, novels, non-fiction, screen plays, and stage plays. There are ’16 and under’ categories for songwriting, short stories, and poetry.
The deadline for submissions is 25th February 2011 or once 20,000 submissions have been reached (whichever happens sooner).
There is an entry fee, but the prize of £10,000 plus a publishing contract might just be enough to persuade people to try.
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.