UMA Hosts Announced
Laura Whitmore (MTV) and Chris Stark (BBC Radio 1 - The Scott Mills Show) have been announced as the faces of the first ever Unsigned Music Awards.
The ceremony, taking place at the Troxy Theatre in London, promises a red carpet experience, five live performances and one heck of a party!
Tickets are on sale now!
Tickets Now On Sale
See Tickets, one of the UKs largest ticketing providers are the latest sponsor to be announced for the Unsigned Music Awards 2016.
In addition to this, See Tickets are the official ticketing partner for the awards show taking place on October 27 this year. A selection of earlybird tickets have recently been made available to the public, exclusively on See Tickets.
Join us at the biggest party unsigned music has ever seen.
UMA Music Fund Launches
UMA have launched an innovative new music fund to invest in the future of aritsts.
The fund has been developed by Stephen Pell (former business manager to Calvin Harris), together with the UMA team and Chris Carey, music economist and former Global Insight Director at Universal and EMI.
The fund empowers artists with a high-level of finance as well as hands on guidance from UMA and their partners across the industry.
Inside The Music Industry Podcast
The UMA podcast sponsored by EVS Entertainment Insurance is now available to download on iTunes.
Hosted by our very own Max Pepé, the series features interviews with active industry professionals offering tips, tricks and valuable insights into the workings of the music industry.
We'll be releasing a new podcast every week for the next few months, so dive in and hit subscribe today.
"We believe that awards in music should no longer be reserved for a selection of elite, well established, international recording artists that have the funding, support and weight of major record companies behind them."
THE FIRST ANNUAL UMAs
Introducing the first-ever televised music industry awards show dedicated exclusively to unsigned artists, held at Troxy Theatre in October 2016.
The Unsigned Music Awards are designed to champion the hard work and achievements of some of the most outstanding musical talent that’s yet to be discovered, or have chosen to remain proudly independent.
HOW TO ENTER
If you are - or know of - an unsigned artist that deserves an award for outstanding achievements in music, nominations can be submitted right here.
We recommend artists to nominate themselves as there’s a short questionnaire we invite them to fill out regarding their musical journey to date.
The Unsigned Music Awards operate a transparent and fair voting system, designed to narrow down the entries through the most open-minded, impartial and objective evaluation process possible, across all genres.
The process involves an online application form and a voting panel consisting of more than one hundred active music industry professionals.
Our selection of carefully crafted award categories are here to recognise and reward the accomplishments of an entirely new collection of elite artists, from an entirely new perspective.
We focus on the unsigned industry as a whole; awarding Engineers, MusicPreneurs, Innovation, Songwriting, Live Performances and more...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I’m outside the UK, can I apply?
The Unsigned Music Awards are based in the UK, with a UK Awards ceremony and a UK-based television broadcast. For this reason, the majority of our Awards are only open to applicants currently residing within the UK.
However, we can tell you that there will be an Award category for International artists, so if you are from outside of the UK, this will be the one for you.