Watch The 2016 UMAs
Laura Whitmore (MTV) and Chris Stark (BBC Radio 1 - The Scott Mills Show) will be hosting the 2016 Unsigned Music Awards, presented by Liquiproof.
The broadcast will be shown at 9.30pm on Monday, 31 October 2016 on Sky, Freeview and Freesat.
Note: UMA highlights and the full 2016 two hour show will be available to watch here from the start of November 2016.
2016 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
Judging for the first ever televised Unsigned Music Awards took place last month, and the UMA team have been busy collecting votes and preparing the nominations.
A full list of nominees can now be seen here.
Excitement for the main event is building - now only a short time away. Use code UMA10 (when buying tickets) for 10% off, on us.
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.
The Unsigned Music Awards presented by Liquiproof champion the achievements of some of the most outstanding artists, who are 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 presented by Liquiproof 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 80 expert 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 presented by Liquiproof 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.