We will be there to see dreams coming true and to witness the pain of failure. With a live final at The O2, a recording contract, and celebrity judges, there’s a lot to play for. Whether it’s backstage tussles, pushy parents or acts going AWOL, the shows never go completely to plan!
The series will follow the dramas and divas involved in one of the UK’s biggest unsigned music competitions. It’s Airline and Pineapple Studios stirred with the high stakes of The X Factor and all the real life unpredictability of The Apprentice.
Live and Unsigned founder Chris Grayston says viewers can expect the unexpected; “Live and Unsigned shows really can range from the sublime to the ridiculous, and that’s just on stage! Backstage can be just as entertaining with the Live and Unsigned staff attempting to coordinate hundreds of wannabe bands and soloists.”
This year the winners of Live and Unsigned will take home £10,000 in cash to spend on developing the act as they wish. They’ll also get a further £10,000 spent on publicity and will take on a UK tour of up to 100 shows. Live and Unsigned is also offering festival slots in Canada, Italy, Latvia and Ireland, as well as gigs at UK festivals like Beach Break Live and Osfest.
MusicRadar, Future Publishing’s leading website for musicians, is on board as the media partner for Live and Unsigned for the second year running. Also partnering with Live and Unsigned are Blackstar Amplification, Natal Drums, Future Copyright, TC Electronic and TC Helicon who are providing some great competition prizes.
For more information about Live and Unsigned: www.liveandunsigned.uk.com