MOBO UnSung - your next step on the ladder to success?

MOBO UnSung 2014

MOBO UnSung is an annual initiative dedicated to identifying and celebrating the next generation of musical talent which could be YOU!

In partnership with HTC and PRS for Music Foundation (PRSF), MOBO is actively looking for artists who have what it takes to become an industry success! 

The MOBO UnSung 2014 Opportunity

MOBO UnSung champions creative individuals who may not be household names in their field but are already showing great promise.

This year’s MOBO UnSung competition is offering the biggest and best prize in MOBO UnSung history! The winner and runners up of UnSung 2014 will be given the opportunity to reach their full potential, with year-round mentorship, career guidance, vital contact introductions and for the winner the opportunity to perform at the MOBO Nominations Launch!

Alongside this amazing development programme this year’s ten finalists will receive a once in a life-time opportunity for any emerging artist and get to spend time in the studio with a known producer! Backed by PRSF this is an opportunity which can’t be missed as we aim to release material from the best participants in this year’s competition.

With support from PRSF and two truly global brands, in the form of HTC and MOBO, the UnSung competition has the power to propel the most successful artists to the next level in their musical careers. For more information on PRS for Music Foundation click here.

Previous MOBO UnSung Finalists

Since re-launching in 2012 MOBO UnSung, powered by HTC, has provided a pool of artists from across the UK with the opportunity to develop their craft and successfully enter the UK music industry. Past success stories include among others Esco Williams, Jacob Banks, Xploder and last year’s winner In’Sight.

This year’s competition is NOW OPEN so make sure you enter as soon as possible by submitting a performance video (1min-4mins) of yourself performing an original piece of musical material.    


MOBO UnSung 2014 Entries: 

1.    To enter please submit your relevant details in the designated boxes in the registration form below.

2.    UnSung entrants will need to submit a video entry of themselves performing their own material, this can be either a music video or live performance, no later than Sunday 13th July 9pm.

3.    You can apply by submitting a URL link from YouTube or Vimeo in the required fields.

4.    All video content must be between 1 minute - 6 minutes long in total and be of your own material.

5.    To enter MOBO UnSung you must live in the UK.

These are the crucial dates:

Stage one:

Sunday 13th July – 9pm – This is the last day for you to submit your music video.

Monday 14th - Thursday 17th July – MOBO team select top 20 UnSung entries based on original performance video.

Friday 18th July - The 20 UnSung finalists will be contacted via telephone with the news of their place in the final 20. Finalists will be emailed instructions regarding the creation of their  own 'About Me' video which must be submitted by deadline for hosting on MOBO.COM.

Monday 21st July - 9pm - The deadline for top 20 finalists to submit their 'About Me' video.

Monday 28th July - PUBLIC VOTING OPENS; Each MOBO UnSung finalist’s performance video and ‘About Me video to be hosted on MOBO.COM for public voting, counting for 50% of the stage one vote, the remainging 50% will come from stage one panel.  

Sunday 3rd August (9pm)  - PUBLIC VOTING CLOSES!

Monday 4th August - The 10 most voted for finalists will be contacted with the news they have progressed to stage two.

Stage two:

W/C 18th August – Final 10 present their performance video to the MOBO UnSung panel, explain why they should win their musical journey so far and will perform an original track to the panel. A full criteria will be sent to MOBO UnSung finalists on Friday 1st August when notified of their success moving to the next stage. Panel will then decide a winner and two runenrs up of MOBO UnSung 2014.     

W/C 25th August – Winner and runners-up of MOBO UnSung 2014 are publicly announced.

Photo credit - JohnPatrick London

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