General Questions

No. There are absolutely no upfront or hidden costs throughout the entire process.

Applications for the Unsigned Music Awards, taking place on 16 May 2018 at the Brighton Center, UK will open in May 2017.

In line with the generally accepted definition of unsigned that refers specifically to record deals, we define unsigned as meaning any artist that does not have a record deal with a third party record label and remains in control of their master recordings.

To that end, artists that have licensing deals, publishing deals, administration deals, managers, booking agents or other representation DO still qualify as unsigned.

  • You still qualify if you have a management deal, publishing deal, booking agent or other representation.
  • You still qualify if you have been signed in the past but are currently not signed to a record label.
  • You still qualify if you release your own music under the identity of your own independent record label.

Firstly, it’s important to note that the video must contain original material, and not a cover.

Think of the video as an extension to the songs you are submitting. You can submit an official music video, a live performance or a home recording.

Ultimately, it’s up to you how you want to be seen by our judges, and what you feel most confident in submitting.

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, there are two award categories open to international artists, so if you are from outside of the UK, these will be the ones for you. They are, Best International Music Video and Best International EP / Album / Record.

Our Awards are open to those aged 16 and over.

Yes, you can nominate yourself for up to four categories.

Tickets to the next event will be made available later this year.