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 are now open.

You have until midnight on 31 December 2017 to get your application in.

It may interest you to know that you don’t have to upload any music or videos to our system, only provide Soundcloud, Spotify, YouTube and social media links – so as long as you keep these up to date throughout the year, there’s no reason you can’t apply now.

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.

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. International entrants can apply for up to two international awards.

Tickets to the next Unsigned Music Awards 2018 are available now through Ticketmaster. Click on Tickets in the header above for more information.