General Questions

We consider an unsigned artist to be any artist that fully owns and controls their master recordings, and in line with the generally accepted definition of unsigned that refers specifically to record deals – does not have a record deal with a third party record label.

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

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 closed.

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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.