Stripped Back Competition for unsigned artists

Thursday 3rd March 2016

Unsigned UK songwriters are given the opportunity to apply to a new competition to help get their music heard.  The competition will help to provide career changing opportunities, and headed by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, singer/songwriter Nina Nesbitt, and multi-award winning producer Eric Appopoulay.

Stripped Back seeks to unearth the most talented acoustic artists in the country and offer them unique career opportunities.  The competition is open to all UK based singer songwriters who are looking for a new authentic way to get their music heard by the industry, increase their fanbase and media exposure. 
From 3rd March, aspiring artists can upload one original track and intro video to  Public voting opens on 28th March to select the top 25 tracks that will be judged by the panel to select the top 15 entries. Finalists will upload a second original track and Nina Nesbitt, Huw Stephens, Eric Appapoulay and the public will select the winners who will perform live at an exclusive industry and media event in London. 
The winner will embark on the Coffee House Sessions London tour, performing at 10 independent coffee houses in London, with special performances by Nina Nesbitt herself from 16th to 20th May 2016. The final prize also includes production of one track with Eric Appapoulay at Abbey Road, official video clip and international distribution. 
This is a unique opportunity that brings together all the facets of the music scene, by supporting high-quality raw talents, connecting them with the industry through an advanced online platform and bringing music to the people through independent coffee houses.

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