The Leading Lights for Musicians in the U.K
Off the back of a special nominations launch party held in London’s Soho last night, the official shortlisted nominees for The UMA’s 2018 have been announced today.
A 100 strong voting panel of professionals and influencers from across the UK’s music industry (including label A&Rs through to publishers, live agents and music editors) have cast their votes, and from an initial list of 10,000 applicants, this has been streamlined down to 16 categories with five acts in each. Categories include ‘Best Female’, ‘Best Record’, and ‘Best Songwriter’ and category sponsors include Shazam, Ticketmaster, Fastrax, Strange Place, Bimm & Mood Media.
Representing the very best in independent and unsigned UK talent across all genres, the list features the likes of Jorja Smith, IDLES, Femme, Dave and Tom Misch.
Simon O’Kelly, CEO of UMA Music Group and the UMA’s says:
“We are excited to continue the growth of the Unsigned Music Awards as a platform to promote unsigned, self-signed and otherwise emerging artists, around the world. Opening Europe’s largest festival for new music with an award ceremony that recognises only new music makes perfect sense and we can’t think of a more suitable partner to bring this vision to life, than Live Nation.”
More information and tickets available here