The MOBO Awards want you!
Indeed, after spending the last eighteen years nurturing acts who’ve now gone onto enjoy international acclaim, the MOBO Awards have launched an initiative which sees them search for Pop’s next brightest star!
In a statement released last month, the organisation explained:
“Nurturing talent, providing a platform for aspiring artists and finding the next big thing are all part of the MOBO ethos. MOBO UnSung encapsulates these values with an online competition to push talent out of the shadows and into the limelight giving a wider voice to unsigned artists with the grit and determination to make it big.
Now entering its second year as a digital competition, the national contest presented by HTC offers the ultimate in ‘money can’t buy’ prizes for one lucky winner including exposure on MOBO.com, live-feeds to millions of mobile devices around the world, the chance to perform at this year’s MOBO nominations launch in September and a one year membership to the exclusive members club, The Hospital in London.
New for 2013, SupaPass will be providing the ultimate mentoring package for the UnSung winner by giving vital social media training and campaign management to ensure the winner succeeds in the ever changing music landscape. Base79, YouTube marketers, will also give the MOBO UnSung winner invaluable advice on how to grow, maximise and monetise their own YouTube Channel. We are also excited to be working with award-winning director, Sebastian Thiel who will direct the winner’s music video.
Presented by HTC, the MOBO UnSung competition runs from July 24 – August 30, 2013 in two stages. The first stage (open to all), will see applicants send a link via the website, of their video performance from the MOBO genre (Gospel, Jazz, RnB, Soul, Reggae to Hip Hop and Grime). Six finalists (one from each region of the UK) will then be chosen by the MOBO music panel to go through to the second stage where they will be asked to do a cover of a MOBO classic – finalists will be given a choice of 10 songs from 18 years of MOBO. These covers will be uploaded to the MOBO YouTube channel; the overall winner will be chosen 50% by public voting and the other 50% by the MOBO music panel.”