Music industry judges: With a prestigious line up of music industry judges, TeenStar gives acts the opportunity to get heard by some of the most important music industry professionals. Previous competition judges have included record label A&R from Sony Music, Warner Music Group and Universal Music, as well as national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing, with the judges getting more prestigious as the competition progresses.
Want to get heard by music industry judges? Enter TeenStar now!
At each TeenStar event a panel of music industry judges are chosen who reflect an assortment of music genres, techniques and professional interests to ensure a credible scoring system is provided for all the performing acts. The judges’ role is to identify those acts that have the potential to make it in the music industry and get signed as an artist in today’s current market.
Want to get heard by music industry professionals? By entering TeenStar you could be performing in front of these judges:
Mark Hill - Ivor Novello award winner
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Kerrang! Radio's Alex Baker
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Radio KISS FM's Charlie Hedges
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CeCe Sammy Celebrity Vocal Coach
CeCe Sammy, a celebrity vocal coach, vocal producer, TV judge, TV presenter and artist developer has worked in many capacities with an impressive roster of talent and industry big wigs including Will …Read More...
Universal Music’s James Meadows
Universal Music’s James Meadows has been a musician for over 10 years having toured with the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, The Ordinary Boys and The Subways. Following this Universal Music& …Read More...
Radio DJ Annie Nightingale MBE
Radio DJ Annie Nightingale - first ever female DJ and Radio 1's longest serving DJ
Radio DJ Annie Nightingale MBE is best known as Britain’s first female DJ, and is now Radio 1’s longest serving …Read More...
Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame
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Hampshire Recording Studio Engineer and Producer
Hampshire recording studio engineer and producer, Gareth Henderson, has been involved in the music scene for over 25 years and it’s far more of a passion than a career. …Read More...
Universal Music A&R judge - Simon Li
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Stone Roses Guitarist music competition judge
Music competition judge Aziz Ibrahim - Stone Roses guitarist
Former Stone Roses guitarist Aziz Ibrahim is best known for his guitar work for The Stone Roses, Simply Red and Ian Brown ( …Read More...
Si Hulbert, music producer for One Direction
Si Hulbert, music producer, is a multi-platinum music producer, DJ and songwriter, who has written and produced tracks for huge acts including One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Professor Green, …Read More...
Another Level member Dane Bowers
Another Level member Dane Bowers started out with the R&B boyband, Another Level, and went on to collaborate with True Steppers and Victoria Beckham. He also had a much publicised relationship …Read More...
Head of A&R at Future Music Management
Chris Grayston is currently head of A&R at Future Music Management.
With a music career that spans over two decades, Head of A&R of Future Music Chris Grayston has undoubtedly …Read More...
International music and vocal examiner Stuart Slater
Music examiner Stuart Slater is a drummer by trade with UK touring and session work under his belt, and his own music school based in Wiltshire. In addition to being a head judge …Read More...
Choice FM presenter – E Plus
Choice FM presenter E Plus is a DJ and presenter for Choice FM, using his show to bring his listeners the freshest urban music first.
Choice FM presenter E Plus began his musical career as a member of …Read More...
Malcolm McLaren - manager of The Sex Pistols
Malcolm McLaren was arguably one of the most cutting edge musical prodigies of the last 40 years. Most known for his outspoken nature and for managing both The Sex Pistols and the New …Read More...
Atomic Kitten’s Liz McClarnon
As one third of one of Britain’s biggest girl bands, Atomic Kitten, Liz McClarnon has travelled the world on sell-out tours, performed for the Queen at Buckingham Palace and has countless …Read More...
D:Ream’s Pete Cunnah
D:Ream’s Pete Cunnah is best known as the lead singer and songwriter for UK house act D:Ream. During the 90’s D:ream’s Pete Cunnah wrote the multiplatinum No. 1 single "Things Can Only Get …Read More...
Radio DJ Tom Deacon
Radio DJ Tom Deacon
Radio DJ Tom Deacon is a comedian, Radio 1 DJ and television presenter. Radio DJ Tom Deacon is one of the hottest young comedians and presenter on the circuit, and has been the host of his own TV, radio …Read More...
Singing competition judge Michael Thomas
Singing competition judge Michael Thomas has a diploma with Trinity Guildhall School of Music in London for Vocal Teaching (ATCL Dip) and with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto for …Read More...
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