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 Theatrical agents and casting directors, plus 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:
Union J's Jaymi Hensley
Jaymi Hensley is one quarter of hugely successful British boyband Union J who signed with Sony Music. Union J's Jaymi Hensley became an overnight sensation on the 2012 series of The X Factor. Since then …Read More...
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...
A&R Music Consultant
Chris Grayston is a freelance music consultant for aspiring singers and acts and is also employed regularly as an A&R scout by Sony Music Entertainment and Thames television.
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Dave Payne is freelance entertainment consultant, presenter, producer and talent scout. He’s worked with the likes of; Channel 5, Sky TV, Peel Talent, Thomson and First Choice holidays, Thames TV, …Read More...
Professional Dancer, Director and Choreographer
Ryan Jenkins is professional dancer, director and choreographer renowned in the industry. In 2016 Ryan Jenkins was nominated for a Carl Allen award as 'Choreographer of the Year'. He …Read More...
Choreographer and Dance Teacher Emma Hawley
Emma has been in the dance industry all her life. Learning to dance at the family school the Ipswich School of Dancing alongside Strictly star Robin Windsor, she always knew she would be a …Read More...
TV Presenter and Actress
Naomi hasn’t been off our tellys in over 10 years! Be it presenting 'Milkshake' on Channel Five, 'Fingertips' on CITV and currently lots of great programmes on CBBC.
Naomi's a former Redcoat and a …Read More...
X Factor's Jake Quickenden
Singer songwriter Jake Quickenden has been singing and writing his own songs from a young age. Jake began his media career by appearing on The X Factor in 2012 and returned again in 2014. He has made a …Read More...
Producer and Songwriter Laurence Hobbs
Laurence Hobbs is producer and songwriter signed to Notting Hill and 23rd Precinct Music.
Laurence Hobbs - Producer and Songwriter
As a writer and producer Laurence Hobbs has written with …Read More...
Kerrang! Radio's Alex Baker
Kerrang! radio's Alex Baker DJ, TV and radio presenter for Kerrang! Radio, Kerrang! TV, Planet Rock Radio and 4Music. Kerrang! Radio's Alex Baker also writes for Front Magazine and is the music man for …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...
Syco Entertainment's Eddie Evelyn-Hall
Syco Entertainment's Eddie Evelyn-Hall has worked in the television industry for over 10 years. In this time he has worked on sucessful shows such as; The Voice, The X Factor, Britain's …Read More...
Theatre Producer and Vocal Coach
James Williams is an experienced theatre producer and vocal coach, who is proud to have worked with some of the best people in the industry. James Williams' work has taken him across the UK, both …Read More...
Creative-Arts Director, Sharmayne Whitter
Sharmayne has 25 years of performing arts experience, including 15 years teaching dance and drama alongside developing and managing her personal performing career.
New Age …Read More...
Creative and Events Director
Truchio Powell has years of experience within the performing arts industry. Now employed as the Creative and Events Director at Aston Performing Arts Academy (APAA), Truchio Powell works on …Read More...
Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame
Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame’s knowledge and influence on the UK music scene is undisputed, and he is renowned for being a leader in representing the UK urban scene, and encouraging the UK’s new music …Read More...
Mark Hill - Ivor Novello award winner
Mark Hill, an Ivor Novello award winner, British recording artist, songwriter and record producer, is particularly known as one half of the successful Garage duo the Artful Dodger. Mark Hill, an …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...
Sony Music's Layla Manoochehri
Sony Music's Layla Manoochehri has worked in the music industry for over 15 years. Layla Manoochehri started her career as an international songwriter, where she worked and toured with …Read More...
Choreographer and Professional Dancer
Tanya has been a professional dancer since the age of 16; she has been a dancer for many years performing at high profile music artist’s concerts, club nights, music videos and award …Read More...
TeenStar audition dates now released!
TeenStar audition dates are now released! TeenStar, the UK’s only competition exclusively for pre-teens and teenagers, have now released their audition dates! And new for this year it’s also open …
RACHEL ANN CROWNED TEENSTAR CHAMPION!
Future Music has crowned Rachel Ann as the overall winner of TeenStar 2015.
TeenStar Champion: The national singing competition TeenStar has found its latest winner! Joining a long line of prestigious …
MUSIC BUSINESS – TEENSTAR GRAND FINAL JUDGES’ TOP SCORES
Music business judges’ top scores from the 2015 TeenStar Grand Final.
Music Business: The TeenStar singing competition Grand Final’s judges’ top scores …
AWARD WINNERS – TEENSTAR GRAND FINAL WINNERS
2015 TeenStar Grand Final award winners.
Award Winners: The TeenStar Grand Final took place at The NEC in Birmingham on Saturday 25th July. The TeenStar grand finalists performed in front of a …
Music competition auditions for Open Mic UK 2016 are announced!
Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2016! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted at 15 …
RECORDING STUDIOS IN ESSEX
A.T. Music Group recording studios in Essex is announced as TeenStar’s partner!
Recording Studios in Essex: TeenStar, the national singing competition specifically for teen and pre-teen singers has announced A.T …
MUSIC STUDIOS IN LONDON
Samurai Sound music studios in London is announced as TeenStar’s partner!
Music Studios in London: The national singing competition TeenStar has announced Samurai Sound as their regional music studio partner for …
Future Music have launched a brand new Songwriting Contest for UK songwriters.
Songwriting Contest: New for 2015, Future Music is launching a Songwriting Contest to find the best songwriters in the UK. The Songwriting …
MUSIC COMPETITION TEENSTAR 2015 NATIONAL GRAND FINAL LATE TEEN FEEDBACK
Music Industry Feedback was written for the Late Teens at the music competition TeenStar.
Music Competition: Late Teen singers and songwriters came to The NEC in Birmingham …
MUSIC CONTEST TEENSTAR NATIONAL GRAND FINAL MID-TEENS FEEDBACK
Mid-Teens were given feedback at the music contest TeenStar Grand Final.
Music Contest: This weekend the national music contest TeenStar 2015 had its National Grand Final at the NEC …
TALENT CONTEST TEENSTAR 2015 GRAND FINAL PRE-TEEN FEEDBACK
TeenStar’s music industry judges provided feedback at the talent contest.
Talent Contest: The talent contest TeenStar 2015 National Grand Final took place at the NEC in …
SOUTHAMPTON MUSIC EVENTS
Pre-Teen singers performed at the Southampton Music Events.
Southampton Music Events: Pre-Teen singers took part in the TeenStar Southern Area Final in Southampton this weekend to showcase their talent at the Southampton …
HAMPSHIRE SINGING COMPETITION
Mid-Teen singers performed at the Hampshire Singing Competition.
Hampshire Singing Competition: Singers from Hampshire and the surrounding area took part in the TeenStar Southern Area Final this weekend to showcase …
LIVE MUSIC IN SOUTHAMPTON
Live Music in Southampton from TeenStar’s Late-Teen Area Finalists.
Live Music in Southampton: Late-Teen singers took part in the TeenStar Southern Area Final this weekend in Southampton to showcase live music in …
Singing exercises and feedback is given to the Pre-Teen North East England Area Finalists.
Singing Exercises: Music industry judges have provided feedback and advice on singing exercises for the Pre-Teen category of the …
Successful singing feedback is provided to the Late-Teen North East England Area Finalists.
Successful Singing: Music industry judges have provided successful singing feedback for the Mid-Teen category of the TeenStar North …
PLAYING THE GUITAR
How to use dynamics when playing the guitar.
Playing the Guitar: Dynamics are essential when playing the guitar as they help to spice up your playing, and also your songwriting. Using dynamics when playing the guitar …
Information on The Voice auditions.
Voice Auditions: The Voice is a British television talent show created by the BBC. There are two stages to The Voice auditions; the producers' auditions and the blind auditions.
TALENT COMPETITIONS – DEVELOPING CHILDREN’S VOCALS
Ways in which talent competitions can be used to help a child’s development.
Talent Competitions – Developing Children’s Vocals: Many singers choose to enter …
SINGING AUDITIONS – TIPS FROM MUSIC INDUSTRY JUDGES
Pointers on how to impress music industry judges at singing auditions
Singing Auditions – Tips from Music Industry Judges: Here are some pointers on how to impress the judges …
NETWORKING TIPS FOR SINGERS
Networking tips for the music industry
Networking Tips for Singers: Networking is the opportunity to speak and connect with people who you may have never had the chance to before. For musicians it’s an …
MUSIC PERFORMANCE TIPS FOR SINGERS
Tips to improve your music performance
Music Performance Tips for Singers: Being able to deliver a good music performance can often be something that sets your performance out from the rest. It’s …
SONGS TO COVER – MAKING A COVER ORIGINAL
How to choose songs to cover and make original when performing
Songs to Cover – Making a Cover Original: When songs to cover you want to stand out and be remembered, a good way of doing …
PERFORMING AS A SINGER
Tips on performing for singers.
Performing as a Singer: Performing is one of the most important parts of being a singer. Although the voice is important, knowing how to entertain your audience through your …