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MUSIC INDUSTRY JUDGES

Want to get heard by music industry judges? Enter TeenStar!

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!

GET HEARD BY RECORD LABEL A&R - MUSIC INDUSTRY JUDGES

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:

Jaymi Hensley


jaymi hensley

Jaymi Hensley

Union J's Jaymi Hensley

Jaymi Hensley is a member of international boy band Union J who signed with Sony Music, they have had four UK top 10 singles so far. They have also won a BBC Radio 1 Teen Award in 2014 for Best British …

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CeCe Sammy


CeCe Sammy

CeCe Sammy

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 …

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Order: 2

Chris Grayston


Chris Grayston

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.

Music Consultant

A& …

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Order: 3

Emma Hawley


Emma Hawley

Emma Hawley

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 …

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Order: 4

Naomi Wilkinson


Naomi Wilkinson

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 …

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Order: 5

Jake Quickenden


X Factor's Jake Quickenden

Jake Quickenden

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 …

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Order: 6

Laurence Hobbs


Producer and Songwriter Laurence Hobbs

Laurence Hobbs

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 …

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Order: 7

Alex Baker


Alex Baker

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 …

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Order: 8

James Meadows


Universal Music’s James Meadows

James Meadows

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& …

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Order: 9

Eddie Evelyn-Hall


Syco Entertainment's Eddie Evelyn-Hall

Eddie Evelyn-Hall

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 …

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Order: 10

Sharmayne Whitter


Sharmayne Whitter

Sharmayne Whitter

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 …

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Order: 11

Ras Kwame


Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame

Ras Kwame

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 …

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Order: 12

Mark Hill


Mark Hill

Mark Hill

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 …

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Order: 13

Annie Nightingale MBE


Annie Nightingale

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 …

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Order: 14

Layla Manoochehri


Sony Music's Layla Manoochehri

Layla Manoochehri

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 …

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Order: 14

Tanya Anderson


Tanya Anderson

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 …

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Order: 15

Malcolm McLaren


Malcolm McLaren

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 …

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Order: 15

Liz McLarnon


Liz McLarnon

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 …

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Order: 16

Stuart Slater


Stuart Slater

Stuart Slater

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 …

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Order: 16

Carelle Mowatt


Carelle Mowatt

Carelle Mowatt

Singer-Songwriter and Presenter

Singer-Songwriter turned Presenter Carelle Mowatt started her career by uploading videos of her singing onto YouTube. This soon developed into releasing her debut E.P which within 24 hours went to …

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Order: 17

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TeenStar News

  • TEENSTAR AUDITION DATES NOW RELEASED!


    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 …

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  • RACHEL ANN CROWNED TEENSTAR CHAMPION!


    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 …

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  • AWARD WINNERS – TEENSTAR GRAND FINAL WINNERS


    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 …

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    MUSIC AUDITIONS

    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 …

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  • RECORDING STUDIOS IN ESSEX


    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 …

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  • MUSIC STUDIOS IN LONDON


    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 …

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  • SONGWRITING CONTEST


    SONGWRITING CONTEST

    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 …

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  • SOUTHAMPTON MUSIC EVENTS


    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 …

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  • HAMPSHIRE SINGING COMPETITION


    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 …

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  • LIVE MUSIC IN SOUTHAMPTON


    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 …

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  • SINGING EXERCISES


    SINGING EXERCISES

    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 …

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  • SUCCESSFUL SINGING


    SUCCESSFUL SINGING

    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 …

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Advice for Unsigned Singers

  • PLAYING THE GUITAR


    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 …

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  • VOICE AUDITIONS


    VOICE AUDITIONS

    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.

    The …

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  • NETWORKING TIPS FOR SINGERS


    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 …

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  • MUSIC PERFORMANCE TIPS FOR SINGERS


    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 …

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  • SONGS TO COVER – MAKING A COVER ORIGINAL


    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 …

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  • PERFORMING AS A SINGER


    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 …

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