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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:

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

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

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

Pete Cunnah


Pete Cunnah

Pete Cunnah

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 …

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Order: 17

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

Tom Deacon


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 …

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Order: 18

Michael Thomas


Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

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 …

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Order: 19

Aziz Ibrahim


Aziz Ibrahim

Aziz Ibrahim

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 ( …

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Order: 20

Rosalind Fountain


Rosalind Fountain

Rosalind Fountain

Talent contest scout, vocalist and showcase producer

Talent contest scout Rosalind Fountain spends a lot of time producing showcases, mentoring new talent and singing. Talent contest scout Rosalind Fountain is always on the …

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Order: 20

Jon Moses


Professional Singer and Theatre Star Jon Moses

Jon Moses

Professional Singer and Theatre Star Jon Moses.

Jon Moses is a professional singer with vast experience in performing on stage. He has performed in theatre productions such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver Twist, …

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Order: 20

Charlie Hedges


Radio KISS FM's Charlie Hedges

Charlie Hedges

Radio KISS FM's Charlie Hedges

Radio KISS FM’s Charlie Hedges is the youngest female breakfast DJ in the UK, a Sony Gold Award winner, and one of the UK’s hottest new club DJs. Radio KISS FM’s Charlie Hedges …

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Order: 20

Si Hulbert


Si Hulbert

Si Hulbert

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, …

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Order: 20

Dane Bowers


Dane Bowers

Dane Bowers

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 …

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Order: 20

Gareth Henderson


Gareth Henderson

Gareth Henderson

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. …

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Order: 21

Ben Price


Ben Price

Ben Price

A&R manager and radio presenter Ben Price

A&R manager and radio presenter Ben Price decided that the only two things he wanted to do with his life were broadcasting and music after spending the day with John Peel. A&R …

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Order: 22

E-Plus


E-Plus

E-Plus

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 …

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Order: 22

Simon Keegan


Simon Keegan

Simon Keegan

Talent competition judge, writer and editor

Talent competition judge, Simon Keegan, is a writer and editor with 15 years experience in national newspapers and magazines. Talent competition judge Simon Keegan currently works for the …

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Order: 23

Simon Li


Simon Li

Universal Music A&R judge - Simon Li

Universal Music A&R judge Simon Li is responsible for fielding all demos sent to Universal’s UK website. Universal Music A&R judge Simon Li listens, files and responds to all …

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Order: 25

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TeenStar News

  • TEENSTAR CHAMPIONS 2018!


    TEENSTAR CHAMPIONS 2018!

    TeenStar have crowned Acacia K and DN12 the overall 2018 winners!

    TeenStar Champions: The national singing and dance competition TeenStar has found its latest winners! Joining a long line of prestigious competition …

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  • TEENSTAR PRIZE WINNERS


    TEENSTAR PRIZE WINNERS

    Judges’ Top Scores and Age Catagory Prize Winners Announced

    The TeenStar 2018 Grand Final prize winners and judges’ top scores have been revealed! The national singing and dance competition TeenStar Grand Final …

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  • TEENSTAR 2018 AUDITION DATES NOW RELEASED!


    TeenStar 2018 Audition Dates Now Released!

    TeenStar 2018 audition dates are now released! TeenStar, the UK’s only singing and dance competition exclusively for 19 year olds and younger, have now released their 2018 audition dates! …

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  • TEENSTAR CHAMPIONS 2017!


    TEENSTAR CHAMPIONS 2017!

    TeenStar have crowned Annabel and Scandalous Productions the overall 2017 winners!

    TeenStar Champions: The national singing and dance competition TeenStar has found its latest winners! Joining a long line of prestigious …

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  • TEENSTAR PRIZE WINNERS


    TEENSTAR PRIZE WINNERS

    Judges’ Top Scores and Sponsor Prize Winners Announced

    The TeenStar 2017 Grand Final prize winners and judges’ top scores have been revealed! The national singing and dance competition TeenStar Grand Final took …

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  • 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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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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