The Big Music Project Competition

Entries to The Big Music Project Competition are now CLOSED & our contemporary section finalists have been chosen. Thanks to everyone who entered & voted. There’ll be more info on the classical finalists really soon, so sit tight!

Meet the contemporary finalists here.

The competition final will be in February at the Indigo2 & is set to be a great event. If you want to join us, you can get your FREE tickets here

The Big Music Project has teamed up with the people behind the Next BRIT Thing to bring you this incredible opportunity. We’re on the look-out for all talented musicians and performers right across the UK who believe they have what it takes to impress a panel of industry experts.

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Check out the winners from Next BRIT Thing 2012 who won the opportunity to record at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and perform at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall as part of Classic FM’s 20th anniversary celebrations. Think you can do better?  Then get rehearsing!


There are a host of prizes to be won by the finalists of The Big Music Project Competition including:

  • VIP tickets to the BRIT Awards 2015.
  • A recording session at Abbey Road studios.
  • A performance at one of Classic FM Live in 2015.
  • Your track being included on the BRIT Awards 2016 album.

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How will it work?

To keep things simple, we’ve created two categories for entries: contemporary music and classical music. Contemporary music is used to describe anything which doesn’t fall into the classical category. Simply upload your audio track or video performance into the right category and start spreading the word to get your family, friends, teachers, and neighbours to vote for you. Each entry that receives more than 30 votes will automatically be shortlisted for consideration by our expert judges. Read the full terms and conditions for the competition.

*please note that the contemporary category has now CLOSED

When and where can I upload my track?

All videos and tracks should be submitted via the ENTER COMPETITION section of The Big Music Project website from late May 2014. Voting will open on 19th May 2014 and will run until 22nd October 2014 for contemporary entrants, and 12th December 2014 for classical.

How many tracks can I upload?

You can upload up to 3 tracks but we would recommend you go for QUALITY over QUANTITY!

Will you be coming to a town near me?

There will be a number of regional heats in November 2014 and a huge final in London in February 2015. The heats will be taking place in Belfast, Glasgow, Gateshead, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Cambridge, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Bournemouth and London.

Can I upload cover versions?

Yes, you can!  However, we don’t want to hear your best imitation of your favourite artist or band.  We want to hear your unique take and creative interpretation of a track.  Be original!

I’m not good at video or audio recording?

It doesn’t matter!  We will not be judging your submission on the strength of its recording quality.  What our top industry judges will be looking for is vocal and instrumental skills, creativity, originality, individuality and massive impact! So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss your chance to be crowned the Next BRIT Thing! Stay tuned and make sure you’re following @BigMusicUK on Twitter for up-to-date news on this exciting opportunity. Lawson

Every new artist or band needs a platform to have their music heard – The Big Music Project Competition is an amazing opportunity  for young musicians to kickstart their career in the industry, and we’re backing it all the way” – LAWSON