Today, April 27th, the new pioneering music competition Salute is launching, ready for aspiring artist and musicians to upload their music.
From today, applicants can put their music on the platform (a maximum of four tracks per person) where it will be judged by Salute's respected curators and music experts. This team have the difficult job of reviewing all the music with the aim of finalising a top 100. A public vote will then whittle these down to a final 6 whose music will be showcased on the live shows.
Aiming to redefine and reposition song writers, whilst supporting and empowering DIY UK talent, Salute Music Makers is an innovative enterprise launching the next generation of unsigned musicians. The idea behind the project is to create an accessible and fair opportunity for a diverse range of music makers to showcase their talents, with the opportunity to win a life-changing, no strings-attached cash prize of £50,000. The biggest prize of any music competition in history!
Salute is not 'glorified' karaoke, as many people believe current talent shows to be; instead, it is championing original talent and the power of the song writer.
Feargal Sharkey, who you may well know from The Undertones, is providing the face of the competition and he commented: "British music can justifiably claim to conquer the world but that incredible success is built upon one thing, talent. In an age of television static and bewildering musical consumer choice, it is now more important than ever that we give the right, focused support and opportunity to the next generation of great British talent. Salute is set to make that happen."
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