BBC Radio 1 and BBC Music Introducing have teamed up for a new competition that opens up the Live Lounge to undiscovered and under the radar talent in the UK.
BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge Introducing is a new project that will open up the Live Lounge to undiscovered artists, allowing them the opportunity to perform in the same space that has hosted the likes of Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Stormzy and many more.
The project, put together by BBC Radio 1 and BBC Music Introducing, will allow artists to submit their best track from 10am GMT on 13 March, with applications closing at 11:59pm GMT on 20 March.
All tracks submitted will then be reviewed by a panel of industry experts including alumni artists and Radio 1/Introducing DJs and producers. The panelists will narrow the submissions down to five of the best tracks, before choosing a winner who will get the opportunity to perform on Clara Amfo’s Radio 1 show later this year.
Amfo says of the project, "The Live Lounge has always been a source of some truly magical moments for established artists at Radio 1 over the years, so this is an exciting opportunity for box fresh artists to be a part of it! Introducing has been a constant space of discovery for our new faves, so I can’t wait to see who this search uncovers and welcome them on to the show!"
Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, adds, "Music has always been at the heart of Radio 1, and now more than ever, it’s imperative that we are a key part of the artist’s journey right from the very beginning. It is part of our purpose to help nurture and develop new talent, so we felt now was the perfect time to launch this project in partnership with BBC Music Introducing, helping to propel some of the UK’s best undiscovered acts onto a national stage as we begin to emerge from what has been an incredibly tough time for the industry."