Music tech company Pirate Studios has officially announced the launch of Pirate Prodigy 2019 – a competition to find the UK’s next up-and-coming talent.
Launched by legendary radio host Edith Bowman, Pirate Prodigy 2019 aims to find UK talent across three categories: Bands, DJs and MC/vocalist, with help from some of the most influential people in the industry, including Bowman, Mr Scruff, Radio 1’s Toddla T and Jammer.
An expert panel of industry mentors and judges will support, develop and promote the careers of the final shortlist. Across the programme, the finalists will receive one-to-one mentoring and masterclasses that cover every aspect needed to help launch a career from management to publishing, A&R to radio-play, song-writing to PR.
Pirate Studios will supplement this with unlimited free use of their innovative rehearsal facilities, personalised artist merchandise and consultations with premiere music service YouTube Music, as well as promotion across Pirate Studios’ extensive and growing social media channels.
The final winner is set to receive some major prizes, including mentoring from industry figureheads, consultations with YouTube Music and the chance to play on-stage across all festivals Pirate Studios hosts stages at this year. In short, these artists will be given everything they need to take their career to the next level.
Liverpool band Red Rum Club were winners of Pirate Prodigy 2018. Since their win, they signing a record and publishing deal with Modern Sky UK, securing support slots with The 1975 and Miles Kane, and released their debut album Matador, which made it to #47 in the Album Charts.
The opportunity to submit entries has now closed but expect to see more details on the final shortlist and the links for official public voting sometime in May. For more information, head over to the Pirate Prodigy website.