As you Unsigned Guide regulars well know, we don’t just keep the Spotlight track selections that we lovingly hand-pick from our members’ submissions each month to ourselves. Oh no! We also share these audio treasures with a select list of respected music industry professionals. They guarantee to listen to the Spotlight tracks sent their way and if they like what they hear, they’ll be in touch.
But who are the mystery bunch? Well, to prevent our Spotlight listening panel getting mobbed in the street we shan’t reveal the names of individuals, however we can tell you that we have expert ears from the following established music businesses on board. Did we also mention that each of our Spotlight artists is also likely to receive airplay on Roundhouse Radio and Twisted Mixtape on Pulse 98.4? No matter what type of subscription you have (as long as it's active!), members of The Unsigned Guide can send us one track every month for Spotlight consideration, so there has never been a better time for you to & send us your music!
Spotlight is open to Unsigned Guide members only. If you already have a subscription to The Unsigned Guide, once logged in click on Enter The Spotlight to find details of how to submit your track to us for consideration.
Many of the bands & artists featured in our Spotlight blog have gone onto achieve some pretty great things since; signing record deals, major radio airplay, coverage in The Guardian, Clash and numerous tastemaker blogs, plus slots at SXSW and The Great Escape. .
(Alt-J, JAWS, Outfit, Swim Deep, Tim Burgess & more)
(Johnny Foreigner, Fight Like Apes & more)
(Bird To Beaast, Red Sky Noise, Louis Barrabas & The Bedlam Six & more)
(London Grammar, Scissor Sisters, Alex Metric & more)
(Elvis Costello, Imelda May, Robert Plant, Tori Amos & more)
(organised showcases featuring Ed Sheeran, Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip & more)
(Arctic Monkeys, Hot Chip, The Kills, Wild Beasts & more)
Freelancers writing for
(65daysofstatic, Black Moth, Trail Of Dead & more)
(Woman's Hour & producers Duncan Mills, Richard Formby)
(Santigold, The Pierces, The Killers & more)
(Dutch Uncles, Polica, The Go! Team, Field Music & more)
(Edwyn Collins, Eugene McGuinness, Malachi & more)
(Rufus Wainwright, Beck, Weezer & more)
(Kaiser Chiefs, Calexico, Franz Ferdinand, Local Natives & more)
(I Am Kloot, Peter & The Wolf, JackieO & more)
(Ladyhawke, The Horrors, Badly Drawn Boy & more)
(Rita Ora, Calvin Harris, Suede, Labrinth & more)
(Glass Caves, Alexander Wolfe & more)
(Manchester Orchestra, Asylums, Alcopop! Records / Big Scary Monsters, Fierce Panda)
(Foals, Mystery Jets, Pulled Apart By Horses, Two Door Cinema Club & more)
(Editors, The Heartbreaks, Rose Elinor Dougall & more)