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The UK music industry is listening! Find out who tunes into our Spotlight tracks...
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 sign up & send us your music!

Spotlight is open to Unsigned Guide members only. Head here for more details about how Spotlight works. 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. Read about their progress here
 
The 405
Alan James PR (Alt-J, JAWS, Outfit, Swim Deep, Tim Burgess & more)
Alcopop! Records (Johnny Foreigner, Fight Like Apes & more)
Amazing Radio
Ask Me PR (Bird To Beaast, Red Sky Noise, Louis Barrabas & The Bedlam Six & more)
Big Life Management (London Grammar, Scissor Sisters, Alex Metric & more)
Decca Records A&R (Elvis Costello, Imelda May, Robert Plant, Tori Amos & more)
Discovery Talent (organised showcases featuring Ed Sheeran, Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip & more)
DIY Magazine
Domino Records (Arctic Monkeys, Hot Chip, The Kills, Wild Beasts & more)
Freelancers writing for Drowned In Sound
Generator
ilikepress (65daysofstatic, Black Moth, Trail Of Dead & more)
Jigsaw Music Management (Woman's Hour & producers Duncan Mills, Richard Formby)
Jim Gellatly's New Music
Lizard King Records (Santigold, The Pierces, The Killers & more)
Memphis Industries (Dutch Uncles, Polica, The Go! Team, Field Music & more)
Oh Mercy Artist Management (Edwyn Collins, Eugene McGuinness, Malachi & more)
Prescription PR (Rufus Wainwright, Beck, Weezer & more)
PRS For Music Foundation 
Redlight Management (Kaiser Chiefs, Calexico, Franz Ferdinand, Local Natives & more)
Sentric Music
Skinny Dog Records (I Am Kloot, Peter & The Wolf, JackieO & more)
Some Friendly (Ladyhawke, The Horrors, Badly Drawn Boy & more)
Sony Music (Rita Ora, Calvin Harris, Suede, Labrinth & more)
Soundtrack Agency (Glass Caves, Alexander Wolfe & more)
Top Button Digital (Manchester Orchestra, Asylums, Alcopop! Records / Big Scary Monsters, Fierce Panda)
Transgressive Records (Foals, Mystery Jets, Pulled Apart By Horses, Two Door Cinema Club & more)
Tri-Tone/Strictly Confidential (Editors, The Heartbreaks, Rose Elinor Dougall & more)

 

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