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Open Mic UK Artist Development

Open Mic UK Artist Development

By OpenMicUK
Tips for singers and musicians looking to start their career and grow their brand within the music industry. Weekly tutorials to help you improve your skills and teach you knowledge to get ahead in your future career.
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Is Coffee Good or Bad for Singers? - How Coffee Affects Vocal Cords (ep 024)
Are you a fan of coffee but worry how it might affect your singing voice? Today we deep dive into the pros and cons of coffee and what alternatives maybe better.  #OpenMicUK #UnsignedArtists #Music MORE THAN JUST A MUSIC COMPETITION!  Open Mic UK offers artist development for unsigned artists, as well as the opportunity to perform in front of music industry professionals at the best music venues in the UK. THE UK’S PREMIER MUSIC COMPETITION FOR UNSIGNED ARTISTS  Show off your musical talent to industry professionals, receive feedback, develop as an artist, and gain valuable media exposure.  One of the toughest parts about breaking into the music industry is getting seen by industry professionals. Music industry judges are at every stage of Open Mic UK’s competition, from the auditions to the Grand Final, and last year’s competition featured judges from Universal Music and Sony Music.  For more advice about how to develop as an artist and on the music competition go to http://www.openmicuk.co.uk  Open Mic UK offers artist development for unsigned artists, as well as the opportunity to perform in front of music industry professionals at the best music venues in the UK. THE UK’S PREMIER MUSIC COMPETITION FOR UNSIGNED ARTISTS  Show off your musical talent to industry professionals, receive feedback, develop as an artist, and gain valuable media exposure.  One of the toughest parts about breaking into the music industry is getting seen by industry professionals. Music industry judges are at every stage of Open Mic UK’s competition, from the auditions to the Grand Final, and last year’s competition featured judges from Universal Music and Sony Music.  For more advice about how to develop as an artist and on the music competition go to http://www.openmicuk.co.uk
04:14
August 12, 2020
Comments on Singing Performances - How to Compliment a Singer (ep 023)
Are you looking to give feedback to aspiring artists but need help on understand the best way to do it? Maybe you are a performer and when you received feedback you like to get constructive feedback on technique and tone. Today we break down what those compliments means and how to give/receive them. #OpenMicUK #UnsignedArtists #Music MORE THAN JUST A MUSIC COMPETITION!  Open Mic UK offers artist development for unsigned artists, as well as the opportunity to perform in front of music industry professionals at the best music venues in the UK. THE UK’S PREMIER MUSIC COMPETITION FOR UNSIGNED ARTISTS  Show off your musical talent to industry professionals, receive feedback, develop as an artist, and gain valuable media exposure.  One of the toughest parts about breaking into the music industry is getting seen by industry professionals. Music industry judges are at every stage of Open Mic UK’s competition, from the auditions to the Grand Final, and last year’s competition featured judges from Universal Music and Sony Music.  For more advice about how to develop as an artist and on the music competition go to http://www.openmicuk.co.uk  Open Mic UK offers artist development for unsigned artists, as well as the opportunity to perform in front of music industry professionals at the best music venues in the UK. THE UK’S PREMIER MUSIC COMPETITION FOR UNSIGNED ARTISTS  Show off your musical talent to industry professionals, receive feedback, develop as an artist, and gain valuable media exposure.  One of the toughest parts about breaking into the music industry is getting seen by industry professionals. Music industry judges are at every stage of Open Mic UK’s competition, from the auditions to the Grand Final, and last year’s competition featured judges from Universal Music and Sony Music.  For more advice about how to develop as an artist and on the music competition go to http://www.openmicuk.co.uk
05:05
August 5, 2020
Genres Of Music | Defining Different Types Of Genres (ep 022)
There are many different genres of music that are subject to huge amounts of genre crossover. Throughout history, artists from different genres tend to be identified with a single genre. However, they can make music across many different types. Understanding different types of musical genre help you write music and is a huge part of your musical evolution. Even if you don’t like some genres, it’s still important to understand what makes them different to help you find your own sound. #OpenMicUK #UnsignedArtists #Music MORE THAN JUST A MUSIC COMPETITION!  Open Mic UK offers artist development for unsigned artists, as well as the opportunity to perform in front of music industry professionals at the best music venues in the UK. THE UK’S PREMIER MUSIC COMPETITION FOR UNSIGNED ARTISTS  Show off your musical talent to industry professionals, receive feedback, develop as an artist, and gain valuable media exposure.  One of the toughest parts about breaking into the music industry is getting seen by industry professionals. Music industry judges are at every stage of Open Mic UK’s competition, from the auditions to the Grand Final, and last year’s competition featured judges from Universal Music and Sony Music.  For more advice about how to develop as an artist and on the music competition go to http://www.openmicuk.co.uk  Open Mic UK offers artist development for unsigned artists, as well as the opportunity to perform in front of music industry professionals at the best music venues in the UK. THE UK’S PREMIER MUSIC COMPETITION FOR UNSIGNED ARTISTS  Show off your musical talent to industry professionals, receive feedback, develop as an artist, and gain valuable media exposure.  One of the toughest parts about breaking into the music industry is getting seen by industry professionals. Music industry judges are at every stage of Open Mic UK’s competition, from the auditions to the Grand Final, and last year’s competition featured judges from Universal Music and Sony Music.  For more advice about how to develop as an artist and on the music competition go to http://www.openmicuk.co.uk
13:29
July 29, 2020
Breath Control Exercises for Singers (ep 021)
Breath control is about using your diaphragm to fill your lungs with air and then gradually release it. Breath control exercises help you improve your lung capacity and power your high notes without losing too much breath on one note.   Great breath control is very important for developing your vocal range, quality of tone, ability to hold on to notes, but also for your rapping skills. As hip-hop becomes more popular in pop music, many top singers such as Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande are incorporating rapping into their music. It’s not just big ballads that need sustained and strong support. Fast songs required a very specific technique to ensure you stay on top of every note and lyric.  
09:36
July 22, 2020
How To Livestream As A Performer (ep 020)
Live streaming is becoming more and more important these days. The ability to reach out to your fans as you write your music, to build a community, to busk, to perform or even be part in a live stream talent competition. In today's videos we deep dive into how to live stream as a performer, that tools you need and tips to make your live stream look professional!
07:31
July 15, 2020
Apps for Singers & Musicians Performing on Stage - 17 Best Apps 2020 (ep 019)
Looking to learn how to play a guitar, polish up on your keyboard skills or simply pull together backing tracks. Here are 17 Apps for Singers and Musicians to get you working like a pro. Music apps are a great way for singers and musicians to develop their abilities. No matter what your skill level, there’s always room for improvement, right? Whether it’s getting some additional coaching, learning some new tricks or finding fresh ways to write and perform, there’s always something you can do to improve.
09:07
July 8, 2020
How To Distribute Your Music Online - Digital Music Aggregation (ep 018)
Knowing how to distribute your music effectively online is essential if you want to be in with a good chance of succeeding as an independent artist. What is the best music aggregator and what’s the best music distribution service to get your music heard? Here we answer those questions and also list 9 of the best cost-effective digital music aggregators. It’s difficult to say which music distribution company is the best because it depends on who you are as an artist. If you’re just starting out, a simple platform like DistroKid which delivers your music to digital platforms may be best.
06:29
July 1, 2020
Stage Performance Tips for Singers + What You Should Never Do (ep 017)
Stage performance techniques are ideas singers can use transform them from an average performer to a potential star. Learning how to perform on stage is a skill that all singers should master if they wish to be successful in the music industry. Making a successful career in any form of live entertainment typically involves performing on a stage. There are a lot of cool things you can do on stage while performing as well as things you should never do.
07:44
June 24, 2020
How Singers Can Get Support During COVID-19 | Resources for Musicians (ep 016)
Need some help during these tough times? Struggling with bills or maybe you want to support your favourite artist during this covid-19 crisis but don't know how. In todays video we deep dive in to covid-19 financial support funds for artists and ways that you can help your favourite artists directly.
09:13
June 17, 2020
Is Honey Good For Singers? (ep 015)
Is Honey Good For Singers? Honey can be eaten raw, boiled into drinks, nibbled as a snack but is it any good for the artist? How can honey help the singer, a singers voice and does it have any added benefits?
03:55
June 10, 2020
Should Singers Drink Alcohol - Raspy Voice, Losing Your Voice & Changes (ep 014)
We all love a quick drink after a gig to celebrate a great show, or a quick dram of something to sooth your throat and ease your nerves - but should singers drink alcohol? and if so what drinks are the best and worst for there career and performances.
05:30
June 3, 2020
How To Pick Your Stage Name For Music / Choose a Band Name (013)
Band name? Stage Name? Looking to make a name for yourself in the music business? Maybe, literally?!?! Some performers use an artist name, "Stage Names" as a way to section off their personal life and their professional persona and we are here to help you with 8 tips to help you pick the right stage name for you. How To Pick A Stage Name From Bono to Björk, and from P!nk to Prince, some of the music industry’s most notable music artists choose unique stage names that are very distinctive. Depending on your music genre, the stage name you pick may be a critical part of your personal brand, as it directly impacts how you are perceived as an artist in the eyes of your supporters. We’ve chosen 8 points singers should consider when picking a music stage name. Some of the best singers use stage names so we’ve also made a list of the stage names used by the best female singers. Hopefully, this will help you come up with stage name ideas. Some of the best female singers, such as Adele, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift use their real name. However, there are plenty of singers that have come up with famous music stage names. Some artists even come up with separate names for their Instagram account Hosted by  @Alan Spicer  - http://www.youtube.com/alanspicer
08:22
May 27, 2020
15 AMAZING Songwriting Tips for Beginners (ep 012)
Getting started with songwriting can be hard but Chantelle is here you help you plan your song and improve your writing skills with 15 AMAZING Songwriting Tips For Beginners.
09:34
May 20, 2020
Best Tea for Singers - Is Tea Good or Bad For Singers? (ep 011)
Everyone loves a brew but can your relaxing caffeinated drink of choice be causing more damage to your voice than cure? Is drinking tea bad for singers? What is the best tea for singers? That's what we look into today! The best tea for a voice and vocal cords won’t include caffeine. Instead choose teas for singers such as herbal and green teas. Alongside lemon and honey, these can help to soothe your vocal cords and could lead to improved singing performance. Hosted by  @Alan Spicer  - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer 
07:14
May 13, 2020
7 Ways To Fix A Cracked Voice (ep 010)
Your voice is your biggest tool when it comes to making music. Voice crack is a real threat and you need to do all you can to protect from a hoarse voice, voice strain, voice crack. With a little self-care, warm ups and the right diet, you can protect your voice and even cure sore throats and bad voices. Hosted by  @Alan Spicer  - http://www.youtube.com/alanspicer
05:54
May 6, 2020
How To Cover A Song Legally (YouTube Cover Songs) (ep 009)
Learn how to cover a song and make a cover version. Get yourself seen by adding a twist to somebody else's songs. Making a cover song is a great way to stand out in a crowd while establishing your skill or niche all at the same time. How To Make A Cover Song without Copyright  Cover songs can help singers to build their audience but it may require licensing in certain situations. However, it is important to know the laws regarding cover songs before you start covering other artists. You need a mechanical license from the original writer or publisher to record and release cover songs. However, musicians don’t need a license to cover a song live, it is the responsibility of the venue. Hosted by  @Alan Spicer  - http://www.youtube.com/AlanSpicer 
04:40
April 29, 2020
Is Vaping Bad For Your Voice? (ep 008)
Is vaping bad for your voice? Vaping for a singer, is it bad? Could it cause long lasting damage? In today's video we deep dive into vaping, e cigarettes and normal smoking to discuss its side effect and its possible long lasting effects on your music career. Hosted by  @Alan Spicer  - http://www.youtube.com/AlanSpicer
06:28
April 22, 2020
How To Cure A Raspy Voice (3 Ways To Fix Your Hoarse Voice) (ep 007)
Suffering from a Raspy voice or worried the harsher sound might ruin your chances? Whether you love or hate your husky sound it could be a blessing or a curse. In today's tutorial for artist development I help you cure your raspy voice and teach you how to look after it in future. Hosted by  @Alan Spicer  - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer
04:50
April 15, 2020
Music Royalties Explained - How To Make Money From My Music Royalties (ep 06)
Music royalties can be confusing. Are you the performer? Are you the original artist? Are you the publisher? There are 7 types of music royalties and in this video I hope to explain each one for you so you can learn a little more about making money with your music, record labels, publishers and performances.   Hosted by  @Alan Spicer  - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer
05:02
April 8, 2020
How to Get Signed to a Record Label - 13 Ways to Help Get a Record Deal (ep 005)
Getting a record deal is not easy because record labels are very selective on who they sign. Today we dive into 13 Ways to Help You Get A Record Deal. You have a unique style, you have a fan base, you are a studio recording legend, maybe these tips will help you find the final pieces you need to add to your jigsaw puzzle to finally get noticed and signed to a recording contract. For more advice about how to develop as an artist and on the music competition go to http://www.openmicuk.co.uk
11:17
March 30, 2020
Food and Drink Tips for Singers - Tips For Musicians & Singers (ep 004)
Eating and drinking the right things can help your performance as a signer. Look after those vocal cords and they will reward you. Eat or drink the wrong things and you could be hurting your chances on your big night. Today we deep dive into the best, food, drinks and snacks you should consume to keep in tip top condition. For more advice about how to develop as an artist and on the music competition go to http://www.openmicuk.co.uk
06:54
March 30, 2020
How To Promote Your Music on Instagram - Instagram Tips for Singers (ep 003)
Looking to get more from Spotify? Maybe you are entirely new to Spotify but want to learn  how Spotify can help you build your audience, share your music, get shared on playlists and grow your brand. In today's video you'll learn how to improve your Spotify for Artists profile. how to distribute your content and how it all stacks up against Apple Music. Don't forget to have a look at our blog articles below to get more help with Spotify! Get your Music on Spotify https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Music-Distribution/ Spotify Promotion https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Spotify-Promotion/ Spotify For Artists https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Spotify-For-Artists/ Spotify Codes https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Spotify-Codes/ Making Spotify Playlists https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Making-Spotify-Playlists/ Getting onto Playlists https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Get-On-Spotify-Playlists/ Best Spotify Playlists https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Best-Spotify-Playlists/ Music Podcasts on Spotify https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Music-Podcasts/ Apple Music vs Spotify https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Apple-Music-Vs-Spotify/ Follow us on social media! https://www.instagram.com/openmicuk/ https://www.facebook.com/openmicuk/ https://www.twitter.com/openmicuk/
08:38
March 30, 2020
How To Promote Your Music with Spotify - Spotify Tips for Singers, Artists & Musicians (ep 002)
Looking to get more from Spotify? Maybe you are entirely new to Spotify but want to learn  how Spotify can help you build your audience, share your music, get shared on playlists and grow your brand. In today's video you'll learn how to improve your Spotify for Artists profile. how to distribute your content and how it all stacks up against Apple Music.  Don't forget to have a look at our blog articles below to get more help with Spotify! Get your Music on Spotify https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Music-Distribution/ Spotify Promotion https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Spotify-Promotion/ Spotify For Artists https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Spotify-For-Artists/ Spotify Codes https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Spotify-Codes/ Making Spotify Playlists https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Making-Spotify-Playlists/ Getting onto Playlists https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Get-On-Spotify-Playlists/ Best Spotify Playlists https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Best-Spotify-Playlists/ Music Podcasts on Spotify https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Music-Podcasts/ Apple Music vs Spotify https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/Apple-Music-Vs-Spotify/ Follow us on social media! https://www.instagram.com/openmicuk/ https://www.facebook.com/openmicuk/ https://www.twitter.com/openmicuk/
11:38
March 30, 2020
How To Be A Singer on YouTube - YouTube Tips for Musicians & Singers (ep 001)
Learning how to start a YouTube channel as a singer or musician doesn’t have to be difficult. This episode of Open Mic UK's artist development series will help make your YouTube channel a success. Have a look at our blog articles below to get more help with YouTube! YouTube Channel for Music & Video Ideas  https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/YouTubeChannelMusic/ Best Microphone for YouTube https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/YouTubeMicrophone/ Get a Custom YouTube URL https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/YouTubeURL/ Get an Official Artist Channel on YouTube https://www.openmicuk.co.uk/ArtistChannel/ Follow us on social media! https://www.instagram.com/openmicuk/ https://www.facebook.com/openmicuk/ https://www.twitter.com/openmicuk/
12:35
March 30, 2020
Open Mic UK Podcast - Coming Soon!
The Open Mic Uk Podcast for Artist Development is launching soon! Please subscribe for regular tricks and tips of how to get the most out of your signing career, singing tips, songwriting advice and more!
00:30
March 5, 2020