As the winner of Spotlight with SSE on Capital, you’ll receive all of the below!
SSE is a leading UK energy supplier and has been supplying energy to the nation's homes and businesses since 1947 through its retail brands: SSE, SSE Southern Electric, SSE SWALEC, SSE Scottish Hydro, SSE Airtricity and SSE Atlantic. Along with Energy, SSE also provides customers with phone, broadband and, home services including boiler and heater cover, and servicing.
At SSE, we are proud to make a difference to our customers and the wider community, both nationally and locally. We are delighted to sponsor four world class sport and entertainment venues, 100 young athletes via our SSE Next Generation programme, some of the country's biggest sporting events and the UK’s largest independent music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins. Find out more at sse.co.uk
The UK’s largest artist development company. They’re a switched-on, lively bunch of A&R managers and creatives providing talented artists with everything they need to get ahead in the music industry, affordably and accessibly. With more years’ experience than they can count on both hands and some heavyweight awards under their belts, it’s safe to say the music world is in their veins and they know a good bit about it.
They’re passionate about developing the future of the UK music industry, and understand just how tough it can be to succeed in this increasingly competitive market (especially with labels spending less and less on A&R). At Famous, they don’t believe that great artists should have to compromise their creative freedom, sign their lives away or sell body organs to maximise their potential in the music game. Which is exactly why they’ve pioneered something special. Their unique UK-wide artist development hubs are designed with one simple ethos: to take great talent further.
Find out more about our talented and experienced judges, the ones who will be deciding which of the 3 finalists will be the winners of Spotlight with SSE on Capital
We recommend reading the full Terms and Conditions as found at the bottom of this FAQ list but if you need any quick answers to questions, take a look here.
One piece of original music is required please, although please feel free to include a cover as well. Please be aware that only popular music genres relevant to Capital will be considered for entry.
Submissions open at 6am on 25th January and close at 4pm on 22nd February.
Any really! But we would prefer mp3, mp4 or wav. Just make sure it’s less than 10MB.
Send us up to two links using the Enter form – these can be to any public video service such as Youtube/Vimeo.
You have to be available for sound-check and rehearsals from 8am on 14th Mar, as well as the evening event itself.
You can’t be signed to a UK record label or major music management company.
Your entry will be scored against others on voice, music, arrangement, writing, entertainment value, creativity and overall performance.
Voting begins at 10am on 27th Feb and runs until midnight on 12th March. Votes outside these times will not be counted.
Voting will be done via Twitter and will only be accepted from ‘open’ Twitter accounts. If you’ve set your Twitter status as ‘private’, your vote will not count.
All tweets have to use the hashtag #SSESpotlight followed by the hashtag of your chosen performer. The exact hashtag for each performer will be confirmed on this website before voting opens and only votes with the correct spelling will be counted.