As the winner of Spotlight with SSE on Capital, you’ll receive all of the below!
SSE is a leading UK energy supplier.
Both nationally and locally, SSE have made a commitment to emerging talent and encouraging participation at all levels in sport over the past four years.
SSE want to continue this commitment into music, and along with the UK’s largest independent music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins and Capital, they’re providing a chance for young up and coming musicians to be the next big thing in the music industry.
With their existing sponsorships of major UK entertainment venues, SSE are the energy behind new music.
Find out more at sse.co.uk
Great Minds. Great Music.
Established in 2014 to help emerging artists succeed in the music industry The Famous Company grew into the largest artist development company in the UK - but with growth, came change. As we got bigger we realised that we could do more to support not just artists but also managers and independent labels as they face the countless challenges and demands of life in the music industry. Whilst helping talented musicians to get a foothold in the UK music scene will always be at the heart of our business, we’re proud to say we are now not just the largest artist development company in the UK but also one of the leading music service providers globally. We’ve nurtured a team of industry experts and professionals to offer a range of bespoke high-end services that can be tailored to meet your needs if you’re a label, manager, artist or anyone wanting to build a career in the music business.
In the last decade the music industry has changed beyond recognition with the growth of streaming and social media and the decline of A&R at major labels. This marks a shift in how new artists are found and how music is produced, distributed and purchased. We’re at the forefront of this change and have designed modern and affordable services that tackle these issues - this could be anything from digital playlisting to social influencing. We’ve got the people in place to turn your vision into a project that really works for you. Our award-winning team of industry leading creatives includes graphic designers, photographers and videographers. We are experienced in branding and conceptual design and have individuals in place to help you maximise on press exposure, PR opportunities, touring and plugging campaigns. Our roots in consultancy are now stronger than ever, with a team of dedicated A&R and account managers that are fundamental to the work we do everyday - helping clients with budgeting, KPI analysis and end-to-end project management.
At The Famous Company we are committed to helping you make great music. When the lights come on, we’ll be there.
Nordoff Robbins Scotland is the only music therapy charity in Scotland. Its music therapists help over 400 children, young people and adults every week using the power of music to improve their health and wellbeing. Nordoff Robbins Scotland has been chosen as the first charitable partnership of the SSE Hydro.
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 2nd Oct and close at 4pm on 25th Oct.
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 9am on 21st Nov, as well as the evening event itself. You’ll also need to be available on 2nd Dec from 9am for sound-check and rehearsals, 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 30th Oct and runs until midnight on 19th Nov.
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.