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NextGen Competition: What kind of music can I submit?

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The quick answer is … anything musical. There are no limits to the style & genre of music you can submit. We want to hear it all, from squeaky pop through to gospel, to classical to your edgy mash up of folk, Hip-Hop and Trap. 

Do I need original music or can I submit cover songs? 

No it’s not mandatory to have original music. We’re happy to hear covers of songs (cover versions are you singing somebody else’s song that you didn’t write) you love as long as we can hear your talent! Of course if you have your own music that you’ve written we would love to hear it as well. Submit anything to us that showcases you and your music. 

We’ll accept any genres & styles that you can think of and to give you some examples, here’s a few YouTube Videos below to show you what we mean.

Do I need to actually perform?

No, you don’t you can just record the music and the music you submit can be instrumental or vocal. This competition isn about inspiring music of all kinds. We want to hear from budding producers, composers, musicians, singers, bands and anyone who wishes to collaborate with others is great, exactly what we want to see. 

Choir Performances

Who doesn’t love a choir? If you’re part of a choir with the talent we should hear then submit.


 Jazz, Swing & Instrumentals

Go on, get your jazz shoes on.

Bands, Rock & Metal

Yep, we haven’t forgotten the rock & metal community and never will. Here’s a new favourite from our MG rock team.

Pop, Mainstream, R&B

Well of course we accept pop. If you think you’re the next Ed Sheeran or Katy Perry then we want to hear from you.

Grime, UK Garage

Rap & Hip Hop

Make your mark and give us something to talk about. 

Scandinavian Folk

We’d love to hear this. Something different can be exactly what the UK public needs. 

Violins at the ready!

It’s not all about vocals. If you have amazing skills on an instrument then submit, submit, submit!

It doesn’t stop there

This really is just the tip of the iceberg. As long as its musical then send it our way.

Submit your music to us 

Go on, we want to hear it and the only thing you have to do is get your music to us. The NextGen competition is all about finding the talent of the future. So if you think you’ve got what it takes then enter your music.


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