Astar Studios is the Official Studio Partner for the Manchester region of Open Mic UK and Teen Star, the largest national singing competitions in the UK that travel across the country every year in search of the next major recording artists. The studio was among 4 studios in Europe honoured in the 'STUDIO OF THE YEAR' category at the 2013 Pro Sound Awards held at London’s Ministry of Sound.
Over 9,000 singers, singer-songwriters, vocal groups, rappers and solo artists entered the Manchester singing competition last year and this year Astar’s Mercury Prize nominated writer and producer owner Andy Ross joined the judging panel to help discover artists from Manchester with the talent to become the next big thing and help them on their way with the prize of a free recording session.
Open Mic UK hosted the Manchester finals at the Royal Northern College of Music on 6th October and Astar look forward to working with the winners who will be selected at the regional finals to also perform at London’s O2 Arena
Open Mic UK is organised by Future Music Ltd who are responsible for discovering artists such as Birdy, Lucy Spraggan and Jahmene Douglas.
There are plenty of opportunities artists to win prizes throughout the competition with over £50,000 worth of prizes in total up for grabs, including a main prize of £5,000 cash! The winning act will be crowned in front of a packed out crowd within The O2 in London!