Posted on behalf of Radiowaves, Microsoft UK Education Partner:
Next BRIT thing is a national music competition for all 11-19 year olds in UK running between September 2011 and March 2012.
Young people are invited to upload their audio or video performances to the Next BRIT thing website now. The tracks with the most votes will go to an industry panel who will invite the best to perform live at 6 regional finals. A panel of artists and industry experts will choose the best to perform at the national live final in March. Any style of music can be entered, including cover versions. Entries can be submitted by individuals, groups, orchestras etc.
There are two performance categories ‘general’ and ‘classical’. And a separate song writing/composition category supported by PRS for Music.
Next BRIT thing is supported by Department for Education and Department for Culture Media and Sport. It is managed by the BPI and delivered by a partnership including Radiowaves.
NBT has the support of government ministers, regional assemblies and MPs. It has a media partnership with Metro and Global Radio as well as endorsement from many music and education organisations.
Next BRIT thing is now open for entries.