Basic Entry Details


Best Live Act

Having paid your entry fee, acts will be invited to:

  1. Play a live audition to be held during 2013 and early 2014, details by email, and/or (at your choice);
  2. Enter a special video audition on: YouTube; uploading your live Video under the heading “Exposure Music Awards – Best Live Entry for 2013-14 – Your Act’s Name”.
    Video must be of a recent live performance, and containing the current lineup. You can submit a recording from a live stage performance, or film yourselves singing live in an unusual location in front of an impromptu audience (please get all necessary permissions if in an unusual or public location).

    All 2013-14 Entries will be eligible for Best Live Act and Best Music Categories.
    THE BEST LIVE ARTISTS, chosen from the above two ways of entry will be invited to play The Grand Final and Awards Presentation Event in Autumn
    Remember you can enter BOTH WAYS: AUDITION & VIDEO for just the one fee;

  3. All those acts performing for the “Best Live” 2013/14 will be invited to enter an online fan vote. This will derive our finalists and fans attending on the night will decide our Winners. The overall fan vote winner will be acknowledged as winner of “Best Fan Vote 2013/14”. There will be a specific prize for this winner based on help with PR, a key part of any musicians career. Online voting will be opened soon after the best live entries have been announced and run through until the close of the Judged Live Performances on awards day 2013/14, i.e. there are Two Best Live Act Categories to Win … Online Fan Vote and Judges Live Vote, open to all Entrants of Best Live.


Basic Genre Categories

All artists (which automatically includes all of those who have entered for Best Live) Will be …

  1. Initially judged by the Exposure Music Awards! team
  2. The best artists in each category will then be formally listed as a Nominee for their category in early August and invited to enter into The Best Nominee Fan Vote, with the top three by votes being invited to play at the grand final to held in Autumn
    Please note this will not be part of the Best Live Judged competition held on the day, but will none the less be a chance to showcase your music talent in front of Music Industry Experts. It is expected that voting for The Best Nominee Fan Vote, will be open for three or four weeks only.
  3. The best artists in each category will be judged by OUR PANEL OF TOP LINE INDUSTRY JUDGES and a short list of six nominees per category announced by the end of August. It is hoped that all artists nominated at this stage will attend the Awards Presentation Event in Autumn, and all will be offered discounted tickets, to come and see if they win and collect any awards Silverware!
  4. The winning nominees per Music Genre Category (see info below) will be officially unveiled at the Awards Presentation Event in Autumn, and prizes unveiled during the course of the evening, including Free Recording Time and More Industry Assistance, see About page.

Judged by Music Industry Experts

Dates & Deadlines will be updated by email.

Every Registered Artist is Judged by our esteemed Panel of Music Industry Experts:

After you’ve uploaded your Online Music Profiles for consideration they will be forwarded to our Expert Industry Judges.
They will receive no other information about the bands directly, to improve objectivity;

Artists are marked holistically on the following factors:

Site Presentation
Number of Followers
Promo Activity

The judges will score each entrant out of a possible 100 and send their scores back to us at the Exposure Music Awards! and we collate these scores.

Highest scores in each musical genre become the Nominees in that category; the top scoring artist will be announced as the Winner for that category at the Awards.


Best Music Categories



And others at the Judges sole discretion including…

Best Hard Rock & Heavy Metal
Best Instrumental Track
Best Hip Hop
Best R&B
Best Chill/Lounge
Best DJ/Remix


In addition to the Judged Genre Categories:
Best Live / Best International / Best Video / Best Male / Best Female

Additional categories will be judged separately by our Music Industry Panel


Best Live Act

This year Best Live Act! Will be decided by a special series of Regional Live Auditions, where acts will get direct feedback from our Regional Industry Judges

For more info email: BestLiveAct@ExposureMusicAwards.Org or Register