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Enter Radio 1’s Live Lounge Introducing competition

The project from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Music Introducing will allow artists to submit their best track until 20 March.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 18 Mar 2021
  • min read

Radio 1’s Live Lounge Introducing is on the hunt to find an undiscovered artist or band to record their first ever Live Lounge on daytime Radio 1 with Clara Amfo.

All you need to do is upload one original track to the BBC Music Introducing Uploader and make sure you tag your track 'Live Lounge 2021'. This could be a new track, or an existing track that you've previously uploaded to the Introducing Uploader.

Radio 1's Clara Amfo and Gemma Bradley help form an esteemed panel of judges for this year's Radio 1 Live Lounge Introducing - details below. Every musician on the panel once uploaded their own tracks to Introducing, and they'll be listening through to submissions in April 2021 to help pick a winner.

Amfo says of the project, ‘The Live Lounge has always been a source of some truly magical moments for established artists at Radio 1 over the years, so this is an exciting opportunity for box fresh artists to be a part of it! Introducing has been a constant space of discovery for our new faves, so I can’t wait to see who this search uncovers and welcome them on to the show!’

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, adds, 'Music has always been at the heart of Radio 1, and now more than ever, it’s imperative that we are a key part of the artist’s journey right from the very beginning. It is part of our purpose to help nurture and develop new talent, so we felt now was the perfect time to launch this project in partnership with BBC Music Introducing, helping to propel some of the UK’s best undiscovered acts onto a national stage as we begin to emerge from what has been an incredibly tough time for the industry.’

The winning Live Lounge will be filmed and aired on BBC Radio 1, and you could share the same stage as the likes of Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Jorja Smith – to name a few.

Entries are now open and close on Saturday 20 March.