A B O U T

The Prospect Music Award is the UK's most innovative new music competition. It's an annual contest that sees up and coming music artists from a variety of genres battle it out to become the Prospect Music Award winner.

Founded by music journalist, EJ Scanlan under its former name Rising Star, in 2013 for his self run radio station, Phresh Radio, the contest is about trying to find new music artists who will conquer the music industry. Every year, the list produces a list of artists who are brand new to the industry who are unique, different and could be incredibly successful.

In 2014, the competition moved to YMCA Digital, where it has remained ever since.

In 2019, the Prospect Music Award expanded by incorporating judges of music experts into the voting process to choose the nominees and where they place, alongside the public vote.

See below some of all 190 artists who've taken part in the Prospect Music Award in the past six years, as well as our biggest success stories:

AARON SMITH / THE ACES / ADELPHI MUSIC FACTORY / 
AGAINST THE CURRENT / AIRWAYS / AJ TRACEY / 
ALESSIA CARA / ALEXANDRA SAVIOR / 
ALFIE TEMPLEMEN / ALICE MERTON / ALMA / 
THE AMAZONS / AMBER MARK / ANNE-MARIE / 
ANOTHER SKY / APRE / ARLO PARKS / 
AS DECEMBER FALLS / ASHNIKKO / AU/RA / AURORA / 
BANKS / BEABADOOBEE / BEACH WEATHER / 
BEBE REXHA / BENEE / BETSY / THE BIG MOON / 
BIIG PIIG / BILLIE EILISH / BILLIE MARTEN / BLOSSOMS /  BLOXX / BØRNS / BROOKS / BUGZY MALONE / C CANE / 
CAMILLE CHRISTEL / CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN / CATHERINE MCGRATH / CELESTE / CHANNEL TRES / 
CHAPPAQUA WRESTLING / THE CHASE / CHLÖE HOWL / 
CIGARETTES AFTER SEX / CIRCA WAVES / CREEPER / 
CUT THE HEROICS / DAD SPORTS / DAGNY / DARLIA /  DE'WAYNE / DECLAN MCKENNA / 
DECLAN WELSH AND THE DECADENT WEST / 
DERMOT KENNEDY / DISCIPLES / DO NOTHING / DODIE / DREAM WIFE / DUA LIPA / DUA SALEH / EASY LIFE / 
ELLA EYRE / ELLA MAI / EMILY BURNS / FENNE LILY / 
FENG SUAVE / FETTY WAP / FICKLE FRIENDS / 
FKA TWIGS / FLOHIO / FRANCES / FRENSHIP / 
GEORGE EZRA / GEORGE KWALI / GEORGIE /
GIRL IN RED / GRANDSON / GREENTEA PENG / HALSEY / HAMZAA / HIGH TYDE / HMLTD / HOLLY HUMBERSTONE / IDKHOW / INDIANA / INK. / IZZY BIZU / J HUS /
JACK GARRATT/ JADE BIRD / JAMES BAY / JESS GLYNNE / JGRREY / JOESEF / JORJA SMITH / JOSEPH J. JONES / 
JOY CROOKES / JUNGLE / KABBA (FORMALLY A*M*E) / KAWALA / KHALID / KID KAPICHI / KING NUN / 
KING PRINCESS / KOFFEE / KWABS / LAURAN HIBBERD / 
LEWIS CAPALDI / LION BABE / LIV DAWSON / 
LOLA YOUNG / LOYLE CARNER / MAISIE PETERS /  MARSICANS / MARTHA HILL / MATILDA MANN / 
MELANIE MARTINEZ / MNEK / MØ / MURA MASA /  MXMTOON / NACTUS KUNAN / NANA ROGUES / NAO / 
NASTY CHERRY / NIMMO / THE NINTH WAVE / 
NOAH CYRUS / NOTHING BUT THIEVES / NOVA TWINS /  OLIVER TREE / ORLA GARTLAND / PALE WAVES / 
THE PALE WHITE / POUNDZ / PUMAROSA / 
RACHEL CHINOURIRI / RAE MORRIS / R.A.E. /  
RAG'N'BONE MAN / RAT BOY / RAURY / RAYE /
REDFACES / ROYAL BLOOD / SAM FENDER / SAM SMITH / SAMPHA / SARAH WALK / SAY LOU LOU /
SHAWN MENDES / SIGRID SINEAD O'BRIEN / SLAVES / THE SNUTS / SOAK / SOFI TUKKER /
SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS / SOPHIE FRANCIS /
SPRING KING / SQUID / STANAJ  / STORMZY /
SUNDARA KARMA / SUNFLOWER BEAN / SUNSET SONS / SUPERFOOD / TOM GRENNAN / TOM WALKER /
TONES AND I / TORI KELLY / TOVE LO /
TRINIDAD CARDONA / TROYE SIVAN / TSHA /
THE VAMPS / VANT / VINYL STAIRCASE / VIOLA BEACH / VISTAS / VOODOOS / WHITE ROOM / WOLF ALICE /
YEARS & YEARS / YEBBA / YIZZY / YONAKA /
YOUNG T & BUGSEY