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October 2013 sees the return of MTV UK & Ireland’s (in association with Emporio Armani Diamonds) search for the best unsigned music act in the UK.

Last year’s unsigned competition winner and ACM Alumna Ebony Day, went on to beat off stiff competition from the likes of Gabrielle Aplin, Tom Odell and Kodaline to take the overall MTV BRAND NEW for 2013 crown – the first time in the campaign’s history that an unsigned artist has won.

To enter the competition, unsigned artists can head to where they have the opportunity to create a profile and submit their best track to impress the MTV panel. All submissions must be made by 25th October 2013. The winner of the unsigned artist competition will be offered the chance to perform live in London for MTV and also receive a coveted spot on the MTV Brand New for 2014 shortlist (announced on November 27th).

”MTV Brand New continues to cement its reputation as one of the definitive new artist polls, championing and providing early recognition to a multitude of future stars including some of this year’s finest new UK Artists. We’re thrilled to be able to include the unsigned element to Brand New once again and can’t wait to check out some exciting new music”
Paul Hourican Head of Talent and Music, MTV Networks UK & Ireland

More about MTV Brand New
With one of the most successful track-records for a new music poll, over the last five years MTV Brand New has identified international stars such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber & Ke$ha before their debut releases whilst also picking up top British music talent Tinie Tempah, Adele, Florence + The Machine, Disclosure, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Friendly Fires, White Lies, Wretch 32, Labrinth and 2012’s winner Conor Maynard at the very start of their recording careers.

For more information about MTV Unsigned, visit the MTV website or follow the chatter on Twitter and Facebook.