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BBC Radio 1 DJ Phil Taggart announced as #RSDUnsigned Judge

BBC Radio 1 DJ Phil Taggart has been announced as the fourth judge of 2019's RSD Unsigned Competition.

(Phil Taggart)

BBC Radio 1 DJ Phil Taggart has been announced as the fourth judge of 2019's RSD Unsigned Competition.

RSD’s Unsigned competition is open to all unsigned UK artists to get their music pressed onto 500 vinyl records by our good friends at Sound Performance.

What’s more – Proper Music will even distribute the winning record so you can see it on the shelves on independent record shops up and down the country! 

The competition is now live and it couldn't be easier to take part, all you need to do is upload a one-minute submission video showcasing your talent before 13th March 2019 and you could be a winner.

Phil Taggart, who’s joining the judging panel, is a TV and radio presenter for the BBC whilst also remaining very active in the music industry. He runs his own independent record label, Hometown Records, and hosts a monthly club night called Slacker which showcases new and emerging alternative acts including Rat Boy, The Japanese House and Blossoms.

Phil will be joined on the panel by: 

Jamie Oborne - Owner and Manager of Dirty Hit Records
Jamie Oborne is head of Dirty Hit; a British independent label founded in December 2009. Dirty Hit has found success with artists such as The 1975, Marika Hackman, Wolf Alice, Pale Waves and more.

Natasha Youngs - Co-owner of Resident Music, Brighton
Natasha Youngs is the owner of the successful well-known record shop Resident Music based in Brighton. Natasha has been involved in RSD since its early inception and works tirelessly to raise the profile of independent record shops all over the UK. 

Chris Marksberry - Managing Director of Sound Performance
Chris Marksberry is the Managing Director of Sound Performance; a vinyl manufacturing company for over 25 years. Sound Performance are passionate about vinyl and its resurgence which has enabled artists and labels to thrive. In other words, they work behind the scenes to bring us the records we know and love.


For more information and how to enter RSD Unsigned click here.