Diesel-U-Music, the unique international music contest, announces the new format of this year’s Awards

Diesel-U-Music – a proven formula in the sourcing and supporting of Unsigned, Unsung, Unseen and Underground talents in music – is set to go global in 2006 with the music contest opening its doors to any musician across the world who has what it takes.

Diesel-U-Music gives the next generation of artists both an industry and public platform on an international scale, bringing them out of their bedrooms and garages and showcasing their talents across three genres: Rock, Urban/Hip Hop and Electronic.

Past winners of Diesel-U-Music Awards around the world include Mylo, We Are Scientists, Tom Vek, Infadels and DJ Yoda.

Entries From 1 st May to 25 th June 2006, online entries from around the world will be accepted for this year’s Diesel-U-Music on the official website, www.diesel-u-music.com. Finalists from each territory around the world will be chosen and announced in July, winning the opportunity to participate at the Diesel-U-Music Awards in London this October to perform in front of a huge international audience.

Entrants dreaming to be the ‘Next Big Thing’ will have eight weeks to upload music, biogs and photos for the ears of a team of judging partners made up of music media and record labels. The judging partners, assigned to each territory will then make a shortlist of three territory finalists in each genre making a total of nine finalists in each territory. Then there will be a total of 18 global finalists who are given to a panel of leading international music industry figures who make the final decision as to who will win this year’s Diesel-U-Music Awards.

2006 also sees the introduction of the Public Vote. Any music fan from across the globe can listen and vote for their favourite nominee from any territory and in any genre through www.diesel-u-music.com.

The Diesel-U-Music Awards are to be held in London in October 2006 (full details to be announced at a later date). The ceremony will see all the winning artists from each territory and genre presented with their awards plus additional accolades presented for Outstanding Contribution To Music and Lifetime Achievement. Award winners will take to the stage to perform along with more established breaking acts. The aftershow will then open to ticket holders who will also be able to see a mix of 2006 winners, established artists and past winners perform and DJ.

And there’s more! Diesel-U-Music welcomes this year the participation of Sony Media Software
and Billboard: an enormous opportunity for this year’s acts to perform in front of industry
execs and tastemakers, not to mention the possibility to exploit and capitalise on the press, radio and TV exposure which comes with Diesel-U-Music. Winners of the Channel 4-televised. Diesel-U-Music Awards will also receive on-going support from Diesel-U-Music and its partners as part of their prize.

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Website: http://www.diesel-u-music.com
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