Best of British? You Decide


Mayden Hollywood originally from Birmingham England who now resides in Los Angeles has beaten thousands of other acts to be named in the UK’s top ten Unsigned Bands.

Mayden has been nominated in the Best Band category at the 2015 Unsigned Music Awards (UMAs).

Launched in 2012 the awards have seen more than 23,000 music fans cast their vote including celebrities such as folk star Frank Turner and International footballer Gareth Bale.

Mayden Hollywood is a British born American producer singer songwriter a former A&R Professional for Balance Productions a New York city based production company where he learned the ins and out of the music business , (‘’ he says today Music is considered to be a culturally enriching Art form and I’m very proud to be able to be a part of it

there has been no better time to be an Recording Artist than now’’)

Other categories include Best Female, Best Male and Best Song, the latter previously won by Molly Smitten-Downes, who went on to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Content.

The awards are hosted by Best of British Unsigned (BoB Unsigned) and will crown each winner using an online public vote.

BoB Unsigned is the UK’s number one website for ‘Unsigned Music’ and supplies a weekly radio show to 70FM stations in 15 countries.

Matt Graveling, BoB founder said: “The UK produces the best musicians in the world and we get to play them before anyone else! The UMAs are the much needed recognition that these musicians need in order to realize just how good they are”.

2015 will see the introduction of a fifth award ‘The Critic’s Choice’, and Mayden Hollywood will hopefully impresses a panel of three industry experts.

This year’s judges are: Huey Morgan, Fun Lovin’ Criminals frontman and presenter for BBC 6 Music, Max Helyer, guitarist for rock band You Me at Six and staff at the music magazine ‘Q’

Max Helyer said: ” New music is the lifeblood of our industry and being the first to see the stars of tomorrow is something all true music fans are passionate about!”

Huey Morgan said: “If those of us who have jumped into the deep end don’t report back to the next generation what we have experienced, we would be remiss in our endeavor.”

This year’s awards are sponsored by Richer Unsigned, another platform supporting upcoming musicians, created by Julian Richer, the founder of the UK’s biggest Hi-Fi retailer Richer Sounds.

Julian said: “As my original success was built on selling hi-fi’s – which would be worthless without musicians, I wanted to give something back.  I created Richer Unsigned to help developing talent get the exposure and recognition it deserves”.  

The vote for Best Unsigned Band 2015 takes place at between




Best of British Unsigned is a non-profit organization, it does not charge artists to submit music, it does not charge radio stations to play the show.

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