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UTV Radio teams with Paul Hardcastle on a new talent search

By | Published on Wednesday 28 May 2014

Paul Hardcastle

The radio division of UTV Media has teamed up with NUA Entertainment, a new venture backed by ‘n-n-n-n-n-n-n-nineteen’ producer man Paul Hardcastle, to stage a UK-wide talent search for “the next big singing sensation”.

Aspiring pop stars are being invited to submit demos to UTV’s local stations – which include the Liverpool Juice station, Pulse in Bradford, Peak FM in Derbyshire and the various Signal outfits in the Midlands – with a £100,000 record deal and plenty of airplay exposure over the UTV radio network up for grabs.

Hardcastle, who partnered with entrepreneur Neil Utley on the new NUA Entertainment company earlier this year, told CMU: “I’m really looking forward to seeing the performances at the judging stages which I feel sure, with UTV’s involvement, will be of a high quality”.

Meanwhile UTV Radio’s Group Programme Director Terry Underhill added: “This is the biggest prize that UTV’s local stations have ever given away and we know our talented listeners will be really keen to win it”.