• Tsarzi

Glastonbury Emerging Talent

Updated: Apr 3, 2019

I was thrilled to get a special commendation from one of the judge's of this year's Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition. I narrowly missed out on making the longlist but the folks at Fifty3 Musings were impressed enough with my submission to include Tsarzi on a highlights list with 5 other artists.

More than 5000 artists applied this year & each judge was assigned hundreds of tracks - so even though I didn't quite make it through, I was very chuffed to get a special mention. Read the full highlights list from Fifty3 Musings.

The song I submitted was Bad Indie Movie, which also caught Tom Robinson's ear on 6 Music last year. For the live video I sent a selection of highlights from my album launch back in September.

I've applied to dozens of festivals this year and without a label or media backing it's always a crapshoot. Glastonbury is in many ways the mother of all festivals and I applied to the Emerging Talent competition more out of an ongoing dedication to give my music the best opportunity of being heard than a belief that I would get to play there.

But to have this support from Fifty 3 Musings, to have been singled out from thousands of other artists, is a huge acknowledgement. Indie review sites like these, running often on passion over profit (or indeed any kind of remuneration), are crucial to independent artists like me, striking out on our own.

The Emerging Talent competition, supported by PRS For Music & PRS Foundation (different things I promise you), facilitated by dedicated review sites like Fifty 3 Musings, give a voice to those who might not otherwise be heard - and for that, I'm very grateful.

Listen to the 90 artists on the Glasto ETC Longlist here.


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