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1Xtra's UK Touchdown Tour 2021 – Find out how to get your music heard

Calling all unsigned, homegrown rappers, singers and musicians - 1Xtra's UK Touchdown Tour is coming, and we need you to rep your area and show us what you've got!

1Xtra has always been dedicated to supporting and showcasing the best in homegrown talent and music, so throughout the month of April we’ll be doing that and then some!

Every day from 7pm, DJ Target will be touching down in a different UK city, celebrating the local talent and getting to know more about the region's music scene.

Target will be playing tracks sourced from our network of BBC Introducing shows across the country and connecting with artists and DJs in that area - so upload your music now!

Find out when 1Xtra is showcasing your town and city this April

Mon 5 - Glasgow
Tues 6 - Newcastle
Weds 7 - Leeds
Thurs 8 - Manchester (live from Salford)

Mon 12 - Liverpool
Tues 13 - Belfast
Weds 14 - Bristol
Thurs 15 - Cardiff (hosted by Sian Anderson)
Mon 19 - Brighton
Tues 20 - Ipswich
Weds 21 - London
Thurs 22 - Coventry (hosted by Kenny Allstar)
Mon 26 - Derby (hosted by Kenny Allstar)
Tues 27 - Birmingham
Weds 28 - Nottingham
Thurs 29 - Sheffield

BBC Music Introducing - what's it all about?

At BBC Music Introducing, our sole purpose is to push forward a new wave of unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar UK talent. We are dedicated to giving new artists career-propelling opportunities.

'Rappers should upload to BBC Introducing because your tunes can get played across the BBC network and you have the chance to perform live at festivals around the UK!'
DJ Roesh, BBC Introducing Manchester

There are currently over half a million tracks (and counting!) uploaded to BBC Music Introducing, and over 233,000 registered artists. The journey starts with airplay on BBC Local Radio, then onto Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 6 Music, Asian Network and Radio 3.

We also give artists the chance to perform on legendary Introducing stages at key festivals including SXSW, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Creamfields, Winter Jazz, Reeperbahn and more.

How do we hear your music?

The process is the same for every artist. Artists can upload their tracks to the BBC Introducing website straight from their bedroom (no record labels, plugger or management needed), and they get it heard by someone at the BBC.

We have 36 Introducing shows representing every part of the UK. If the 36 local Introducing teams across the UK like what they hear, they’ll play it and then send it up to Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 6 Music, Radio 3 and Asian Network. Once they find a track suitable for Radio 1 / 1Xtra daytime play, they will forward it in the uploader.

To be in with a chance of being supported by 1Xtra make sure you upload here

**Instructions: How to use The Uploader**

UK Touchdown Tour sessions - Thursdays throughout April

Join 1Xtra's Reece Parkinson who will be hosting an online conversation focusing on the music, culture and community coming from different regions across the UK. All the sessions are free and will be an opportunity to have an open discussion, gain knowledge and insight.

Sign up for the UK Touchdown sessions by following the links below: