Youth-led organisation Prospect 100 launches global competition for new music. Student contributors, including Oxford’s own Darcy Dixon, passionately project the opportunity for young people to take part and submit entries via

Two St Peter’s students, Darcy Dixon and Dillon Somia have been closely involved in the call for new young talent, offering students from a wide variety of backgrounds the major opportunity to work with industry professionals, and get a kick-start on their career.

Speaking to The Blue, Harry Beard (Head of Operations) comments:

“A a team I have no doubt we can help to inspire more people to elevate their passions and turn their hobbies into a potential career.”

The competition that launches today is open until June 26th and applicable to anyone 21 and under.

Here’s more of what the team have to say:

“Prospect 100 is a network of the world’s leading creative young talents that runs physical and online events across several industries, from tech to music. The company finds and connects the next generation of industry leaders via competitions and events, providing them with opportunities to elevate their passion. Judges for this competition include Kimberly Davis of disco group Chic, American singer Theophilus London, Israeli DJ Guy Gerber, American rapper Rico Nasty, Italian DJ Mathame, Antiguan- German singer-songwriter Au/Ra, American rapper Iann Dior, Brazilian pop star Giulia BeEmma Banks of CAA(Kanye West, Lorde Katy Perry), former Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder manager Guy HolmesMigos’ manager Danny ZookAlex Hardee of Paradigm (Lewis Capaldi, Liam Gallagher), Preye Crooks, A&R from Columbia Records and founder of Strawberries and Creem, Derrick and Matt of Jamiroquai, Simon of Kaiser Chiefs, and American indie pop band Beach Bunny.

Prospect 100 was co-founded by three young entrepreneurs who spent the past few weeks bringing together a star-studded line up of judges and mentors to ensure that budding musicians can continue to grow during the pandemic.

Prospect 100 runs physical and online events across a series of different industries, from tech to music. The company’s Head of People Darcy Dixon is a current student at the University of Oxford and is particularly excited about this event. “My favorite thing about the competition is that it allows people from all walks of life to access the music industry in a way that is unprecedented,” notes Dixon. “Whether it be a young person from a city in the United States or a town in Ethiopia, they can make the unconventional happen.”

With applications open to any genre of music, any language, and anyone 21 and under, this competition is a golden opportunity for young musicians to be heard by the industry’s leading minds, win prizes, and get on the fast track to artistic success.”