The Salute Music Makers competition celebrates innovation and diversity and is one of the most far-reaching and exciting talent searches in the history of British music: a competition for MUSIC MAKERS who are creating new material in any genre in the U.K. offering the biggest single cash prize ever for a competition of its type, (£50k).

From this Top 100 shortlist, the finalists and eventual winner will be selected through a public vote via a world first playlist voting in Facebook Messenger.

“The top 100 tracks being announced to the public tonight are truly the cream of the crop of Britain’s musical talent. Giving the artists such a huge platform for their music to be heard on, and for music fans to be able to vote and follow their progress throughout this stage of the competition, is truly ground-breaking and shows Salute at the forefront of championing new independent music and proves once again that Britain is leading the way in discovering the best new musical talent through the use of cutting-edge technology.” Feargal Sharkey 

Click here to VOTE and be part of the World’s First Truly Interactive Playlist Voting System on Facebook Messenger or search Salute Music UK in Facebook Messenger.

We are delighted to announce the 2017 Salute Top 100:

Alex Dutty – Proud To Be White?

All Hail Hyena – Sabbathtian

Among The Citizens – Our Love

Amy Duncan – My Silver Net

Annie Afrilu – Fade to Blue

April and the Aprilites – Toxicity

ARTAN – Opposite Interests (Prod. by Katmandu)

Arthur Duke – Angeline

Beauty – Worthy

Beckii Power – Crocodile Seasaw

Beckii Power – Nosedive

Cberto – Dangerous ft Concept

Chemikazi – Twilight

Chilè – Because of Weather

Conor Molloy – River

Dance Barry Dance – Revolution

DC De Angelo – Best Friends

DeeRiginal – Sometimes [prod. by Analogue]

Dion D’Lucia – My Life

Djanan Turan – What She Wants

Double Denim – Discotheque

Elle Exxe – Home With you

Fin Henderson – A million Places

Flint Moore – Kingdom

Forms – Drag you down

Franc & Baby Pink – Erykah & Red Wine

Free Seed Music – How Long is Never (feat. Miss Baby Sol)

Friends of Friends – The Keep

Fuzzy Jones – This Ole Hammock


Georgia & The Vintage Youth – Remember Brick Lane Ft. Dave Swift

Grace Savage – King Of The Jungle

Grace Savage – Medusa

Happi  – Forever

iLLAMADi – Joseph Adenuga

iLLAMADi – Trap & Calypso

Imi Smith – Action

Ives – Henchman’s Melody

IVRIN – Thalis III – Warrior

Jack Found – Sundown

James Riley – New York Minute

Jasper Wilde – B4D COMP4NY

Jay Stansfield – The Sadness

Jessica Murae – Still Cold

Jordan Adetunji – noticed you

Josh Savage – Whisper in the snow

Levi+ – One Day

Liam Doyle – I Won’t Let Go

Lightscape – Live in Fear

Lisa Kowalski – I Do

Lizabett Russo – Save Me From Myself

Luis Sullivan – Still Always Mine

Malaika – Stop For A Minute

Marcus Joseph – Anything in Life

Milo Tain – The Look

Mr Ekow – If A Tree Falls

Mr Grimez Poet Warrior – Reboot Still Rising


MY BAD SISTER – Festival Fever

Natasha TL Norman – My Recovery

Native Sun – Light

Native Sun – Senses

Navina – Time

Nour Mansour – blue stamp

Only Sun – Long Distance

Only Sun – Does It Matter?

Orange Circus Band – We Make our Smiles

Passion Bel Canon – Lights

Poggy – Something Strange

Quinn Oulton – Falling

Rayon Nelson – You Don’t Know My Name

Rayon Nelson – Hold Me In Your Arms

Rhona Macfarlane – The Tide

Richard Maule – esoteric groove

Robbie Hutton – Bed of Roses

Rory Scott – Fever

Roxy Arms – Outta Your Mind

Run Into The Night – Turn To Static

Scarlet – Infinitely

Seafoal – You’ll Be Sorry

Shakira Alleyne – Snowflakes

Simon Finn – Diamond in the Rough

SinÍ©ad – No Excuses

Streakz – Troll

Tay Iwar – Optimum Esse [Audio]

TEMI – Sullen

The Colour Fire – Keep Moving

The Mawb – Farewell

The Only D21 – Outr So Far

The Spanish Infanta – Lame Temples

The Wielden – Lifeline

Tilly Bushay – Baby Bomb

Tistik – Broken Peice

Tom Powell – Songbird

TradeMark Blud – The Demon

Treack – Right (Feat. Strategy Ki & KaGey Constance)

Troy Hudson – Good Body

TY – No Way

Young Kye – Write a Song

Young Kye – On The Endz
In a world first, Music Lovers will be able to votes for their favourite songwriters by interacting with an AI Bot in Facebook Messenger: called Salute Music Messenger, users are given the chance to construct a winning playlist from music that’s delivered in completely randomised sets via Facebook Messenger, direct to their inboxes over 5 weeks, commencing 26th September.