James’ passion for the discovery of new music led him to found UHub in early 2014. Starting out on Twitter, the free and accessible platform set out to share the freshest new music from any bands or artists, all on the same level, signed or unsigned, and regardless of how many streams or YouTube hits they’ve had. Since its launch, UHub has been a huge success and has achieved a following of almost 25,000 people on Twitter. It has shared the music and drawn the support of new artists such as Royal Blood, Arcane Roots, Slaves, Black Peaks, Nothing But Thieves, Rag’N’Bone Man and many others.
“I am incredibly humbled and delighted to be approached to be a part of the Heavy Music Awards. It is extremely exciting and a privilege for me to be on a panel alongside a stunningly impressive array of recognisable faces and highly influential names in the business. Above all though, it is brilliant to finally see a brand new independent and public-voted metal music awards event, giving musicians within this genre the recognition their hardwork and unparalleled musicianship deserves. 2017 has seen so many awesome new emerging bands, truly making this an event to get excited about. Bring on the music!”
- Date 19th April 2017
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