98FM’s Local Hero Talent Searc...


98FM’s Local Hero Talent Search has just launched with Hot Press


09:56 20 Sep 2021

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If you’re in a band, a DJ, or singer-songwriter, we want to hear from you!

As part of Irish Music Month this October, we’re looking for your music demos now.

Email an MP3 with some background on yourself/your band to

*** Closing Date is THIS Friday October 1st 2021 at 3pm ***




All submissions must include, band/artist name, band/artist bio and an mp3 of a studio-recorded song. All entries must be sent to on or before the closing date October 1st at 3pm.


Judges will choose the top 5 songs from these entries and these songs will be broadcast on SPIN across the month of October with an interview with each band and their song.

The public vote and the judges’ votes will be combined, and the winning song will be announced by October 29th and this LOCAL HERO will go on to national judging.

The overall winning band across the country will win €5000!

All entrants must be available for interviews and recordings from October 4th. So, be quick! Email your music now to and stay tuned for more details.


Irish Music Month… Proudly supported by 98FM, the BAI, under its Sound & Vision scheme. Other supporters of the project include XL Retail group, MCD Concerts, IMRO and RAAP.

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