I was involved in running this huge urban music competition in Manchester - one of the best things I've ever done.
We had open auditions and had hundreds of kids to choose from. We chose 8 finalists that we put through a development process of a few weeks, and helped them write and produce an original track. We made them a promo package, an album and a DVD, and put them all into a final competition at the Carling Apollo in Manchester, UK.
This is Demz, one of the finalists. He rocks.