YouBloom is a community-based platform created by artists for artists and their friends and fans. Established to support emerging talent, YouBloom’s Vision is to enable musicians and artists to fulfill their potential, building and connecting them directly with a wider audience and – importantly – helping them to make a living. In keeping with supporting emerging talent, YouBloom.com is launching the YouBloom Song Contest, conceived and being judged by Sir Bob Geldof (a founding collaborator on YouBloom). Further judges comprise an outstanding team of music industry professionals, including international A&R legend Nigel Grainge, (www.nigelgrainge.com). In keeping with YouBloom’s vision of artistic diversity, craftsmanship and sustainability, our Song Contest seeks out quality original song writing, production and performance, across a broad and eclectic range of music genres. YouBloom’s criteria include originality, song structure, melody, lyrics, production and emotion.