Musicians are invited to fill out an online application form to put themselves forward for The Coffee Music Project.
There is no fee to enter the competition, all you need to do is submit 2 video recordings of your music.
Applications are currently open for the New York and Los Angeles 2018 competitions.
Our team select 36 musicians from the applications to go through to the next round, the live shows.
Each city has a slightly different model, but successful artists can be expected to go through a series of live preliminary rounds with 8-10 artists making it through to the finals.
All musicians who make it through to the live shows will be required to write and perform an original song relating to the theme of that year's competition.
This year, musicians will be required to write a song relating to the theme of London, New York or LA for the respective competitons.
A panel of expert industry judges mark each of the musicians on their vocal ability, originality, performance quality, stage presence, lyrical content and songwriting ability.
Judges will above all be looking for commercially viable, radio friendly talent.
The audience will be asked to vote for their top two acts. In the case of a tie-breaker, the audience vote will be taken into consideration.