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Enter the Unsigned Only Music Competition by April 29th


Unsigned Only is a unique international music competition designed for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label record company or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or imprints. Unsigned Only is looking for outstanding, talented artists: a band, singer, or solo artist…a newcomer or veteran…raw or polished – the gem that needs to be discovered. Unsigned Only is looking for the total package.

 

Unsigned Only gives away over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including $10,000 cash to the overall Grand Prize winner (as well as other prizes) and $1,000 to the First Place winner in each category. Prizes will also be awarded to Second Place winners in each category. Unsigned Only also offers the Grand Prize winner the unprecedented opportunity to be mentored by and directly network with the top echelon of record company professionals and get guidance, advice, feedback, and networking opportunities.

2015 JUDGES

Aimee Mann
Aimee Mann
Dustin Lynch
Dustin Lynch
The Killers
The Killers
Kool & The Gang
Kool & The Gang
David Crowder
David Crowder
Alt-J
Alt-J
Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O’Connor
Darryl McDaniels - Run D.M.C.
Darryl McDaniels
Run D.M.C.
Rosanne Cash
Rosanne Cash
Aaron Shust
Aaron Shust
Kem
Kem
Jason Gray
Jason Gray
Colt Ford
Colt Ford
Frank Foster
Frank Foster
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Robert Smith - The Cure
Robert Smith
The Cure
Kelly Price
Kelly Price
Lucero
Lucero
Kyle Anderson, Senior Writer - Entertainment Weekly
Kyle Anderson
Senior Writer
Entertainment Weekly
Chris Richards, Pop Music Critic - The Washington Post
Chris Richards
Pop Music Critic
The Washington Post
Anthony DeCurtis, Contributing Editor - Rolling Stone
Anthony DeCurtis
Contributing Editor
Rolling Stone
Josh Jackson, Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief - Paste Magazine
Josh Jackson
Co-Founder and
Editor-In-Chief
Paste Magazine
Shirley Halperin, Music Editor - Billboard and Hollywood Reporter
Shirley Halperin
Music Editor
Billboard and
Hollywood Reporter
Lucy Jones, Deputy Editor - NME
Lucy Jones
Deputy Editor
NME
Hardeep Phull, Music Critic - New York Post
Hardeep Phull
Music Critic
New York Post
Michael Hann, Music Editor - The Guardian
Michael Hann
Music Editor
The Guardian

MENTORS

Pete Ganbarg (Executive VP/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records); Mike Elizondo (Sr. VP of A&R, Warner Bros. Records); Kim Stephens (President, Forward Entertainment and A&R/Capitol Music Group); Lenny Santiago (VP of A&R, Roc Nation); Dino Paredes (Sr. VP of A&R/GM, American Recordings); and more to be announced…

CATEGORIES

AAA (Adult Album Alternative); AC (Adult Contemporary); Americana; Christian; Country; Folk/Singer-Songwriter; R&B/Hip-Hop; Rock; Pop/Top 40; Screen Shot; Teen; and Vocal Performance.

Original and cover songs are accepted in all categories except Screen Shot which requires original songs suitable for placement in film/tv/advertising/gaming.

Unsigned Only is sponsored by: Sony Creative Software, Gretsch Drums, ADK Microphones, Guitar Center,D’Addario, Disc Makers, Ultimate Ears, Lurssen Mastering, Eventric, Bombplates, and The Music Business Registry.

Unsigned Only Screen Shot NEW: SCREEN SHOT CATEGORY

Are you interested in getting your music in film, TV, video games, or advertising? If so, enter Unsigned Only’s Screen Shot category and have your music heard by some of the top music execs who are looking to place music in various projects. Additionally, the First Place winner will have the opportunity to directly network with and get advice from a minimum of five of the Screen Shot judges, including:

 

Jessica Cole (Lyric House); Michelle Bayer (Shelly Bay Music); Michelle Silverman (Modern Planet); Ani Johnson (Monomyth Media); Evan Stei (Experience Music Group); Velma Barkwell (East End Music Productions); Jen Taunton (Level Two Music); James Kempner (JMK Connections); Randy Powell (Kicksta Music Group); Carlos Muhammad (Egyptian Man Entertainment Group); Richard Kirstein (Resilient Music LLP)

Yes, I'm Ready to Get Discovered Now!

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