WIN SOME LOVE FROM UNSIGNED ONLY
Judges Include Aimee Mann, David Crowder, KT Tunstall, Grouplove, Jack Ingram, O.A.R., Melanie Fiona,
Frank Foster, Lydia Loveless, Aaron Shust, Lucero, and David Crowder
Plus music industry executives, including artist managers, journalists, talent buyers, and more
In honor of the Valentine’s Day holiday, Unsigned Only is running a special two-week special promotion, “Win Some Love,”from February 14-28. This is our chance to give some love back to you and give you the chance to win some great prizes (valued at over $10,000) – plus all entries will be automatically entered into the 2018 Unsigned Only Music Competition and will be eligible for the overall competition prizes. Enter as many songs as you like in as many categories as you like! A First, Second, and Third Place winner will be selected in this special promotion. Winners for the promotion will be selected by Unsigned Only. Prizes for Win Some Love include merchandise and services from Shure, Vinylify, Supreme Tracks, Celebrity Access, D’Addario, Disc Makers, Indie Bible, Radio Airplay, and Symphonic Distribution. Click here for a full prize listing of both the overall competition prizes and the Win Some Love prizes.
Unsigned Only is designed for all indie artists (including solo artists, bands, and singers) who are unsigned to a major record label. Why does Unsigned Only include only unsigned artists? It’s simple. Limiting the competition to unsigned artists levels the playing field for entrants because they are not competing with well-known artists, Grammy winners, or artists with a major label machine behind them. The goal is to give indie artists exposure, recognition, and validation for their artistry. Unsigned Only is the premier music competition in the world for indie, unsigned artists.
The Grand Prize winner of the overall competition is awarded $20,000 USD in cash (plus additional prizes) and one-on-one mentoring by an elite group of record company executives. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to directly network with the top record company professionals and get advice, guidance, feedback, and networking opportunities. Judges include high-profile recording artists, talent buyers, artist managers and journalists from publications such as Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, American Songwriter, Electronic Musician, NY Post, Boston Herald, Paste, Chicago Sun-Times, and more.
Click here for a complete list of Unsigned Only judges.
Categories include: AAA (Adult Album Alternative), AC (Adult Contemporary), Americana, Christian, Country, EDM, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop/Top 40, Screen Shot (songs suitable for placement in film/TV/advertising/gaming); Teen (artists 18 years old or younger) and Vocal Performance. Unsigned Only accepts original and cover songs in all categories except Screen Shot which requires original music.
It is very easy to enter. You can enter through the mail or online through the Unsigned Only platform or via other platforms such as Sonicbids, Broadjam, or Radio Airplay (new for this year)! Also, you do not need to upload your song(s) because you can just enter tell us where to find the song online, and we will listen to it there! Be sure to enter enough songs so that we can get a good representation of you as an artist. Click here to enter!
Unsigned Only is sponsored by: Berklee College Of Music; Celebrity Access; D’Addario; Disc Makers; Eventide; Eventric; Hybrid Studios; Groove 3; Lurssen Mastering; Magix; Merch Cat; Musician Wellness; Radio Airplay; Paww Premium Audio; PRA Audio Systems; Pro Tour Nutrition; Shure; Symphonic Distribution; The Music Business Registry; and Vocal Eze.