The Extended Deadline for Unsigned Only is this Friday, April 27, 2018, and
the competition is looking for great artists to enter this year, as
long as they aren’t signed to a “Major” label, (indies are totally
fine!). Here’s a recap of Unsigned Only:
WHAT IS UNSIGNED ONLY?
Only is the premier music competition in the world for indie and
unsigned 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.
IN A NUTSHELL:
• $150,000 in Cash and Prizes shared among 28 winners
Prizes include a Grand Prize of $20,000 cash plus mentoring by record
label executives, top industry managers, major booking agencies and
No physical event to attend, artists simply enter online, and either
upload songs or provide streaming links such as Soundcloud, Bandcamp,
ARTIST JUDGES INCLUDE:
Mann • Grouplove • KT Tunstall • Jack Ingram • Lucero • David Crowder •
Melanie Fiona • Lydia Loveless • Frank Foster • and more
PLUS MUSIC JOURNALISTS FROM:
Stone • Yahoo Music • Chicago Sun-Times • Elmore Magazine • American
Songwriter • Paste Magazine • NY Post • Guitar Player • and more
PLUS ARTIST MANAGERS FOR:
Brad Paisley • Vince Gill • Alanis Morissette • Stevie Nicks • Sara Evans • Colbie Caillet • Chris Young • and more
PLUS TALENT BUYERS FROM:
• Live Nation • C3 Presents (Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Shaky
Knees) • Superfly (Bonnaroo, Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival) •
(Adult Album Alternative) • AC (Adult Contemporary) • Americana •
Christian • Country • EDM (Electronic Dance Music) •
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.
To enter simply CLICK HERE.