2016 UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION JUDGES ANNOUNCED – Grand Prize Has Been Increased To $20,000 Cash (US)


Grand Prize Has Been Increased To $20,000 Cash (US)
26, 2016 – Unsigned Only Music Competition announced today its judging
panel for the 2016 competition, which is now accepting entries. The
panel consists of high-profile recording artists and journalists who
will select the winners in 13 categories representing a wide variety of
genres of music.

Unsigned Only is open to solo artists, bands,
and singers who are not signed to a major label record company. Unsigned
Only is looking for outstanding,
talented artists, newcomers or veterans, and accepts both original and cover songs.

Only is sponsored by: Berklee College Of Music; Bombplates; Celebrity
Access; D’Addario; Disc Makers; Eventric; Gretsch Drums; Groove 3; Indie
Bible; Lurssen Mastering; Musicians Institute; My Song On Radio; Sony
Creative Software; and The Music Business Registry.

This year,
Unsigned Only has increased its Grand Prize to $20,000 in cash (US) this
year – plus additional merchandise. The Grand Prize winner will also
receive one-on-one mentoring from a group of music industry executives,
ranging from label presidents to heads of A&R. This is a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to directly network with the top record
company professionals and get advice, guidance, feedback, and networking
opportunities. A First, Second, and Third Place winner will also be
selected in each category.

Artists may enter into any of the
following categories: Adult Album Alternative (AAA) Adult Contemporary
(AC); Americana; Christian; Country; EDM (Electronic Dance Music);
Folk/Singer-Songwriter; R&B/Hip-Hop; Rock; Pop/Top 40; Screen Shot;
Teen; and Vocal Performance.

“We are thrilled to be able to give
away $20,000 this year to our Grand Prize winner,” say
Founders/Directors Candace Avery and Jim Morgan. “What all artists need
the most is cash, and $20,000 can go a long way toward helping them with
a new CD, a tour, a van, or whatever they might need.”

Judges include: Aimee
Mann; R. City; The Killers; Bone Thugs N Harmony; The Struts; Dustin
Lynch; Kelly Price; Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Aaron Shust; Rapsody;
Hayes Carll; Kool and the Gang; David Crowder; Lucero; Colt Ford; The
Turnpike Troubadours; Frank Foster; Kyle Anderson (Senior Writer,
Entertainment Weekly); Josh Jackson (Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief,
Paste Magazine); Anthony DeCurtis (Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone);
Zach Long (Associate Editor, Time Out Chicago); Michael Molenda
(Editor-In-Chief, Guitar Player); Jim Farber (Music Critic); Lyndsey
Parker (Managing Editor, Yahoo Music); Jed Gottlieb (Music & Theater
Writer, Boston Herald); Matthew Meadow (Editor-In-Chief, Your EDM);
Kevin McNeese (President, NewReleaseToday); Andy Herman (Music Editor,
LA Weekly); Sarah Jones (Editor, Electronic Musician Magazine); Chelsea
Perry; Sasha Geffen (Consequence of Sound); and more.

For entry and general information, please go to http://www.unsignedonly.com

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