UNSIGNED ONLY REOPENS FOR GRAND SLAM SPECIAL PROMOTION
Four-week special promotion offering unique opportunities and benefits to entrants
All entrants will automatically be entered into the overall 2018 competition
May 11, 2018 — UNSIGNED ONLY 2018 is
reopening entries for a special promotion, so if you missed the
deadline and still want to enter, or if you want to enter more songs,
you still have a chance to participate in this year’s competition.
WHAT IS GRAND SLAM? The GRAND SLAM promotion runs from May 8th to June 6, 2018.
Each week will offer a different promotion and bring unique
opportunities and benefits to entrants. You can enter online or through
the mail. You are welcome to enter any of these promotions or all of
them. Winners for these four promotions will be announced along with all
of the other category winners in September, 2018. All entrants will
receive 100 free spins to Radio Airplay (whether you are an existing
Radio Airplay member or a new member) – just for entering! Additionally,
every entrant will also be entered into the overall 2018 Unsigned
Only competition and have the chance for their music to be heard by a
high-profile panel of judges, as well as be eligible to share in
over $150,000 in cash and prizes.
FIRST BASE | May 8 – 14 | GET PLAYED WITH DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION
got a great song or album, so now what do you do? If you want to easily
sell it online via iTunes, Spotify, etc., then this promotion is made
for you. Ten finalists will be chosen, and one overall winner will
receive one free album distribution online and one free video
distribution, courtesy of Symphonic Distribution. Everyone who enters
this promotion will have their initial Symphonic Distribution setup fee
waived. This promotion is for original music only.
SECOND BASE | May 15 – 21 | GET EXPOSED ONLINE
indie artist could use more exposure, and this promotion will help to
achieve that goal. Ten finalists will be chosen, and one overall winner
will receive a promotional package from Unsigned Only that will include
an official press release distributed to thousands of press outlets,
editorial coverage from our partners (BRASH Magazine, KC Cafe Radio,
and MusicianPlayer), and a quarter page advertisement in Music
Connection Magazine focusing on the winner. Additionally, the promo
package will consist of social media posts on Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, YouTube, and inclusion on Unsigned Only’s Spotify
playlist. This promotion accepts both cover songs and original music.
THIRD BASE | May 22 – 29 | GET PUBLISHED WITH YOUR SONGS
all know how important publishing is to an artist – it is one of the
major sources of revenue, but it is extremely difficult to get your
music heard by publishing companies. Unsigned Only is offering you the
opportunity to have your songs heard by established, high-profile
publishers. Ten finalists will be chosen, and their songs will be made
available online to a group of over 1,000 publishers. One overall
winner will also get to directly speak to and network with at least five
publishers, all from well-known and respected music publishing
companies. This promotion is for original music only.
HOME RUN | May 30 – June 6 | GET PAID FOR THE WIN
is nothing like cash to help finance a new album, buy new gear, prep
for a tour, etc. One lucky winner will be selected to win $1,000 in
cash. Additionally, the winner will receive a 500 CD Duplication package
from Disc Makers. This promotion accepts both cover songs and original
WHO SHOULD ENTER UNSIGNED ONLY?
Only is designed for solo artists, bands, and singers all over the
world who are unsigned to a major label record deal. Since the
eligibility is for unsigned artists only, it 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.
include AAA (Adult Album Alternative), AC (Adult Contemporary),
Americana, Christian, Country, EDM (Electronic Dance Music),
Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Screen Shot
(songs suitable for placement in film/TV/advertising/gaming), Teen
(artists 18 years old or younger as of 12/31/18) and Vocal Performance.
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 top record company professionals and receive
advice, guidance, feedback, and networking opportunities. Prizes are
also awarded to First and Second Place winners in each category.