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Enter the Unsigned Only Music Competition Today!

Unsigned Only is an annual international music competition designed for solo artists, singers, and bands who are not signed to a major label or any of its subsidiaries, affiliates or imprints.  The goal of Unsigned Only is to find an outstanding performer or group. Whether raw or polished, newcomer or veteran, they want to help you get discovered.

They offer recognition, exposure, great prizes and the chance to be heard by high-profile recording artists and music industry professionals.

The Grand Prize winner receives $10,000 and direct contact with record label executives. They also receive an amazing opportunity to be mentored by a group of record company presidents, A&R reps, and more!

Here are some of the music industry judges:

John Oates (Hall & Oates), Mike Posner, Daryl McDaniels (Run DMC), Neon Trees,  3 Doors Down, and many more.

Here are some of the mentors:

Monte Lipman (Chairman and CEO, Republic Records), Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records, Tony Kiewel (VP of A&R Sub Pop Records, Hardly Art, Sub Pop Publishing), Evan Peters (Director of A&R, Virgin Records).

Winners for 2014 have been announced and now they are accepting entries for 2015.

The Entry Deadline is March 18, 2015

The 2015 Categories include:

  • AAA (Adult Album Alternative)
  • AC (Adult Contemporary)
  • Americana
  • Christian
  • Country
  • Folk/Singer-Songwriter
  • R&B/Hip-Hop
  • Rock
  • Pop/Top 40
  • Teen (for artists 18 years old and younger)
  • Vocal Performance

Judging Criteria: originality, songwriting/arrangement, vocals, performance, and overall likeability. Yes, I’m Ready to Get Discovered Now!”

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