Unsigned Only Music Competition Deadline Approaching

The regular deadline for entrants into the Unsigned Only Music Competition is January 24, 2018.


Unsigned 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.

• $150,000 in Cash and Prizes shared among 28 winners
• Prizes include a Grand Prize of $20,000 cash plus one-on-one mentoring by record label executives, top industry managers, major booking agencies and more
• No physical event to attend (artists simply enter online, and either upload songs or provide streaming links (such as Soundcloud, Bandcamp, etc.) to their song


CELEBRITY ARTISTS: Aimee Mann • Grouplove • KT Tunstall • Jack Ingram • Lucero • David Crowder • Melanie Fiona • Lydia Loveless • Frank Foster • and more

PLUS MUSIC JOURNALISTS FROM: Rolling 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: Summerfest • Live Nation • C3 Presents (Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Shaky Knees) • Superfly (Bonnaroo, Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival) • and more

CATEGORIES TO ENTER: 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.

To enter your songs or to learn more, please visit https://unsignedonly.com

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