2018 Unsigned Only Music Competition
The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $20,000 in cash (plus additional prizes) and one-on-one mentoring by an elite group of record company executives. First Place and Second Place winners will also be selected in each category and will be awarded prizes. The First Place winner in the Screen Shot category will also be mentored by a group of music execs who place songs in film, tv, ads, and video games. All prizes are listed on the Prize page. Winners for the 2018 competition will be announced in early September, 2018.
2018 Judges include: Aimee Mann; GROUPLOVE; KT Tunstall; Lydia Loveless; Melanie Fiona; O.A.R.; Jack Ingram; Aaron Shust; David Crowder; Lucero; Frank Foster; Josh Jackson (Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine); Anthony DeCurtis (Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone); Caine O’Rear (Editor-In-Chief, American Songwriter); Michael Molenda (Editor-In-Chief, Guitar Player); Lyndsey Parker (Managing Editor, Yahoo Music); Jed Gottlieb (Music & Theater Writer, Boston Herald); Kevin McNeese (President, NewReleaseToday); Suzanne Cadgene (Publisher, Elmore Magazine); John Dibiase (President, Jesus Freak Hideout); Jeanette Kats (Editor-In-Chief, Noiseporn); Sarah Jones (Editor, Electronic Musician Magazine); Brandon Chitwood (Assistant Director, EDM Joy); and more to be announced.
The 2018 Categories include:
• AAA (Adult Album Alternative)
• AC (Adult Contemporary)
• EDM (Electronic Dance Music)
• Pop/Top 40
• Screen Shot (original songs in all genres suited for placement in Film/TV/Advertising/Gaming)
• Teen (for artists 18 years old and younger)
• Vocal Performance
NOTE: Unsigned Only accepts ONLY original songs in the Screen Shot category. Entries in the Vocal Performance category will be based solely on the quality of the vocals. Unsigned Only accepts all genres of music in the Teen, Vocal Performance, and Screen Shot categories.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Fee details: Entry Fee: $35
Anyone from any country
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- Joined July, 2011