Music Contest in USA-unsigned only

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Overview

If you are an unsigned artist and think you have what it takes to land a record deal, then you should enter the Unsigned Only Music Competition. Since Unsigned Only launched eight years ago, five Grand Prize winners have been signed to record deals, making Unsigned Only a leading source for transitioning new talent into major label record deals. However, getting a record deal isn’t the only success Unsigned Only artists have achieved. Many winners have also secured licensing deals, publishing deals, better gigs, and more recognition after winning the competition. This could be your chance!

Unsigned Only is designed for solo artists, bands, and singers all over the world who are looking for exposure, recognition, and a chance to be noticed by industry professionals. The goal of Unsigned Only is to find an outstanding, talented performer: a band, singer, or solo artist…a newcomer or veteran…raw or polished – the “gem” that needs to be discovered.

Unsigned Only offers many categories/genres for you to enter, including Screen Shot which is geared toward getting your music into film, tv, video games, and other licensing opportunities. You can enter as many songs as you like in as many categories as you like. Since Unsigned Only is looking for an artist, it is advantageous to enter multiple songs so that the listening committee can know who you are as an artist.

Application Deadline 

Open

Prizes

The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $20,000 (US) in cash plus additional prizes consisting of merchandise and services, all geared toward helping an artist’s career. 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.

Eligibility

AAA (Adult Album Alternative)

AC (Adult Contemporary)

Americana

Blues

Christian

Country

EDM (Electronic Dance Music)

Folk/Singer-Songwriter

Instrumental

Jazz

Latin Music

Pop/Top 40

R&B/Hip-Hop

Rock

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

World Music.

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