Unsigned Only competition
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Description

Unsigned Only is a competition exclusively for amateur musicians, who have a chance at getting exposure and recognition from industry professionals. The goal of this contest is to find an outstanding performer, band, singer, or solo artist who has yet to sign a record deal. The rules of this competition are also very beneficial to the amateur musician; for one, anyone can enter, and they can submit as many songs or pieces of music as they like. Secondly, Unsigned Only offers a variety of different genres in which musicians can enter their music. Plus, there are no restrictions concerning into how many genres you can enter a song.

The genres available to enter in this year’s competition are:

Adult Album Alternative

Adult Contemporary

Americana

Christian

Country

Electronic Dance Music

Folk

R&B and Hip-hop

Rock

Pop/Top 40

Screen Shot (Songs written for TV, Video Games, Advertising or Film)

Teen

Vocal Performance

What also makes Unsigned Only advantageous for up-and-coming musicians are the prizes, including both cash and merchandise. The grand prize winner receives $20,000 cash and a one-on-one mentoring session with record company executives. They select the top two entrants in each of the available genres and award them with prizes. Who decides the winners of the competition? This year, some of the featured judges include The Killers, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Montgomery Gentry, and the Ying Yang Twins. (Plenty of other famous musicians and industry professionals will be involved in selecting a winner.)

Number of winners

n/a

Status

active

Category:

Music performance

Start date

22 July 2019  -  30 September 2019

Registration

22 July 2019  -  30 September 2019

Voting

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Awards

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2019 GRAND PRIZE WINNER
$20,000 (US) dollars
Mastering services for one full album from Lurssen Mastering
12-Month Master Tour Subscription from Eventric
$5,000 credit to be used for any combination of a recording studio or soundstage time from Hybrid Studios
Wellness package provided by Musician Wellness, Pro Tour Nutrition, and Vocal Eze
1 x Free Album Distribution, 1 x Free Video Distribution, 1 x Free Lyric Video Design, and 1 x Free Marketing Plan from Symphonic Distribution
1-year subscription to Celebrity Access
1 x Steel string capo from Shubb Capos
A 12-month subscription to Merch Cat
A 12-month subscription to The Music Registry Record Xpress/A&R Directory, a 12-month subscription to The Music Registry Record Xpress/Publisher's Directory from The Music Business Registry 
More to be announced soon
2019 FIRST PLACE WINNERS IN EACH CATEGORY
12-Month Master Tour Subscription from Eventric
Wellness package provided by Musician Wellness, Pro Tour Nutrition, and Vocal Eze
1 x Free Album Distribution from Symphonic Distribution
1-year subscription to Celebrity Access
1 x Steel string capo from Shubb Capos
A 9-month subscription to Merch Cat
A 12-month subscription to The Music Registry Record Xpress/A&R Directory, a 12-month subscription to The Music Registry Record Xpress/Publisher's Directory from The Music Business Registry 
Full scholarship to the Berklee College of Music Five-Week Summer Performance Program to the 1st Place Teen Category Winner
More to be announced soon
2019 SECOND PLACE WINNER IN EACH CATEGORY
Wellness package provided by Musician Wellness, Pro Tour Nutrition, and Vocal Eze
1 x Free Album Distribution from Symphonic Distribution
1-year subscription to Celebrity Access
1 x Steel string capo from Shubb Capos
A 6-month subscription to Merch Cat
1 x week scholarship to Musician's Institute Summer Shot 2019 for 2nd Place Teen category winner
A 12-month subscription to The Music Registry Record Xpress/A&R Directory, a 12-month subscription to The Music Registry Record Xpress/Publisher's Directory from The Music Business Registry 
More to be announced soon
2019 FANDEMONIUM WINNER
A 12-month subscription to The Music Registry Record Xpress/A&R Directory, a 12-month subscription to The Music Registry Record Xpress/Publisher's Directory from The Music Business Registry 
1 x Free Album Distribution, 1 x Free Video Distribution, 1 x Free Lyric Video Design, and 1 x Free Marketing Plan from Symphonic Distribution
1-year subscription to Celebrity Access
1 x Steel string capo from Shubb Capos
A 12-month subscription to Merch Cat
More to be announced soon
2019 "WIN SOME LOVE" PROMOTION PRIZES
 
FIRST PLACE
• One Power Box Lithium pedal from Big Joe Stomp Box
• 75 Classic Concert Tees from Merchly
• 10,000 play credit package from Radio Airplay
• One Shubb steel string guitar capo
• Featured “190 Proof” Artist of the Month article on Pure Grain Audio
• One annual membership from Celebrity Access
• One free album distribution from Symphonic Distribution
• Guitar picks from Graph Tech Guitar Labs
• One Ultimate Indie Bundle from Indie Bible
• One free entry into Unsigned Only 2020
 
 SECOND PLACE
• One performance mic from Gauge Microphones
• 50 Classic Concert Tees from Merchly
• 4000 play credit package from Radio Airplay
• Interview and blog placement on Pure Grain Audio
• One Shubb steel string guitar capo
• One annual membership from Celebrity Access
• One free album distribution from Symphonic Distribution
• Guitar picks from Graph Tech Guitar Labs
• One Ultimate Indie Bundle from Indie Bible
• One free entry into Unsigned Only 2020
 
THIRD PLACE
• One set of studio headphones from CAD Audio
• 25 Classic Concert Tees from Merchly
• 1000 play credit package from Radio Airplay
• Free song download article on Pure Grain Audio
• One Shubb steel string guitar capo
• One annual membership from Celebrity Access
• One free album distribution from Symphonic Distribution
• Guitar picks from Graph Tech Guitar Labs
• One Ultimate Indie Bundle from Indie Bible
• One free entry into Unsigned Only 2020
 
2019 "VIDEO ONLY" PROMOTION PRIZES
FIRST PLACE - HOMEMADE VIDEO
• One year license to Filmora9
• One GoPro camera
FIRST PLACE - PROFESSIONAL VIDEO
• One year license to Filmora9
• One GoPro camera
2019 "GRAND SLAM" PROMOTION PRIZES
FIRST BASE - GET EXPOSED WITH ONLINE DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION AND PROMOTION
inner will receive one free album distribution online and one free video distribution, courtesy of Symphonic Distribution.  Additionally, the winner will receive an official press release distributed to thousands of press outlets, editorial coverage from our industry partners, and one advertisement in a top entertainment magazine.
Nine runner-ups will each receive a social media promo package across Unsigned Only’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and inclusion on Unsigned Only’s Spotify playlist. 
SECOND BASE - GET LICENSED WITH YOUR MUSIC
One overall winner will be awarded full access to the New Artist Model online training course Get Your Music Licensed, plus six months of direct coaching calls and mentorship. Additionally, the winner will receive a one-year free subscription to DISCO, and a copy of the Film & Television Music Guide.  
Nine runner-ups will be awarded full access to the New Artist Model online training course Get Your Music Licensed, receive a copy of the Film & Television Music Guide, and receive six months free subscription to DISCO.
THIRD BASE - GET PUBLISHED WITH YOUR SONGS
One overall winner will also get to directly speak to and network with at least five music publishers, all from well-known and respected music publishing companies like BMG, Sony ATV, Disney, Pulse Music Group, and more.  The winner will also receive a copy of the Music Publishers Registry. 
Nine runner-ups will be chosen, and their songs will be made available online to a group of over 1,000 publishers. They will also receive a copy of the Music Publishers Registry. 
HOME RUN - GET PAID FOR YOUR MUSIC
One overall winner will be selected to win $1,000 USD in cash.  
Additionally, the winner will receive 300 CDs in Jackets with UPC code, poly wrap, and the Mega Distribution Bundle from Disc Makers (Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer. Coupon is not transferable and has no cash value. Expires 12/31/20).

Restrictions

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Available for citizens: Worldwide