Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Unsigned Only Music Competition: deadline 5 Mar. 2012

Thanks to Candace Avery of Nashville for the following press release:

The newly launched Unsigned Only Music Competition, from the team behind the International Songwriting Competition, is fast approaching its 5 March deadline for artists to enter. Designed for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major record label, Unsigned Only's goal is to find an outstanding, talented performing artist: a band, singer, or solo artist, a newcomer or veteran, raw or polished - the 'gem' that needs to be discovered. Judging criteria include vocals, performance, songwriting, and originality.

... This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for an artist to directly network with the top echelon of record company professionals and get guidance, advice, feedback, and networking opportunities... The judging panel is comprised of an impressive group of recording artists, producers, and top-level music journalists. The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $5,000 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.

Entries are being accepted now until March 5, 2012. Winners will be announced in July, 2012. Categories include: AAA (Adult Album Alternative), AC (Adult Contemporary), Christian Music, Country, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop/Top 40, and Vocal Performance. All entries must be original music except for the Vocal Performance category which accepts original or cover songs. Judging criteria in the Vocal Performance category will be based solely on the quality of the vocals, thereby allowing singers who do not write their own songs the opportunity to enter.

For more information, please contact Candace Avery at +1 615.251.4441 or by e-mail. For entry and general information, please go to http://www.unsignedonly.com.