Unsigned Only is now open for 2013 entries – click hereto enter.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Launched only a year ago and judged by a roster of celebrity notables such as Cyndi Lauper, 3 Doors Down, Kenny Rogers, St. Vincent, Robert Smith (The Cure), and many more, Unsigned Only is a unique music competition designed for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label. With 36% of the entrants and 47% of the winners coming from outside the USA, Unsigned Only has quickly established itself as the international music competition for unsigned artists.
Unsigned Only’s goal is to find outstanding, talented artists: newcomers or veterans…raw or polished…the “gems” that need to be discovered. Candace Avery and Jim Morgan, the founders and directors of Unsigned Only, emphasize that what’s different about Unsigned Only is the mentoring component. “The Grand Prize winner will be mentored by a group of upper echelon music industry executives, ranging from label presidents to heads of A&R. Because these industry pros are typically hard to reach, this is a rare opportunity for an artist. Gaining access to them for guidance on a one-to-one basis could be a career changer, and we are pleased to offer the opportunity to this year’s Grand Prize winner, Lara Johnston. She is an exciting artist with a great future.”
In addition to the Grand Prize winner, many other deserving artists are winners in their respective categories. With a total of nine categories and First and Second Place in each (along with a list of Honorable Mentions), Unsigned Only covers many genres of commercial contemporary music, including: Adult Album Alternative (AAA); Adult Contemporary (AC); Christian; Country; Folk/Singer-Songwriter; R&B/Hip-Hop; Rock; Pop/Top 40; and Vocal Performance. For the 2013 competition, Unsigned Only has added a Teen category for artists 18 years old and younger.
Please click hereto view the results.