Unsigned Only Music Competition Announces Finalists

By on August 4, 2013


Unsigned Only is very pleased to announce the list of finalists for the 2013 competition. A total of 121 finalists were selected from more than 9,000 entries, representing solo artists and bands from over 100 countries worldwide. Winners will be announced in late August, 2013. All finalists have been sent to the celebrity judges who will select the winners.

Unsigned Only is a unique international music competition designed for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label record company or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or imprints. Unsigned Only is looking for outstanding, talented artists: a newcomer or veteran… raw or polished – the “gem” that needs to be discovered. Unsigned Only is looking for the total package.

Unsigned Only is a fresh and novel approach to other music competitions. Yes, it offers great prizes, recognition, exposure, and the chance to be heard by a judging panel of high-profile recording artists and industry professionals; but, Unsigned Only takes it a step further and for the first time ever, a music competition offers the Grand Prize winner the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be mentored by and directly network with the top echelon of record company professionals and get guidance, advice, feedback, and networking opportunities.

Categories include: AAA (Adult Album Alternative; AC (Adult Contemporary); Christian; Country; Folk/Singer-Songwriter; R&B/Hip-Hop; Rock; Pop/Top 40; Teen; and Vocal Performance. A new category, Americana, is being added for the 2014 competition.

Unsigned Only 2014 now accepts both original and cover songs in all categories.

Finalists for Unsigned Only 2013 have been announced, and now it’s up to you to choose the Fandemonium winner!

Click here to go to our Facebook page, and like us! Once you like us, you can listen to the songs from all of the 2013 finalists, and vote for your favorite. You can vote once per day, every day, until Monday, August 26th, and the overall Fandemonium winner will be announced in late August with the rest of our Unsigned Only winners. Please note, the Fandemonium winner is completely separate from the regular winners selected by the Unsigned Only judges.

2013 Judges

Chrissie Hynde
The Pretenders

Iggy Pop

Cyndi Lauper

Robert Smith
The Cure

Neon Trees

3 Doors Down

Carly Simon

Of Monsters And Men


Hunter Hayes

Jeremy Camp

John Oates
Hall & Oates

Aaron Shust

Faith Evans

The Mountain Goats

Brandi Carlile

David Crowder

Dustin Lynch

G. Love

Darryl McDaniels
Run D.M.C.

Craig Morgan

Josh Jackson
Co-Founder and
Paste Magazine

Anthony DeCurtis
Contributing Editor
Rolling Stone

Christopher Weingarten
Senior Editor
Spin Magazine

Chris Richards
Pop Music Critic
The Washington Post





Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.