Unsigned Only has a highly esteemed judging panel, including recording artists such as John Oates (Hall & Oates); 3 Doors Down; Neon Trees; Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Of Monsters and Men and many more.
In addition to $10,000 cash and other great prizes, the Grand Prize winner will also receive one-on-one mentoring from high-profile music industry executives from some of the world’s top record labels.
Judging Criteria: originality, songwriting/arrangement, vocals, performance, and overall likeability.
New for Unsigned Only 2014: Unsigned Only will be accepting both original and cover songs in all categories. Entries in the Vocal Performance category will be based solely on the quality of the vocals. Unsigned Only accepts all genres of music in the Teen and Vocal Performance category.
For more information, go to http://www.unsignedonly.com
You can now submit your songs by linking your Jango.com Profile Page!
Sign up here: http://unsignedonly.com/user.php
On the second page of the sign up choose STREAM MY MUSIC and just supply them your Jango.com URL!
Need help finding your URL?
1. Sign into your Radio Airplay Account
2. Click View Profile in the top right corner of your dashboard
3. Copy the link from the new window that pops up showing your Jango.com profile
It should look something like this: http://www.jango.com/music/ARTIST+NAME
JUDGES FOR 2014 INCLUDE:
Judges include: John Oates (Hall & Oates); 3 Doors Down; Neon Trees; Black Francis (The Pixies); David Crowder; Delbert McClinton; Craig Morgan; Robert Smith (The Cure); Rosanne Cash; Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Of Monsters and Men; Aaron Shust; G. Love; Jason Gray; Alt-J; Dustin Lynch; The Mountain Goats; Anthony DeCurtis (Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone); Josh Jackson (Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine); Chris Richards (Pop Music Critic, The Washington Post) and more to be announced...
Mentors include: Monte Lipman (Chairman and CEO, Republic Records); Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records); Seymour Stein (Chairman, SIRE Records and VP of Warner Bros Records); Pete Ganbarg (Executive VP/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records); Mike Elizondo (Sr. VP of A&R, Warner Bros. Records); Josh Bailey (Sr. VP of A&R, Word Label Group); Kim Stephens (President, Forward Entertainment and A&R/Capitol Music Group); Lenny Santiago (VP of A&R, Roc Nation); and more to be announced.
The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $10,000 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. First Place winners in each category will receive $1,000 in addition to other prizes. Second Place winners will also receive prizes. All prizes are listed on the Prize page. Winners for the 2014 competition will be announced at the end of August.
The 2014 Categories include:
- AAA (Adult Album Alternative)
- AC (Adult Contemporary)
- Pop/Top 40
- Teen (for artists 18 years old and younger)
- Vocal Performance