Just a quick reminder (if you weren’t already aware), that WEEK 1 of Unsigned Only’s Triple Play Promotion ends tonight at midnight (May 19) and Week 2 Starts Tomorrow – May 20 through to May 26. Here are the details again:
Unsigned Only is reopening entries for three weeks for three very special promotions, so if you missed the deadline and still want to enter, or if you want to enter more songs, you still have a chance to participate in this year’s Unsigned Only Music Competition. You can enter online or through the mail. All entrants will receive 100 free spins per entry to Radio Airplay (whether you are an existing Radio Airplay member or a new member) – just for entering!
Each week will offer a different promotion and bring unique opportunities and benefits to entrants. Additionally, every entrant will also be entered into the overall competition and have the chance for their music to be heard by a high-profile panel of judges (see below). All entries must be original music for these promotions. You are welcome to enter any of these promotions or all of them. This will be your last chance to enter Unsigned Only this year, so enter now and take advantage of these great opportunities.
To enter, go to http://www.unsignedonly.com/enter
Go to http://www.unsignedonly.com/prizes to see a list of all the prizes for the Triple Play promotion.
Go to http://www.unsignedonly.com/faq#75 for more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom.
UNSIGNED ONLY’S TRIPLE PLAY PROMOTION
WEEK 1 – May 13-19
GET PLAYED WITH DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION
You’ve got a great song or album, so now what do you do? If you want to easily sell it online via iTunes, Spotify, etc., then this promotion is made for you. Ten finalists and one overall winner will be selected and will win free online distribution (and more), courtesy of Symphonic Distribution. Moreover, everyone who enters this promotion will have an initial Symphonic Distribution setup fee waived.
WEEK 2 – May 20-26
GET SEEN WITH YOUR VIDEO PERFORMANCE
Here’s your chance to submit a video to Unsigned Only. You can enter a professionally produced video or even a video made on a Smart Phone or other device by sending us the link to a streaming site. Have fun with this and send us your video of any original song. We can’t wait to see what you send us! Finalists will have their videos placed on a Zuus.com channel, and one overall winner will have their video featured on their homepage and also win a GoPro HERO3, courtesy of Unsigned Only.
WEEK 3 – May 27-June 3
GET PUBLISHED WITH YOUR SONGS
We all know how important publishing is to an artist – it is one of the major sources of revenue, but it is so difficult to get your music heard by publishing companies. Unsigned Only is offering you the opportunity to have your songs heard by established, high-profile publishers. Ten finalists will be selected, and their songs will be made available online to a group of over 1,000 publishers. One overall winner will also get to directly speak to and network with at least five publishers, all from well-known respected music publishing companies, including SONY/ATV, Atlas Music Publishing, Disney Music Group, BMG, and more.
UNSIGNED ONLY JUDGES
Aimee Mann; Alt-J; Dustin Lynch; Sinead O’Connor; The Killers; Kem; Rosanne Cash; David Crowder; Robert Smith (The Cure); Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Ray Wylie Hubbard; Aaron Shust; Lucero; Kelly Price; Colt Ford; Frank Foster; Jason Gray; Rapsody; Kool And The Gang; Anthony DeCurtis (Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone); Kyle Anderson (Senior Writer, Entertainment weekly); Josh Jackson (Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine); Chris Richards (Pop Music Critic, The Washington Post); Michael Hann (Music Editor, The Guardian); Shirley Halperin (Music Editor, Billboard and Hollywood Reporter); Lucy Jones (Deputy Editor, NME); Hardeep Phull (Music Critic, New York Post); and more to be announced.
UNSIGNED ONLY GRAND PRIZE MENTORS
Pete Ganberg (Executive Vice President/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records); Mike Elizondo (Senior Vice President of A&R, Warner Bros. Records); Kim Stephens (President, Forward Entertainment and A&R, Capitol Music Group); Lenny Santiago (Vice President of A&R, Roc Nation); Taylor Lindsey (Director of A&R, Sony Music Nashville); Dino Paredes (Senior Vice President of A&R/GM, American Recordings); Katie Welle (Senior Vice President of A&R, RCA Records); Gary Paczosa (Vice President of A&R, Sugar Hill Records/Vanguard Records); and Allison Jones (Senior Vice President, Big Machine)
Unsigned Only is sponsored by: Sony Creative Software, Gretsch Drums, ADK Microphones, Guitar Center, D’Addario, Disc Makers, Ultimate Ears, Lurssen Mastering, Eventric, Bombplates, and The Music Business Registry
We hope that you will enter, and as always we look forward to hearing your music!
International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
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