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Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

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"Global Winners Names In Unsigned Only Songwriting Competition"

Organizers for the Unsigned Only Music Competition have announced the winners for the 2013 edition of the contest. With 22 winners and 100 Honorable Mentions, the US-based competition awards over $50,000 in cash and prizes, including a $10,000 cash prize to the overall Grand Prize winner.

The Grand Prize winner of this year's contest was Canadian country artist Wes Mack, who's song "Duet" proved to be an overwhelming favorite of the contest's judges. You may recognize Mack from his acting work such as playing the supervillain Icicle on the CW's Smallville, and the country musician Austin Mars on CBC's Heartland, but he is also an active songwriter and musician, performing with artists such as Florida Georgia Line.

Unsigned Only is open to artists who are unsigned to a major record label and this year, the panel of judges included Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Iggy Pop, Hunter Hayes, Neon Trees, Cyndi Lauper, Dustin Lynch, Carly Simon, Brandi Carlile, John Oates (Hall & Oates), 3 Doors Down, Of Monsters And Men, David Crowder, Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.), G. Love, Craig Morgan, Jason Gray, Ryan Bingham, Aaron Shust, and The Mountain Goats. Judges also include a group of influential music journalists and editors from Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, The Washington Post, and Spin.

Founders Candace Avery and Jim Morgan said, "With more than 9,000 entries from all over the world, the competition was so competitive, and the finalists impressed the judges with the immense talent displayed. We owe a great thank-you to our dedicated judges who demonstrated their critical knowledge of music in selecting this year's winners, and we are proud to recognize these winners. We are excited to now present our Grand Prize winner to our group of mentors, and we anticipate the experience to be beneficial."

Other winners include:

Adult Album Alternative (AAA)
First Place: Streets of Laredo (Auckland, New Zealand) – “Girlfriend”
Second Place: Skipping Girl Vinegar (Melbourne, Vic, Australia) – “Chase The Sun”

Adult Contemporary (AC)
First Place: Jerzy Jung (Haddon Township, NJ) – “I Hope”
Second Place: Mikey Wax (Syosset, NY, USA) – “Counting On You”

Christian
First Place: Paul Stephens (Los Angeles, CA, USA) – “Wonder
Second Place: Skyhawk Drive (Greencastle, PA, USA) – “Whisper”

Country
First Place: Fairchild Brothers (Toronto, ON, Canada) – “I Have Your Touch”
Second Place: Rachel Honza (Nederland, TX, USA) – “Anonymous”

Folk/Singer-Songwriter
First Place: Heymun (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – “By Sea”
Second Place: Ben Glover (Glenarn, Northern Ireland) – “Melodies of Midnight”

Pop/Top 40
First Place: Ginger And The Ghost (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – “Where Wolf”
Second Place: Miracle Bell (Dublin, Ireland) – Love Sounds

R&B/Hip-Hop
First Place: Teri ‘Lyric’ Green (Crown Point, IN, USA) – Death Of A Poet
Second Place: Tia P. (Inglewood, CA, USA) – I’m Already Tomorrow”

Rock
First Place: The Deans (Galway, Ireland) – “Lonely Like Me”
Second Place: Stefan Weiner (Northampton, MA, USA) – “Say I’m Strong”

Teen
First Place: Darla Beaux (Las Vegas, NV, USA) – “Rebel Soul”
Second Place: Lena Fayre (Los Angeles, CA, USA) – “Silver”

Vocal Performance
First Place: Nehemie (Miami, FL, USA) – “Tainted Love”
Second Place: Nikisha Reyes (London, England) – “So Cold” - Electro Crates


"CANADIAN ARTISTS HONORED IN US-BASED UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION"

The winners of the 2013 Unsigned Only Music Competition were announced today, representing ten genres of contemporary music. With 22 winners and 100 Honorable Mentions, the US-based competition awards over $50,000 in cash and prizes, including a $10,000 cash prize to the overall Grand Prize winner.

The overall Grand Prize winner is awarded to rising Canadian country artist Wes Mack. His song "Duet" was the overwhelming favorite with the judges who predict a great future for this young and promising unsigned artist. From the silver screen as a film and television star to sold-out performances with Florida Georgia Line, Wes Mack is quickly taking the world of country music by storm. Influenced by artists as diverse as Hank Williams and The Beatles, Mack says, "I would always listen to those tapes with my parents on long road trips through the mountains. That's where I learned the melodies and storytelling which influences me today." As an actor, Mack has built up an impressive resume, including his recurring role in the CBC Western drama, Heartland, playing an up-and-coming country musician. In the past year, Mack has been writing and recording his music in Vancouver and Nashville, and his first single "Duet," featuring Carly McKillip of One More Girl, is currently charting on Canadian country radio.

The judging panel consists of iconic recording artists Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders); Iggy Pop; Neon Trees; Hunter Hayes; Cyndi Lauper; Dustin Lynch; Carly Simon; Brandi Carlile; John Oates (Hall & Oates); 3 Doors Down; Of Monsters And Men; David Crowder; Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); G. Love; Craig Morgan; Jason Gray; Ryan Bingham; Aaron Shust; and The Mountain Goats. Judges also include a group of influential music journalists and editors from Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, The Washington Post, and Spin.

Unsigned Only honors artists who are unsigned to a major record label and acts as a benchmark for excellence in this arena of contemporary music. Unsigned Only is a fresh and novel approach to other music competitions. In addition to offering prizes, recognition, exposure, and the chance to be heard by a prestigious judging panel, Unsigned Only takes it a step further and 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. Mentors include presidents and top-level executives from Universal Republic, Capitol, Vagrant, RCA, Bad Boy Entertainment, Disney Music Group, Atlantic, Sony, Big Machine, Word, and G-Unit.

Founders Candace Avery and Jim Morgan said, "With more than 9,000 entries from all over the world, the competition was so competitive, and the finalists impressed the judges with the immense talent displayed. We owe a great thank-you to our dedicated judges who demonstrated their critical knowledge of music in selecting this year's winners, and we are proud to recognize these winners. We are excited to now present our Grand Prize winner to our group of mentors, and we anticipate the experience to be beneficial."

Other winners include:

Adult Album Alternative (AAA)
First Place: Streets of Laredo (Auckland, New Zealand) - "Girlfriend"
Second Place: Skipping Girl Vinegar (Melbourne, Vic, Australia) - "Chase The Sun"

Adult Contemporary (AC)
First Place: Jerzy Jung (Haddon Township, NJ) - "I Hope"
Second Place: Mikey Wax (Syosset, NY, USA) - "Counting On You"

Christian
First Place: Paul Stephens (Los Angeles, CA, USA) - "Wonder
Second Place: Skyhawk Drive (Greencastle, PA, USA) - "Whisper"

Country
First Place: Fairchild Brothers (Toronto, ON, Canada) - "I Have Your Touch"
Second Place: Rachel Honza (Nederland, TX, USA) - "Anonymous"

Folk/Singer-Songwriter
First Place: Heymun (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) - "By Sea"
Second Place: Ben Glover (Glenarn, Northern Ireland) - "Melodies of Midnight"

Pop/Top 40
First Place: Ginger And The Ghost (Sydney, NSW, Australia) - "Where Wolf"
Second Place: Miracle Bell (Dublin, Ireland) - Love Sounds

R&B/Hip-Hop
First Place: Teri 'Lyric' Green (Crown Point, IN, USA) - Death Of A Poet
Second Place: Tia P. (Inglewood, CA, USA) - I'm Already Tomorrow"

Rock
First Place: The Deans (Galway, Ireland) - "Lonely Like Me"
Second Place: Stefan Weiner (Northampton, MA, USA) - "Say I'm Strong"

Teen
First Place: Darla Beaux (Las Vegas, NV, USA) - "Rebel Soul"
Second Place: Lena Fayre (Los Angeles, CA, USA) - "Silver"

Vocal Performance
First Place: Nehemie (Miami, FL, USA) - "Tainted Love"
Second Place: Nikisha Reyes (London, England) - "So Cold"

Unsigned Only is sponsored by Sony Creative Software, Disc Makers, David Bean Photography, D'Addario, Mrs. Fields Cookies, The Music Business Registry, Celebrity Access, and CAD Audio. - Caribbeane Magazine


"Global Winners Names In Unsigned Only Songwriting Competition"

Organizers for the Unsigned Only Music Competition have announced the winners for the 2013 edition of the contest. With 22 winners and 100 Honorable Mentions, the US-based competition awards over $50,000 in cash and prizes, including a $10,000 cash prize to the overall Grand Prize winner.

The Grand Prize winner of this year's contest was Canadian country artist Wes Mack, who's song "Duet" proved to be an overwhelming favorite of the contest's judges. You may recognize Mack from his acting work such as playing the supervillain Icicle on the CW's Smallville, and the country musician Austin Mars on CBC's Heartland, but he is also an active songwriter and musician, performing with artists such as Florida Georgia Line.

Unsigned Only is open to artists who are unsigned to a major record label and this year, the panel of judges included Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Iggy Pop, Hunter Hayes, Neon Trees, Cyndi Lauper, Dustin Lynch, Carly Simon, Brandi Carlile, John Oates (Hall & Oates), 3 Doors Down, Of Monsters And Men, David Crowder, Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.), G. Love, Craig Morgan, Jason Gray, Ryan Bingham, Aaron Shust, and The Mountain Goats. Judges also include a group of influential music journalists and editors from Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, The Washington Post, and Spin.

Founders Candace Avery and Jim Morgan said, "With more than 9,000 entries from all over the world, the competition was so competitive, and the finalists impressed the judges with the immense talent displayed. We owe a great thank-you to our dedicated judges who demonstrated their critical knowledge of music in selecting this year's winners, and we are proud to recognize these winners. We are excited to now present our Grand Prize winner to our group of mentors, and we anticipate the experience to be beneficial."

Other winners include:

Adult Album Alternative (AAA)
First Place: Streets of Laredo (Auckland, New Zealand) – “Girlfriend”
Second Place: Skipping Girl Vinegar (Melbourne, Vic, Australia) – “Chase The Sun”

Adult Contemporary (AC)
First Place: Jerzy Jung (Haddon Township, NJ) – “I Hope”
Second Place: Mikey Wax (Syosset, NY, USA) – “Counting On You”

Christian
First Place: Paul Stephens (Los Angeles, CA, USA) – “Wonder
Second Place: Skyhawk Drive (Greencastle, PA, USA) – “Whisper”

Country
First Place: Fairchild Brothers (Toronto, ON, Canada) – “I Have Your Touch”
Second Place: Rachel Honza (Nederland, TX, USA) – “Anonymous”

Folk/Singer-Songwriter
First Place: Heymun (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – “By Sea”
Second Place: Ben Glover (Glenarn, Northern Ireland) – “Melodies of Midnight”

Pop/Top 40
First Place: Ginger And The Ghost (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – “Where Wolf”
Second Place: Miracle Bell (Dublin, Ireland) – Love Sounds

R&B/Hip-Hop
First Place: Teri ‘Lyric’ Green (Crown Point, IN, USA) – Death Of A Poet
Second Place: Tia P. (Inglewood, CA, USA) – I’m Already Tomorrow”

Rock
First Place: The Deans (Galway, Ireland) – “Lonely Like Me”
Second Place: Stefan Weiner (Northampton, MA, USA) – “Say I’m Strong”

Teen
First Place: Darla Beaux (Las Vegas, NV, USA) – “Rebel Soul”
Second Place: Lena Fayre (Los Angeles, CA, USA) – “Silver”

Vocal Performance
First Place: Nehemie (Miami, FL, USA) – “Tainted Love”
Second Place: Nikisha Reyes (London, England) – “So Cold” - HypeBot.com


"Unsigned Only Music Competition Chooses Winners"

The US-based Unsigned Only Music Competition has announced its winners for 2013. Unsigned artists from a variety of music genres competed and were considered by a panel of artist and industry judges, including Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders), John Oates (Hall and Oates) and others.

The competition’s overall grand prize went to rising Country singer Wes Mack of Calgary, AB, Canada. Mack has had a recurring role on the CBC Western drama Heartland and has opened shows for Florida Georgia Line. He has spent the past year writing and recording in Vancouver and Nashville; his first single “Duet,” featuring Carly McKillip of One More Girl, is charting on Canadian Country radio. For more information, visit wesmack.com.

Winners of the first place prize in the Country category are the Fairchild Brothers of Toronto, ON, Canada. Comprised of brothers Jeff, Donny, David and Phil Smith, the group began as a modern rock alternative group, but now describe their sound as Adult Contemporary/Top40 with a dash of modern Country sound. Their single “I Have Your Touch” earned them top billing in the Country category. For more information, visit fairchildbros.com.

aking second place in the Country category was Rachel Honza of Nederland, Texas for her song “Anonymous.” For more information, visit rachelhonza.com. - Music Row


"CANADIAN ARTISTS HONORED IN US-BASED UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION"

CANADIAN ARTISTS HONORED
IN US-BASED UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION

Grand Prize is Awarded to Canadian Artist Wes Mack

August 28, 2013 – The winners of the 2013 Unsigned Only Music Competition were announced today, representing ten genres of contemporary music. With 22 winners and 100 Honorable Mentions, the US-based competition awards over $50,000 in cash and prizes, including a $10,000 cash prize to the overall
Grand Prize winner.

The overall Grand Prize winner is awarded to rising Canadian country artist Wes Mack. His song “Duet” was the overwhelming favorite with the judges who predict a great future for this young and promising unsigned artist. From the silver screen as a film and television star to sold-out performances with Florida Georgia Line, Wes Mack is quickly taking the world of country music by storm. Influenced by artists as diverse as Hank Williams and The
Beatles, Mack says, “I would always listen to those tapes with my parents on long road trips through the mountains. That’s where I learned the melodies and storytelling which influences me today.” As an actor, Mack has built up an impressive resume, including his recurring role in the CBC Western drama, Heartland, playing an up-and-coming country musician. In the past year, Mack
has been writing and recording his music in Vancouver and Nashville, and his first single “Duet,” featuring Carly McKillip of One More Girl, is currently charting on Canadian country radio.

Garnering First Place in the Country category for their song “I Have Your Touch” is the Fairchild Brothers from Toronto, ON, Canada. Comprised of four brothers (with their sister Maryann featured on the wining song), their sound is a hybrid of modern country and hot AC, reflecting the diverse yet compatible tastes and influences of the four brothers. With four independently strong songwriters on board, their songs have made an impact
on Canadian radio,
The judging panel consists of iconic recording artists Dustin Lynch; Craig Morgan; Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders); Iggy Pop; Neon Trees; Cyndi Lauper; Carly Simon; Brandi Carlile; John Oates (Hall & Oates); 3 Doors Down; Of Monsters And Men; David Crowder; Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); G. Love; Jason Gray; Ryan Bingham; Aaron Shust; and The Mountain Goats. Judges also include a group of influential music journalists and editors from RollingStone, Paste Magazine, The Washington Post, and Spin.
Unsigned Only honors artists who are unsigned to a major record label and acts as a benchmark for excellence in this arena of contemporary music. Unsigned Only is a fresh and novel approach to other music competitions. In addition to offering prizes, recognition, exposure, and the chance to be heard by a prestigious judging panel, Unsigned Only takes it a step further
and 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. Mentors include presidents and top-level executives from Universal Republic, Capitol, Vagrant, RCA, Bad Boy Entertainment, Disney Music Group, Atlantic, Sony, Big Machine, Word, and G-Unit.
Founders Candace Avery and Jim Morgan said, “With more than 9,000 entries from all over the world, the competition was so competitive, and the finalists impressed the judges with the immense talent displayed. We owe a great thank-you to our dedicated judges who demonstrated their critical knowledge of music in selecting this year’s winners, and we are proud to
recognize these Canadian winners.”

In addition to these winners, the list of Canadian Honorable Mentions is as follows:
Adult Contemporary
Rose Ranger (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – “Beautifully Broken”
Christian
Mat & Nicole Crisp (Ottawa, ON, Canada) – “You Hear Us”
Country
Wes Mack (Calgary, AB, Canada) – “Heart Back Home”
Folk/Singer-Songwriter
Andy Brown (Fredericton, NB, Canada) – “Tinman”
Pop/Top 40
Joe Given (Surrey, BC, Canada) – “Terrifying Love”
Teen
Fintan O’Brien (Saanich East, BC, Canada) – “Afraid Of Love”
Vocal Performance
Tiffany Desrosiers (Langley, BC, Canada) – “Fearless”
The complete list of 2013 winners:
Grand Prize
Wes Mack – (Calgary, AB, Canada) – “Duet”
Adult Album Alternative (AAA)
First Place: Streets of Laredo (Auckland, New Zealand) “Girlfriend”
Second Place: Skipping Girl Vinegar (Melbourne, Vic, Australia) – “Chase The Sun”
Adult Contemporary (AC)
First Place: Jerzy Jung (Haddon Township, NJ) – “I Hope”
Second Place: Mikey Wax (Syosset, NY, USA) – “Counting On You”
Christian
First Place: Paul Stephens (Los Angeles, CA, USA) – “Wonder Second Place: Skyhawk Drive (Greencastle, PA, USA) – “Whisper”
Country
First Place: Fairchild Brothers (Toronto, ON, Canada) – “I Have Your Touch”
Second Place: Rachel Honza (Nederland, TX, USA) – “Anonymous” - Kootenay Arts E-Bulletin


Discography

Dare To Believe - Debut Album

I Have Your Touch - Single

Photos

Bio

Fairchild Brothers are a Canadian-based Alternative Rock band known for their acoustic and melodic sound, and their infectious harmonies, consisting of four brothers, Jeff, Phill, Donny and David Smith. The four brothers come from a large family where music and singing was always at the forefront in their home and where each brother, Jeff (lead vocals/guitar), Phill (percussion/vocals), Donny (guitar/vocals) and David (bass/vocals) built on this foundation to develop and pursue their musical dream.

In 2009, the band, known as Fairchild Brothers, wasted no time in making an impact on Canadian radio with their very first single, Dare To Believe. Their debut album, Dare To Believe, proved to be a huge step forward for the band as these four independently strong songwriters made serious believers of domestic radio, charting on MaxTrax Rock and Galaxie Rock, then on Top 40 (CHR) and Hot AC formats. Their follow-up single, Ill Take You, also fared equally well with their fans.

Since 2009 Fairchild Brothers has had the honour of sharing the stage with many other successful Canadian artists such as Marianas Trench, Finger 11 and The Midway State to name a few, where the bands reputation, as a genuinely exciting live act, was truly confirmed.

Throughout their career, Fairchild Brothers performed live at various venues all across Ontario, as well as playing in hundreds of Ontario schools during their anti-bullying campaign. Since 2010, the band has focused on touring and building a fan base, says Phill, we also concentrated on building and creating an awareness for a charity called Blue Veil/Sara Elizabeth Centre, that provides art-based programs to individuals with developmental and/or physical challenges and which was named in honor of our baby sister who passed away at a young age with special needs.

Although, Fairchild Brothers are justifiably proud of their musical achievements on their Dare To Believe album, they are even more excited and confident about the new material they have been working on, as this highlights their growth as songwriters.

This new sound, and hybrid style reflects the diverse yet compatible tastes and influences the four brothers have combined together. Now I feel we are really discovering the Fairchild Brothers sound says Jeff . Confident in their new material, the band set out to produce their first music video, featuring yet another Smith sibling, their sister MaryAnn. In February 2013, the official music video for the bands new single, I Have Your Touch was released. Then, just one month after their release, Fairchild Brothers competed with more than 9,000 entries from talented songwriters world-wide to win first place in the Country category of the 2013 Unsigned Only Global Songwriting Competition, where they received international acclaim for their compelling and uplifting single, I Have Your Touch. In December 2013, I Have Your Touch received Runner Up placement for achieving extremely high scores in the 2013 Song of the Year Songwriters Competition. Music will always be an expression of who I am, but Im not going to lie, it does feel good to be acknowledged and validated for it, every once and awhile says Jeff. And while Phill explains it was an honour to receive this award, he also states that, As a band were always trying to bring the listeners in and really create an atmosphere for them in our songs and I really feel we accomplished that with I Have Your Touch.

Fairchild Brothers are dedicated in making their music accessible to their fans and are constantly creating songs that provide an atmosphere for their listeners to escape to. Their songs may feature lyrical introspection, but they are presented with full-blooded passionate energy.

The band has never been stronger as they all continue to collaborate in writing music. United in their love for music, the sky really is the limit for the Fairchild Brothers and only time will tell where these four brothers end up, but one thing is certain, with their talent, determination, and family bond, Dare To Believe is much more then the title of their debut album and entry into this industry, its the motto they live by.


Band Members