SingerUniverse Best Vocalist Of The Month (February '13)

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The "Best Vocalist Of The Month" Competition honors and publicizes the top vocalists each month who submit their demos to the popular SingerUniverse online magazine/website, which attracts over 70,000 visitors per month. This Competition not only spotlights the winning singer, but also showcases the Top Five Vocalists of the month. Many professional producers, A&R executives, managers and songwriters check out the winning songs each month.

Notably, the SingerUniverse Advisory Board consists of five, top industry professionals: eight-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan; Walter Afanasieff (1999 Grammy Producer Of The Year, and writer/producer for Mariah Carey, Josh Groban and Celine Dion); Billy Mann (Senior A&R Executive for EMI/Capitol Records, and hit writer/producer of Pink, Jessica Simpson, Teddy Geiger); Jay Landers (Senior Vice President of Columbia Records, and Executive Producer for Barbra Streisand, Hilary Duff, Jesse McCartney); and Lis Lewis (top vocal coach).

SingerUniverse is headed by veteran music publisher/A&R exec Dale Kawashima, who previously was President of Michael JacksonÂ’s ATV Music, and a creative executive at Sony, Motown and Mercury Records. Kawashima is currently Executive Director of HoriPro Entertainment Group, which is an internationally-known music publishing company (with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville and Tokyo), Japan-based record label and talent agency. HoriPro publishes worldwide the catalogs of KISS, REO Speedwagon, Marilyn Manson, Sophie B. Hawkins, the Byrds, Jerry Reed, plus many country hits. HoriPro is also co-owner of WHD Records in Japan (distributed by Victor Records), which signs and releases international (English-language) artists.

The winning vocalist will be interviewed for a very positive feature article in SingerUniverse. The article will remain online for at least one year, so many people can view this article over an extended period. The article will include a photo of the winner, streaming audio of the winning song, plus a link to the vocalistÂ’s website and email address. The winning vocalist (plus their photo) will be announced on the front, home page of the SingerUniverse site. In addition, the four other finalist demos will be spotlighted on the same article page, with the names of the finalists, their photos, streaming audio of their songs, plus their website and e-mail links. Also, the winning vocalist and four finalists will receive several prizes, including a free 6 month Sonicbids membership.

Important Note: The Top Five Vocalists each month will be reviewed for consideration by executives at HoriPro Entertainment Group and WHD Records.

There are four prizes for the winning vocalist: (1) a One-Year Primo Membership with, which includes full access to their online promotional tools and services (value $199); (2) the "A&R Registry" book, which lists the contact info for all the label A&R execs in the U.S., Canada & U.K. (value $75); (3) the "Indie Bible" resource book for independent artists (value $35); and (4) the "The Deva Method Vocal Warm-Ups & Cool-Downs" vocal practice CD, which is created by prominent vocal coach, Jeannie Deva (value $15). In addition, the Four Other Finalists (Runner-Ups) shall receive the following the following prize: a One-Year Primo Membership with, which includes full access to their online promotional tools and services (value $199).

Vocalist demos in all genres of music will be accepted for this competition. You can submit an original song, or a recording of a hit or classic song. Each demo will be judged on its vocal performance, artistic merit, originality and uniqueness. Demos do not have to be elaborately produced, but they need to be presented in a professional manner,to attract the attention and respect of industry figures who will be listening.