CONTEST: Unsigned Only 2018 - Grand Slam Promo

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UNSIGNED ONLY 2018 is reopening entries for a special promo!, If you missed the deadline, or you want to enter more songs, you still have a chance to submit through June 6th!

Each week through the deadline will offer a different promotion &  bring unique benefits to entrants. You are welcome to enter any of these promotions or all of them. All entrants will receive 100 free spins to Radio Airplay (whether you are an existing Radio Airplay member or a new member) - just for entering! Additionally, every entrant will also be entered into the overall 2018 Unsigned Only competition and have the chance for their music to be heard by a high-profile panel of judges, as well as be eligible to share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes.

The Opportunity

1st BASE | May 8-14 | GET PLAYED WITH DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION-10 finalists chosen, 1 overall winner receives 1 free album distribution online & 1 free video distribution, courtesy of Symphonic Distribution.

2nd BASE | May 15-21 | GET EXPOSED ONLINE-10 finalists will be chosen, 1 overall winner receives a promo marketing/press package. For covers and original music.

3rd BASE | May 22-29 | GET PUBLISHED WITH YOUR SONGS-10 finalists chosen, their songs will be made avail online to a group of over 1k publishers. 1 overall winner will speak to at least 5 publishers from respected music publishing companies. Original music only. 

HOME RUN | May 30-June 6 | GET PAID FOR THE WIN-1 lucky winner will win $1k in cash + a 500 CD Duplication package from Disc Makers. Covers & original music.

The Band

  • Open only to artists who are not signed to a major label record company or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or imprints
  • Winners will be selected based on individual songs
  • Since Unsigned Only is a music competition (not a songwriting competition), it is advisable to submit as many songs as is necessary for the judges to have a good representation of the artist

The Gig

Categories Include: 

AAA (Adult Album Alternative), AC (Adult Contemporary), Americana, Christian, Country, EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Screen Shot (original songs in all genres suited for placement in Film/TV/Advertising/Gaming), Teen (for artists 18 years old and younger), Vocal Performance 

Official Judges/Mentors Include: 
Aimee Mann; Grouplove; KT Tunstall; Lydia Loveless; Melanie Fiona; O.A.R. and more, including industry leaders in artist management, tastemakers, music talent buyers, and editors of major music publications. For a full list of judges, click here.


Apply by Jun 06, 2018

Must be 18 years old or younger to submit to Teen category. 

Max Application Fee:

This opportunity requires an entry fee to apply.