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Check Out Unsigned Only's judges
June 25, 2024

Click here for a list of judges.


DEADLINE APPROACHING ON JUNE 19 - $25 ENTRY FEE
June 13, 2024

Guess what? It's the final stretch of the 2024 Unsigned Only competition, and we're stoked to offer entrants an epic deal! Get $10 off each entry, bringing the cost down to just $25 per entry until June 19th, midnight CST.

This will be your very last chance to enter the 2024 Unsigned Only Music Competition, which awards over $150,000 in cash and prizes and the opportunity to be heard by influential recording artists and music industry executives! Click here to enter: https://www.unsignedonly.com/enter

 


TRIPLE PLAY PROMOTION ENDING ON Monday, June 10
June 11, 2024

Did you miss entering one of Unsigned Only's special promotions? Here is your chance to enter any one of the promorions offered by Unsigned Only throughout the year. Enter here.


Enter Now To Win Free Recording Studio Time!
May 16, 2024

Unsigned Only is thrilled to announce the launch of its Triple Play promotion! Week One goes from May 16th - 22nd and offers you the chance to win two days of free studio recording time (and accommodations) at the legendary The Church Studio in Tulsa, OK. 

The Church Studio has hosted iconic artists and influenced generations of musicians, including musical greats like Leon Russell, Willie Nelson, Elle King, and The National. Their cutting-edge digital and analog facilities provide the perfect setting for your artistic vision. So, enter now for a chance to win this incredible opportunity.

Stay tuned for info on Weeks Two and Three of the Triple Play promotion! All entries submitted during Triple Play will also be included in the overall 2024 competition and qualify entrants at the chance to share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes.


ENTER UNSIGNED ONLY
January 31, 2024

Click here to enter Unsigned Only.


UNSIGNED ONLY WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
September 28, 2023

Unsigned Only is very proud to announce the 2023 winners. Click here to view the complete list of all winners.

Congratulations to all winners, and a huge thank you to everyone who entered this year!

Click here for a list of all prizes.

 

WINNERS FOR UNSIGNED ONLY SPECIAL PROMOTIONS:


Get Published

Winner: Nola Wren (New York, NY, USA) – “The Calendar”

Runners-Up:

Bill Wren (Rockport TX, USA) – “Enchanted Kingdom”

Dyer Davis (Edgewater, FL, USA) – “Long Way To Go”

Ignasyo (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – “Get You (Closer)”

Jack The Underdog (Saint Paul, MN, USA) – “Junkie”

Katie Belle (Marietta, GA, USA) –  “The Best You'll Every Have”

Nathan Major (Northampton, England) – “Travelling Up”

Russ Parrish (Burnsville, MN, USA) – “You're Here”

Tha Odd Couple (Tyler, TX, USA) – “Crazy Remix Ft. Harlon”

The Americans (Los Angeles, CA, USA) – “When You Get Back”    

 

Win Some Love 
(Three Winners)

Ava Della Pietra (Old Field, NY, USA) – “Happy For You”

John Dhali (Manchester, England) – “Taste”

Taryn Papa (Nashville, TN, USA) – “No One's Gonna Love You (Like I Do)”

 

Network Now

Winner: Kalsey Kulyk (Hudson Bay, SK, Canada) – “Ain't Enough Whiskey”

 

Video Only

Professional: Jordan Bolch (Atlanta, GA, USA) - “B.U.T.R., Pt II”

Homemade: Trevor Alguire (Ottawa, ON, Canada) – “Reckless Day Dreams”

 

Record At Joshua Tree

Brit Taylor (Hindman, KY, USA) – “No Cowboys” 


UO 2023 WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON
September 25, 2023

Winners will be announced soon - please check back.


UO 2024 EARLY BIRD DEADLINE APPROACHING
September 22, 2023

Unsigned Only's Early Bird deadline is approaching soon on September 27, 2023. Entries are only $25 per song or category. After this date, entries will increase to $30, so enter now and save on entry fees! Click here to enter.

NEWS FLASH: UNSIGNED ONLY 2023 WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON! STAY TUNED!


UO FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!
August 15, 2023

Unsigned Only is pleased to announce the 2023 finalists. Click here to view the complete list of finalists.

You can listen to and vote for your favorite artist in Unsigned Only's public vote (called Fandemonium) by going to https://unsignedonly.com/fandemonium. Please show your support for these finalists!

The winners and runners-up in all special promotions will be announced when the overall winners are announced in September. 

Congratulations to all finalists, and thank you to everyone who entered this year.


UO 2023 SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
July 18, 2023

Unsigned Only is pleased to announce the 2023 semi-finalists! Click here to see the complete list. Please note: the semi-finalists are arranged alphabetically by the artist name.

Finalists will be selected from this group of semi-finalists and will be announced in a few weeks. Congratulations to all semi-finalists on this accomplishment!


SEMI-FINALISTS COMING SOON
July 17, 2023

Semi-finalists will be announced soon. Stay tuned!


CHECK OUT UO'S JUDGES
June 22, 2023

Click here to see the list of Unsigned Only judges!


DEADLINE COMING SOON - ENTER NOW FOR $25
June 15, 2023

For the final week of the 2023 Unsigned Only competition, we are offering an amazing discount of $10 off per entry submitted!  This will be the last opportunity to enter Unsigned Only this year, so enter now by clicking here.


Pick A Promo - Enter Now
June 2, 2023

Unsigned Only is currently accepting entries for the Triple Play – Week 3 (Pick A Promo) special promotion. All entries will also be automatically included in the regular 2023 Unsigned Only competition. For a limited time, you can enter and qualify for the chance to win the prizes associated with each and every promotion we’ve run this competition cycle. This is a great opportunity in case you missed any of Unsigned Only's previous promotions!

For more information on Pick A Promo and to enter click here.


Triple Play Promotion Now Open For Entries
May 17, 2023

Unsigned Only is reopening entries for a three-week special promotion called TRIPLE PLAY. Each week will offer a different opportunity to showcase your music, win special prizes, and also be entered into the overall 2023 Unsigned Only Music Competition.

The winner from week one of Triple Play will receive two days of studio time from Joshua Tree Recording Studio along with $1,000 (US) to use toward travel, lodging, gear or whatever, you choose — plus a one-on-one phone call / mentoring with Daniel Forstein, A&R, Epic Records.

All entries will also be included in the overall 2022 competition. 

Click here to enter.


TRIPLE PLAY PROMO STARTING MAY 17
May 15, 2023

The annual Triple Play promotion starts on May 17, 2023. Stay tuned!


Win The Opportunity To Network Now
March 29, 2023

Are you an aspiring artist looking for guidance and feedback from industry leaders? If so, we have an incredible opportunity for you! Our new promotion—Network Now—running until April 10, 2023, is offering a chance for you to connect with three powerful mentors in the music industry:

Lee Anne Callahan-Longo, David Silbaugh, and Steve Lillywhite. Click here to enter your music.

 

Lee Anne Callahan-Longo, who managed Beyonce's career for over a decade, has an unparalleled understanding of what it takes to make it in the music industry. David Silbaugh, the talent buyer for Summerfest, has been responsible for booking some of the biggest acts in the world. Steve Lillywhite, a Grammy-winning producer, has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including U2, The Rolling Stones, and Dave Matthews Band. If you win this promotion, you will have the chance to connect with each of these mentors through a phone call and/or an online meeting. During these sessions, you can receive personalized advice, feedback, and guidance on your music and career. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you won't want to miss! Click here to get your shot at winning mentorship from these powerhouses. 

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at support@unsignedonly.com. We look forward to hearing your music!

 

 


VIDEO ONLY PROMOTION 🎥 EXTENDED
March 17, 2023

We have extended our Video Only special promotion due to popular demand. As a reminder, all entrants who submit their music video will also be included in the overall 2023 competition, giving you a chance to win some fantastic prizes. The promotion will be selecting 2 winners— one for homemade music videos, the other for professional music videos. Entrants will have the option to choose the one they are considered for, if you have any questions on this, reach out to us at support@unsignedonly.com. The prizes for this promotion include video editing software, a green screen, lighting, and Spire Studio 2nd Generation.

 

 


VIDEO ONLY PROMOTION 🎥 NOW OPEN
March 8, 2023

The Unsigned Only Music Competition has just launched its annual Video Only Promotion. This is a limited-time opportunity that runs from March 8-17, 2023, so act fast! You can click here to enter your music video.

 

All entrants who submit their music video will also be included in the overall 2023 competition, giving you a chance to win some fantastic prizes. The promotion will be selecting 2 winners— one for homemade music videos, the other for professional music videos. Entrants will have the option to choose the one they are considered for, if you have any questions on this, reach out to us at support@unsignedonly.com. The prizes for this promotion include video editing software, a green screen, lighting, and Spire Studio 2nd Generation.

 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to showcase your music video and potentially launch your music career to new heights. Click here to enter and follow the instructions provided. Good luck!


Win Some Love From Unsigned Only
February 8, 2023

 In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Unsigned Only is bringing back its annual WIN SOME LOVE special promotion. All songs entered between February 8-22, 2023, will automatically qualify for the promotion and will also be entered into the overall 2023 Unsigned Only Music Competition year. Three winners will be selected and each will be awarded a prize bundle that includes merchandise, software, and networking directories well-suited for any type of artist.

Please note: Unsigned Only is not looking specifically for love songs during this promotion, you can submit songs about any topic. 


EXTENDED DEADLINE NOW OPEN
January 26, 2023

Unsigned Only is officially in it's extended deadline period, the last principal deadline period of the competition. Click here to enter your music and have a chance at the sharing the over $150,000 in prizes including the $20,000 USD cash grand prize.

With 18 categories this year, Unsigned Only has something for everyone, and all categories will have a First and Second place winner. If you would like more recognitiion for your music as an artist, to get in front of some amazing people and win some wonderful prizes, now is the time to enter by clicking here

 

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to us at support@unsignedonly.com

We look forward to hearing your music.


Regular Deadline Approaching Soon
January 23, 2023

Unsigned Only's regular deadline is coming up on Wednesday, January 23, 2023. This is the opportunity to get more recognition for your music and have a shot at winning $20,000 (USD) cash and some pretty cool prizes. You can enter as many songs in as many categories as you'd like; we have 18 categories to offer this year and you can learn more about them by clicking here. You can enter your music by clicking here

The Unsigned Only Music Competition is open to all artists and bands who are NOT signed to a major record label (indie label artists are eligible!). Limiting the competition to unsigned artists levels the playing field for entrants because they are not competing with well-known artists, Grammy winners, or artists with a major label machine behind them. Our mission is to give independent artists more exposure, recognition, and validation for their artistry – and to help them further their goals musically. 

There will be an opportunity to enter Unsigned Only past the regular deadline, but the entry fee will increase... so why wait and spend more money?


UO 2022 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
September 26, 2022

Unsigned Only is proud to announce the 2022 winners. Click here to view the complete list of all winners. Congratulations to Tia P. on winning the overall Grand Prize and to all other winners, and a thank you to everyone who entered this year!

Click here for a list of all prizes.

WINNERS FOR UNSIGNED ONLY SPECIAL PROMOTIONS:  

Sad/ Happy Song

Sad Song Winner: Kylie Price (Dunedin, New Zealand) – “Stay”
Happy Song Winner: Max M (Bry, France)  “Imaginary Problems”

Get Published

Winner: James Johnston (Wingham, NSW, Australia) – “Raised Like That”

9 Runners-Up:

Cozi anda Flounder (Dallas, TX, USA) – “No One Can Take Away”
Daniel Duke (Edinburgh, Scotland) – “Lies”
Maria Hilman (St. Cloud, MN, USA) – “Never Fail”
Megan Slankard (San Francisco, CA, USA) – “I Want To Be Loved”
Riley Pearce (Perth, WA, Australia) – “Bottle It Up”
Sam Heselwood (Christchurch, New Zealand) – “Don't Speak”
Skyler Day (Cumming, GA, USA) – “The Best Worst Thing”
Taryn Papa (Stafford, CT, USA) – “Changed”
Timothy James Bowen (Bomaderry, NSW, Australia) – “Let Love Reign”

Win Some Love –

Winner: Ben Drysdale (Canberra, ACT, Australia) – “I’m Flyin Now”
Winner: Mikalyn (Guelph, ON, Canada) – “Ready To Love You”
Winner: Bree Rusev (Newcastle, NSW, Australia) – “Younger”

Network Now

Winner: Alix Page (Costa Mesa, CA, USA) – “Radiohead”

Video Only

Professional: Duff Kelly (Rutland, SK, Canada) Rutland, SK,  - “Holy Lady”Homemade: Dani Rocca (Houston, TX, USA) – “Woman”

 


UO WINNERS COMING SOON!
September 13, 2022

The Unsigned Only judging panel is in the process of completing the judging process. Winners will be announced by the end of September, so stay tuned.


vote for your favorite finalist!
August 30, 2022

You can listen to and vote for your favorite artist in Unsigned Only's public vote by going to https://unsignedonly.com/fandemonium. Voting closes on September 8th at midnight US (CST) time.

The song with the most public votes will be the 2022 Fandemonium's winner, which is in addition to, and separate from, the regular winners selected by UO’s judging panel. Please show your support for these finalists and show them some love!


FINALISTS ARE ANNOUNCED
August 18, 2022

Unsigned Only is pleased to announce the 2022 finalists. Click here to view the complete list of finalists.

You can listen to and vote for your favorite artist in Unsigned Only's public vote by going to https://unsignedonly.com/fandemonium. Please show your support for these finalists!

The winners and runners-up in all special promotions will be announced when the overall winners are announced in September. 

Congratulations to all finalists, and thank you to everyone who entered this year.

 


Semi-Finalists Announced
July 21, 2022

Unsigned Only is pleased to announce the 2022 semi-finalists. Click here to see the complete list that is alphabetized by artist name. Finalists will be announced in a few weeks. Congratulations to all semi-finalists!


SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON
July 11, 2022

Entries are closed for the 2022 competition, but good news! Unsigned Only will be announcing the semi-finalists soon, so stay posted! Then, a couple of weeks later the finalists will be announced. Winners will be announced in September as soon as the judges complete the judging process.


Check Out UO 2022 Judges
June 12, 2022

Click here for a complete list of Unsigned Only's 2022 Judges.


Enter Any Unsigned Only Promotion For A Limited Time Only
June 1, 2022

Would you like the opportunity to enter any Unsigned Only 2022 past special promotion that you might have missed? Now is your chance!

For the first time ever, Unsigned Only is allowing entrants the opportunity to enter a past promotion with its Triple Play Week Three | Pick Any Promotion, running June 1-8, 2022. You can simply select the promotion you would like to enter at the top of the online entry form and proceed from there. There is no limit to the number of promotions you can enter or the number of songs you can enter into each promotion. For more information on each promotion, click here. Additionally, all songs entered will also be entered into the 2022 Unsigned Only Music Competition.

Click here to enter your songs. 


Get Heard By Music Publishers
May 25, 2022

Enter your songs into the Triple Play Week Two promotion - GET PUBLISHED, taking entries May 25-31, 2022. This is your opportunity to connect directly with and be mentored by a group of high-profile music publishing executives who are actively seeking quality music for upcoming projects.

One overall winner will be chosen from ten finalists and will get to network directly with executives from BMG Rights Management (BMG), Disney Music Publishing, Kobalt Music, and Round Hill Music. All ten finalists will have their selected song made available online to a group of over 1,000 publishers. Additionally, each finalist will receive a copy of the Music Publishers Registry, an incredible directory for all major and independent music publishers in the USA, Canada, and the UK.

All Week Two promotion entrants will also be included in the overall 2022 Unsigned Only Music Competition and will be eligible to share in over $150,000 in cash, prizes, exposure, and more. All genres and styles of music are accepted.

Click here to enter your music.


Unsigned Only Reopens For Triple Play Promotion
May 16, 2022

Unsigned Only is reopening entries for a three-week special promotion called TRIPLE PLAY, taking entries from May 16 through June 8. Each week will offer a different opportunity to showcase your music, win special prizes, and be entered into the overall 2022 Unsigned Only Music Competition.

Week One (May 16-24) offers the opportunity to enter a SAD SONG or a HAPPY SONG (or BOTH). TWO WINNERS will be selected (one 😢 , one 😃 song entry) and each will be awarded a prize package valued at over $2500! Additionally, all entries will be included in the overall 2022 competition. 

Click here to enter your songs. 


EXTENDED DEADLINE APPROACHING SOON
April 12, 2022

Unsigned Only's extended deadline is approaching soon on April 27, 2021. If you've been looking for more recognition for your music, entering your songs could be the opportunity you've been waiting for. 

Click here to enter your songs. 


Network Now Promotion Open Now
March 30, 2022

Unsigned Only is introducing a brand new promotion called Network Now, accepting entries from March 30 to April 11, 2022. The goal is to connect one really talented artist with an All-Star team of established music professionals that has a proven track record of success in the industry. The overall promotion winner will have the opportunity to network directly with mentors that include:

This is one of the best prize packages Unsigned Only has ever put together since launching over 10 years ago. Connecting with such high-profile executives like these is an unprecedented and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Learn more about our mentors by clicking here.

All styles and genres of music are eligible for consideration. You are welcome to enter new songs or songs already entered into the competition. Additionally, every song entered into this promotion will also be included in the overall 2022 Unsigned Only Music Competition.

What are you waiting for? Let Unsigned Only help you get connected with people that can make a difference in your musical journey.

Enter your songs here.


Video Only Promotion Extended
March 18, 2022

We've had a number of requests for additional time to enter the Video Only special promotion, so we've extended the deadline through the weekend to Monday, March 21. 

Click here to enter your music video. 

Please note: You can opt-out of the video promotion by selecting "Neither" at the top of the entry form and entering any of Unsigned Only's regular music categories.


Video Only Promotion Taking Entries Now
March 9, 2022

Do you have a music video that you would like to enter into the Unsigned Only Music Competition? Now is your chance.

Unsigned Only is taking entries March 9-18, 2022 for its Video Only special promotion. Because Unsigned Only does not have a music video category, this will be the only opportunity to enter a music video into this year's competition. This is a great opportunity to showcase your creative skills as an artist. Both original music and cover song videos are eligible. Plus, all entries will be entered into the overall 2022 Unsigned Only Music Competition and will be eligible for all competition prizes.

Two winners will be selected and each will be awarded a prize package designed to assist their future video-making needs including:

Please note: You can still enter any of Unsigned Only's regular music categories if you do not want to participate in the video promotion.

Click here to enter. 


Win Some Love From Unsigned Only
February 7, 2022

In the spirit of the upcoming Valentine's Day, Unsigned Only is bringing back its annual WIN SOME LOVE special promotion. It's all about giving some love back to artists in the form of special prizes!

PLEASE NOTE: THE PROMOTION IS NOT LOOKING FOR LOVE SONGS. IT'S DESIGNED TO GIVE LOVE BACK TO ARTISTS LIKE YOU.

All songs entered between February 7-21, 2022, will automatically qualify for the promotion and will also be entered into the overall 2022 Unsigned Only Music Competition. Three winners will be selected and each will be awarded a prize bundle that includes merchandise, software, and networking directories well-suited for any type of artist. 

Click here to enter WIN SOME LOVE.


EXTENDED DEADLINE NOW OPEN
January 27, 2022

Unsigned Only is now taking entries for its Extended Deadline period until April 27, 2022, at $35 per song submission. Click here to enter your songs. 


Regular Deadline Soon
January 6, 2022

Unsigned Only's regular deadline is approaching soon on January 26, 2022. Click here to enter your songs. 


Unsigned Only 2022 Judges Announced
December 6, 2021

Unsigned Only has officially announced its 2022 judges. Judges include high-profile recording artists and music industry professionals. This year, Unsigned Only has added a lot of new music industry judges geared toward helping artists to gain exposure and to get their music into the hands of influential journalists, managers, booking agents, etc. To view a complete list, click here


REGULAR DEADLINE NOW OPEN
September 30, 2021

Unsigned Only is now accepting entries for its Regular Deadline period at $30 per song submission until January 26, 2022. Click here to enter your music. 


EARLY BIRD DEADLINE APPROACHING SOON
September 27, 2021

Unsigned Only's Early Bird deadline is quickly approaching on September 29, 2021. Take advantage of this discounted entry fee and enter your songs before the price goes up. Click here to enter. 


UNSIGNED ONLY ANNOUNCES 2021 WINNERS
September 8, 2021

Unsigned Only is proud to announce the 2021 winners. Click here to view the complete list of all winners. Congratulations to Sophie Pecora on winning the overall Grand Prize and to all other winners, and a thank you to everyone who entered this year!

Click here for a list of all prizes.

WINNERS FOR UNSIGNED ONLY SPECIAL PROMOTIONS:  


TRIPLE PLAY

Week One - Get Feedback

Winner: Madison Olds (Kamloops, BC, Canada) – “If You Wanna” - Pop/Top 40

Runners-Up: 

Annie J (Wellington, New Zealand) – "Girl Who Cried Wolf” – Pop/Top 40 
Billy D And The Hoodoos (Portland, OR, USA) – "Somethin's Wrong” – Blues
Carolyn Hao (Toronto, ON, Canada) – "Banana Milk” – Teen
Chandler Leighton (Los Angeles, CA, USA) – "Would You?” – Pop/Top 40
Clare Cunningham (Nashville, TN, USA) – "Clovers” – Christian
Jesse Terry (Stonington, CT, USA) – "Hanging The Stars” – Americana
Josh Taerk (Toronto, ON, Canada) – "Midnight Mustang” – Rock
Madeline Schoppe (Stuart, FL, USA) – "Jealousy” – Teen
Madi Earl (Gilbert, AZ, USA) – "Not My Fault” – Pop/Top 40

Week Two - Get Published

Winner: du0 (Brisbane, QLD, Australia) – “Come Home” – EDM

Runners-Up:

Carus Thompson (Fremantle, WA, Australia) – "Ship To Come In” – Folk/Singer-Songwriter
Ezra Vancil (Dallas, TX, USA) – "Beat Of My Heart” – AAA (Adult Album Alternative)
Kasi Opi (Nacogdoches, TX, USA) – "Rain Ft. Nevve” – EDM
LITTLE REDFOX (Toronto, ON, Canada) – "Human” – AC (Adult Contemporary)
LT (Cairns, QLD, Australia) – "How Would It Feel” – AC (Adult Contemporary)
MACY (Abertillery, Wales) – "Rainbow Eyes” – Pop/Top 40
Maxfield James (Nashville, TN, USA) – "Where You Wanna Go” – Country
RIGSI (Idyllwild, CA, USA) – "Elephant Rope” – Christian
Sam Cullen (Invercargill, New Zealand) – "1000X” – AAA (Adult Album Alternative)

Week Three - Get Paid

Dustin Starks (Snowflake, AZ, USA) – “Winter To Spring”

Win Some Love – three winners (in alphabetical order)

Bun (Lichtervelde, Belgium) – “Burnout”
Desolo (Olympia, WA, USA) – “Mars”
Trent-Jean (Perth, WA, Australia) – “B4IDie”

Hop To It

Lachlan Edwards (Newcastle, NSW, Australia) – “Little Too Late”

Video Only

Professional Video: Max M Max M (Bry, France) – “Imaginary Problems”

Homemade Video: Zach Evans (Boerne, TX, USA) – “Little Bitty Man” 


UO ANNOUNCES 2021 FINALISTS
August 3, 2021

Unsigned Only is pleased to announce the 2021 finalists. Click here to view the complete list of finalists.

You can listen to and vote for your favorite artist in Unsigned Only's public vote by going to https://unsignedonly.com/fandemonium. Please show your support for these finalists!

The winners and runners-up in all special promotions (Win Some Love, Video Only, Hop To It, and Triple Play) will be announced when the overall winners are announced in September. 

Congratulations to all finalists, and thank you to everyone who entered this year.


Unsigned Only Announces 2021 Semi-Finalists
July 12, 2021

Unsigned Only is pleased to announce the semi-finalists for the 2021 competition. Congratulations to all semi-finalists, and thank you to everyone who entered this year.

Click here to view the complete list of semi-finalists. Finalists will be announced within the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

Unsigned Only 2022 is now accepting entries. The Early Bird entry fee is only $25 until September 29, 2021, so enter early and save!


SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON
July 9, 2021

The 2021 Unsigned Only semi-finalists will be announced soon. Stay tuned!


Check Out Unsigned Only's Prizes
June 10, 2021

Unsigned Only gives away over $150,000 in cash and prizes. Check out our sponsors and their generous prize offerings here


LAST CHANCE TO ENTER UNSIGNED ONLY 2021
June 2, 2021

Unsigned Only is kicking off the final week of its Triple Play promotion with GET PAID. If you've been thinking about purchasing a new guitar, keyboard, microphone, but don't have the funds, this promotion is for you because we are giving away cash.

Please note: this will be the last and final chance to enter the overall 2021 Unsigned Only competition.

One overall winner will be selected to win $1,000 USD in cashand a Spire Studio from iZotope.

Enter your music by June 9 before we close entries for the year. 


Triple Play Week Two Taking Entries Now
May 26, 2021

One constant revenue stream for artists will always be publishing. But how do you get your music heard by influential publishers? We have a solution. Enter your songs into Unsigned Only's Triple Play Week Two promotion - GET PUBLISHED - May 26 to June 1, 2021.

One overall winner will be selected from the finalists and will get to speak directly to and network with executives from well-known and respected music publishing companies including BMG Rights Management (BMG), Disney Music Publishing, Kobalt Music, Artist Publishing Group (APG), and more. 

Ten finalists will be chosen, and their songs will be made available online to a group of over 1,000 publishers.

Additionally, all finalists will receive a copy of the Music Publishers Registry. This includes full contact information for all major and independent music publishers in the US, Canada, and the UK, including address, phone, email, website, and the style of music preference.

All Triple Play entrants will also be included in the overall 2021 Unsigned Only Music Competition, and be eligible to share in over $150,000 in cash, prizes, exposure, and more.  

All genres and styles of music are accepted.

Please note: this promotion is for original music only.

Click here to enter your songs. 


UNSIGNED ONLY REOPENS ENTRIES FOR TRIPLE PLAY
May 19, 2021

Unsigned Only is reopening entries for its annual three-week special promotion called TRIPLE PLAY. Each week will offer a different promotion and bring unique opportunities and benefits tailored to help indie artists. All Triple Play entries will also be included in the 2021 competition.

Please note: the TRIPLE PLAY promotion will be your last and final chance to enter this year's competition.

WEEK ONE | GET FEEDBACK
OPEN FOR ENTRY - MAY 19 - 25

All Week One promotion entrants will receive:

The combined value of these two offerings is like getting your song entry for free!

Click here to enter. 


Entry Platform Remains Open
May 11, 2021

Unsigned Only is still taking entries for its 2021 competition. Soon, we will be announcing three special promotions as part of our annual Triple Play promotion. Stay tuned for further details. 


EXTENDED DEADLINE APPROACHING SOON
April 8, 2021

Unsigned Only's Extended Deadline is approaching soon on April 28, 2021, at $35 per entry. Click here to enter. 


Unsigned Only Launches Promotion - Enter Now For Only $25
March 31, 2021

Unsigned Only Music Competition is now taking entries for a discounted entry fee special promotion called HOP TO IT!, running March 31 to April 7, 2021.  The limited-time discounted entry fee is $25 per submission for all of our 18 available categories. Additionally, all songs entered into the promotion will automatically be entered into the overall 2021 Unsigned Only Music Competition.

One overall winner from the HOP TO IT! special promotion will be awarded a Mojave Audio MA-201fetVG large-diaphragm condenser microphone and an iZotope Spire Studio 2.

Enter your songs today and take advantage of the cost savings by clicking here!


Q&A with APRA AMCOS
March 23, 2021

We recently had a chat with our friends at APRA AMCOS to discuss the benefits of entering Unsigned Only. Check it out here


Video Only Promotion Extended
March 19, 2021

We've had a number of requests for additional time to enter the Video Only special promotion, so we've extended the deadline through the weekend to Monday, March 22. As a reminder, because Unsigned Only does not have a regular Music Video category, this will be your only chance to enter a music video into the overall 2021 competition.

Hurry, the deadline is now Monday, March 22 (midnight CST US).

You can enter a homemade video or a professionally-produced video. Original music and cover songs are eligible. Two winners will be selected and awarded some cool prizes including a lyric video from 351 Studio and an aerial drone to improve your overall video-making skills. Additionally, all entries in the promotion will also be included in the overall 2021 Unsigned Only Music Competition.

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Video Only Promotion Taking Entries Now
March 10, 2021

Unsigned Only Music Competition is taking entries for its Video Only special promotion, running March 10-19, 2021. Because Unsigned Only does not have a music video category, this will be the only opportunity to enter a music video in the competition this year. Original music and cover songs are eligible, and all credit will go to the performing artist(s). 

Please note: If you don’t want to enter the Video Only promotion, you can still enter your music into any of the Unsigned Only categories without entering the Video Only promo.

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What is Video Only?

This is an opportunity to show your creative side by putting your video making and promotional skills to the test, whether it be a fully produced video or a homemade video, that you shoot on your iPhone or video camera.

You don’t have to worry about being a professional, because two videos will become winners, one that is a fully produced video and one that is a homemade video.

Two winners will be awarded some cool prizes, including an aerial drone and a lyric video from 351 Studio. Plus, all entries will be entered into the overall 2021 Unsigned Only Music Competition and will be eligible for all competition prizes. 

How Do I Enter?

Follow the steps below to enter your music video: 

  1. Create your video (or choose one you've already created) and upload it to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, your website, or any other platform where we can view it.
  2. Log into Unsigned Only's entry platform (https://unsignedonly.com/enter) with your username and password. Note: new users will need to register for an account to enter. 
  3. Once you are logged in, click "Add Song" from the top menu. 
  4. At the top of the entry form, you'll choose whether it's a "professional" or "homemade" video. 
  5. Add your submission details (e.g., artist name, song title, etc.) and then input your streaming link. 
  6. Select the music category that best fits the style of the music video you are entering. Note: there is no music video category to select. 
  7. From there, you'll proceed to checkout and pay for the entry.

Can I Still Enter My Music?

Yes, you can opt-out of the Video Only special promotion by selecting "neither" at the top of the entry form and enter your music into any of Unsigned Only's regular music categories without entering the "Video Only" promo.  

We look forward to seeing your artistry in action!

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Check Out Unsigned Only's Judges
February 18, 2021

Unsigned Only's 2021 panel of judges includes celebrity recording artists and music industry execs from a variety of fields including journalism, licensing, publishing, management, booking, and more. Click here to see our complete judge panel. 


Win Some Love From Unsigned Only
February 3, 2021

In the spirit of the upcoming Valentine's Day, Unsigned Only is running a special promotion that's all about giving some love back to artists like you!

It's called WIN SOME LOVE and all songs entered between February 3-17, 2021 will automatically qualify for the promotion and be eligible to win prizes from our sponsors. Additionally, each song submitted will also be entered into the overall 2021 Unsigned Only Music Competition. 

Please note: songs entered do not need to be about love. We're not asking for love songs, we're looking to give love back to you. 

Three winners will be selected and chosen by Unsigned Only. You are welcome to enter as many songs as you like in as many categories as you like! Remember, the more songs our listening committee can hear, the better they can evaluate you as an artist. 

Prizes for WIN SOME LOVE include merchandise and services from Ernie Ball, CAD Audio, Arturia, Radio Airplay, Merch Cat, Indie Bible, and The Music Business Registry.

Click here to enter WIN SOME LOVE.


EXTENDED DEADLINE NOW OPEN
January 21, 2021

Unsigned Only has extended the deadline to April 28, 2021, at $35 per entry.  Click here to enter. 


Regular Deadline Approaching Soon
January 8, 2021

Unsigned Only's regular deadline is rapidly approaching on January 20, 2021. All styles and genres of music are accepted. To enter your songs, click here


2021 Unsigned Only Judges Announced
November 23, 2020

Unsigned Only has announced its official 2021 judge panel. Judges this year include Aimee Mann, Daughtry, Ryan Adams, LoCash, Bow Wow, Black Francis (The Pixies), Robert Smith (The Cure), Linda Perry, and many more. Click here to see a full list of judges. 


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