The complete list of categories includes AAA (Adult Album Alternative); AC (Adult Contemporary); Americana; Blues; Christian; Country; EDM (Electronic Dance Music); Folk/Singer-Songwriter; Instrumental; Jazz; Latin; R&B/Hip-Hop; Rock; Pop/Top 40; Screen Shot; Teen (18 or younger); Vocal Performance; and World Music. The Screen Shot category accepts music that is appropriate for placement in movies, TV shows, commercials, video games, and more.
Why should you enter?
Since Unsigned Only launched nine years ago, many winners have been signed to record label deals, making Unsigned Only a leading source for record labels looking for new artists. Previous UO's winners include Ingrid Andress whose hit "More Hearts Than Mine" garnered her several CMA nominations this year and Faouzia who just released the single "Minefields," a duet with the iconic artist John Legend. Many more winners have also secured licensing deals, publishing deals, better gigs, and more recognition after winning the competition.
The Grand Prize winner is awarded $20,000 USD in cash (plus additional prizes) and one-on-one mentoring by an elite group of record company executives. Prizes are also awarded to First and Second Place winners in each category.
We can't wait to hear your music!
The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by local 'working with children' regulations. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesUnsigned Only is taking entries through June 2021.
Paid - Upon winners announcement
Anyone, aged 13 to 65
Applications closed 10 June 2021.