Neon Trees, David Crowder, Rosanne Cash, Of Monsters and Men, Dustin Lynch, Darryl McDaniels and more sign on as judges.
Unsigned Only today announced it’s judging panel and mentors for the 2014 music competition. Judges consist of iconic recording artists and journalists, each bringing unique expertise in a wide variety of contemporary music genres. Mentors include the top echelon of record company executives, ranging from label Presidents to A&R reps coming from labels such as Republic Records, Capitol, Sire, Warners Bros., Atlantic, Elektra, RocNation, and Word.
Unsigned Only is accepting entries NOW for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label. The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $10,000 in cash (plus additional prizes) and one-on-one mentoring by an elite group of record company executives.
First Place and Second Place winners will also be selected in each category listed below:
- AAA (Adult Album Alternative)
- AC (Adult Contemporary)
- Pop/Top 40
- Teen (for artists 18 years old and younger)
- Vocal Performance
Original and cover songs are accepted. Winners will be announced in August, 2014.
2014 Judges Include: Neon Trees; John Oates (Hall & Oates); Of Monsters and Men; 3 Doors Down; Dustin Lynch; Black Francis (The Pixies); Rosanne Cash; Delbert McClinton; David Crowder; Craig Morgan; Robert Smith (The Cure); Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Aaron Shust; G. Love; Jason Gray; Rapsody; Alt-J; The Mountain Goats; Anthony DeCurtis (Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone); Josh Jackson (Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine); Chris Richards (Pop Music Critic, The Washington Post); and more to be announced.
2014 Mentors Include: Monte Lipman (Chairman and CEO, Republic Records); Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records); Seymour Stein (Chairman, SIRE Records and VP of Warner Bros Records); Pete Ganbarg (Executive VP/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records); Mike Elizondo (Sr. VP of A&R, Warner Bros. Records); Josh Bailey (Sr. VP of A&R, Word Label Group); Kim Stephens (President, Forward Entertainment and A&R/Capitol Music Group); Lenny Santiago (VP of A&R, Roc Nation); and more to be announced.
For entry and general information, please go to http://www.unsignedonly.com