Here at Ernie Ball/Ernie Ball Music Man, we are proud to be working with the Unsigned Only Music Competition. If you think you have what it takes to get a record deal to submit your original music today in various categories, whether you are a solo artist, band, or singer. 

  • AAA (Adult Album Alternative)
  • AC (Adult Contemporary)
  • Americana
  • Blues 
  • Christian
  • Country
  • EDM (Electronic Dance Music)
  • Folk/Singer-Songwriter
  • Instrumental 
  • Jazz 
  • Latin Music 
  • 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 
  • World Music 

5 Grand prize winners from the past competitions have gone on to not only sign record deals, but many winners have secured licensing deals, publishing deals, better gigs, and much more. 

This year the Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $20,000 (US) in cash including an Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitar, an artist bundle of strings and accessories (plus additional prizes) 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 and will be awarded prizes. For a full list of prizes check here

NOTE: Unsigned Only accepts original and cover songs in all categories, except for the Screen Shot category which accepts original songs only. Entries in the Vocal Performance category will be based solely on the quality of the vocals. Unsigned Only accepts all genres of music in the Teen, Vocal Performance, and Screen Shot categories.

Enter here:

**Contest ends: April 28th!

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