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2015 Unsigned Only Music Competition


Unsigned Only Music Competition revealed today its high-profile judging panel for the 2015 competition, which is now accepting entries. The renowned panel consists of iconic recording artists and journalists and will determine the winners in eleven categories representing a wide variety of commercial genres of music.

Designed for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label, Unsigned Only's goal is to find an outstanding, talented performing artist: a band, singer, or solo artist. Unsigned Only gives away over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including $10,000 in cash and one-on-one mentoring by an elite group of record company executives to the overall Grand Prize winner. First and Second Place winners in each category will also be chosen. The deadline to enter is March 18, 2015. Original and cover songs are accepted in all categories except for Screen Shot which accepts original songs only.

Artists may enter into any of the following categories: Adult Album Alternative (AAA) Adult Contemporary (AC); Americana; Christian; Country; Folk/Singer-Songwriter; R&B/Hip-Hop; Rock; Pop/Top 40; Screen Shot; Teen; and Vocal Performance.

Screen Shot is a new category that has been added this year, and it is geared toward helping artists get their music in film, TV, video games, and advertising. Music execs who are looking to place music in various projects will be judging this category and will also provide advice on music licensing to the winner of the category. Included are: Michelle Bayer (Shelly Bay Music); Michelle Silverman (Modern Planet); Ani Johnson (Monomyth Media); Evan Stein (Experience Music Group); Velma Barkwell (East End Music Productions); Jen Taunton (Level Two Music); and more to be announced.

"Last year Screen Shot was a special promotion that we ran for entrants," says Founders/Directors Candace Avery and Jim Morgan. "The response was huge and was a great success for many artists who were able to secure licensing deals for their music. This is just another way for Unsigned Only to help its entrants, and we are excited to be able to open these new doors for independent artists."

Judges include:  Aimee Mann; Alt-J; Dustin Lynch; Sinead O'Connor; The Killers; Rosanne Cash; David Crowder; Robert Smith (The Cure); Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Ray Wylie Hubbard; Aaron Shust; Lucero; Kelly Price; Colt Ford; Frank Foster; Jason Gray; Rapsody; Kool And The Gang; Anthony DeCurtis (Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone); Kyle Anderson (Senior Writer, Entertainment weekly); Josh Jackson (Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine); Chris Richards (Pop Music Critic, The Washington Post); Michael Hann (Music Editor, The Guardian); Shirley Halperin (Music Editor, Billboard and Hollywood Reporter); Lucy Jones (Deputy Editor, NME); Hardeep Phull (Music Critic, New York Post); and more to be announced.

Unsigned Only is sponsored by: Sony Creative Software, Guitar Center, D'Addario, Disc Makers, Ultimate Ears, Lurssen Mastering, Master Tour by Eventric, and The Music Business Registry.

For entry and general information, please go to http://www.unsignedonly.com

Shameem Tour Dates

Sat 17 Jan | Subiaco Arts Centre Subiaco Wa | All Ages | 7:15pm Doors

Thur 19 Feb | Paris Cat Melbourne Vic | 18+ | 8pm Doors 9pm Start

Fri 20 Feb | The Basement Canberra Act  | 18+ | 9pm Doors 9:30pm Start

Sat 21 Feb | Gingers Sydney Nsw  | 18+ | 7:30pm Doors 8pm Start

Sun 22 Feb | Lass O’gowrie Newcastle Nsw  | Kids Welcome | 12pm Doors 2pm Start | Free Entry

Mon 23 Feb | Bar On The Hill @ University Of Newcastle Nsw | All Ages | 12:30pm Start | Free Entry

Fri 27 Feb | Ric’s Bar Brisbane Qld  | 18+ | 7:30pm Doors 8pm Start | Free Entry

Sat 28 Feb | Treehouse Byron Bay Nsw | All Ages | 7:30pm Start | Free Entry

Sun 1 Mar | Ukiyo @ The Royal Croquet Club Adelaide Sa  | All Ages | 5:30pm Start

The Vanns 'Scattered By Sundown' Tour

Feb 5 | Sandbar | Mildura | Vic | Free Entry
Feb 6 | Rocket Bar | Adelaide | Sa
Feb 7 | Gordon Hotel | Portland | Vic | Free Entry
Feb 8 | Hotel Warnambool | Warnambool | Vic | Free Entry
Feb 12 | Front Bar - Esplanade Hotel | St Kilda | Vic | Free Entry
Feb 13 | The Otis Room | Burnie | Tas | Free Entry
Feb 14 | Republic Bar | Hobart | Tas
Feb 26 | Royal Oak Hotel | Launceston | Tas
Feb 27 | Saloon Bar | Traralgon | Vic | Free Entry
Feb 28 | Transit Bar | Canberra | Act | Free Entry
Mar 5 | The Marlborough Hotel | Newtown | Nsw | Free Entry
Mar 6 | Tattersalls Hotel | Penrith | Nsw | Free Entry
Mar 11 | Cambridge Hotel | Newcastle | Nsw | Free Entry
Mar 12 | Beach Hotel | Byron Bay | Nsw | Free Entry
Mar 13 | Lennox Hotel | Lennox Head | Nsw | Free Entry
Mar 14 | Trainspotters | Brisbane | Qld
Mar 15 | Broadbeach Tavern | Broadbeach | Qld | Free Entry
Mar 20 | Hotel Brunswick | Brunswick Heads | Nsw

The Amy Winehouse Show with DJ Vince Peach

Venue:Ding Dong Lounge: Level 1, 18 Market Lane, Melbourne
Date:Saturday 27th December
Fee:$15 + BF

Celebrate the remarkable sound and style of multiple Grammy Award winner; the late and great soul singer Amy Winehouse, with one of Australia's finest singers Atlanta Coogan and the Little Big Band when they pay tribute to the one of the UK’s greatest singers of the 2000s, when they return to Ding Dong Lounge for a special performance on Saturday 27th December.  Originally put together as a one-off show for the first anniversary of Amy's tragic demise, Atlanta and the Little Big Band left audiences wanting more, leading to the demand of other performances.

Guy Pearce and Darren Middleton Broken Translations Tour

Sat 31 Jan, The Capital | Bendigo   

Sat 7 Feb, Thornbury Theatre | Melbourne   

Sun 8 Feb, Caravan Music Club | Oakleigh   

Thu 12 Feb, QPAC | Brisbane 

Fri 13 Feb, Nambour Civic Centre | Sunshine Coast   

Tue 17 Feb , The Garden of Unearthly Delights | Adelaide   

Thu 19 Feb, Lizotte's Restaurant | Newcastle   

Fri 20 Feb, Factory Theatre | Sydney   

Sat 28 Feb,   GPAC | Geelong   

Ben Howard Tour

Thur 26 Mar: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
Sat 28 Mar: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Sun 29 Mar: Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Tues 31 Mar: Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Thur 2 Apr: Bluesfest, Byron Bay

Key Palace Of The King Dates


1st December 2014 - Single 2 ‘Leave Me Behind’
1st January 2015 - Single 3
1st February 2015 - Single 4
1st March 2015 - Single 5
10 April 2015 - Debut Album

‘Leave Me Behind’ Launch: Saturday 6th December
Cherry Bar - Melbourne VIC   
w/ White Summer & Legs Electric

Popfrenzy Presents Eagulls

Wednesday January 28
Melbourne – Howler Bar
Tickets available from h-w-l-r.com

Friday January 30
Sydney – Oxford Art Factory
Tickets available from oxfordartfactory.com.au

Wet Supporting London Grammer

Wet – the rising minimal-pop three-piece-band from Brooklyn – have just announced that in addition to supporting London Grammar, they will be making the journey across the globe to perform two intimate headline shows in both Sydney and Melbourne. Finally Australian audiences will be able to see what all the international buzz is about!


Thursday March 5th: Redhill Auditorium, Perth   
Saturday March 7th: Riverstage, Brisbane                   
Monday March 9th: Enmore Theatre, Sydney                       
Tuesday March 10th: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney                     
Thursday March 12th: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney                     
Friday March 13th: Howler, Melbourne       
Saturday March 14th: Festival Hall, Melbourne               

Summernats Line-Up: Bliss N Eso and Illy

Venue:Exhibition Park in Canberra
Date:January 1st - 4th, 2015

The annual Street Machine Summernats Festival is proud to announce its biggest music line-up in the event’s history, with two of Australia’s greatest hip-hop acts, Bliss n Eso and Illy set to headline the main stage, and Aussie rock legends The Radiators who will be opening Summernats 28.
The Street Machine Summernats 28, proudly supported by Rare Spares officially became ‘Australia’s Favourite Event’ as voted by the public at the Australian Event Awards last year, and event organisers continue to raise the bar with an impressive display of automotive culture, great Australian music and good times at Exhibition Park in Canberra from January 1st to 4th, 2015.

Aled Jones MBE The Heart Of It All Tour

Booking:Ticketek.com.au or at the venue

PERTH ASTOR THEATRE: Wednesday February 18
ADELAIDE HER MAJESTY’S: Friday February 20
BRISBANE EATONS HILL: Saturday February 21
SYDNEY SEYMOUR CENTRE: Wednesday February 25

2015 Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival

Date:Saturday 21st March
Fee:$49 for under 18, $129 for Adults through to $299 for families of 4.

In a summer schedule jam-packed full of activities in the mountains, Thredbo continues to prove that the mountains are the place to be this season with the announcement of the 2015 Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival. Providing a unique opportunity to visit the region during the summer, fans will be able to experience some of country's finest artists performing at one of Australia’s most beautiful alpine locations.

On Saturday 21st March, Thredbo – Australia’s action-packed year-round resort – will come alive as it hosts this spectacular event next year. The 2015 festival line-up includes the likes of Adam Brand, The McClymonts, Morgan Evans, The Sunny Cowgirls, Catherine Britt, Wylie & The Wild West and Doug Bruce, with performances taking place in the stunning natural amphitheatre created by the mountains.

Bruce Foxton with From The Jam - "That's Entertainment" Australia Tour

Thursday 5th March 2015 | CAPITOL, PERTH
Ticket price: $40.00 + BF pre / $50.00 door
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au, 1300 762 545 or All Oztix Outlets

Friday 6th March 2015 | PRINCE BANDROOM, MELBOURNE
$40 + BF presale & $50 door
Tickets available princebandroom.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

Saturday       7th March 2015 | THE FACTORY, SYDNEY
$40 + BF presale & $50 door
Tickets available from http://www.factorytheatre.com.au

Sunday 8th March 2015 | THE DEPOT ON BEAUMONT, NEWCASTLE (Acoustic Show)
$40 + BF presale & $45 door.
Tickets available through www.thedepotonbeaumont.com.au and www.bigtix.com.au

Thursday      12th March 2015 | PORT MACQUARIE PANTHERS
$40 members & $45 non members
Tickets available from club reception or call 6580 2300

Friday 13th March 2015 | TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS
35 + BF presale & $45 door
Tickets available from www.twintowns.com.au, call 1800 014 014

Saturday 14th March 2015 | NEW GLOBE THEATRE, BRISBANE, QLD
$40 + BF presale & $45 door
Tickets available from www.ticketbooth.com.au or 1300 762 344

Kerser - King 2015 Tour Dates

Sat 24 Jan - Hi Fi Melbourne, VIC
Over 18 Night Show
Sat 24 Jan - Hi Fi Melbourne, VIC
Under 18 Day Show
Sun 25 Jan - Hi Fi Sydney, NSW
All Ages
Sat 31 Jan - Hi Fi Brisbane, QLD
Over 18 Night Show
Sat 31 Jan - Hi Fi Brisbane, QLD
Under 18 Day Show
Fri 6 Feb - Metropolis Fremantle, WA
Over 18 Night Show
Fri 7 Feb - Metropolis Fremantle, WA
Under 18 Day Show
Sat 21 Feb - Fowlers Adelaide, WA
Over 18 Night Show
Sat 21 Feb - Fowlers Adelaide, WA
Under 18 Day Show

Nicholas Allbrook with Ariel Pink Tour

Tuesday Jan 27 / Oxford Arts Factory / Sydney, NSW
Thursday Jan 29 / The Bakery / Perth, WA

Bernard Fanning 2015 Tour

Thu 22 Jan                      The Triffid                               Brisbane                      QLD
With special guests Little May
Tickets from Oztix 1300 762 545 www.oztix.com.au on sale 9am Oct 30th

Sat 24 Jan                       Leeuwin Estate Winery          Margaret River            WA
With special guests Little May
Tickets from leeuwinestate.com.au/concerts on sale now 

Thu 29 Jan                      Newtown Social Club             Sydney                        NSW
With special guests Little May
Tickets from Venue Box Office 1300 724 867 www.newtownsocialclub.com on sale 9am Oct 30th

Fri 30 Jan                        Twilight At Taronga                Sydney                       NSW
With special guests Little May
Tickets from www.twilightattaronga.org.au on sale 9am October 31st

Sat 31 Jan                       Melbourne Zoo Twilights      Melbourne                    VIC
With special guests Little May
Tickets from zoo.org.au/twilights on sale 9am Oct 28th

Nelly, Lupe Fiasco & B.o.B


With over 21 million albums sold, the tour marks Nelly’s first visit to Australia in 4 years, and first ever arena tour. Joined by Lupe Fiasco and B.o.B, the trio will kick off the tour on January 8 in Sydney, finishing up in Perth on January 17, playing at a variety of stadiums and arenas nationally.


Sydney: 8 January: Qantas Credit Union Arena

Newcastle: 9 January: Panthers

Brisbane: 10 January: Riverstage

Auckland: 14 January The Trusts Arena

Melbourne: 16 January: Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Perth: 17 January: Hbf Stadium

Human Nature The Jukebox Tour 25th Anniversary Celebration

Booking:Ticketek.com.au or Ticketmaster.com.au

Tuesday 28 April PERTH Convention & Exhibition Centre
Wednesday 29 April ADELAIDE Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Friday 1 May GOLD COAST
Thursday 7 May SYDNEY State Theatre
Saturday 9 May MELBOURNE Hamer Hall

NYE On The Harbour 2014

Venue:Cargo Full Venue, King St. Wharf

Date:Wednesday 31 December 2014

Having now secured its position as one of Sydney’s most boisterous NYE bashes (check out why), Falcona has once again teamed up with the party-loving folk at Cargo to present the hottest ticket in town, NYE on The Harbour.  Today announcing the first round of legends to grace the stage, don’t miss Hermitude, Yolanda Be Cool, Crooked Colours and Hayden James to kick off your new year.  With more acts to be added to the line-up, plus a secret DJ to be announced in December, NYE on the The Harbour have got your back.

Hermitude (Live)
Yolanda Be Cool
Crooked Colours (Live)
Hayden James

Mountain Sounds Festival

Venue:Mount Penang Parklands, Kariong, NSW
Date:Saturday, February 21st 2015
Fee:$79 + BF

Spring is here, the sun is shining, and festival season is right around the corner. Following an incredibly successful inaugural event earlier this year on NSW’s Central Coast, the fresh-faced and sustainable boutique event, Mountain Sounds Festival has just announced its return next year, locking in Saturday, February 21st 2015 for repeat festivities.

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