Record Store Day 2020 is set to take place on Saturday 18 April and #RSDUnsigned is returning to kick off celebrations…
It’s back! For those of you not in the know, the #RSDUnsigned competition gives one unsigned artist the opportunity to get their music pressed onto 500 vinyl records for free! This year the judges will include Ashli Todd (Spillers Records), Sam Ford (So Young Magazine) and Chris Marksberry (Sound Performance), with more still to be announced.
The competition has previously been won by Barbudo and Heavy Rapids who have gone onto receive great radio support, performing alongside bands such as The Courteeners, securing slots at festivals and even headlining their own tours. Entering the competition is easy, as artists simply need to upload a one-minute video showcasing their music.
The prize is hosted by long-time vinyl manufacturers Sound Performance, who are official partners of RSD once again. Chris Marksberry, CEO of Sound Performance said: “Sound Performance are proud to be an official sponsor of Record Store Day for 2020 and we are excited to once again be launching the RSD/Sound Performance unsigned competition. New and emerging independent talent is the lifeblood of music and we look forward to seeing the videos from this year’s entrants. The winners get such a great platform to show their music in front of the industry with invaluable exposure and ongoing support from RSD and Sound Performance and I would encourage every band and songwriter that would like to be discovered to enter this competition”
The competition opens on the today (9 January) and will close on 16 March.