OFFICIAL RECORD STORE DAY - SOUND PERFORMANCE COMPETITION
VINYL PRESSING AND DISTRIBUTION TO BE WON!
Please send us your entries by the 21st March and stay tuned for the winner announcement on 20th April!
Sound Performance are proud to again be the official vinyl manufacturing partner of Record Store Day. We have been supporting independent music for over 25 years and are passionate about vinyl and it’s resurgence which has enabled artists and labels to thrive.
We've been pressing your favourite music on vinyl since 1994, all colours, shapes and sizes and we're excited to be able to offer this service for free to the competition winner.
As well as the opportunity to win your music pressed to vinyl and distributed, this will be a great chance to get your music heard and promoted across the music industry. Judging your entries will be our four judges:
Alex Rice - Sports Team
Their debut album Deep Down Happy was released in 2020 on Island Records and Bright Antenna Records. The album received four out of five stars from NME, and was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2020.
Alex says: “New music is in an incredible place at the moment. I’m really grateful for everything Record Store Day do, and I can’t wait to be one of the first people to hear the artists that will ultimately replace me.”
Chris Marksberry - MD at Sound Performance
Chris is the owner and Managing Director of Sound Performance Ltd, the Official Manufacturing Partner of Record Store Day 2020 and a market leader in manufacturing CD and Vinyl for the music industry.
Sound Performance have been supporting independent music for 25 years and are passionate about vinyl and its resurgence which has enabled artists and labels to thrive.The group also includes a New York office and The Flood Gallery, the UK’s leading gallery and online store for music, film and pop culture art..
Jessie Atkinson - Editor of Gigwise
"I'm buzzing to have been asked to be a judge for RSD Unsigned. As Editor of Gigwise I get hundreds of tips for new musicians every week. I love to highlight them when I can, and having this opportunity feels like another excellent way of pushing fresh talent. Without initiatives like this, there would never be anything new and exciting to listen to; grateful we have them!”
Steve Courtnell – Owner, Pie and Vinyl Record Store
Pie & Vinyl Record Cafe is an independent record store in Southsea, Portsmouth and one of the South’s leading online record stores.
Sister Cookie - Winner of RSDUnsigned 2020
Following her crowning as the winner of RSDUnsigned 2020, Cookie signed to The Liquid Label and recorded her debut album with Alex McGowan (Jim Jones, Urban Voodoo Machine, Future Shape of Sound) at Eko East studio, mixed by Tom Campbell (Michael Kiwanuka, Little Simz, Sault).
HOW TO ENTER #RSDUNSIGNED
IF YOU HAD ONE MINUTE TO INTRODUCE YOUR MUSIC TO THE WORLD... HOW WOULD YOU DO IT?
You have up to one minute to present your music to us. No set format, just submit a video showcasing your work as best you feel in just 60 seconds.
*Must be unsigned and have original material. All genres welcome.
The winning band or artist gets 500 x vinyl manufactured free by Sound Performance Ltd
To enter, upload your one minute long video to YouTube (your video title must include the hashtag #RSDUnsigned and the name of your band/act) and complete the entry form, giving us your YouTube link.
**THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED!**
The competition closed on on 21st March and the winner will be announced by Record Store Day on 20th April 2022.
Competition entrants will feature on our website
You must be 16 or over and a UK resident to enter this competition.
*Entrants under the age of 18 must obtain parent/guardian consent.
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