UAS 2016 Voting

  • Now it's your turn...help your favorite artist get to the showcase at Stinson Studios!
  • Click on the artist name to visit their music page
  • Select the artist you want to vote for, enter your email and click on VOTE
  • Only one vote per email and computer (I.P. address)
  • Voting ends Thursday, August 18th at midnight
  • The top four finalists will be announced Friday, August 19th
  • The final four artists will perform in the Stinson Studios showcase on August 25th. Judges and fan views of the released HD YouTube videos will determine the final rankings. Good luck to all!

New York Movie
Dominic Francesco
Someone Like You
Paper Sparrow
Tomar and the FCs
Strange Fiction
SaulPaul
The Warplanes
Lowell Thompson
LAVOLA
Pop Cautioous
Kev Bev & the Woodland Creatures
Fringes
Charlie Faye
Derrick Davis
The Cover Letter
The Sour Notes
Matt Rouch
Slop Musket
Jessie Lee Thetford
StoneFace Cowboys
Black Heart Saints
Chelsea Pribble
Maryann


Enter your email:

• Only one vote per email is allowed. Duplicate and invalid emails will be filtered out
• TRCoA reserves the right, at their discretion, to remove any votes deemed fraudulent or suspect
• We will never share your email with anyone, but we will be posting and emailing updates to the progress of events

Previous Finalists

Tameca Jones
Tameca Jones

TRCoA's Unsigned Artist Showcase 2016


The top 4 finalists will perform a recorded showcase at Stinson Studios. These recorded 2 song performances will be ranked by fan views and judged by:

  • Chris "Frenchie" Smith, legendary Grammy-nominated producer Chris "Frenchie" Smith (Jet, Santana)

  • Eric McLellan began working in the music industry as an intern at Universal Motown Records in 2004. Upon graduating college Eric worked at Sony Music in Creative Services and video production for four years. He came onboard at Sire in 2008 and worked his way up the A&R ranks. Eric is currently Director of A&R at Sire Records / Warner Bros. Records and most recently ADA. His position entails discovering, signing and developing artists to the iconic Sire Records roster and handles all day-to-day A&R duties at the label. Eric's resume includes A&Ring projects for Delta Rae, Ewert & The Two Dragons, Kill It Kid, Ben Fields and Cold Fronts. Eric's first rap signing was Deniro Farrar who he brought to Vice Records and Warner Bros. Records. His most recent signing is UK band Alvarez Kings.

  • CJ Eiriksson is an Austin based Producer, Mixer, and Songwriter. His extensive discography includes Grammy nominated work for U2, as well as Matchbox Twenty, Jack's Mannequin, Hanson, LIVE, Incubus, and many, many more. He is also very passionate about working with up and coming artists, recently including Austin's own Zeale, Riders Against The Storm (RAS), Max Frost, and Holiday Mountain. CJ has served two terms on the Board of Governors of the Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy.

The first step is to register your band for the contest to enter the showcase. TRCoA will then choose 25 bands for the fan voting round. Only the four bands with the most votes will perform in the video recorded showcase at Stinson Studios, where judges and fan views will determine the winner!


Timeline

  • May 22 - July 26: Artist Submissions
  • July 27 - August 18: Public voting for the top 25 artists
  • August 19: Top 4 artists announced
  • Thursday, August 25: Professionally filmed showcase at Stinson Studios featuring the top 4 artists
  • September 5 - November 6: Fan viewing of performance videos weighted toward final score
  • November 6: Judge and Performance Video Views determine winners

Rules

  • Unsigned artist is defined by TRCoA as any band not signed to a major label with national distribution support.
  • All artists entering to compete must have a full band. Solo performers will not be accepted unless they perform with a backing band. Any genre of music is welcomed.
  • The 25 bands competing in the voting round will be selected by TRCoA.
  • The 4 bands playing the Stinson Studios showcase will be selected by fan voting.
  • Each band will perform a 2 song, professionally recorded set at Stinson Studios, with a music video of each song prepared by Yellow DogVideo.
  • Each band performance will be uploaded to our YouTube Channel. After one week, Viewing metrics will determine the "fan favorite".
  • Judges will use the criteria of fan favorite, song writing, performance, and originality to determine the winner of UAS 2016.
  • $4,000 CASH PRIZE
  • 100 studio hours at Stinson Studios, including a full day working on a mix of one song with legendary Grammy-nominated producer Chris "Frenchie" Smith (Jet, Santana) (expires within one year)
  • Chance to be selected for an additional day of production at Stinson Studios with Producer CJ Eiriksson
  • Chance to be selected for a private audition for NBC'S The Voice
  • Two professional music videos from your showcase performances produced by Stinson Studios
  • Opportunity to perform at the 2016 UAS Showcase and receive feedback from the 3 Music Industry Professionals/Major label representatives who will be judging the event
  • 1 Free Song (up to 15hrs) at Stinson Studios
  • Chance to be selected for an additional day of production at Stinson Studios with Producer CJ Eiriksson
  • Chance to be selected for a private audition for NBC'S The Voice
  • Two professional music videos from your showcase performances produced by Stinson Studios
  • Opportunity to perform at the 2016 UAS Showcase and receive feedback from the 3 Music Industry Professionals who will be judging the event
  • 1 Free Song (up to 10hrs) at Stinson Studios
  • Chance to be selected for an additional day of production at Stinson Studios with Producer CJ Eiriksson
  • Chance to be selected for a private audition for NBC'S The Voice
  • Two professional music videos from your showcase performances produced by Yellow Dog Video
  • Opportunity to perform at the 2016 UAS Showcase and receive feedback from the 3 Music Industry Professionals who will be judging the event
  • 5 Hours at Stinson Recording Studios
  • Chance to be selected for an additional day of production at Stinson Studios with Producer CJ Eiriksson
  • Chance to be selected for a private audition for NBC'S The Voice
  • Two professional music videos from your showcase performances produced by Yellow Dog Video
  • Opportunity to perform at the 2016 UAS Showcase and receive feedback from the 3 Music Industry Professionals who will be judging the event