Scion and MetalInsider have joined forces in order to present the No Label Needed Contest and Series. Beginning 1/18 through 2/1, unsigned acts can submit demo packages at www.metalinsider.net/nolabelneeded Twenty finalists will be selected and one winner will be voted on by a panel of label heads, A&R executives, writers, and site readers to win all the help and education they need to become a truly self-sufficient artist without having to sign a traditional record deal.
The winning band will receive a personalized, all-encompassing tutorial focused on the secrets and tips needed to achieve success in the music industry through DIY means of marketing. Winners will be mentored by the members of Shadows Fall and will record an EP produced by Machine (Lamb of God, Every Time I Die, Suicide Silence). They will also have the opportunity to shop for their stage and photo shoot clothing with Maria Brink (In This Moment) and Blasko (Ozzy) and will receive advice from the likes of Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan. In addition, their website will be re-designed, their merch re-imagined and radio and press campaigns mounted to promote their EP by the best in their fields.