The SingerUniverse “Best Vocalist Of The Month” Contest honors and publicizes the top vocalists who submit their demos to SingerUniverse each month. This competition not only spotlights the winning singer, but also showcases the Top Five new vocalist recordings/demos that we hear each month. Many A&R label execs, producers, managers and booking agents check out the winning songs each month.

The winning vocalist will be interviewed for a very positive, feature article in our popular online magazine SingerUniverse. Dale Kawashima (prominent music exec & Head of SingerUniverse) will personally interview (via phone or email) the winning vocalist and write the article. The article will include a photo of the winner, streaming audio of the winning song, plus a link to the singer’s website and e-mail address. The winning vocalist (plus his or her photo) will be announced on the homepage of the SingerUniverse site. In addition, the four other finalist demos will be spotlighted on the homepage and the contest winner article page, with the names of the finalists, streaming audio of their songs, their photo or YouTube music video, plus their website and e-mail links. Notably, both the winner and four other finalists will also receive prizes (please see below).

Each “Best Vocalist Of The Month” article will remain online indefinitely. Our objective is to not only honor the winning vocalists when they first win, but to continually help expose and promote them via our website.

Testimonials

On a whim I sent in my song "Reaching Out" to the "Best Vocalist Of The Month Competition" on SingerUniverse and I was so surprised when I found out I had won. The results from winning this award were awesome. I was contacted by a few media outlets that wanted to put my picture in their newspapers and online magazines. I was also contacted by a Hollywood Casting Director who was interested in having me audition for a new singing reality show. Over all it was just a treat to have some buzz that came from someone recognizing the quality of my voice and my talent. I also have to say the prize pack was pretty great too, I actually use the prizes. Thanks to Dale Kawashima and SingerUniverse.
Stefani Rose:
December 2012 "Best Vocalist" Winner  I
Ladera Ranch, CA   I
Winning the SingerUniverse "Best Vocalist Of the Month Competition" for January has been one of my biggest accomplishments this year. I'm so glad my management found this opportunity for me. The interview with Dale was a blast. The prizes and resources that come with winning "Best Vocalist Of The Month" have definitely helped me get in contact with the people I need to take my career to the next level. Thank you SingerUniverse, I'm truly grateful and honored to be part of the family. I will always remember this as one of my early accomplishments.
Myra Sky :
January 2013 "Best Vocalist" Winner   I
New York, NY   I
I was in the process of promoting my demos that I recorded with 2-time Academy Award Winner Al Kasha and I came across SingerUniverse and their competition. I decided to enter, and to my pleasant surprise I found out that I had won. I can’t reiterate just how much response I have received from being name “Best Vocalist of the Month”. I received extra press in the newspaper and gained new fans from hearing my music for the first time…it definitely has helped me in many ways to create an online presence, especially when a music representative is researching my name online and my interview with Dale pops up. Being critiqued by Dale who is a highly respected professional in the music industry was an honour for me. Thank you Dale and SingerUniverse for the opportunity!
Kathy Phillips :
September 2008 "Best Vocalist Of The Month" Winner  I
Toronto, ON, Canada   I

Best Vocalist Winner Prizes

In addition to receiving the recognition and publicity from SingerUniverse, here are the Winning Prizes for the Best Vocalist Winner:

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Broadjam One-Year
Primo Membership
A free One-Year Primo Membership with prominent music site, Broadjam.com Includes full access to their extensive online promotional tools and sevices. You can build a professional website and post your songs and videos, pitch songs for film/TV & video game placements, sell your songs via their download store, create an online press kit, sell your mechandise, plus many other features. Artists from over 155 countries worldwide use Broadjam to gain exposure and build their careers. The regular cost of this membership is $199.00.

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A&R Registry
A free copy of the highly respected, valuable “A&R Registry” directory (now in PDF form), which lists the contact information for all of the major and top indie record labels throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. It includes the names and titles of all the A&R execs, their assistant’s names, their phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and office addresses. The regular cost of this directory is $75.00.

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Music Publisher Registry
A free copy of highly useful “Deva Method Vocal Warm-Up” Download Version, which is created by prominent vocal coach, Jeannie Deva. This product helps singers warm-up properly before their performance or rehearsal. It will keep vocal muscles relaxed and feeling free and resonant. When you’ve completed singing, you can use this download again for a voice saving cool-down. The digital download version consists of 22 exercises and is 52-minutes long. The regular cost is $14.95.

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Indie Bible
A free copy of highly useful “Indie Bible” directory book. The Indie Bible is a popular resource book for independent artists. This book shows you where to get your music reviewed, your songs played, and your CDs sold. The book contains 320 pages of contacts and music-related articles. It lists thousands of radio stations, music review publications, CD vendors/promoters, MP3 sites, and other resources. The regular cost of this book is $34.95.

Prize for the Four Other Finalists (Runner-Ups)

The four other finalists each month, whose songs were also selected for our Top Five Vocalists Of The Month, will receive the following prize:

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Broadjam One-Year
Primo Membership
A free One-Year Primo Membership with prominent music site, Broadjam.com Includes full access to their extensive online promotional tools and sevices. You can build a professional website and post your songs and videos, pitch songs for film/TV & video game placements, sell your songs via their download store, create an online press kit, sell your mechandise, plus many other features. Artists from over 155 countries worldwide use Broadjam to gain exposure and build their careers. The regular cost of this membership is $199.00.

Entry Fee and Instructions

Vocalist demos in all genres of music will be accepted for this competition. You can submit an original song, or a recording of a hit or classic song. Each demo will be judged on its vocal performance, artistic merit, originality and uniqueness. Demos do not have to be elaborately produced, but they need to be presented in a professional manner, to attract the attention and respect of industry figures who will be listening.

  • The entry fee for the competition is $12.00 U.S. for a one-song demo submission.
  • Or, you can enter two demos for $20.00 U.S.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

You can submit your song via MP3, or send in your CD via mail. Here are the instructions:

For MP3s
Please submit your demo(s) via MP3, to this e-mail address: SUbestvocal@aol.com. Or, if your demo is already available online, just email us the link to your site, and we will go there to hear it. Upon receiving your mp3 or link, we will email you a confirnation.You will need to pay via credit card for this service – please scroll down to the “Add To Cart” button below to pay online. FYI, we use PayPal to handle orders but you don’t have to be a PayPal member to make a payment.

For CDs
Please send your CD to:
SingerUniverse
11684 Ventura Blvd.
# 123
Studio City, CA, USA, 91604

Please include your e-mail address in the package. If you would like your CD returned, enclose a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope). For CDs which are mailed in, you can pay by either check, money order or credit card. Please enclose a check or money order in the package, payable to SingerUniverse. Or you can pay via credit card. For all submittals from outside the United States, please pay by credit card, or by a money order payable in U.S. currency.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

To pay for the “Best Vocalist Of The Month” Competition (1 song) entry fee via credit card, $12.00 U.S., please click the “Add To Cart” button directly below and follow the instructions. Thank you.











To pay for the “Best Vocalist Of The Month” Competition (2 songs) entry fee, $20.00 U.S., please click the “Add To Cart” button directly below and follow the instructions. Thank you.












You can also enter the SingerUniverse “Best Vocalist Of The Month”  Competition through Sonicbids, the site that helps bands get gigs and  helps promoters book the right bands. With a focus on festival, club,  and college performances, as well as music licensing and much more,  Sonicbids offers a diverse range of gigs for every kind of musician.

Click Here for Sonicbids info

The deadline for receiving entries will be the last day of each month. Any entry received past the deadline will be eligible for the next month’s competition. All entrants will receive an e-mail reply, confirming that we have received your submittal. However, only the winner and the finalists will be further notified.

If you have any questions regarding the “Best Vocalist Of The Month” competition, please e-mail us, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.