Forget Santa! The 12 Days of Christmas prize giveaway is here!

Blog by Louise Dodgson under Artist Managers, Creative & Branding, Finance, Law & Music Business, Live, Media, Music Publishing, Music Training & Careers, Record Labels, Recording & Production, Selling & Distributing Your Music

Ho! Ho! Ho! ‘Tis the season to be jolly and we’re here to spread huge amounts of festive cheer with our 12 Days Of Christmas competition. We’ve teamed up with Dawsons Music to bring you some wonderful prizes in the run-up to Christmas. Starting from today and finishing on Friday 21st December, we will be revealing a new prize each weekday, guaranteed to get any music-maker drooling more than Grandma after a few glasses of Christmas sherry! The prizes will get grander as the days go on, so keep checking back daily for the latest giveaway.
So here are the rules: You can enter yourself for as many of the 12 Days prizes as you like, but please do not enter for individual days more than once. To enter you just need to drop us a line to [email protected] with the day you want to enter as your subject e.g. ‘Day 1’. Make sure you also include your name and contact details. That’s it! We’ll be accepting entries until 1st January and announcing the lucky winners in the new year.

Win a day at Castle Rock Studios plus 12 months access to The Unsigned Guide
The grand finale! Yes, all good things have to come to an end but we're going out with a bang! Spend a full day at Castle Rock Studios with this ultimate studio experience, rehearse in Castle Rocks largest room, The Druids Circle, followed by a live recording of your selected tracks which will then be mixed by Castle Rock`s own in-house engineers. Also included in this superb prize is the Castle Rock Band Bundle, yours to use if you wish, for the complete day including 1 x Mapex Horizon 5 piece drum kit 'Rock formation' (excludes breakables), 1 x VOX AC30 VR Guitar Amp and 1 x Ampeg BA115 Bass Amp. Your prize wouldn't be complete without a gift from us as well, in the form of 12 months access to The Unsigned Guide to provide you with music contacts galore to send your finished recording to. Merry Christmas and good luck to you all!

Korg SP170 Digital Piano

For our penultimate 12 Days of Christmas prize we have a wonderful Korg SP170 Digital Piano provided by the good folks at Dawsons Music. What are you waiting for? Get your entries in!

1 track mastered at Metropolis Studios (attended session) & 1000 replicated CDs
What more could you want in a prize?! Attend a mastering session for your track at Metropolis' award-winning recording and production facility in London. Then get 1000 replicated CDs from the good folks at Conflikt Arts (MYK Cardboard Wallet, Standard, Replication, White background on label, Shrink Wrapped). Not bad eh?!
IMPORTANT! Please include a link to your music online, preferably SoundCloud, when entering today's prize draw.

Merida Classical Guitar and 12 months access to The Unsigned Guide
Get your hands on this beauty...a hand-crafted Merida Trajan T-5 Classical Guitar! And of course, a year's membership to the Guide for good measure!

wristbands for Liverpool Sound City 2013, plus 12 months access to The Unsigned Guide
Fancy partaking in some music industry hob-nobbing, plus taking in some great new music at Liverpool Sound City in May next year. Today's wonderful prize is 4 wristbands for the whole 3 day event, so our lucky winner can take their bandmates along too. And of course we have a 12 month membership to the Guide to giveaway as well!

1 hour mentoring session with founder of Radar Music Videos and 12 months access to The Unsigned Guide

Come away from your full hour Radar Music Video Skype mentoring session with loads of practical marketing advice & invaluable hints on how you can improve your online engagement. Read more about what the mentoring session will entail here. And, it wouldn't be a 12 Days Of Christmas prize if we didn't give you membership to the Guide, this time a whole 12 months!

12 month profile with This Is Promotions, plus 1 years access to The Unsigned Guide

Music promotion company This Is Promotions are offering a music marketing consultation, a live acoustic video and a 12 month profile with their professional assistance. And of course, we're throwing in 12 months access to The Unsigned Guide to help you promote your music even more!
Important: There is a small difference for today's competition entries - when you email, please also include a link to your music online, preferably SoundCloud.

Boss DS-1 USB mouse, 12 month membership to The Unsigned Guide & 12 months access to UK Music Jobs

Looking for a career in the music industry? Well, this is the perfect Christmas prize for you! A whole years access to both The Unsigned Guide and UK Music Jobs, allowing you to browse music business contacts as well as job vacancies and work placements. With all this online browsing, you'll be pleased to click away with a pretty nifty Boss DS-1 USB mouse which has been designed to look like one of Boss' most famous pedals!


50 screen printed t-shirts from Awesome Merchandise & 3 month membership to The Unsigned Guide.
Our friends at Awesome Merchandise have generously offered 50 screen printed t-shirts with one colour as our prize for Day 4. And of course, we've thrown in an invaluable 3 months access to The Unsigned Guide to help you kick the rest of your music matters into shape!

Goody bag filled with Gibson t-shirt, Vox amps watch, mug, Marshall bag, keyring & pen, plus 3 months access to The Unsigned Guide.

Christmas will come early if you manage to bag yourself this treasure trove bursting with treats galore from Gibson, Marshall and Vox. Not to mention 3 months membership to the UK's numero uno music industry directory.

£50 of Dawsons Music vouchers, plus D'addario strings/drumsticks and 1 months access to The Unsigned Guide.

The lovely folks at Dawsons Music have offered £50 worth of vouchers for you to spend on whatever musical goodies you choose. Plus there are D'addario strings/drumsticks and 1 month's membership to The Unsigned Guide up for grabs! Get emailing us with 'Day 2' in the subject if this takes your fancy.


Peavey BTS 2.2 Speaker plus 1 months access to The Unsigned Guide.
This nifty little speaker is battery powered and will allow you to take music on the go and listen via USB, SD card, Aux source or Bluetooth. We'll also give you 1 month's access to The Unsigned Guide, jam packed with music industry contacts and loads more to boot! Email with 'Day 1' as your subject to be entered into the draw.



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