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Top Ten Unsigned

May 1, 2005

Top Ten Unsigned

The Top Ten Unsigned is a chart that the IC runs on the forums hosted by You can view it here. Updated nearly-weekly, this chart is an ever-changing list of the top unsigned bands submitted for consideration. This chart does not look for bands- only bands that are submitted in the topic will be considered.

Bands that are deemed excellent make the chart- a little less makes the honorable mentions, and if you don’t make the chart, you’re put in ‘the pit’- a place where your name will be seen, even if you don’t make it to the chart. It’s all in the name of promotion- there are no prizes and no awards, except ‘retirement’, which is reached when the same band rules the chart for 7 charts straight.

To submit a band for the chart, go to, sign up for the forums, and leave your band’s link. We’ll evaluate it, and you’ll have to check back with the forum to see if you’ve made it.

Just another way the IC helps you.

Stephen Carradini and Lisa Whealy write reviews of instrumental, folk, and singer/songwriter music. We write about those trying to make the next step in their careers and established artists.

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