Casio Announces Partnership With 2014 Unsigned Only Music Competition

    Casio Announces Partnership With 2014 Unsigned Only Music Competition

Casio to Award Grand Prize Winner with Digital Pianos, Keyboards and

PR Newswire

DOVER, N.J., Feb. 20, 2014

DOVER, N.J., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Casio America, Inc. is pleased to
announce that it has joined with the 2014 Unsigned Only Music Competition to
provide an assortment of award-winning digital pianos and synthesizers to the
Grand Prize Winner. Unsigned Only, which aims to find the newest musical
talent, will announce the Grand Prize Winner in August 2014.

Unsigned Only Founders Candace Avery and Jim Morgan said, "We are thrilled
that Casio has agreed to partner with us this year. Their commitment to
musicians throughout the world and the quality of their products fit perfectly
with our mission of helping artists achieve their goals, and we are very
pleased to be working with such an established and trusted brand."

Sponsored by Casio, the Grand Prize will include a variety of Casio's
electronic musical instruments including the award-winning Privia Pro PX-5S
and Celviano AP-450 digital pianos, as well as the LK-280 portable lighted
keys keyboard and the CTK-3200 portable keyboard. In addition, the Grand Prize
winner will also receive the Casio XW-P1 Performance synthesizer.

"Providing the tools to succeed is the best thing we can do to help up and
coming artists break through," said Stephen Schmidt, vice president of Casio's
Electronic Musical Instrument division. "We are honored to sponsor the
Unsigned Only Music Competition, because it gives us the opportunity to foster
the next generation of great musicians by giving them the very best equipment
to use to create and produce music."

Designed for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major
label record company, Unsigned Only's goal is to find an outstanding, talented
performing artist: a band, singer, or solo artist...a newcomer or
veteran...raw or polished – the "gem" that needs to be discovered. The Grand
Prize Winner will be awarded $10,000 in cash (plus additional prizes) and
one-on-one mentoring by an elite group of record company executives. This is a
once-in-a-lifetime chance for an artist to directly network with the highest
level of record company professionals and get guidance, advice, feedback, and
networking opportunities. Entries are being accepted now until March 13,

Winners are selected by renowned recording artists and journalists from top
music publications. The 2014 panel includes: (Hall & Oates); 3 Doors Down;
Neon Trees; Black Francis (The Pixies); David Crowder; Craig Morgan; Robert
Smith (The Cure); Rosanne Cash; Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC);Of Monsters and
Men; Aaron Shust; G. Love; Jason Gray; Alt-J; Dustin Lynch; The Mountain
Goats; Anthony DeCurtis (Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone); Josh Jackson
(Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine); Chris Richards (Pop Music
Critic, The Washington Post) and more to be announced.

To learn more about Casio's wide portfolio of electronic musical instruments,
visit To learn more about the 2014 Unsigned Only Music
Competition, please go to

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer
Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer
electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio
America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile
presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers
and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its
corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of
innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit

SOURCE Casio America, Inc.

Contact: Christine Azzolino/Amanda Pecora, Coyne PR for Casio America, (973)
588-2000,,; Candace Avery/Jim
Morgan, (615) 251-4441,,
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