Contests / Competitions

ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS AND SONGWRITERS:
Music News Nashville accepts CDs for review on our website. If you would like to have your full-length CD reviewed, please e-mail Dan to obtain the address for where to send it. Please allow six to eight weeks for completion of the review (Sorry… no EP’s or Demos.)

ON-GOING SUBMISSIONS

DALLAS SONGWRITERS QUARTERLY LYRIC CONTEST
Lyricists! Here’s your chance to shine! Get recognition for your lyrical work. Winner receives a certificate and $50 cash.The 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winner’s lyrics and judges critiques will be published in the DSA “Songwriters Notes” and on the DSA Website

Entry fee is $10 per lyric.
Submissions ongoing.
Quarterly Entry Deadlines:
Winter – March 31
Spring – June 30
Summer – September 30
Fall – December 31

CLICK HERE for information on submitting


THE HOTTEST NEW ARTIST SONG CONTEST
The Hottest New Artist song contest is seeking submissions in various genre categories including hip-hop, R&B, holy hip-hop, gospel, country, rock, pop, metal, jazz, inspirational, alternative, comedic, and more. Entries will be played on air on the Hottest New Artist radio show, which airs Thursday nights at 8 PM on 1340-AM in Richmond, Virginia, and online. Submissions will be screened on production quality, originality, song writing overall impact and radio readiness. Artists should edit out explicit lyrics; no re-mixes or samples please.

Submissions ongoing. CLICK HERE for information on submitting


AUDIO INDEPENDENTS RADIO – AIRPLAY OPPORTUNITY
“Common Nonsense” is a one hour talk show on Audio Independents Radio spotlighting new artists as well as an “off the cuff” look at news, technology and entertainment. The show is currently being aired on NRG 107FM in Gatwick England and Rabbitohs Radio in Sidney Australia. Independents Radio air most genres of music, no metal, rap or hip-hop. No compensation will be provided to the artist and a release is required from royalty payments. Send your inquiries and musical submissions to: PO Box 73193, Metairie, LA 70033-3193.

Submissions ongoing. CLICK HERE for information on submitting


GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD ON THE ‘ROCK AND ROLL REPORT’
By having your music featured on the ‘Rock and Roll Report’ podcast you are getting your music into the ears of thousands of enthusiastic rock and roll fans looking for something new that they don’t get to hear on mainstream media. On top of that, because we only play music we love, we are enthusiastic supporters of the bands and artists we play. We love to turn on music fans to great rock and roll! Just make sure you have the rights to your music to give us the permission to play it.

Submissions ongoing. CLICK HERE for information on submitting


MEIJER SUPER STORES PROMOTES ‘OUTSIDE THE MAINSTREAM’
Meijer, a Michigan-based chain of 176 superstores, is promoting a new program to sell homegrown music in its stores. Titled, “Outside the Mainstream”, the program allows an unsigned singer, group or musician to have their previously recorded CD sold in Meijer stores chainwide. A new performer will be chosen each month. The CDs will cost $7.49 each and will be featured in the grocer’s ad circulars, which are sent weekly to 7 million households in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

Submissions ongoing. CLICK HERE for information on submitting


MUSIC: THE SOUND OF INDEPENDENTS
BlogTalkRadio.com is seeking music for its indie talk show, Music – The Sound Of Independents, which airs every Friday from 7 to 8 PM EST. The show is seeking indie artists for airplay in all genres. All artists who are selected for airplay on IndieTalk will be offered a live interview spot during the show. All artists must have an active and functional MySpace page complete with pictures and music player. IndieTalk only takes cuts and recommendations from the millions of independent bands, singers, songwriters, sound designers, musicians and producers on MySpace.

Submissions ongoing. CLICK HERE for information on submitting


VH1 SONG OF THE YEAR MONTHLY CONTEST OPPORTUNITY
Song of the Year is an international contest encouraging the art and discipline of songwriting. Each month we select one winner and four finalists from each of the ten categories (50 songs per month). At year’s end, 12 monthly “winning” songs from each category will be judged by a secondary-judging panel who selects one song to represent each category. These final 10 songs from each category will compete for the honor of “Song of the Year” as well as the yearly prizes.

Submissions ongoing. CLICK HERE for information on submitting


FEATURE SOUNDS – MUSIC FOR FILM, TV AND ADVERTISEMENT
Feature Sounds is an innovative publishing company based in Los Angeles that places music in film, TV, advertising, and multi- media. They represent known and unknown songwriters, artists, film composers, sound designers, etc. Feature Sounds is currently searching all genres for multiple opportunities in Film, TV, and advertisement. All artists must own 100% of their masters and publishing in order to be considered.

Submissions ongoing. CLICK HERE for information on submitting


JETSET SOUND WANTS TO HEAR YOU ON THE SMALL/BIG SCREEN
Jetset Sound specializes in ongoing film and television music licensing of wildly talented, as of yet unknown artists, who deserve to be heard. If you are selected for inclusion in our music library, your song will stay there indefinitely while we actively try to place it. Song placement revenue is split 50/50. All genres accepted.

Submissions ongoing. CLICK HERE for information on submitting