So you’ve heard about our celebrity mentors, Charles Kelley (Grand Prize) and Rodney Clawson (Lyric-Only) plus the Single-Song Contract from Round Hill Music…But why else you should you enter? And what prizes do Runner-Ups and Honorable Mentions receive?
We’ve got 10 additional reasons you should take the plunge and enter the 17th Annual Song Contest Presented by CMT!
*: Exclusive to Grand Prize Winner
**: Exclusive to Grand Prize and Lyric-Only Winners
***: Exclusive to all 22 Winners including Runner-Ups and Honorable Mentions
1. NSAI RESIDENCY PACKAGE
Experience EVERYTHING NSAI has to offer for free! This $200 value includes one year of membership, one admission to any NSAI Premium Event (Song Camps, Spring Training), and song placements at an NSAI Pitch to Publisher Luncheon and NSAI’s Top 40 page. **
2. #WRITEINFLIGHT ON YOUR WAY TO NASHVILLE
Our official airline sponsor, Southwest Airlines will fly you to and from Nashville at no cost! This is a perfect opportunity to make a trip to Music City for free and set aside dates to co-write, schedule industry meetings and fast track your songwriting career! **
3. 22 TOTAL WINNERS GET A SONG PLACEMENT ON NSAI TOP 40
Our NSAI Top 40 page is a member-exclusive resource provided to all 22 winners of the NSAI Song Contest! This benefit exposes your music to the public and publishers around town! ***
4. OPEN TO ALL GENRES AND BOTH MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS
Our contest is open to all genres and both members and non-members. Although, if you are a member, you get a discount on your contest entry fee! We accept everything from country to hip-hop and everything in between!
5. GET AN INSIDE LOOK OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS
You could tour CMT headquarters, attend the 2017 CMT Awards show with a friend AND receive 1 pass to a top-industry conference of your choice! (ASCAP EXPO, Americana Festival or Music Biz Conference) **
6. GET YOUR SONGS HEARD.
A part of succeeding in YOUR goals is taking chances and entering the right competitions that will make you a better songwriter or artist. Take this opportunity to develop confidence in putting your songs out there. You never know what will happen unless you try! All entrants receive a personalized judging report. ***
7. WRITTEN/SIGNED LYRICS BY CHARLES KELLEY
Charles Kelley’s #1 hit, “Leaving Nashville,” encompasses the real journey of a songwriter and/or performer pursuing their craft. We are excited to present this next winner with a framed copy of a verse and chorus written and SIGNED by Charles Kelley himself! *
8. PLAY BLUEBIRD DURING 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF TIN PAN SOUTH
Win the NSAI Song Contest and you could play alongside the pros at The Bluebird Cafe AND you could play during the week of Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival! Even better, Tin Pan South turns 25 in 2017 and as the Grand Prize winner; you have a chance to be a part of this special year in Tin Pan’s history! *
9. INDUSTRY ACCESS
Ever dreamed of meeting with a publisher, A&R Representative and other music industry professionals? Grand Prize, Lyric-Only and Runner-Up recipients will have opportunities to meet one-on-one with industry professionals who can guide them towards the next step in their career. **
10. $5,000 CASH
Yes. You read correctly. $5,000 cash is all YOURS! The portion of the Grand Prize allows you instant funding for your next project or other creative endeavors. *
Be sure to visit nsai.cmt.com for full list of prizes, official rules and entry guidelines. And best of luck!
ABBREVIATED TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Begins at 12:00 a.m. CDST on September 1, 2016, ends 11:59 p.m. CDST on October 31, 2016. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.), Canada & Australia. Void in Maryland and Colorado and where prohibited. Must be 13 years of age or older to enter. Eligible minors must obtain their parents or legal guardians’ permission prior to participating. To enter and for complete Terms and Conditions visit nsai.cmt.com. Provided by Nashville Songwriters Association International, 1710 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, TN USA 37203. Sponsored by Country Music Television Inc.