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12TH ANNUAL NSAI SONG CONTEST PRESENTED BY CMT KICKS OFF AUGUST 1
LYRIC-ONLY CATEGORY ADDED THIS YEAR
Winner to be Mentored by Charlie Daniels
(Nashville, Tennessee...) - Start polishing up those songs -- it's Song Contest time! The Nashville Songwriter's Association International (NSAI) has again partnered with CMT for the 12th Annual NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT, which kicks off Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 and runs through October 31, 2011. Aspiring songwriters in any genre are encouraged to send their best songs to be judged by a panel of experts, and a new Lyric-Only category has been added this year. The Grand Prize includes a mentoring session with songwriter/musician/industry iconCharlie Daniels!
Past winners understand the Song Contest to be a powerful vehicle to get discovered and have found success ranging from signing an artist development deal to securing a music publishing staff writer deal. This nationwide platform is for aspiring songwriters in all genres to submit their best tunes for consideration.
In addition to One Grand Prize Winner, one CMT Listeners' Choice Winner, and one Lyric-Only winner, prizes will include a single-song professional demo, tickets to the 2012 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, a private tour of CMT studios, a performance at The Bluebird Café, meetings with major music publishers and a one-year membership to NSAI, just to name a few. Take advantage of this opportunity to launch a songwriting career. For more, visit nsai.cmt.com.
The entry fees are $35.00 (Current NSAI members) and $45.00 (Non-Members) per song submitted. Songwriters may submit as many songs as they would like, but the preceding fees apply to each song submitted. Entries will be accepted from August 1 until October 31, 2011. For details on submitting songs as well as the official prizes and rules & regulations go to www.nsai.cmt.com. Visitnashvillesongwriters.com, facebook.com/nsaiofficial and twitter.com/nsaiofficial for updates.
Proceeds benefit the NSAI Legislative Fund to protect the rights of songwriters.
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Swindell, the six-time Platinum-selling No. 1 hit songwriter is the only solo artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his first SIX singles.
“Middle of a Memory,” recently certified Gold® by the RIAA, is the followup to the Platinum-certified, 1+ Billion-reaching smash single “You Should Be Here.”
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