Do you have a song you have written and ten ($10) dollars that may help YOU out and definitely will help COMBO? Read on because this contest is for YOU!! Per previous years, there will be NO CA$H prizes for the high-scoring songs – just the opportunity for your song to be heard by those people who can help further your career! Winning songs will be submitted to *genuine music business companies*.
Contest staff will put the Top Scoring songs on a compilation CD and hand deliver to publishers, record companies, music supervisors, and others – that have agreed beforehand to accept them – along with a cover letter telling a little about COMBO, and with lyric sheets for each of the songs. Winners will also receive one copy of the compilation CD for their use.
Last year’s CD package was passed out to Big Yellow Dog Publishing (Meghan Trainor’s publisher); Windswept Pacific; The Song Factory; Writer’s Den Music Group; Garvan Media, Management and Marketing; Leigh West of Exactly Brands; Zach Fay of the Exdo Events Center; Doug Garvey (CO State Fair and other events); Lyric House Publishing; and Jeff Silbar (writer of “Wind Beneath My Wings”). We also mailed copies to Ash Street Publishing, Vapor Music Group (Music Supervision and Licensing), Imagem Music, Razor & Tie (music placement), LBK Entertainment. and SQE Publishing. Also, Johnnie Johnson of Innervision Records will be featuring the winning songs on his radio shows as well.
No “bad” words! Failure to follow this RULE will disqualify your song. If you wrote your song with a “must have” rules-breading word, please mute the word on the mp3 track and write “bleep” on the lyric sheet (we will only accept songs for the contest that are “Radio Friendly”).
Examples of judging criteria will consist of (but not be limited to) – Do the lyrics ‘hit you in the heart’? Does the melody bring out some emotion such as: passion, solitude, love, excitement, danger? Do the lyrics express a ‘new thought’ or have a really catchy phrase?
The contest will DEFINITELY END ON AUGUST 1st at midnight in order to get the Compilation CDs ready to pass out at the Durango Songwriters Expo in Broomfield at the end of September. This will allow the judges to listen to last-minute entries, the COMBO staff the time to tally the scores, to get the songs mastered, and the CD to be replicated by COMBO’s great supporter CODA-Inc. If you want your CDs fast, accurate, and affordable, CODA in Aurora, CO is the way to go! You can even pick them up yourself if you are in a hurry!
More details to come. Stay tuned!
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