Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau Hosts Two Music Competitions

hand-logo.jpgThe second annual "Music City Songwriting Competition" is a multi-genre songwriting competition with country superstar Phil Vassar returning as honorary host.

 

 

 

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is
calling for entries for two music competitions currently underway, the 2nd
Annual International Songwriting Competition and the first ever Nashville
"Flip Side"
Video Contest.

The second annual "Music City Songwriting Competition" is a multi-genre
songwriting competition with country superstar Phil Vassar returning as
honorary host. The winning songwriter will receive a $1,000 cash prize and
two roundtrip Southwest Airline tickets to Music City. While in town, the
winner will be featured and interviewed on GAC Nights hosted by Suzanne
Alexander and the winner’s song will be performed on the television show. It
will also be played on XM Satellite Radio’s "Music City Connection: Heroes
Behind the Hits," a monthly radio show recorded and produced by the
Nashville CVB. In addition, The Music Group International will publish the
winning song as a single-song contract. Transportation, hotel accommodations
at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel and complimentary admission to over 30
Nashville attractions are also included.

The competition will accept entries from July 1 – August 15, 2008 and is
open to amateur songwriters only. Songs may be submitted on cassette tape,
CD or as an MP3 file online at www.sonicbids.com/musiccitysongwriting. The
fee for the first entry is $30 and additional entries are $25. For more
information on the competition, a copy of the rules and regulations or to
enter a song please visit, www.themusiccitysongwriter.com.

The second competition is the Nashville "Flip Side" Video Competition.
Everyone knows there’s no place that does Country Music like Nashville, but
if you listen closely you’ll also hear the sounds of rock, classical, pop,
hip-hop and so much more on the "flip side." In support of this musical
diversity, The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau (NCVB) has launched a
video competition focusing on the "flip-side" of Nashville’s signature
industry – music.

The winning video contestant will receive a $2,500 cash prize, two
round-trip tickets to Music City on Southwest Airlines, four nights at the
Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 2 VIP tickets to the Next Big Nashville Music
Festival, an autographed CD from Gabe Dixon and a Music City gift bag. The
winning video will be featured on www.visitmusiccity.com along with Music
City’s You Tube and My Space pages. 

Contestants are required to create a video using the city’s new song title
"Music Calls Us Home" as inspiration. The song, written by Nashville
singers/songwriters Gabe Dixon and Jeremy Lister, can be downloaded from the
NCVB web site at www.visitmusiccity.com/flipsideofnashville for use in the
video, but it’s not a requirement. Entries will be narrowed down to the top
100 which will then be judged by a panel of top music and film industry
professionals.

Sponsored by Jack Daniels and Southwest Airlines, the competition will
accept entries from July 16 – August 29, 2008. There is no entry fee and the
contest is open to amateurs and professionals alike. The first 1,000 entries
will get the new Gabe Dixon self-titled CD, and the top 100 You Tube fan
favorites will receive a $100 cash prize. The judges’ top 10 will receive a
top 10 certificate and Music City gift bag in addition to a $100 cash prize.

For more information on the competition, a copy of the rules and regulations
or to enter please visit www.visitmusiccity.com/flipsideofnashville .

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