Hopefully this will assist you in you submission process
When Should I Submit? Submitting early avoids last minute problems.How Are My Songs Evaluated?
Judges are given a simple rubric. 1 (lowest) 5 (highest). Music, Lyrics, Presentation (would include items such as vocal quality, live performance, produced performance), Theme (Stay on message please).. a writer can have high scores for music, lyric & presentation and not make Round 2 or Finals because of a low Theme score.How Many Songs Should I Submit? While you are permitted to send 10 songs, sometimes choosing you best 2 or 3 is the best strategy. There are pitfalls of sending too many songs. It’s best to send multiple submissions if you want the judges to consider different styles, tempos, flavors of your songwriting. That being said, there have been times when an artist has sent 10 songs and it wasn’t till the last song they actually advanced
I Made 2nd Round or Finals Last Year? Why didn’t I Advance Again?
A few questions to ask yourself…..
Why do I need a video? What kind of Video do you want?
The bulk of our prizes are performance based. We need to know you can actually play and sing on key.
Stay on theme. If the theme is “write something inspirational” please don’t give us a song about your car, unless its clear in the lyrics how this has inspired you.
Should I explain my Songs
The songs should speak for themselves
More then 30 seconds of strumming the same guitar chord on the intro. Please keep us engaged from the start.
AdviceUse the contest as an opportunity to write something new, and push yourself to create.