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Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Songwriting Contest 2013

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in collaboration with the Lucille and Jack Yellen Foundation announced that through December 16th, they are holding a songwriter contest open to high school and college students. One lucky winner will receive a full day of recording at Robby Takac's (Goo Goo Dolls) GCR Recording Studio. Not only will the winnerhave a full day of recording, but Hall of Fame inductees will be on hand as session musicians to play on the recording! The winner will have the very unique opportunity to work with world class musicians to help along the way with songwriting insight as well as the recording process.

 

Rules:

  1. You must enter one song submitting an MP3 or a link to stream the song or video. Include all contact information along with age.

  2. Lyrics must be included in email to contest@buffalomusic.org with contact information:
    Full name:
    Address:
    Age:
    Email address:
    Song title:

  3. Song must be original

  4. This competition is only open to all amateur songwriters in high school and college.

  5. Winners will be chosen by a committee comprised of Buffalo Music Hall of Fame members. Songs are judged equally on originality, lyrics, melody and composition. Quality of performance and production will not be considered. Prizes will be awarded jointly to all authors of any song. Entrants and their collaborators will retain full rights to all work submitted for the competition.

  6. Winners will be notified by mail/email or phone call on or before December 31st and must sign and return an affidavit confirming that winner's song is original and he/she holds rights to the song. Failure to sign and return the form within 14 days will result in immediate disqualification and an alternative winner will be selected. Entry constitutes permission to use winner’s names, likeness and voices for future publicity and advertising purposes without additional compensation. Parental consent will be needed if winner is under 18 years if age.

  7. Prize: Winner will receive:

    A full day recording session at GRC-Audio.

    The opportunity to work with Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductees and board members to arrange and record the winning song.

    The winning song will be mastered and placed on a CD and final master will be delivered to songwriting winner(s)

 

 

 

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