ASG Songwriters Bluebird Cafe Competition

The Logo for The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY and through the close of business, Monday October 17th, the Austin Songwriters Group will be accepting songwriter applications to enter a performance competition to win an opportunity to perform at the famed Bluebird Cafe in Nashville on November 22nd.

While performing at The Bluebird Cafe may appear to be the peak grand prize experience of the competition, any songwriter considering whether or not this opportunity is for them, should consider the many benefits of the overall experience.

Besides the performance opportunities at Threadgill’s North, the six grand prize winning songwriters will also receive the following benefits:

  • Two days and Two nights in Nashville
  • Play for music industry professionals at NSAI
  • Travel (Austin-Nashville-Austin) and accommodations included
  • Your name will be included in all ASG press and media releases
  • You will be in a feature article on the ASG website
  • Additional performance opportunities at various ASG event throughout 2012

ABOUT THE COMPETITION & JUDGING:

The performance competition is open to all songwriters who are currently active ASG members. If you are not a member, or your membership has lapsed, you may bring your active membership status current at the time of registration and still be allowed to participate.

Of the total applicants, up to (24) songwriters total will be chosen to perform in the two preliminary rounds. The performances will be judged by a trio of music industry professionals and/or ASG directors, as well as the audience, whose votes will be collectively compiled and cast as a single vote. The top six performers for each night, as ranked by the voting, will then go on to compete in the finals round one week later.

As with the preliminary rounds, the judges and audience will vote on the top six performers in the finals round and they will then travel to Nashville to perform at The Bluebird Cafe on November 22nd.

All selections as voted on by the judges and the audience are final.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW & DO TO PARTICIPATE:

You must be an active member of ASG with current dues annual. If you need to become a member or renew a lapsed membership, you can do so simultaneous to registering for the Competition, by adding “Become a Member” to your shopping cart. (Annual dues are only $50 and you must be a member to participate in ASG’s premium events, workshops, contests and symposiums. To become a member, go here.

After becoming a member or renewing your membership, register for the Competition by adding this product to your shopping cart at the bottom of this page and check out through PayPal.

After registering online, send a CD with three (3) “bare bones” demo recordings (vocal and one instrument) and lyric sheets of the three (3) songs you wish to submit for consideration, and make sure these are delivered to ASG offices, not later than close of business Monday, October 17th to one of the the following addresses:

Delivery by U.S. Mail:

Bluebird Cafe Competition
c/o Austin Songwriters Group
P.O. Box 2578
Austin, TX 78768

Hand Delivery To ASG Offices:

Bluebird Cafe Competition
c/o Austin Songwriters Group
3800 Woodbury
Austin, TX 78704

You may also register by sending the CD described above, along with a check in the amount of $50 (assuming your membership dues are current) made payable to Austin Songwriters Group, along with your name, address, phone number, email address to either of the ASG addresses above.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY ASG BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS MONDAY OCTOBER 17TH, 2011. NO EXCEPTIONS BECAUSE OF THE TIGHT TIMELINE.

We expect to post the names of the songwriters chosen to compete ion the preliminary rounds by not later than close of business, Wednesday, Oct 19th and will also contact those chosen by email as well.

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