If you’re a songwriter or composer, the purpose of your work is for it to be heard. Whether the reason for that is purely artistic, or commercial (you want big bucks, and not the male deer kind), or because you want validation from others, you create sonic masterpieces so the world can enjoy them to no end.
It is for that reason that you MUST enter a contest built specifically for you. By November 5th, you will have composed the new theme song for your Music Biz 101 & More radio show. Nobody in the judging booth (they’re stuck in there, fed nothing but refried lima beans, until a winner is chosen) cares whether the song is a pop ditty, a spoken word rhyme, an instrumental tone piece, or something so creative I can’t even describe it for you here. What the judges are looking for is something that works as a theme song to begin and end this awesome live radio show and recorded podcast.
“Hey! What’s in it for me?”
What’s in it for you? Take a look at these bullet points:
- Experience writing “on spec.” Someday, you may be fortunate enough to be asked to write a commercial for a brand, or tune to start the NBC Nightly News, or a 5-second accompaniment to the MGM Films logo. Here’s your chance to learn how to do that.
- Should you win, and you should, your music WILL get onto the #1 college radio station in the United States. Besides your theme song ringing in the ears of our radio show & podcast listeners all over the world (yes, we have listeners from other countries not just named Canada) for at least a year, you’ll also get this…
- Your best song will air in rotation on WPSC-FM for a month. You’ll be a Brave New Artist for a month on Brave New Radio. You should know it’s not easy to get your stuff on college radio. Just ask the head of WPSC, Rob Quicke. You can hear him talk about the difficulties for artists to get their music heard on his station HERE.
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Your best song will air in rotation on WPSC-FM for a month.
But wait – there’s more! Catch out these additional, FREE bullet points:
- We pick the winner on December 10, 2014. On January 14, 2015, that very same winner will receive a (minimum) 15-minute block of WPSC: Brave New Radio time during the 7pm-8pm Phillip Gorokhovsky show. Our man Phillip will interview you and play 2 or 3 of your best songs on the air. Did you read that right? Big font again:
That very same winner will receive a (minimum) 15-minute block of WPSC: Brave New Radio time during the 7pm-8pm Phillip Gorokhovsky show.
- Our winner will be the guest host of the first 2015 Music Biz 101 & More Radio Show on January 14.
- You as a winner will also receive On Air credits each week at the start and end of each show: “Our theme song was composed by…”
- A special post here, on this website, paying tribute to your song.
- A congratulatory email lauding you to the Music Biz 101 & More mailing list.
- Plus your picture on the Music Biz 101 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
- A custom (but very simple) YouTube video of your song posted on the Music Biz 101 YouTube Page.
- Last, but maybe not least, there’s this:
- If you get your song onto Spotify (via CD Baby, TuneCore, or the service of your choice), we’ll include it as the first and last song on our Music Biz 101 & More Spotify Playlist.
You don’t have to enter this contest. Just don’t be upset when somebody else wins a prize package you deserved because you’re the best! Wait. We’ll never know you’re the best because YOU DIDN’T ENTER. Stop this madness now and Enter This Contest. You’ll be glad you did.