Town of Canmore

Homegrown Songwriting Competition

 

Did you pull out that dusty guitar during covid? It is time to share your song as part of our first-ever Homegrown Canmore Songwriting Competition. Write and submit a song speaking to the theme of “Come Together”. Winning songs will have the opportunity to be professionally recorded and to be showcased as a part of Canada Day 2021. 

- 2021 Homegrown Songwriter Competition now closed. We thank all who applied! - 


The Details
-Submissions now closed
-Songs should focus on the strength, creativity and resilience of our Canmore community.
-Contestants will submit a song speaking to the theme of “Come Together”.
-Songs should be no more than five minutes in length.
-Entries will require a copy of song lyrics and a rough recording of the song to be included with the registration.
-Winning songs will have the opportunity to be professionally recorded and showcased in a pop-up performance as a part of Canada Day 2021.
Eligibility
-Submissions can be from an individual or a band
-All genres of music will be accepted
-Participants must be residents of Canmore
-In the case of a band, one member of the band must be a resident of Canmore
-Must have resided in Canmore for a period of twelve months at the time of applying
-Songs must be unpublished – the song cannot be owned in any part by a music publishing company
-Contestants cannot be signed to a music label or record company, or have had their music distributed through a major label or any of its affiliates.
-Employees (permanent and contract employees, and their families) of the Town of Canmore are not eligible to participate in the challenge
Categories
Youth – 12 to 18 years old on Dec. 31, 2020

Amateur – 18+ and must not rely on personal income primarily based from music-related sources
Schedule
-Registration opens Feb. 19
-Registration closes April 11
-Jury adjudication from April 12-21 
-Winners notified April 23
-In-studio recording May 1-14 (single date)
-Recording mix completed May 31

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