CMT/ NSAI Song Contest Deadline Is November 30

Posted in News on November 14, 2002
The final deadline to enter the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s 3rd Annual CMT/ NSAI Song Contest is November 30, 2002. Co-sponsored by BMI, the CMT/ NSAI Song Contest provides an avenue for aspiring songwriters to make industry contacts and have their songs pitched to record labels and publishers.  

CMT will again provide the Grand Prize Winner with a network appearance on CMT. Along with the CMT network appearance, the winner will also receive a three-day trip to Nashville, an appearance on a WSM-FM radio program, a live Bluebird Caf� performance, a mentoring session with an award-winning songwriter, song pitching of the winning song to publishers and record labels for one year, and a professionally produced demo, among other prizes.

The winning songs are pitched to every major record label and music publishing company in Nashville. NSAI hosts regular pitch sessions where A&R representatives from record labels and music publishers listen to the winning songs. This is unprecedented exposure for the winning entries.

Steve Casey and Dan McNeil of Ottawa, Canada, wrote last year’s winning song, “Shiver You Up"; the song was placed on hold immediately by a Nashville publisher and garnered strong interest from two top country artists.

The 3rd Annual CMT/ NSAI Song Contest is presented by: CMT and and sponsored by the following companies: AKG Microphones, BMI, Disc Makers, Heartwoodes, Nashville LIVE 95, Nashville Music Guide, Lyricist Software, MARS Music, Music City Pitch Kit, Performing Songwriter Magazine, RhymeWIZARD, Taylor Guitars and Your First Cut, A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting There.

The following music companies are participating in the 3rd Annual CMT/ NSAI Song Contest: Almo/Irving Music, Big Tractor Music, Cal IV Entertainment, Capitol Records, Curb Music Publishing, DreamWorks Records & Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Murrah Music Corporation, Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music Publishing, Sony Music Nashville, Still Working Music, Universal Music Publishing Nashville, Warner/Chappell Music.

All entrants will receive a judging report for every song submitted for the contest. The final deadline for contest submissions is November 30, 2002.

All proceeds from the 3rd Annual CMT/ NSAI Song Contest will benefit NSAI's legislative efforts to protect the rights of songwriters. NSAI is the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization.