- SONG COMPETITION
The Song Compeition is for songs that have NOT been published or released under contract with a third (3rd) party (for example, under contract with a record label). Songwriter(s) retain all rights to the song(s) submitted. Songs that have been co-written by multiple songwriters, will be accepted.
A well-rounded panel of judges, with songwriting and music industry experience, will select twelve (12) song finalists from the entries submitted through this registration process. Each song will be judged on lyrics, melody, originality, marketability and overall composition. Judges TBAREGISTRATION FEE & DEADLINE
Registration fee is $20 per song entry
Registration deadline is Sunday April 22, 2018FINALISTS
Song Finalists will be posted by 12 noon Sunday, April 29th on these social media pages:
GumTree Festival Website: http://gumtreefestival.com
GumTree Festival Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
Local Licks Songwriter Sessions Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
locallicksz985/Song Finalists will be performed on the main stage 2:00-4:00pm, Saturday May 12, 2018. All performances must be acoustic or as “unplugged” as possible. Hand drum (cajon) is permitted. Full drum kits are NOT permitted. In the event a song finalist cannot be performed at the festival, a runner up may be chosen. A panel of judges with songwriting and music industry experience will select the winning three (3) songs. Each song in the finals will be judged on lyrics, melody, originality, marketability, overall composition and performance.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place songs will be announced and prizes awarded on the main stage by 4:30pm Saturday May 12, 2018.
Grand Prize – Best Overall Song $300
2nd Place – $200
3rd Place – $150
PRIZES – ALL THREE (3) SONG FINALISTS WILL RECEIVE
1. Local Licks T-shirt
2. Thirty (30) minute interview on Local Licks Songwriter Sessions on Z98.5FM WZLQ, featuring your musical journey, stories behind your songs and your original music Tupelo MS (hosted by Michaela Compton)
3. Guaranteed Gigs
Tupelo Singer/Songwriter Night (hosted by Matt Nolan)
Local Licks Songwriter Night at Blue Canoe (hosted by Michaela Compton)
South Main Sounds Songwriter Night, Memphis TN (hosted by Mark Parsell)
BEST OVERALL SONG ALSO RECEIVES
1. Additional Guaranteed Gigs
Small Hall, Oxford MS (hosted by Yoknapatawpha Arts Council)
Songwriter Night, North MS or Central TN (hosted by Bryan Hayes)
2. Two hours studio time provided by Farmhouse Studio, Moscow TN
3. Gopherwood Acoustic Guitar, model i100 Dreadnaught, spruce and mahogany, satin finish with patented Soundpillar and travel case MSRP $350
Finalists will be invited to perform again Sunday May 13, 2018. Sunday’s performance is not mandatory.
Stage Manager: Michaela Compton
Sound Engineer: Cedric Williams
Leah Rose Duncan
More info for 2018 coming soon!