Nashville, TN -- Bands are always looking for good new songs, and once again, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) will help make those connections for 10 selected songwriters during their annual World of Bluegrass Convention to be hosted in Nashville, Tennessee, September 24-30, 2012. The exact date and time of the Songwriter Showcase will be announced in the future issue of International Bluegrass, the membership newsletter and also on the IBMA website.
The IBMA Songwriter Showcase is not a contest. Its purpose is to present new, original bluegrass songs to artists, producers and labels looking for new material, as well as to other industry reps in the audience. Both veteran and novice songwriters are invited and encouraged to submit songs. Songwriters who presented original material at past IBMA Songwriter Showcases are not prohibited from submitting a CD again for this year, but they should present a different song.
IBMA Songwriter Showcase Application Procedure:
Submit a CD of one original song to: IBMA Songwriter Showcase; #2 Music Circle South, Suite #100; Nashville, TN 37203. DEADLINE: May 1, 2012. CDs will not be returned. Be sure the CD is formatted to play in a CD player. It is not necessary to submit a highly produced song demo. A vocal with a guitar is fine. Please send five copies of your song lyrics. There is no form to fill out or application fee to submit a song for consideration, but be sure to include your contact info: name, address, telephone & email address.
If you have additional questions, contact Nancy Cardwell at the IBMA office: (615) 256-3222, email@example.com.