MAGIC CITY SONGWRITING CONTEST 2021
Come one, come all! The Magic City Songwriting Contest is an annual search for Birmingham’s finest music to put on display. Each fall, we announce our writing theme and open submissions online to the public in search for Birmingham’s best original song to produce in the Mason Music Recording Studio and showcase on Birmingham Mountain Radio on New Year’s Day.
This year, our theme is “DISCONNECT.” We want you to craft a brand new, completely original song themed around what this word means to you.
You’ll have 5 weeks to create and submit your original work for our judges’ consideration. Submissions are due by October 31, 2021. One winner will be selected in November to record their song, free of charge, at the Mason Music Recording Studio during the month of December. The completed track will then be played on Birmingham Mountain Radio to ring in 2022 on January 1. If accommodations cannot be made, or the winner cannot be reached, a runner up will be selected for the grand prize package.
Our judges will score submissions based on a few criteria: melody, lyrics, composition, and originality. Make sure your song clearly references the theme too! Songs that do not reference the theme will be disqualified.
All submissions must be family-friendly and include no profanity. Only original music is allowed. Please limit your submission to 5 minutes in length.
Submissions can be made in the form of voice memos, YouTube video clips, or digital demo recordings of any kind. Please also submit lyrics in a PDF document for consideration. Lyrics must include the song title and composer’s name for administrative purposes.
WHAT YOU WIN
– Tracking, Production, Mixing, and Mastering of your song
– Airing your song on Birmingham Mountain Radio
– Article and social media mention about the writer and winning song on Mason Music’s Blog