Hosting songwriting contests for more than 28 years, American Songwriter proudly announces their biggest opportunity yet. In partnership with Martin Guitar and American Songspace, "The Pub Deal" is a one of a kind contest that provides the winning songwriter with a year-long $20,000 publishing contract from HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc.
Open to songwriters of all levels, simply submit 3 songs for consideration. 25 Finalists will be decided by the American Songwriter staff and the panel of judges below.
PRIZES: 25 Finalists will be announced and featured on AmericanSongwriter.com. From the 25 the "Top 5" will be selected to participate in an exclusive audition process that includes a series of interviews with the publishing company's staff and co-writing sessions with some of Music Row's top songwriters.
GRAND PRIZE: A songwriting contract with HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc., for a term of one year, with the possibility of two additional years at HoriPro’s option. For the first year, the winner will be paid $20,000, non-recoupable (meaning it won’t reduce any royalties owed to the winner.)
HUNTER HAYES (SONGWRITER AND RECORDING ARTIST, ATLANTIC RECORDS)
MAC POWELL (SONGWRITER AND RECORDING ARTIST, THIRD DAY)
HOLLY WILLIAMS (SONGWRITER AND RECORDING ARTIST)
JOHN RITCHIE (CREATIVE DIRECTOR, AMERICAN SONGSPACE)
CAINE O'REAR (EDITOR, AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE)
AMANI DUNCAN (VP OF BRAND MARKETING, MARTIN GUITAR)
JOHN WALSH (MARKETING MANAGER, MARTIN GUITAR)
THE FINAL DECISION MAKERS:
BUTCH BAKER (SENIOR VP OF CREATIVE SERVICES, HORIPRO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP)
LEE KRABEL (CREATIVE MANAGER, HORIPRO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP)
"We could find the next Harlan Howard out there somewhere through this process." said Butch Baker, HoriPro Senior Vice President. "And we're excited to do the work to help develop a great songwriter."
For any questions concerning eligibility visit our FAQs page here: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2012/11/the-pub-deal-faq/
Further questions should be sent to John Ritchie at email@example.com.