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YOU COULD WIN

Grand Prize:

  • Ninety-minute mentoring session with hit songwriter/recording artist Jewel.
  • Your song pitched to music industry execs through our Winners Compilation CD for one year.
  • Three-day trip to Nashville including accommodations by Homewood Suites and airfare from American Airlines.
  • A demo of your song by professional producers and musicians on Music Row.
  • Tickets for two (2) to the 2011 CMT Music Awards.
  • An acoustic Gibson guitar.
  • Much More

CMT Listener's Choice Award Winner:

  • A mentoring session with a major music publisher
  • Three-day trip to Nashville including accommodations by Homewood Suites and airfare from American Airlines
  • Tickets for two (2) to the 2011 CMT Music Awards
  • Private tour of CMT studios in Nashville, Tenn
  • One high end recording SHURE microphone
  • Much More

Ten Runners-up:

  • A meeting with a major music publisher
  • Your song pitched to music industry execs through our Winners Compilation CD for one year
  • One SHURE SM58 ( or better) microphone
  • NSAI Event gift certificate
  • One-year NSAI membership
  • One-year subscription to American Songwriter magazine
  • Certificate of achievement

Ten Honorable Mentions:

  • Certificate of achievement

All Entrants:

  • A free personalized judging report

SWEEPS INFO

CMT urges users to refer to the contest rules, privacy policy, and Terms of Use info before entering any of our sweepstakes or contests.

NSAI Song Contest presented by CMT
Stand By for Winners
Thanks To All Who Entered The NSAI Song Contest Presented By CMT!

OFFICIAL RULES

Entries must be post marked by October 31, 2009 (CST).

1) Each song submitted must be entrant's original work. Songs may not exceed five (5) minutes in length. Entrant may submit as many songs as he/she wishes. Each song requires a separate CD and lyric sheet. {Entry fee is non-refundable. The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, misappropriated, postage due or stolen entries}.

2) Entries may have multiple co-writers, but only one name should be designated on the entry form. Prizes will be awarded to the name on the entry form and division of the prizes among the co-writers is the responsibility of the entrant. Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

3) Contest is only open to amateur songwriters who are at least 18 years of age or older by August 1, 2009. Any entrant who is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of legal residence will be required to obtain the permission of a parent or legal guardian to participate in this contest. Songwriters who derive the majority of their income from songwriting or have ever had a staff writing deal with a publishing company may not enter. No songs under a professional contract may be entered. Employees of NSAI, their families, subsidiaries, and affiliates are not eligible.

4) A judging committee comprised of music industry professionals, award-winning songwriters, NSAI Pro Songwriters and NSAI Board Members will select winning songs. Songs will be judged based on melody, composition and lyrics.

5) Winners will be notified and must sign and return an affidavit of eligibility/recording rights/publicity release within 14 days of notification date. The affidavit will state that the winning song is original work and the writer(s) holds all rights to the song. Failure to sign and return such affidavit or provision of false/inaccurate information therein will result in immediate disqualification and an alternate song will be selected. Affidavits of winners under 18 years of age at time of award must be countersigned by parent or legal guardian. Affidavits subject to verification by NSAI and its agents. Entry constitutes permission to use name, likeness and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.

6) Results will be announced on or before April 1, 2010, after which a complete list of winners will be online at www.nashvillesongwriters.com and www.nsai.cmt.com. CDs and lyric sheets will not be returned.

7) Entrants' submission of an entry into the contest constitutes his/her agreement to release, indemnify and hold harmless NSAI and its agents and MTV Networks from and against any claim, including, without limitation, of copyright infringement or other misappropriation, arising from any acts or omissions in connection with the contest or its operation. Each entrant must sign (i) an affidavit of eligibility and release of MTV Networks, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), Viacom International Inc., CMT, CMT.com and any other sponsors from any and all liability, claims, demands and causes of action for personal injury and/or damage, theft or loss suffered in connection with this promotion or the use or acceptance of the prize or any portion thereof to be eligible for the prizes; and (ii) except where prohibited, a promotional release granting the right to use name and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes by CMT and on CMT.com without additional compensation. Entry into this contest constitutes entrants agreement to sign such releases.

8) Grand Prize Winner and CMT Listeners' Choice Award Winner notification: In regards to CMT's prizes awarded to the Grand Prize Winner and to the CMT Listeners' Choice Award Winner, CMT will make reasonable attempts to make contact. Winners must respond to CMT within 30 days.

9) CMT will post - and stream live - contest winning songs on www.nsai.cmt.com. The aforementioned affidavit stating that the winner's song is original work and the writer(s) holds all rights to the song, will include language to allow this streaming.

10)Winners are responsible for any and all taxes derived from and/or through the competition and their winnings if applicable. Prizes are subject to change in Sponsor Entities' sole discretion.

11) Grand Prize winner will receive a ninety minute mentoring session with The Valory Music Company recording artist Jewel. Scheduling will be based on the mentor's availability. NSAI reserves the right to change the mentor should there be a scheduling conflict. The mentoring session is strictly informational and educational and NOT a co-writing session.

QUESTIONS: Visit www.nashvillesongwriters.com or call 800-321-6008. For additional updates, visit www.nsai.cmt.com; www.twitter.com.



GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
  1. Ninety-minute mentoring session with hit songwriter/recording artist Jewel.
  2. Your song pitched to music industry execs through our Winners Compilation CD for one year.
  3. Entrance to the NSAI Songwriter Career Path Program (including one-on-one mentoring session opportunities with award-winning professional songwriters, major publishers and teachers; professional advice on how songwriters can generate income; appointments with music publishers and record label A&R reps; and more).
  4. Three-day trip to Nashville including accommodations by Homewood Suites (limited to US travel within the 50 continental states and only in cities serviced by American Airlines). In the event that winner's legal residence is within 250 miles of Nashville, TN, only hotel accommodations will be awarded.
  5. Professional demo - your song recorded and produced on Music Row with professional singers, musicians and producers.
  6. Invitation to perform your winning song on stage before a live audience during Tin Pan South (TBD).
  7. Opportunity to perform at the Bluebird Café.
  8. Tickets for (2) to the 2011 CMT Music Awards (Date TBA) or something equivalent (airfare, transportation, hotel not included).
  9. Private tour of CMT studios in Nashville, TN (airfare, transportation, hotel not included).
  10. Tickets for winner and one guest to attend one scheduled CMT Television, Internet, or Radio performance taping. July 2010 - June 2011 (airfare, transportation, hotel not included).
  11. CMT Prize Pack.
  12. One Gibson acoustic guitar.
  13. Elixir guitar strings.
  14. GC Pro Gift certificate.
  15. One high end recording SHURE microphone.
  16. One PitchTubes video session with Parlor Productions.
  17. Gift certificate for a promotional item donated by SweetSwag.
  18. One Olympus audio recording device.
  19. Free website design by Otterball.
  20. Free NSAI event gift certificate.
  21. One-year NSAI membership.
  22. One-year subscription to American Songwriter magazine.
  23. Certificate of Achievement.
CMT LISTENER'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER RECEIVES:
  1. Offered a mentoring session with a major music publisher.
  2. Your song pitched to music industry execs through our Winners Compilation CD for one year.
  3. Three-day trip to Nashville including accommodations by Homewood Suites (limited to US travel within the 50 continental states and only in cities serviced by American Airlines). In the event that winner's legal residence is within 250 miles of Nashville, TN, only hotel accommodations will be awarded.
  4. Professional demo - your song recorded and produced on Music Row with professional singers, musicians and producers.
  5. Tickets for (2) to the 2011 CMT Music Awards (Date TBA) or something equivalent (airfare, transportation, hotel not included).
  6. Private tour of CMT studios in Nashville, TN (airfare, transportation, hotel not included).
  7. Tickets for winner and one guest to attend one scheduled CMT Television, Internet, or Radio performance taping. July 2010 - June 2011 (airfare, transportation, hotel not included).
  8. CMT Prize Pack.
  9. One high end recording SHURE microphone.
  10. Free NSAI event gift certificate.
  11. One-year NSAI membership.
  12. One-year subscription to American Songwriter magazine.
  13. Certificate of Achievement.
TEN RUNNERS-UP:
  1. Offered a meeting with a major music publisher.
  2. Your song pitched to music industry execs through our Winners Compilation CD for one year.
  3. One SHURE SM58 ( or better) microphone.
  4. NSAI Event Gift Certificate.
  5. One-year NSAI membership.
  6. One-year subscription to American Songwriter magazine.
  7. Certificate of Achievement.
TEN HONORABLE MENTIONS to receive a Certificate of Achievement.

ALL ENTRANTS receive a complimentary personalized judging report.

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American Airlines
American Songwriter magazine
Americana Music Association
ASCAP
Bluebird Cafe
BMI
Broadjam
CMT
Elixir Strings
Gibson Guitar
Graffiti Indoor Advertising
Guitar Center
Homewood Suites
JACK-fm
Mix Magazine
Music City Unsigned
Music Connection magazine
Nashville Scene
Olympus
Otterball
NSAI
PikCARD
SESAC
SHURE Microphones
Sonicbids
SweetSwag
The Parlor
We Make Tapes and Discs


Music Publishing Sponsors:
  1. Diamond Eye Music
  2. S1 Songs
  3. Skyline Publishing
  4. Melrose Entertainment
  5. Ray Stevens Music
  6. Zavitson Music Group


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