18th Annual NSAI Song Contest Prizes

CMT GRAND PRIZE AWARD (1 recipient):
Cash Prize

  • $5,000 United States Dollars (or the local currency equivalent) cash prize


One Year of Industry Access

  • One (1) mentoring session with Columbia Nashville recording artist Maren Morris
  • One (1) year single song contract with ole
  • One (1) meeting with a member of the ole team
  • Three (3) Music Industry meetings (which could include record label A&R team members, publishers and/or songwriting professionals)
  • One (1) pro songwriter song breakdown session
  • NSAI Residency Package, which includes: NSAI membership (one year), NSAI event gift certificate to one (1) NSAI premium event (good for one (1) year), winning song presented at one (1) of the quarterly NSAI Pitch to Publisher meetings and winning song featured on NSAI's Top 40 Page


Live Performance Opportunities*

  • Live performance during 2018 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival and at The Bluebird Cafe in 2018


National and Regional Media Exposure

  • Television: Press release serviced to CMT Grand Prize Winner's hometown stations**
  • Radio: Press release serviced to CMT Grand Prize Winner's hometown stations**
  • Print: Press release serviced to CMT Grand Prize Winner's hometown publication**
  • Internet: NSAI website, NSAI E-News, NSAI social media pages, The Bluebird Cafe newsletter and CMT.com


Additional Prizes

  • CMT Prize Pack*
  • Two (2) tickets to a 2018 CMT Music Awards show
  • Private tour of CMT Headquarters
  • Live performance for CMT's Music Strategy team at CMT in Nashville, TN
  • Sixty (60) minute mentoring session with a member of the executive staff of CMT
  • Three (3) day trip to Nashville, TN including two (2) nights of hotel accommodations and round trip flight, excluding pre-determined blackout dates (limited to travel with in the 50 continental states anywhere Southwest Airlines® flies). If the CMT Grand Prize Winner's legal residence is within 250 miles of Nashville, TN, only hotel accommodations will be awarded.
  • One (1) set of guitar strings courtesy of D'Addario
  • One (1) pass to the Music Biz Conference in Nashville, TN in 2018
  • CMT Grand Prize trophy


LYRIC-ONLY AWARD (1 recipient):

  • One (1) mentoring session with hit songwriter busbee


One Year of Industry Access

  • One (1) meeting with a music industry professional (which could include record label A&R team member, publisher and/or songwriting professional)
  • One (1) year NSAI membership
  • One (1) NSAI premium event gift certificate (good for one (1) year)


National and Regional Media Exposure

  • Television: Press release serviced to CMT Grand Prize Winner's hometown stations**
  • Radio: Press release serviced to CMT Grand Prize Winner's hometown stations**
  • Print: Press release serviced to CMT Grand Prize Winner's hometown publication**
  • Internet: NSAI website, NSAI E-News, NSAI social media pages, The Bluebird Cafe newsletter and CMT.com


Additional Prizes

  • Lyric-Only winner trophy
  • One (1) round trip flight on Southwest Airlines® excluding pre-determined blackout dates (limited to travel with in the 50 continental states anywhere Southwest Airlines® flies) if the Lyric-Only Winner's legal residence is more than 250 miles outside of Nashville, TN
  • Set of guitar strings courtesy of D'Addario
  • One (1) pass to the Music Biz Conference in Nashville, TN in 2018


10 RUNNERS-UP:

  • One (1) meeting with a music industry professional (which could include record label A&R team member, publisher and/or songwriting professional)
  • One (1) year NSAI membership
  • Placing song featured on NSAI's Top 40 Song Page
  • Set of guitar strings courtesy of D'Addario
  • Certificate of achievement


LYRIC-ONLY RUNNER-UP (1 recipient):

  • One (1) year NSAI membership
  • One (1) NSAI premium event gift certificate (good for one (1) year)*
  • One (1) set of D’Addario guitar strings
  • Certificate of Achievement

Media Exposure
  • Internet: NSAI Website, NSAI E-News, NSAI social media pages, The Bluebird Cafe newsletter, and CMT.com


10 HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • Placing song featured on NSAI's Top 40 Song Page
  • Certificate of Achievement


ALL ENTRANTS:

  • Personalized score sheet


*Airfare, transportation and hotel not included
**Media exposure subject to media outlets' discretion