The Grand Prize Winner will receive an ALL Expenses Paid Trip to Nashville to have their Winning Song Recorded in the studio of Multi- Award Winning Music Producer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Mixer & Creative Director Gary Earl.
Gary Earl has produced music for radio, films, tv shows, commercials and video games, that have been used and trusted by Sony/Columbia, Warner Bros, HBO, Disney, Pokemon, Batman, Country Radio, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, MGM films, Paramount, Tristar, MGM, 20th Century Fox, MTV, and hit shows including, The Bachelor, Ellen DeGeneres and Batman just to name a few.
Gary’s work as a Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Mixer and Songwriter has gained him #1 success’s on radio, Billboard, The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, ReverbNation (#1 for 65 weeks in a row) and BroadJam. Gary also won the prestigious National Kennedy Center for the Arts Award.
Among Gary’s originals and the songs he has produced he has also been the sound engineer for hundreds of artists, songwriters and Indie artists.
Gary’s list of Artists, Songwriters, Actors and Celebrities he has worked with include, Keanu Reeves, Clint Eastwood, Taylor Swift, Mark Harmon, Miley Cyrus, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, River Phoenix, Tyra Banks, Ellen DeGeneres, and he shared an office with Chevy Chase during filming of Christmas Vacation.
PLUS the Grand Prize Winner will also receive an additional/second recording/production/ mix produced by Multi-Platinum Award Winning Producer, Sam Michaels from Production team “KlubJumpers” to ensure the winning song gets exposed to many more mainstream & commercial radio stations, outlets & clubs. KlubJumpers have produced songs for: Madonna, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Nelly Furtado, Enrique Iglesias, Black Eyed Peas, Jason Derulo. Song placements in US commercials, TV sitcoms & movies such as Covergirl, Subaru, Charlie’s Angels & Saving Hope. www.klubjumpersmusic.com
Runner Up Prizes for 2017 with the choice of either:
A Custom Handmade Boutique Guitar donated by Anestis Mantzouranis from “Rebel Custom Guitars”
Voice Lessons with Top Nashville Voice Coach/Vocal Producer
Robin’s clients’ credits include: Grammy nominations, Major Labels, Radio Disney, The Tonight Show, X-Factor, The Voice and Idol audition finalists, NYC commercials, film/TV placements, #1 on ReverbNation, #1 on BroadJam and more. Her own vocals are featured on HBO, Disney, films, tv, CDs.
A Mentorship Session with Film & TV Music Supervisor, Publishing, Licensing, Artist Development, Creative Director at Anacrusis, and the Founder of The Nashville House
Liz Rogers is the Creative Director at Anacrusis, and the Founder of The Nashville House. Liz got her start in Nashville at Vanderbilt University, where she studied music performance, musical theatre, business, and education. With internships in marketing, licensing, and publishing, she got a job out of college doing song plugging for a small country publishing company. While there, she formed relationships with music supervisors and artist-writers, and eventually branched off to begin what is now Anacrusis. Anacrusis officially launched in 2014 as a boutique publishing and licensing company focused on alternative artists. Since then, Anacrusis has secured dozens of placements for emerging artists in Nashville, and their writers have several cuts on pop and alternative records. In addition to the publishing, licensing and artist development that Anacrusis focuses on, Liz also is an independent music supervisor and has worked on several films and documentaries. In 2017, Liz founded The Nashville House, an official event at SXSW featuring 25 emerging Nashville alternative artists and 10 Nashville brands, highlighting the pop, rock, and alternative scene in Nashville. Liz is an Advisor at the Entrepreneur Center, on the Board of the Music Committee of the Nashville Film Festival, and an Adjunct Artist Teacher at her alma mater, Vanderbilt University.
A “Songwriting Mentoring/Coaching Package” with Hollywood Celebrity Songwriter/Mentor & Coach, ALAN ROY SCOTT
Alan has written songs written for: Celine Dion, Cher, Journey, Notorious B.I.G., Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Ray Charles, Top Gun, First Wives Club, Coming To America, Fame, Sons Of Anarchy. Founder of Music Bridges and Coach/Teacher/Mentor at Songu.com, Musician’s Institute, Taxi, TSSLA, UCLA Extension. www.musicbridges.com www.greenstar.org
A Song Co-Writing Session (via Skype) with Multi-Platinum Country Artist/ Songwriter Miqael “Hicks”
Swedish country rock artist, Hicks has released his single and video, “Stomp A Little Louder.” The track, penned by Hicks and Steve Wariner, features both Steve and his son, Ryan. Steve also makes a cameo appearance in the video. In 2014, Hicks became the first Swedish country artist to hit the Music Row Top 80 published chart with his debut US release, “Hayride.” Hicks also became the first Swede to place his first 3 single releases in the New Music Weekly Top 15. Hicks (Miqael Persson) is an accomplished songwriter from the south of Sweden, with multiple Gold and Platinum records to his credit. His rock-edged songs have been recorded by artists like Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Giant (Dann Huff), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Little River Band, W.E.T. (Featuring Jeff Scott Soto), Toby Hitchcock, Smokie, Eclipse and Grammy winner, Barbados. He has also written with Nashville heavy-hitters like Anthony Smith, Dallas Rogers, Dennis Morgan, Randy Goodrum, Sharon Vaughn and Swedish hit-writers Jorgen Elofsson, Peter Kvint, Erik Martensson and many more. Now, Hicks has combined his chart-topping songwriting chops with those of country music legend, Steve Wariner on the brand new single release, “Stomp A Little Louder.” The new single from Hicks featuring Ryan and Steve Wariner is being released to country radio on October 12th via MTS Records. In addition to co-writing the song, Steve Wariner plays guitar on the track, while his son, Ryan is featured on slide guitar. The video was produced in cooperation with GASP/Better Bodies, the clothing line that Hicks wears in his music videos and on stage. It was shot on location at, a destination in Dallas, Texas. In the video, Hicks works out with professional body builders, fitness girls, and athletes from all areas of expertise. Steve Wariner also makes a cameo appearance in the just-released video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Awards & Achievements
2015 The Akademia Los Angeles: Best Country/Rock Song
2015 Global Music Awards La Jolla: Fan Favorite Best Male Vocals and Best Country Song
2015 IMC Awards Los Angeles: Best Country Video
2014 ICoMA Country Music Awards Nashville: Best International Artist Of The Year
2013 British CMA London: European Country Act Of The Year
2012 IMN Country Music Awards Nashville: Favorite Country Act Of The Year
A “TSAI-Tennessee Songwriters Association International “Year Membership
Tennessee Songwriters Association International (TSAI) is a “hands-on” organization that has been opening doors for songwriters for over 34 years. TSAI offers a wealth of services specifically designed to address your needs as a songwriter, including weekly meetings, over 30 Pitch-A-Pro events annually, song critiques, guest speakers, seminars, performance opportunities, an annual Awards Banquet and other social events, networking and co-writing opportunities, informative weekly and monthly newsletters and invaluable membership discounts.
At TSAI, all genres of music are welcome – Contemporary Country, Traditional Country, Christian, Inspirational, Pop, Rock, Bluegrass, Americana, Patriotic, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Gospel, Movies and TV Soundtracks.
Over the past year, TSAI members had over 630 songs picked up by key music industry professionals at Pitch-A-Pro evenings, and over 100 song cuts!
One of the most unique benefits of TSAI membership is that out-of-town members have the opportunity to pitch at each and every Pitch-A-Pro Night.
Pitch-A-Pros have included:
· Steve Bloch for Recording Artist Kellie Pickler
· Producer Fred Vail of Treasure Isle Studios for Recording Artists Montgomery Gentry & Rowdy McCarren
· Chris Oglesby of BMG Chrysalis
· Producer James Rae for Recording Artist Lizzie Spaulding
· Producer Jonell Polansky for Recording Artist Cameron Barton
· Producer Jeff Debusk for Recording Artist Taylor Rogers
· CEO Steve Riley of CMG Records for Recording Artists Joe Bayer Band, Jon Frizell and Jimmy Parker
· Manager Marcus Padgett for Recording Artist Mark Preston
· Simply Grand Music for Recording Artist Ciera Ouellette
· Fame and Fortune Entertainment
Blue Canoe Music Group
Record Labels Warner Brothers, Spin Doctors Nashville, SMG Records, Next Records, Lamon Records
TSAI is the only Songwriter Organization in Nashville that is accredited by the Better Business Bureau
Don’t miss the opportunity to take your Songwriting to the next level, no matter what level you’re at now!
“Top 30 Short List” Prizes
For all Entrants that make our “Top 30 Short List”, each will have their song featured and played on a very special “Broadcast” on “FAME MUSIC RADIO” (one of the largest internet stations worldwide that broadcasts to over 156 countries). Thanks to “Fame Music Radio” CEO/Program Director, Georg Hegelmann. Entrants who make the “Top 30 Short List” will be contacted by email for when that show will air. www.famemusicradio.com
Plus If You Make It Into Our “TOP 30 Shortlist” you will receive direct out of Nashville Donated By One Of Our New Judges VINNY RIBAS FROM “INDIE-CONNECT”, An A-Z Music Industry Guide & Course Titled: