How to audition for the “American Song Contest,” America’s Eurovision Song Contest
American song contest
American song contest, America’s response to Eurovision, hits NBC in February and hearings are open now. If you have an original song that you want the country to hear, now is the time to sign up for the chance to appear. You can register on the competition site and submit your song.
One artist from each of the 50 states, plus five US territories and Washington, DC, will be represented in the contest. Artists from each location will perform for a chance to be named Best Original Song. The format is based on the long-running Eurovision songwriting competition, which features artists from different countries competing for the title.
How to register for the ‘American Song Contest’
“American song contest travels the nation in search of artists who own the stage and captivate audiences with original music â, we read registration site. âFrom indie to pop, bands to DJs, rap to singer-songwriters, signed and freelance, we will feature a wide range of artists of all genres across the country.â
The first step to be considered is to create an artist account. You will need to provide your name (the same on your photo ID), date of birth, and email address, and you will need to create a password to log in. You will receive an email to confirm your account. From here you can set up your profile and agree to the terms and conditions.
You will be asked to share where you currently live, as well as your hometown. There are many eligibility criteria you should review to make sure you qualify. Artists must be at least 16 years old. Applications will be accepted from all U.S. states, as well as American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, DC
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How to submit your original song for review
Artists can only submit one song, and the song must be original – no cover songs are allowed. You cannot submit a song that has been released on iTunes, Spotify, or similar platforms. If your song was only shared for promotional purposes on SoundCloud, YouTube, or other similar social media, you can submit it. But keep in mind that if you are chosen to participate, you will need to delete all posts with the song.
If your song has more than one songwriter or producer, you must include the name of each on your request. Co-authors do not have to appear on the show with the artist, but they must grant the necessary rights if the song is selected. If you’ve written a song but don’t want to perform it on the show, you can still apply, but you’ll need to find a singer or band to perform it.
If you are part of a duo or trio, you must submit your song to one artist account only. The competition prefers fully produced songs, but demos are also accepted. Video submissions cannot be uploaded directly to the site – only links to view or download the video will be accepted. There is also a video recording option which will give you up to five minutes to perform your song.
For more information on what’s allowed and what’s not, be sure to check out the faq. If you submit a song, good luck! Otherwise, log in to American song contestTwo-hour premiere February 21 on NBC.
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