Did you forget to get your submission in to be included in the IBMA Songwriter Showcase at the 2012 World of Bluegrass?
The deadline to submit a song is May 1, and acting Executive Director Nancy Cardwell tells us that any entries postmarked by that date will be considered. You’ll need to send an audio CD with a song you have written or co-written, along with 5 printed copies of the lyrics and your contact information. Only songs that have not been recorded by a major artist are eligible.
Selected songwriters will have the opportunity to perform their song during the IBMA Business Conference in Nashville this September. You do not need to be a member of IBMA to submit a song.
According to the IBMA web site, songs will be chosen based on:
- Representation of the bluegrass genre
- Potential appeal (Are they likely to draw the interest of recording artists and to get airplay by bluegrass broadcasters?)
- Quality of work (lyrics, melody)
- Entertainment value