TEDxNashville Song Competition
Second Annual TEDxNashville Event Seeks Music City Songwriter Submissions
TEDxNashville, an independently organized TED event, will hold its second annual conference of riveting talks by remarkable people in the Tennessee Performing Art Center’s Polk Theater on Saturday, April 9th, 2011.
The TEDxNashville board of directors is looking to showcase the depth of songwriting talent in Music City during the day-long conference. Starting today, January 18, 2011, they will begin accepting songwriter submissions for the event.
Up to seven selected finalists will perform their one minute original song demos at TPAC’s Polk Theater in front of an anticipated sold-out crowd of Nashville’s leaders in technology, entertainment, design, business and science.
Speaking at the conference will be Roger Cook who co-wrote the Coca-Cola jingle “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” with Roger Greenaway. He will tell the story of how this song became a global phenomenon and one of the best-loved and most influential ads in TV history. Mr. Cook will also serve as one of the judges in the selection process.
The one minute demo should be an anthem as catchy and memorable as “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.” There is no theme or product involved, but songs should be positive and inspirational. Email your original world-class song in MP3 format to: 2011TEDxContest@gmail.com.
The winner will receive a $500.00 cash prize for their song.
The deadline for submissions is midnight on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Finalists must be able to perform solo with one instrument in Nashville, Tennessee on April 9th, 2011. Only original songs in MP3 format will be accepted. Submissions must be between 50 and 90 seconds in length. Must be 18 or older to participate.
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