Martin Guitar has teamed with American Songwriter and its subsidiary, American Songspace, for a contest awarding a year-long non-recoupable $20,000 publishing contract with HoriPro Entertainment Group.
“The Pub Deal” competition, open to songwriters of all levels, began September 12 and will run for 10 weeks on the American Songspace website. Songwriters may enter three best songs for consideration with a $20 submission fee.
The panel of judges, which currently includes John Ritchie (Songspace), Caine O’Rear (American Songwriter), and Amani Duncan (VP of brand marketing, Martin Guitar), will select 25 finalists. The Top 5 will be evaluated by final decision makers including Butch Baker and Lee Krabel of HoriPro Entertainment Group.
“Martin Guitar is thrilled to be partnering to help discover great new songwriting talent,” said Duncan. “Martin Guitar has a long and storied history with many of the country’s best songwriters, and we are always excited to support gifted new songwriters!”
Additionally, Martin Guitars is offering a second contest on the American Songspace website through October 22, by submitting “the albums you couldn’t live or die without” for a chance to win a recently released Martin HD-28E Retro guitar, valued at $4,499.00.
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