Calling all Country Music Artists!
The Association of Country Music in Alberta (“ACMA”) is running a contest in tandem with the Canadian Country Music Association (“CCMA”) for your chance to win a once in a lifetime opportunity to play alongside Canada’s Country Music greats at Country Music Week this year in Edmonton, AB from September 4-7.
How it works:
Each province has been asked to select one Country Music Artist/Act (“Act”) to represent that province in the “CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest” (“National Contest”).
When all the participating provincial Acts from across Canada are chosen for the National Contest, these Acts would be highlighted on an online poll (not through Facebook) and the public would be encouraged to vote on who they want to see perform at Country Music Week this year. These Acts must abide by the “CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest – OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS”. This National Contest will open on June 26, 2014 and close on July 3, 2014. The winner will be announced on July 10, 2014.
Acts who are interested in representing their province on this National Contest are required to email their submission (submission requirements below) to the ACMA ~ firstname.lastname@example.org by May 29th, 2014.
Submission Requirements (to be emailed to the ACMA)
• Two Songs (MP3 format)
• Fifty-word bio
• One Promotional Photo (JPEG or EPS format)
• Social Media Platforms (please include links to social media outlets you use (i.e., link to Facebook artist page, twitter account, website etc)
Your submissions will be juried by the ACMA and one successful Act will be selected to move on to the National Contest for their chance to win two performance spots at Country Music Week® in Edmonton, Alberta. The winner will win a performance spot at the CCMA Industry Lunch taking place on Friday September 5 and the CCMA Pre-Show Party happening on September 7, 2014.
More Information on Country Music Week Events:
CCMA Industry Lunch & Awards
The first of four Canadian Country Music Association Award ceremonies, the CCMA industry Lunch & Awards recognizes some of Canada’s most influential industry professionals in the areas of radio, retailer, album design, video director and record producer among other achievements. Always accompanied by great food and the promise of some enjoyable entertainment, the CCMA Industry Lunch & Awards is pleased to acknowledge those who work to promote the genre day in and day out, all year round. Be there to see the industry’s key players from behind the scenes taking the stage to accept their honours and applaud them for all the hard work that they put into making country music an enticing market for all. The winning act will perform one (1) song on the CCMA Industry Lunch & Awards, the CCMA will work with the winner to ensure proper accompaniment at this event.
CCMA Pre-Show Party
The CCMA Awards John Deere branded Green Carpet will attract nominees, performers and presenters and national media. In 2013, there were over 35 media outlets present on the carpet including, print (photographers), television, radio and online. Bigger than that is the Fan Zone which in 2012 and 2013 attracted over 6,500 screaming fans excited to see their favourite stars as they arrived at the broadcast. We will be celebrating with these early arrivers with a Pre-Show party in the parking lot of Rexall Place. We are bringing in a portable stage, performers, an all-star host, food trucks, vendors and a photo booth to capture all the fun. The winning act will perform two (2) songs on the CCMA Pre-Show Party. The CCMA will work with the winner to ensure proper accompaniment at this event.
What the National Contest winner receives:
There is only one (1) prize awarded, which goes to the Winner. The prize consists of:
• A performance spot at the CCMA Industry Lunch & Awards
• A performance spot at the CCMA Pre-Show Party
• A free one (1) year CCMA membership
• A free one (1) year membership to the association the winner qualified
• One (1) complimentary Full Delegate Registration to Country Music Week in Edmonton, AB (non-transferable)
• One (1) $450.00 honorarium from Radio Starmaker Fund
• One (1) hotel room for four (4) night accommodation (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at the Courtyard by Marriot in Edmonton
• Transportation (economy class) to and from hometown to Edmonton (to a maximum $1,000 Cdn).
Note: In the case that the winner is a duo or band, the CCMA will review the prize package on a case by case basis