2) SUBMISSION POLICY
3) DISCOUNTED ‘EARLY BIRD’ COST TO ENTER
4) HOW TO SUBMIT TO THE 2020 LEAF Festival Competition
NewSong Music Contest
175 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
5) FINALIST AND WINNER SELECTION
A total of eight (8) finalists will be selected to perform in the live performance finals of the 2020 LEAF Competition Live Showcase and Finals, held at the LEAF Festival in Black Mountain, NC on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The finalists will be selected from their advance audio submissions by a panel of musc industry judges. There, each finalist will perform two original songs in the first round.
Judges will select three of the eight finalists to return to perform two additional, original songs. Judges will then select an overall winner.
6) THE FINALS
8) NOTIFICATIONS & WAIVERS
– Selected finalists will be notified by email and each winner must provide the following items to be eligible to compete in the LEAF Singer-Songwriter Contest finals:
(i) an affidavit confirming
(a) that the winner meets the contest eligibility requirements,
(b) that his or her composition is original and unpublished, and
(c) that he or she owns the copyright in the composition;
(ii) a performance license and mechanical and synchronization licenses for audio and video recording rights; and
(iii) a publicity release (collectively, the “Affidavit”), all within 14 days of the notification date. The failure to sign and return the Affidavit within Fourteen (14) Days or the submission of false or inaccurate information will result in immediate disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected for the applicable regional or general round.
Affidavits for winners under 18 years of age at the time of submission must be countersigned by a parent or legal guardian. All Affidavits are subject to verification by and NewSong Music and its agents. Each contestant’s submission constitutes his or her permission to use his or her name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional consideration.
LEAF and NewSong Music retain the exclusive right to use in perpetuity any media inclusive of ancillary rights created in conjunction with the LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition, including but not limited to; live recordings, video, webisodes, and photographs. Participants grant LEAF and NewSong Music the use of this archival material in perpetuity.
This contest is void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws, regulations, rules, and ordinances apply.
10) EXPLANATION OF RIGHTS
We are now accepting original song entries to the 7th annual LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition, presented by NewSong Music.
The discounted ‘Early Bird’ deadline to enter is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT (at which point submission prices increase).
The final deadline to submit to the 2020 LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition is 11:59 PM EST on Monday, April is 20, 2020.
The 2020 LEAF Competition Finalists will be announced on Facebook, Instagram, website blog and newsletter on Friday, May 1, 2020.
Given the coronavirus pandemic, the date of the 2020 LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition’s live performance showcase and finals will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the fall LEAF Festival in Black Mountain, NC (right outside of Asheville, NC).