CONTEST: GMS Music Awards (TX)

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GMS Music Awards will be an evening filled with fun and excitement. Music artist finalists will perform in front of a media audience for the Global Media Summit on April 22nd. In addition they will compete for the chance to win a spot to perform at the gala, happening on Friday, April 24th. Additional awards will be given, and special guest judges will be attending to give live and written critiques. Categories will be in performance, songwriting and music video.

NOTE: there is no fee to apply for Sonicbids artists & artists will not be charged a fee if selected to perform.

The Opportunity

  • Artists will submit a song or video to be considered as
    a finalist in one of the following categories:
    Performance, Songwriting, or Music Video.Semi-finalists in each of the Performance and
    Songwriting categories will be “called back”. This
    means they will be given the opportunity to submit
    more information via email for the chance to qualify as
    a finalist and perform at the GMS Music Awards event
    on April 22nd.
  • Music Videos from at least five Sonicbids artists will
    be selected and featured at the Global Media Summit,
    played in front of the live audience, along with
    placement on the GMS website and promoted on
    GMS’s social media. Selected artists in this category will also have a table to promote their music / merchandise. Distinguished judges will give verbal and written critiques to each performing finalist at the GMA Music
    Awards on April 22nd. 

The Band

  • Following live finalist performances in front of
    distinguished guest judges and an audience, there will
    be a grand prize given in each category (performance
    and songwriting), which will include a coveted
    performance spot at the Global Media Summit Gala
    on Friday evening, April 24th.

  • Other categorical awards and trophies will be given to
    select finalists on the night of the GMS Music Awards.

  • DFW area press will be covering the event for artist

  • All finalists will be given table space to promote their
    music merchandise.

  • Once finalists are determined, it will be suggested of
    them (but not required) to register for the GMS
    conference, and they will be given a 10% artist
    discount code.

The Gig

  • One performance winner and one songwriting winner
    will be selected among those finalists to perform at
    the exciting, prestigious gala on Friday.
  • The same two winners will also be given the
    opportunity to be booked to perform at the nearest
    CWIMA events in Summer or Fall.
  • Performance winner will receive a co-write and demo
    recording, produced by Billboard artist Erica Lane in
    Odessa, TX.
  • Songwriting winner will receive a co-write session and
    booking consultation with Billboard recording artist
    and songwriter, Erica Lane.
  • Please note that artist travel expenses are not covered by


Apply by Mar 15, 2020

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