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Songwriting entries must be entirely written by the entering songwriter. Contestants cannot be signed to a third-party record label or publishing deal. This competition is meant for emerging and independent performing songwriters.
All CDs must be postmarked or submitted by April 5, to be eligible. Ten finalists will be chosen for the preliminary round in Telluride.
Notification will take place by April 26, Each finalist will receive the following: Finalists will play 2 original songs in the preliminary round and the top five finalists will play 2 original songs in the final round.
Finalists may not repeat songs from preliminaries in the finals. Points will be deducted for significantly exceeding this limit. Acoustic instruments with pickups are permitted as well as EQ devices but no effects.
Instruments allowed are those that can be carried out to the mics with the performer. A keyboard will be provided if necessary. No backup musicians allowed. This is a solo competition. Noon, Thursday, June The Troubadour winner performs a fifteen-minute set at 6: Award is presented on stage immediately prior to performance.
Finalists are awarded cash and prizes, as well as critical acclaim, well-deserved recognition, and a spot on the lineup to perform on the festival main stage. Registration for the band contest opens on December 6.
We accept the first 12 bands that register, so spaces filled up quickly. Main Festival stageinside the Festival grounds. Prizes awarded immediately after the contest. To make sure the winning band has something great-sounding to sell at their main stage debut, the winning band will receive an EP recording package from two complementary Boulder studios.
Mastering includes a master for CD manufacturing and a set of bit master files for digital distribution or vinyl pressing. This prize may be applied to a larger work, with the band paying the studios' customary rates for additional time or parts.
The prize must be used by Mar 30, Telluride Band Competition Rules Please note: Contestants are required to use just a single stage microphone for the preliminary and final rounds of the band contest.
No more than 12 bands will be registered for the band contest. Since the final round is held on the main stage on Saturday, each bandmember must have festival passes for at least Saturday.
The judges mark you down if a selection significantly exceeds 3 minutes. No electric instruments or pickups allowed, with exception of electric bass and steel guitar or lap steel.
Only one mic will be provided for each band.
Each band plays 3 songs in the preliminaries and 3 songs in the finals. The 3 band selections must be the following types: A slow vocal song A fast vocal song. Repeats of songs played in the preliminary round is not allowed in the finals. No drum sets or standing percussion allowed.
Bands entering the contest may have no common members. Your ability to perform elegantly under pressure goes with the territory. Scores are not cumulative from the prelims to the finals. The finals are a new contest; everyone starts on a fresh and equal footing.
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