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Albuquerque Song Competition Finalists Announced

 

Because of the great response from entrants, the number of finalists has increased to 10 after preliminary judging by New Mexico songwriters, producers, marketing and promotion professionals. As follows:

 

Albuquerque-Laurianne Florentino

Rumba de Albuquerque-Kilko Paz Rivera

Albuquerque-Roger Cook

How Do You Spell Albuquerque?-Scott Brown

Land of Enchantment-Melissa Proctor

I Call Albuquerque Home-Syd Masters

It’s In Albuquerque-Stephanie Granier

Colores de Albuquereque-Sid Housman

Albuquerque Skies-John Peters

Albuquerque-Paul Kelly

 

Finalists will be invited to perform at Expo New Mexico on Saturday, September 13th in Albuquerque where the winners will be announced. Thank you New Mexico songwriters for putting your best effort forward and for singing the praises of Albuquerque.

 Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Grand prize-360 production of the winning song including copyright registration and fees, a publishing contract, pre-production consultation, studio time to record and mix the song (up to 6 hours), up to two hours of mastering, a two hour photo session, inclusion on Listen ABQ and New Mexico Music Awards website, links to the artist’s website or other social media and a cash prize of $500.00.

1st Runner Up- Copyright registration and fees, a publishing contract, pre-production consultation, up to two hours of studio time for recording and mixing, one hour of mastering, a one hour photo session and inclusion on Listen ABQ and the New Mexico Music Awards website, links to the artist’s website or other social media and a cash prize of $300.00.

2nd Runner Up- Copyright registration and fees, a publishing contract, inclusion on Listen ABQ and the New Mexico Music Awards website, links to the artist’s website or other social media and a cash prize of $200.00.

The Albuquerque Song Competition is sponsored by the City of Albuquerque, Listen ABQ and the New Mexico Music Awards. 

The New Mexico Music Awards Songwriter's Initiative will feature three songwriter's in concert on August 11th, 2014 at the historic Jean Cocteau Theater in Santa Fe. Santa Fe's Dave Tutin and Eric George will be joined by Jose Antonio Ponce for both solo performances and a song round. The Show starts at 7:00 PM and tickets are available at jeancocteaucinema.com

2014 New Mexico Music Awards Winners Announced.

The 27th New Mexico Music Awards  are in the books.  This year's winners included some of New Mexico's best artists, producers and engineers including Syd Masters. John Wall, Son Como Son, Jono Manson, Bambi Wolf and Dave Tutin. For  complete list of winners, click on the winners tab above.


The Eric Larson Endowment at the University of New Mexico provides scholarship money to currently enrolled juniors and seniors who have declaired music or the recorded arts as their major. The 2014 recipient is Michael Bryant who holds a BS in Music, Film and Digital Media. He is now pursuing his master's degree.

ericlarsonendowment.com or make your check payable to: 

UNM Eric Larson Endowment/UNM Foundation

700 Lomas NE 7 Woodward Center Albuquerque, NM 87131

The NMMA will hold music workshops throughout the year on topics such as Understanding Contracts,  Songwriting, How to find and keep a gig, Recording and Mastering basics. If you would like more information about how you can schedule a workshop for your area, please contact us at contactnewmexicomusicawards@gmail.com

We will also begin presenting a program for veterans this fall entitled Songwriting as a Therapeutic Process to help those who have served our country honorably communicate their experiences in the theater of war. We will be expanding these programs beyond New Mexico to the southwestern and western US beginning in June of 2014.  We are currently looking for sponsorships to cover artist fees, travel and other expenses. Music is a powerful tool and should be used to educate as well as entertain.

The Railyards Marketplace in the Barellas neighborhood in Albuquerque is an incredible opportunity for artists and vendors and a great economic tool for the City of Albuquerque and the County of Bernalillo and, of course, for the community of Barellas. The Railyards Marketplace is looking for musicians to play every Sunday through November 2nd. Artists will be paid for their performance. The Railyards music committee is looking for a variety of music. To apply and to find out more, go to railyardsmarket.org.

Check out CreateSpace from Amazon.com. The service allows you to sell your music online in CD or as a download through Amazon and other channels without having to carry any inventory. There are no exclusive agreements, leaving you free to sign as an indie artist anywhere down the road. CreateSpace also offers design and duplication services for the less artistically inclined. Signing up is free. Click on the icon on the links page and get started today! 


SKY CITY PRODUCTIONS presents "Mariachi Spectacular" and "Lewie Wickham". Click here to watch now!

ERIC LARSON's passion for and dedication to the art of recorded music lives on through The Eric Larson Music Endowment: a scholarship with the Fine Arts Department at the University of New Mexico. Read more...

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