Magic City Songwriting Contest

Be the first to know when we announce our theme for the 2020 Magic City Songwriting Contest!


Magic City Songwriting ContestCome one, come all! The Magic City Songwriting Contest is an annual search for Birmingham’s finest music to put on display. Each year, the theme will be announced in October and submissions will be open to the public at that time. Songwriters will have 6 weeks to submit an original song for our judges’ consideration.

One winner will be selected to record their song, free of charge, at the Mason Music Recording Studio and the completed track will be played on Birmingham Mountain Radio to ring in the New Year.

Read About Our 2019 Winner


Our judges will score submissions based on a few criteria: melody, lyrics, composition, and originality. Make sure your song clearly references the theme too!

All submissions must be family-friendly and include no profanity. Only original music is allowed. Please limit your submission to 5 minutes in length.

Submissions can be made in the form of voice memos, YouTube video clips, or digital demo recordings of any kind. Please also submit lyrics in a PDF document for consideration. Lyrics must include the song title and composer’s name for administrative purposes.


– Tracking, Production, Mixing, and Mastering of your song
– Airing your song on Birmingham Mountain Radio
– Article and social media mention about the writer and winning song on Mason Music’s Blog

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