Magic City Songwriting Contest


Magic City Songwriting ContestCome one, come all! Show us your songwriting skills in Mason Music’s Magic City Songwriting Contest. We are searching for Birmingham’s finest original music to put on display. This year’s theme is “2020” and we want you to craft an original song, themed around your vision for the New Year.

Submissions for the contest are now closed. One winner will be selected to record their song, free of charge, at the Mason Music Recording Studio. The completed track will be played on Birmingham Mountain Radio to ring in the New Year. Let’s make 2019 disappear!

Winner will be contacted via email to schedule a day to record his/her music at the Mason Music Recording Studio within the first two weeks of December. If accommodations cannot be made, or the winner cannot be reached, a runner up will be selected for the Grand Prize package. All submissions will receive a 10% off coupon for use at the Mason Music Recording Studio. This coupon will expire on 12/31/2020.


Our judges will be scoring submissions based on a few criteria: melody, lyrics, composition, and originality. Make sure your song clearly references the theme 2020 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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