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Morning Hustle & 300 Entertainment “The Song” Contest Encourages Independent Artists to Use Their Art to Promote Change.
V.P. of Programming at Radio One, Colby Tyner, announced the launch of “The Song” Contest. A music competition, presented by Reach Media’s nationally syndicated show, The Morning Hustle, and 300 Entertainment.
“The Song” Contest, is sponsored by McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden, and offers ambitious, independent artists an opportunity to create an anthem that addresses the current climate in the country.
It seeks to create the soundtrack for right now through music.
The deadline for submissions is September 7, 2020. Listeners may submit tracks to win a $5,000 cash prize and a distribution deal for the song on all streaming platforms.
“We are excited to hear from the great talent that exists across the country as we seek to find ‘The Song,'”
“This is the perfect moment for a new anthem. Our community needs to hear a voice of acknowledgment and encouragement, and Radio One can be a vehicle for that expression.”
Colby Tyner V.P. of Programming at Radio One
Music, which is at the heart and soul of the black community
“Hip Hop has always been a platform that gave a voice to the voiceless, and we felt it was time for voices to be given a chance to be heard.” Headkrack, On-Air Personality, The Morning Hustle, Reach Media.
Music that addresses the current ills in the country.
Contest participants must be unsigned artists who produce original music that addresses the current ills in the country, including the COVID-19 pandemic, police brutality, the economy, and racial injustice and unrest.
They will document their creative process and submit the finished music to a panel of judges, which includes the CEO of 300 Entertainment, Kevin Liles, who will select the winner based on the song’s message, originality, quality, and composition.
The winner will be announced on September 25, 2020 and will be featured in an unplugged performance on YouTube provided by 300 Entertainment.