Be a part of music history. Enter the awards or songwrting competition today. See competition rules and details below.
The New York Music Awards New Artist/New Song Competition is an annual music contest that honors musical artists who are New York-born or raised, New York-based or New York-identified. The winners are decided upon by a distinguished panel of music- industry judges. Besides cash and prizes, the winning entries will be featured on the home page of the New York Music Awards website. Prizes are awarded in various wide-ranging categories. Past “New Artist” winners of the New York Music Awards include Madonna, Whitney Houston, Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborne, Mary J. Blige, L. L. Cool J, Vanessa Williams and more.
021 New York Music Awards “Best New Artist” Award
2021 New York Music Awards “Best New Song” Award
CATEGORY WINNERS receive cash award and prize packages.
Winning artist and song will be featured on the New York Music Awards website’s Home Page.
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The competition entry fee is $25 per initial entry song, $20 for any entry after that. These fees are in place from July 1, 2021 thru October 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on December 30, 2021.
The recording quality of the submission is not part of the criteria.
RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Submissions can be submitted digitally online or on video. All entries must be submitted by October 31, 2021. Entry fees are non-refundable.
To enter online, please click here:
All songs submitted for the songwriting competition must be original, with all authors listed on entry form.
Disclaimer: The NYMA NEW ARTIST COMPETITION (NYMANAC) is not responsible for any entry forms that have misleading or incorrect song authorship information. NYMANAC is not responsible for misdirected or late submissions. Winners will be notified by email and will sign an affidavit that their song is original and that they own all rights to song. If this affidavit is not signed, an alternate winner will be named. Entry constitutes NYMANAC permission to use winners’ name, likeness and winning music for future publicity. Entrant retains all ownership rights to all submitted song(s). NYMANAC will not have any ownership rights to any song(s) submitted.
The final deadline is October 31, 2021. This means that all entries must be posted/postmarked on or before October 31, and all online entries must be made by midnight EST (US) on October 31. NYMANAC reserves the right to extend the deadline past October 31, and if it is extended.
Entrant may submit as many songs as desired in each category. Entrant may also enter the same song in more than one category. It is entrant’s responsibility to ensure that the submitted song(s) are complete and playable. All entry fees are non-refundable. NYMANAC does not give feedback or a critique to entrants.
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