We compile an album every year made up entirely of locally-produced music. Submitted tracks will be narrowed down and judged by several former and/or current members of the Texas branch of The Recording Academy (Texas Grammy Board). The top ranked tracks will be selected for inclusion on the 2021 album.
Fill out the application and make sure you meet all the requirements. You’ll submit one song in digital format (.wav file) to a designated online account. No hard copies. (See below for application instructions)
- Winning entries will receive a $200 prize and ten free copies of the album (All proceeds from sales of the album will be retained by Civic Lubbock, Inc. and utilized for producing future editions of Lubbock Music NOW.)
- Inclusion in an elite group of local artists judged by past and present members of the Texas branch of The Recording Academy (Texas Grammy Board)
- Publicity: Your music gets out to the public in a unique way and your web site/social media account info will be included in the CD packaging and promoted on our website.
- One song per artist. A band will count as one artist, but if a member of that band has their own solo project, they may also submit an entry as an individual artist.
- Artists may not already have a record deal in place or be signed with a label.
- Artists must be affiliated with one of the music licensing organizations i.e. ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC. (To affiliate, visit the ASCAP, BMI or SESAC websites)
- All songs must be original–no covers. Only professionally recorded masters from studios or live performances are accepted. Songs may not exceed 6 minutes in length and MUST be submitted as a .wav file.
- Artists must live within 100 miles of the Lubbock city limits.
- Artists must have played two paying gigs in Lubbock within the last year and/or actively writing and recording songs.
- Artists will sign an agreement (the application) stipulating no royalties will be received from sales of the album.
- Artists not chosen for the current year may re-apply; artists who made the previous year’s album may submit a different song for the next album.
Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2021. Late applications will not be considered. You may either save your application and email it to LubbockMusicNow@civiclubbock.com or print it out and mail the completed and signed application to:
Civic Lubbock, Inc.
Attn: Lubbock Music NOW 2021
1501 Mac Davis Ln
Lubbock, TX 79401
Once your application is approved, you will be sent a link to upload your song submission in digital format (MUST be a .wav file) to a Dropbox account for the judges to consider.
Notification to those artists selected for the 2021 album is anticipated to occur in July/August of 2021.
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Please Note: The application is a fillable form that you can complete on your computer. You must have access to Adobe Reader to complete the PDF Application form. Once you complete the application, you can save it to your computer as needed. If you do not already have Adobe Reader, you can download the free software here.
2021 Bronze Record Sponsor – $1,000
2021 Super Fan Club Sponsor – $500
2021 Fan Club – $ 250
Supporter of Lubbock Music – $100
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