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fRETfEST | Regional Song Contest Now Open

Australia’s original Singer Songwriter Showcase ‘fRETfEST’ just opened entries for their Regional Song Contest 2018/2019 supported by Tanglewood Guitars.
 
fRETfEST offers an entry point for entertainers to gain experience and exposure with live performances, career guidance, pre-production, recording services and music festival bookings.
 
Entry to the Regional Song Contest 2018/2019 is $35.00 per song submitted and prizes include a professional remix of the winning song, plus an i-Tunes release of the track and an on-air radio interview to accompany the release, as well as a new Tanglewood acoustic guitar (awarded to the Runner-Up), a 6 month music mentorship (awarded to the Winner) and guaranteed live performances at the 2019 Tamworth Country Music Festival for the Winner, Runner-up and the 10 Finalists.
 
Entries can be country, alt-country, folk, pop, acoustic, blues, contemporary guitar based. Songs of all genres of music are considered equally in this contest. It’s about the song, not the genre.
 

HOW TO ENTER

STEP 1 – Record yourself singing your own song/s on video and upload to YouTube.
STEP 2 – Pay using Eventbrite and receive your receipt number.
STEP 3 – Email your video links and the receipt number to entries@fretfest.com
 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

 

100% ORIGINAL

Each song is to be written by the Entrant, no covers, and not co-written by someone else. Songs written by the parent of the Entrant or friend or a relative are not eligible. Only songs written by the Entrant. The winner, runner up and finalist will be required to perform their song/s live, on stage, in front of an audience, without backing tracks and without a backing band.
 

SONGS TO BE UPLOADED AS UNLISTED

 

VIDEOS MUST BE RAW AND NEW

 

NO REFUNDS

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & PRIZES

 

RECORDING CONTRACT

The winning song shall be remixed and released by Fretfest Pty Ltd in 2019. The winner shall retain 100% authorship royalties on the basis of original composition by the entrant as per entry. Details of the recording contract shall be provided by way of contract between the winner and Fretfest Pty Ltd.
 

FESTIVAL ATTENDANCE

 

COMMUNICATION

 

PARENTAL CONSENT

Entrants who are under 18yo must have parental consent and must include the name and contact details of a consenting parent or guardian. Contact between parents and Fretfest is encouraged, but email answers must be written by the entrant yourself, not by the parent.
 

RELEASE

Any video submitted, audio, songs and photographs may be used in the promotion of fRETfEST and you acknowledge, accept and release your submitted song, audio, photo, name and comments for the promotion of this and future fRETfEST events upon entry.
 

LIABILITY

By entering, you accept liability for your own losses, costs, expenses arising from your participation in this contest and, by entering, you acknowledge and accept that the contest organisers, Fretfest Pty Ltd, and the Tamworth Country Music Festival are not liable for any damages, losses or injury to yourself or your property while participating in this contest.
 

ENTER AND PAY

 
For more information and enquiries visit www.fretfest.com/regional-song-contest