November 2017: PMN Social Justice Song Showcase

PMN IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS SHOWCASE
In November 2017, People’s Music Network is hosting our Fourth Annual “PMN Social Justice Song Showcase” at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference, taking place November 9-12, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stamford, CT.
SONGS WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We want to feature the best songs being written today in support of a just and peaceful world. Songs will be judged based on 1) their political effectiveness 2) musical and lyrical craft and 3) relevance to struggles for freedom and justice today.SONG ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • The song must have been written on or after November 2012 (within the last 5 years)
  • The song must be an original song or a song co-written by the person submitting it. The song may be a parody.
  • Applicants for the November 2017 PMN Social Justice Song Showcase must be registered for the 2017 NERFA Conference.

CASH AWARD
The songwriter whose song is chosen for the PMN Social Justice Songs Showcase in November 2017 will receive a token prize of $100. The 12 qualifying songs will be widely publicized.

JUDGING

The judging for these songs will take place in person at the People’s Music Network Showcase Room at NERFA on the evening of Friday, November 10, from 12:00am to 1:00am. This showcase will include the top 12 songs selected for November 2017 —  each done by a different performer.

PMN MEMBERSHIP

All performers in the PMN Social Justice Song Showcase at NERFA, are strongly encouraged to join PMN as members and/or get up to date on their annual membership dues.

TIMELINE

The deadline to submit a song to this showcase is Saturday October 16, 2017. Finalists will be announced shortly afterwards.

November 2017: PMN Social Justice Song Showcase