May Giveaway: Live Recording with The Backroom Sound
Nashville Offbeat is teaming up with The Backroom Sound! One Nashville Offbeat Songwriter will be chosen to receive a free live recording arranged and recorded with some of Nashville’s most creative musical minds!
Who is The Backroom Sound?
The Backroom Sound is a unique video and documentary series based in Nashville, TN that showcases local songwriters. They work collectively with songwriters to create original arrangements of their demos. That process is documented along the way until ultimately being recorded live as a music video. Fans and artists can follow this process by following The Backroom Sound on Instagram!
While they usually complete this project as a video release, for Nashville Offbeat they will be offering only the live recording aspect. We’ve outlined what that process will look like for you below!
The Backroom Sound and the winner of the contest will meet at The Backroom Sound Studio
As a group, the song will be broken down and arranged together
Usual instrumentation includes: bass, drums, guitar and back-up vocals
The song will be recorded live as you all play it together and the songwriter will end up with a beautiful recording of one of their songs
Side note: This process takes 6-8 hours, so be ready to make a day of it
1. You must be a songwriter. No full-band submissions will be accepted.
2. You must be present at the Nashville Offbeat Showcase on May 31st to win! ($7 at the door to benefit local non-profit, Guitars 4 Gifts.)
3. Songwriters must currently live in, and be based out of, Nashville, TN.
4. Songwriters cannot be of the genres of Country or Americana.
5. Submissions MUST be acoustic demos. Pre-recorded or already-released material will not be accepted. (Phone/laptop recordings are super cool!)
Fill out the form below with all of the required information.
About Nashville Offbeat:
Nashville Offbeat is an online publication that features the latest and best of Nashville's quirks: the offbeat music, the charities making a difference in our community, and the local businesses that we all love and support. Hosting showcases, networking events ("Unofficial Hangs"), and featuring local talent, Nashville Offbeat is a rapidly growing community for musicians who are going against the grain and not pursuing country music in Music City.
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