Open to amateur and professional songwriters.
As this contest is intended to support musicians, there is a $20 fee per song to apply to cover admin expenses. Fee must be paid via e-transfer (sent to email@example.com) or cheque (mailed to Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas Street, London, ON N5W 2Z6).
This contest is a celebration of London’s designation as a UNESCO Music City and the wealth of talent we have here and throughout Canada. As such, songwriters must be official residents of Canada or pursuing resident status. The contest duration is:
June 11th-September 30th, 2023
Songs must be recorded and provided in audio or audio/video format. A phone recording is sufficient. Artists need not incur any cost in the production of their submission as judging will be based on artistic quality of the song – not production quality of the audio/video.
Songwriters may ask a musician to perform their work if they are not technically able to do so on their own.
Co-writing is permitted with prize money being shared equally.
A maximum of two songs may be submitted by each songwriter.
Though we appreciate all entries, neither The Aeolian or the competition judges are able to provide feedback or review of content received.
Songs must be have one or more of the following these:
Submissions must be accompanied by lyrics.
Though the songwriter retains ownership of the song, the songwriter must agree to the Aeolian using the song for all purposes without licensing fee.
Judging will be completed by a jury of music professionals.
Songs must be new (during the period of the contest), unpublished and previously unrecorded or performed. If there is evidence that the song was written/published/recorded before the festival, the entry will be disqualified.
Submissions must be received by September 30th, 2023
Submissions may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org using a Google drive link or a private, unpublished YouTube link or dropped off at the Aeolian Hall on a USB drive. Entrants will be notified that their entry has been received successfully in a viewable format. Entrants are welcome to follow-up with the Aeolian by phone or email should they not receive a confirmation within 2 business days.