Rules and Regulations

1.) All entries shall not infringe on any copyright laws. 

2.) Song is not to be over four minutes in length.

3.) There is no performance for "lyrics only." Songwriters must be accompanied by some type of musical instrument. 

4.) Songwriters may only submit one video link of themselves performing a song that they have either written or co-written. Video must have sound that is clear and identifiable to the song they are submitting.

5.) Songwriters who submit an application will receive a confirmation email. 

6.) All recordings, photographs and videos taken by staff of the Muscle Shoals Songwriters Festival and the Muscle Shoals Songwriters Association are strictly for promotion of the festival. 

7.) Songwriters give permission to the Muscle Shoals Songwriters Festival to use their names, photographs taken of songwriters, recordings and voices of the songwriters for advertising purposes without additional compensation. 

8.) The $25.00 application fee is NON REFUNDABLE.

9.) Songwriters may only submit 1 online application. Any complications regarding the application must be reported to muscleshoalssongwritersfest@gmail.com.

10.) All events are FREE to the public except Singin' River LIVE showcase and The Mane Room Hit Writer Showcase.

11.) The Muscle Shoals Songwriters Festival and the Muscle Shoals Songwriters Association has the right to control who, how, when, where and what is showcased on its stages. 

12.) Songwriters must check their email periodically regarding the festival. If they are selected, they must follow instructions sent. If conflicts arise, the songwriter must contact muscleshoalssongwritersfest@gmail.com as soon as possible. 

13.) Songwriters who are selected will be contacted by email in August.