The M&M’s Songwriting Contest is a national songwriting competition that will allow singer/ songwriters to submit an M&M’s jingle up to (2:30) two minutes 30 sec in length. Songs can be in any genre and should demonstrate M&M’s core values of inclusion and diversity. This contest allows songwriters to express their colorful creativity through a musical submission and have the opportunity to be featured on and/or in M&M’s advertising such as store play, commercial, or social media platforms.
Official Rules of the M&M’s Songwriting Contest 2022:
Entering the Contest. Submissions will take place on the mssongfest.com/m&msongcontest website under “M&M’s Songwriting Contest” Tab. An entry fee of $25 total payable to Muscle Shoals Songwriters Foundation is required to submit. This entry fee is necessary to help cover administration and processing costs of this official contest. The Muscle Shoals Songwriters Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, therefore your submission fee will be 100% tax-deductible. Songwriters may enter more than one submission, but each entry requires a $25 fee. Mail-In entries are NOT ALLOWED. Entries can only be sent entries can be sent via online at mssongfest.com/m&msongcontest Eligibility and
Participation Requirements. You must be 13 years or older to participate.
The Song. The song must be up to at least (1) minute in length and must not exceed over (2:30) minutes/seconds in length. A professional studio recording, voice memo, or work tape are acceptable— the song have to be professionally recorded. Songs must be submitted in an MP3 file format and must contain BOTH lyrics and melody. Lyrical submissions only will not be accepted. Entries will be judged on the quality of lyrics, musical composition, melodic style, and expression, creativity, and alignment of M&M’s brand voice (joy, diversity, inclusion, colorful expression, excitement, happiness) All entries will first be screened by the Muscle Shoals Songwriters Foundation Board and Performance Board. The TOP 10 entries will then be sent to the M&M’s Corporate Team.
The Grand Prize. (1) Winner will be chosen and he or she will win: A chance to be featured in future M&M’s Marketing Material (this includes potential social $5,000 CASH PRIZE! A guaranteed performance spot in the Muscle Shoals Songwriters Festival + Lifetime VIP-ALL Access Pass to the Muscle Shoals Songwriters Festival and the Shoals Songwriter Workshop Experience in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.