Later today we will be announcing the last round of finalists for the Summer 2017 Country Showdown Songwriting Contest. Judging of the finalists will begin immediately for the next two weeks. Please be responsive to emails as we may reach out to you in order to gather info as we wrap up the summer. We've had some fantastic entries and everyone should be very proud of your work... kudos to you all. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on or before September 15 and we will work to schedule some publicity around the award(s) and the delivery of the prize money, etc.
Today also marks the start of the Fall 2017 Country Showdown Songwriting Contest. Those of you enrolled in the summer competition are automatically eligible, with no resetting of the likes/votes for your songs. This means that as your songs you've already submitted continue build an audience you increase your likelihood of making the finals this fall. Grand prizes are awarded every 3 months, so there's lots of opportunity to win.
Finally, I want to thank you all for participating in the Country Showdown Songwriting Contest and for being a part of American Music Channel's new SoundEmerge platform. We're building up quite a platform for emerging independent and unsigned artists, with lots of new features being added to help get you folks the exposure you need to build your careers. You are the lifeblood of our platform, keep up the good work!