Mic Drop: A Songwriting Contest & Music Industry Meet-Up For Youth

Have you got Memphis’s next hit? Do your songs have your friends humming the chorus hours later? Does everyone say “you ate” after hearing your song? Register today for Mic Drop, a songwriting contest and music industry meet-up for middle and high school students. The live songwriting performances will take place in the Green Room.

Before the music comes, the business, Mic Drop hits off with Industry professionals sharing secrets on how to make money, get the best studio sound, and promote your music in today’s competitive space. Along the way, you will hear about exciting careers you can pursue in the entertainment sector.

Mic Drop – Enter your best track to get a showcase spot

Prizes will be given to the top 3 contestants. To enter the competition, send original songs to  as an mp3 or video file. Submission deadline: May 19th

Prize Packages

  • $500 cash prizes
  • Studio time
  • 1-year paid account from DistroKid, a music Distribution service
  • Artist bio written by music journalist Jared Boyd
  • Photoshoot with a professional photographer
  • Swag bags

Info Sessions/Panels

  • Secure the Bag: Making Money in Music
  • Punch In: Studio Tips From GRAMMY Winners
  • Promo Prodigy: Decoding the Secrets of Music Business Promotion