2018 Premier Live Music Contest

Entries for the 2018 Premier Live Music Contest accepted beginning July 17th.

(Atlanta, GA June 15th, 2018) Premier Live will begin accepting entries in the Premier Live Music Contest.  The competition begins July 17th, 2018 and contestants register by uploading their original performances before October 31st, 2018. The winner of the contest will be flown down to Necker Island to perform live at the 2018 Necker Series, on Sir Richard Branson’s private island Necker alongside other world renown musical recording artists. The winner also receives a studio recording package at the world renown Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA.

Remington Reynolds, CEO of Premier Live, and co-organizer of the Necker Series is excited to launch the competition. “We have had so many amazing artists perform at Necker over the years including Jimmy Buffet, Jewel, Sean Paul, Aloe Blacc, Redfoo, Robin Thicke and Jamie Foxx. It will be a great opportunity for up and coming artists to share the stage with these icons of the music industry. It ‘s also a chance for Premier Live to work with aspiring musicians and create this platform for creativity and live performance, which is at the heart of our business mission.” 

How to Register

Registration Opens July 17th.

We offer a number of Categories where contestants can submit their performance including:

Live Performance Original Song with Smartphone

Applicants need to film their original song performance on a smartphone and then submit it at the contest website. Must be one take and no fake. In other words, we want the raw performance without any studio editing. Eight (8) Contestants will be selected in this Category to move on to the Semi Finals.

Music Video Original Song

Applicants can submit a studio edited video of an Original Song. One Contestant will be selected in this Category to move on to the Semi-Finals, but will be required to eventually submit a Live Performance of the Original Song with Smartphone, but can get a singer to perform the vocals.

Original Song – Audio Only

Applicants can submit a studio edited audio version of an Original Song. One Contestant will be selected in this Category to move on to the Semi-Finals, but will be required to eventually submit a Live Performance of the Original Song with Smartphone, but can get a separate musician and singer to perform the vocals.

Timeline

EARLY ROUND – REGISTRATION OPENS

Tuesday, July 17th at 12:00 pm ET: Online Video Registration Opens

EARLY ROUND – REGISTRATION CLOSES

Wednesday, October 17th at 11:59 pm ET: Early Round Registration Closes. 10 Semifinalists Announced and move the Semi-Final Round.

SEMIFINAL ROUND BEGINS

Thursday, October 18thst at 12:00 pm ET: Voting Opens for the 10 SemiFinalists. 8 will be selected from Live Performance Original Song with Smartphone, 1 Will be selected from Music Video Original Song and 1 from Original Song Audio Only. Again, those winners of Music Video Original Song and Original Song Audio Only will be required to submit a live performance with a smartphone in order to enter the Semi-Final Rounds.

SEMIFINAL ROUND CLOSES

Wednesday, October 31st at 11:59 pm ET: Voting Closes for the 10 Semifinalists. 3 Finalists announced.

FINALS

A Panel of judges will review the top three (3) Finalists and announce a Winner Friday, November 2nd  (on or around): The winner of the Premier Live Music Contest will be notified and selected to fly down to the British Virgin Islands to perform on Necker Island at the Necker Cup.

Eligibility

The Contest is open to all musical performers over the age of 14 on or before November 15th, 2018, who are not signed to a major label. Songs must be performed in English or Spanish. There are no restrictions on style or instrumentation. If a child is under the age of 18 on or before Nov 15th, 2018, and wins, he or she must be accompanied by a guardian.

Genres

Musical Genres we accept include Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Blues, Country, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Pop/Top 40, Jazz, Rock, World, Reggae and Other.

Judging

Contestants will be judged based on a combination of fan feedback / public vote and by our panel of industry judges. A “Vote Now” button will be added to each contestant’s page on the website where visitors may vote for as many of the finalists’ videos as desired but only one vote per contestant per day. Votes are verified, certified, updated and posted daily.

Prize

The winner of the Premier Live Music Competiton will perform live at the 2018 Necker Cup, on Sir Richard Branson’s private island Necker, alongside other world renown musical recording artists. This trip will include air, hotel, ground transportation and food & beverage. The winner also receives a studio recording package at the world renown Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA.

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