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New contest will award an aspiring musician with SXSW trip

ChooseATL and the  DeKalb Entertainment Commission are teaming up for “ChooseATL Tracklanta,” a competition that will send one aspiring musician to the ChooseATL House at SXSW on March 12 in Austin, Tex.

Submissions will be accepted via SoundCloud through Feb. 23. There is no entry fee, but entrants must be at least 21, amateur, unsigned and not associated with a label or distribution company. And, you must hail from the Atlanta area.

Here is the link for your submissions .

The winner earns a performance slot at SXSW in addition to rehearsal time at Atlanta’s Stage Audio Production ahead of SXSW with Grammy Award-winning, Atlanta-based music/audio engineer Bill Zimmerman at Callanwolde’s new recording and mixing studio at the Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording. Zimmerman works as a freelance engineer and assistant to Phil Tan , where he has assisted on recent projects for Fifth Harmony, Coldplay, Zara Larsson and others.

Record executive, songwriter and record producer Kawan “KP” Prather head of music  at i am OTHER - Pharrell Williams’ record label - will judge submissions. The winner will be announced March 1. Here's the link with full details.

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ChooseATL was launched by the Metro Atlanta Chamber in 2015 to showcase Atlanta as a leading world destination and celebrates its unique community, inclusive culture, and expanding business opportunities across all industries.


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