Trophies, Prizes, and Awards

Great Prizes and Awards this year!*

"Best Of Show" Trophy WINS A MUSIC CONTRACT artist development contract and a Music Row recording session. [Value Priceless. Music Row studio time prize at Quad Studios or equivalent.]

"Best Song" Trophy wins a Music Contract and a Music Row recording session. [Value: Priceless] [ASCAP or BMI publishing contract with a Nashville publisher. Music Row studio time prize at Quad Studios or equivalent.]

All trophy winners WIN A FREE RECORDING SESSION at Music Row multi-million dollar Recording Studios Record where Jewel, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Hank Williams Jr., have all recorded hit records! [Music Row studio time prize at Quad Studios or equivalent.]

VIDEO FILMING . You have the chance to APPEAR ON TV / VIDEO. [All attendees and staff sign Waiver before entering event. No guarantees.]

Although there are no guarantees, each year some participants are signed to recording and artist contracts and management deals. In most years, record labels, publishing companies, and artist agencies have scouts onsite. SSNI *executive judges are talent executives as well. No guarantees. Not everyone is signed. Not everyone can win.

Trophies are awarded for:
Best of Show - Trophy, music/dance video, recording session free time
Dancer of the Year - Trophy, cash $$ award, recording session free time or Beauty Spa
Best Song - Trophy, publishing contract, recording session free time
Best New Talent - Trophy and recording session free time
Trowbridge Youth Achievement Award - Trophy, cash $$ award, recording session free time [Under 18 years of age. The Trowbridge Youth Achievement Award is purely meritorious and is awarded to a youth who has exceptional talent and/or who has overcome significant obstacles.]

1'st Place in each category, as needed, in Artist, Dancer, Writer, and Band is awarded :

Additional award, the Trowbridge Achievement Award, is bestowed in recognition for outstanding civic, career, and humanitarian contributions. The award is purely meritorious and is only awarded on deserving occassion, to a McClure & Trowbridge Publishing Ltd artist or writer.

SSNI * Star Search Symposium is a career workshop and "meet and greet" function as well as a talent search star search event. Get individual attention and workshop coaching in voice, promotion, press kits, career counsel, and much more. See Nashville Star Search 2007 winners and developments in Symposium 2003 winners careers. Although there are no guaranttees, some participants with outstanding talent are signed to publishing, record label, and artist development contracts.

Seminars and Symposia explore topics in "Succeeding In This Business of Music" from the Nashville executive level. This year's topic is "Glamour and Glitter - Cutting Through to Heart of Music Business". Other seminar topics comprise "Songwriting Ahead of the Curve", "Publicists and Managers", "How To Break The Record Label Barrier", and many more TBA. All no extra charge and included in showcase registration and all General Admission passes.

WIN a Nashville 'Music Row' Recording Session
Win a FREE RECORDING SESSION TIME in a state-of-the-art multi-million $$ Nashville studio! Record in Music City, U.S.A. Trophy winners receive studio session time certificate to Grammy-winning Quad Recording Studios or equivalent on Nashville's Music Row. Studios are top digital and analog facilities with SSL, API, ProTools, and the best gear and engineers in the world. [Value $1865.00. Some restrictions apply. Free studio time.]

Cash awards
Cash awards TBA subject to attendance. "Dancer of the Year" and "Trowbridge Youth Achievement Award" include a cash awards.

Goodies and career stuff
Other prizes include valuable gear, career aids, and priceless stuff. [TBD, TBA]

TV Filming and Showcase Videos
Video filming with segments placed online, in promotionals, and in previous years TN TV following the Symposium. No guarantees. Individual showcase DVDs are available by pre-order with digital sound and live filming, suitable for promotional and souvenir purposes. [Performers sign waiver before taping. Broadcast segments are limited and at the discretion of the producer and subject to media vendors and carriers. No guarantees of appearing on TV. Video segments with studio sound by pre-order or cash only at event. AVAILABLE IN DVD-ROM. Broadcasts may be syndicated. Live bands see special details under "Showcases".]

"Meet and Greet"
"Network for success!" Talent scouts attend SSNI recruiting talent. Judges are executives and agents. Use your networking skills! One of the most significant benefits of participating in SSNI * Symposium is the opportunity to network and learn from Nashville professionals who know what it takes to achieve your goals; they've done it and they'll tell you how to do it.

Vocal Coaching and Career Counseling
FULL DAY of individual and very small group vocal coaching workshops with some of Nashville's finest Stephen Nix, Ron Browning and others TBA. Career counseling with industry executives and record label representatives. [Guaranteed prize for showcase and General Admission attendees. Value $10500.00 for 35 participants.]

Image and Stage Performance Coaching
By some of Nashville's top coaches who work with Patti LaBelle and Wynonna.

Hit Songwriting
With Nashville hit writers such as Jerry Vandiver, Don King, and in previous years Jerry Feldman, Jason Blume, and others.

Participants get one-on-one time, in groups and individually, with hit songwriters; publisher executives; and management and record label executives. This personal interaction is invaluable. Building your career, vocal coaching, and music business are just some seminar topics. You will find workshop leaders open and straightforward in evaluating and providing pointers for your career. [Value: priceless]

Specialized intensive learning with image, stage performance, and voice coaches, Write and talk and critique with a hit songwriter!

Career development workshops include individual career counseling and development in a group setting.

Workshops include topics like "The Nashville Number System"; "Press Kits - How and Why"; "Recording The Right Demo For You"; "Copyrights"; "Royalties and PROs (Performing Rights Organizations)"; and a variety of topics. [Subject to change. See Programme for complete schedule.]

Hit Writer Workshops Symposium 2007 featured Jerry Vandiver (#2 Tim McGraw, Lonestar, and many others) and 2005 featured hit writer Don King leading song critiques and open discussions of songwriting techniques. Previous years have seen Don King (top 10 artist and hit songwriter), Jerry Vandiver, Jason Blume (#1's by the Backstreet Boys and #1 in country as well), and Bob Feldman (lots of rock pop top ten hits in the 70's) leading sessions. [TBA]

*Includes personal vocal coaching and career counseling sessions, value $150.00/hr per person.
[Subject to change. Changes and updates posted here.]


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