Music Competition 2021


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THE ARTISTS FORUM INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION, part of our Juried Arts programming, is open to musical artists of all genres seeking to gain exposure in the New York City and international music and media markets.

Its mission is to provide an accessible platform for songwriters and composers to present their best work for juried selection, increase artist communication and business contacts, provide career advancement opportunities, and publicly acknowledge talented artists in an industry-saturated arena. 

Our 2021 Competition Theme: (THE) POLITICS OF EMOTION.
See our submission site for competition theme details and our list of entry categories.


Each submission, reviewed by a panel of industry professionals, will be rated upon its individual merits. Finalists in each category will be judged against one another and a winner declared. Our list of competition jurors is forthcoming.

Winners in their category will receive an opportunity for production mastering of one track by music legend Man Parrish.

Our Grand Prize winner will be presented with an opportunity for mentorship sessions with a prominent music industry professional and will receive both a Mixing and Mastering session by Mr. Parrish.

All selected artists are eligible for a television studio or Zoom interview to be promoted on our online platforms and via THE ARTISTS FORUM: AFTV – a 20+ year arts based television program broadcasted from mid-town Manhattan in New York City.

Submission Deadline: MAY 23RD, 2021

THE ARTISTS FORUM INC., now in its 22nd year, is a New York City based non-profit arts service organization specializing in events, juried competitions, and media for artists. The organization provides an unparalleled platform for emerging and mid-career artists to share their stories with the world’s creative communities.

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