For the second consecutive year, KFC is producing its “Hitmaker” song contest. In celebration of Black Music Month, KFC invites aspiring musicians to submit their best beats to win national exposure and prizes as part of its Pride 360Â° program.
Musicians who enter the contest will get a chance to be one of 12 artists featured on the Pride 360Â° CD. KFC will also team with music industry veteran Bryant Reid, president and CEO of B Street Entertainment, producer of B Street Live, and former vice president of A&R for LaFace Records and Atlantic Records, to pick one grand prize winner who will receive a home recording studio.
Award-Winning Music for a Good Cause
Musicians will have their songs on the Hitmaker Web site, where they can be downloaded as mobile phone ring tones. KFC will donate all profits from ring tone downloads to Little Kids Rock, a national non-profit organization that supports music in the academic lives of public school children by providing instrument instruction, free instruments and trained mentors.
“This year’s KFC Hitmaker song contest is bigger and better than ever,” said KFC’s chief operating officer Harvey Brownlee. “We are proud to salute those striving to make Black Music Month a celebration this year and in the future. By helping Little Kids Rock, KFC hopes to have a positive impact on those who will add to the universal language of music for years to come.”
Tune Up and Tune In
To enter, any musician can create a song about Pride 360Â°. All winning song entries will use the key words Individual, Family, Community, and Heritage. Artists may upload their audio submissions (and artist/musician photos) at www.KFC.com/pride360 or mail them by August 1 to KFC at 1900 Colonel Sanders Lane, Louisville, KY, 40213, Attn: KFC Hitmaker. All visitors to KFC.com can vote for their favorite versions of the Pride 360Â° theme song from August 4-18.
The grand prize winner and the other winners whose music will be featured on the CD will be selected on August 31. For more information and official rules, please visit www.KFC.com/pride360.