Performing as a Paid Songwriter

    Be One of Our Songwriters

    The Whitefish Songwriter Festival is the place for songwriters to meet. No matter what your ability or status there is a place for you at our festival. We have classes for you to hone your songwriting skills from industry experts, a songwriting contest to see how your composition stacks up with others, and opportunities to play for pay.

    We hire two levels of songwriters for our festival. The talent for ticketed shows are  hit songwriters, mostly from Nashville and tend to write for country music stars. The criteria to play on this stage is you have to have written one or more number one hit songs. Past performers include, Wynn Varble, Kostas, Tony Lane. Hugh Prestwood, Even Stevens among others.

    Rising Stars are hired to play in the various pubs and restaurants in town. We host one of these shows on Thursday, six of these shows on Friday, and six on Saturday. These are in a song-swap format with two to three songwriters. Each show is an hour and fifteen minutes in length.

    Rising Stars likely play in a different venue with different songwriters each day. We pay our Rising Stars songwriters a set talent fee for performing shows on a combination of days, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We do not pay expenses. The fee is more reflective of the experiencing of playing at our festival and having fun.

    If you are interested in being one of our Rising Star Songwriters at the Whitefish Songwriter Festival September 17-19, 2020, please send a CD of your original music and bio to:

    Mike Booth
    Rocky Mountain Songwriter Festivals., Inc.
    P.O. Box 830
    Red Lodge, Montana 59068

    Thanks for your interest.

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