NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Tiffany Lemieux-McKissic
Manager, Membership & Communications
Telephone: (517) 485-3588 x1941
Email: tiffany@cedamichigan.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2011 

CEDAM Announces TV Show Theme Song Contest

Lansing, MI – The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) is pleased to announce a contest for a theme song. The song is for their monthly television show, The Bright Side, highlighting inspiring, interesting stories from across Michigan. The program features everything from a youth theater group in Detroit to a drop-in art center for the homeless in Grand Rapids and a dog sled race in Calumet.

The contest begins October 4, 2011 and is open to all musicians in any genre of music. The top three entries will be selected by committee after December 31, 2011, and the winner will be decided by a vote through social media. The winner will receive, in addition to having their song featured in each episode of the show, studio time in a Lansing recording studio and/or a music video produced by CEDAM.

“The Bright Side puts the focus on all of the great stuff happening in Michigan and tells the stories that don’t get enough attention in the traditional media,” says emmy-winning PBS television producer Cato Weatherspoon. “This show is interesting, timely, well produced and very important for Michigan.”

The show is made possible by a grant from the Lansing Office of Community Media. The Bright Side currently airs online at brightsidetv.com, on channel 12 Lansing CityTV and is expected to launch on Comcast Cable channel 16 soon. To find out more, enter the contest, become a sponsor or watch episodes, please visit brightsidetv.com.  Michigan TV stations interested in airing The Bright Side should contact Tiffany at CEDAM (517-485-3588). CEDAM releases a new 30 minute episode each month.

Theme Song Contest Specifics:

-Format: .mp3 or .wav
-Song length: 2:00 minute minimum – 3:30 minute maximum
-Genre of music:  Any

The strongest entries will stylistically fit the animated introduction and suit the positive tone of the show overall. Contestants can have lyrics in their song, but must also submit an instrumental version of the song. Entries should be submitted to courant@cedamichigan.org and will be accepted until 5 pm EST, December 31, 2011.  

The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM), a nonprofit organization, represents hundreds of organizations and individuals committed to rebuilding our neighborhoods and revitalizing communities throughout Michigan.  CEDAM is a membership association of primarily nonprofit community development corporations (CDCs), community action agencies, and other nonprofits that provide affordable and supportive housing to our most vulnerable citizens, encourage downtown and commercial corridor revitalization, provide workforce and entrepreneurship training, and help families develop and maintain assets. For more information about CEDAM, please visit www.cedamichigan.org.

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