Calling all musically talented artists! Looking for singers, musicians, producers, and re-mixers who are game to makeover a classic Motown Hit! Here’s your shot at a $25,000 grand prize and Detroit concert spot in partnership with Sony Music Publishing

Legendary Motown songwriter and record producerSylvia Moy’s Masterpiece Sound Studios (Masterpiece) has launched a Cover Song Contest in partnership with Sony Music Publishing (SMP). It’s a competition open to any amateur individual or independent singer, musician, singing group, or band, from any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

What is a Cover Song, you ask? A cover song is a new recording or performance of a song by an artist other than the original composer or performer(s). Cover bands, tribute acts, singers, and artist groups often perform cover songs by other artists or music groups. Cover songs are not remakes, which attempt to reproduce the exact sound of the original songs, while others reframe the material in unique or humorous ways. Sometimes these interpretations achieve more success than the original versions.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Select one of these great designated songs: My Baby Loves Me, Nothing’s Too Good For My Baby, I Was Made To Love Her, Ain’t That Askin For Trouble, It’s Got To Be A Miracle, Heaven Sent You (I Know), I’m Still Lovin You, You’ve Made Me So Very Happy, Whole Lot Of Shakin In My Heart, Which Way Is The Sky
  • Cover it in any one of these 10 genres: Classic Motown, R&B, Country, Latin Rhythm, Native American, Middle Eastern Rhythmic, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz, J-pop/K-pop, and Reggae/Dance/Afrobeats. 
  • No entry fee is required.
  • The format for submissions is .mp4 or .mov (Apple) Video files by September 5, 2022 11:59pm EST
  • Entry form and contest updates are available at:
  • Visit the Contest website for a list of the Judges, Song Lyrics, and Tutorials on how to make a Cover Song in different genres