This song contest is conducted by Musicians for a Cause for the benefit of Moore
Center Services (Nonprofit Partner) and sponsored by AARP (Sponsor) in New
Hampshire. The purpose of this contest is to build a compilation CD of songs that
create an emotional bond between Moore Center Services and the listener and is
specifically targeted to support their program for the elderly, Moore Options for
Seniors. The goal is to deliver songs that help to bring life to the work they do in
support of the elderly, developing increased awareness and compassion to increase
their base of supporters. Be sure to watch the Moore Options for Seniors video to the end and you'll certainly find some inspiration!
The CD will have three to four guest artists and at least ten additional songs will be
selected from the contest entries. In addition to the contest winners there will be up
to ten honorable mentions. All winners and honorable mentions can become
Musicians for a Cause Affiliates and have the opportunity to work with other nonprofit
organizations as requests come in.
What kind of songs do we want?
Songs can be about anything that creates awareness and/or inspires compassion for
the elderly, growing older or issues facing people as they age. They can be about
paying tribute to or celebrating a life, someone who makes a difference, or how lives change as we age. Whatever the song is about, it's important that your inspiration
notes tie it to the cause (see submission requirements below).
They can be serious or light-hearted, ballads or up-tempo, rock & roll or rap... as
long as they create awareness and inspire compassion. Also, although we accept
any style it's important that the lyrics can be heard clearly. You can go to the
internet and find inspirational stories, draw from personal experience, or, if you ask
your friends, you'll find it's amazing to see out just how many people have stories to
This contest also includes a request for a song specifically for use by AARP. They're
interested in songs with a theme of "Age is just a number, and life is what you make
AARP works to change the perception and quality of life for people 50 and over. They
partner to offer products and services to meet the needs of their members and they
champion the issues they face.
AAPR is interested in finding a song that encompasses the theme "Age is just a
number, and life is what you make it". It doesn't have to use these words exactly,
just convey the message. It should also present some of the following perspectives:
Re-defining aging, celebrating life, volunteering, activism, forward thinking and
positive social change.
AARP will select one entry meeting their criteria and it will also be included on the
You'll be making a difference by writing a song that inspires support for a