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Submission season is upon us again!

We are now accepting submissions for Sing 6, the sixth installment in the critically-acclaimed Sing series.

Sing is an all-vocal compilation album founded in the spirit of unifying collegiate and professional a cappella groups. The series began in 2003 and has quickly developed into a yearly collection of some of the world's finest and most diverse vocal music. In addition to collegiate and professional groups from the United States, the albums now feature talent from high schools across the country and internationally acclaimed professional a cappella groups.

Sing was created to showcase a slice of the best of contemporary a cappella to both the existing vocal music establishment and the a cappella virgin masses. The purpose of the compilation is to give talented groups and individuals an opportunity to be heard on a worldwide stage by placing their music alongside some of the biggest names in the a cappella universe. As the compilation has grown, the series has begun to thrive on choosing groups and tracks that stretch the limits of the genre, including groundbreaking original music from some of the hottest new stars. In listening to any Sing album, our hope is that each listener will appreciate the growing creativity of the a cappella art form and will be challenged and even inspired to bring this ingenuity into their own local spheres of vocal performance. Sing is the only compilation that has garnered a perfect RARB score ever — and we have done it multiple times!

Now an eagerly anticipated annual phenomenon, the Sing series boasts five installments, each album filled with innovative, exceptional tracks that display the versatile power of the human voice. The compilation's most recent volume, Sing V: Groovus, features two world exclusives, an international collaboration, and nine original tracks (two from collegiate ensembles).

Beginning with Sing 6, the compilation album will be available online for free to all CASA members and will be featured on the upcoming CASA radio on an ongoing basis. Thus, participation provides selected artists with great exposure to the biggest group of a cappella fans in the world!

Many other compilations require artists to pay to play; groups have to fork over money for albums that they may or may not wish to sell. In an effort to maintain our extremely high standards, we have gotten rid of this requirement. Albums will be available as digital downloads only, via CASA's website (www.casa.org), A Cappella Records (www.acappellarecords.com), and iTunes. Extremely limited edition physical albums will be available at SoJAM (www.sojam.net) but only until they sell out (most likely on the first night).

Here are the details:

Eligibility

Your album/track is eligible to be included on the Sing Compilation if:

1. It was released or completed after January 1, 2007. While the CARAs have strict rules about music being released to the public, there is no such rule with Sing. We are happy to consider tracks and albums that have never been available through other means. In fact, we have offered numerous incredible world exclusives and we are happy to continue to do so. 

2. It is received at the CASA office no later than September 28, 2009. Unfortunately, a postmark of September 28 is not acceptable. We would also like to note that the earlier you send your album the more time we will have to listen. 

3. A submission application form has been filled out on www.carawards.org and submitted by September 28.

Submission Instructions

1. Fill out the submission application form at www.carawards.org . If you have questions or would like to follow up on receipt of the form, send an email to sing@casa.org.

2. If you are submitting a standard format album: Mail us three (3) production copies of the album in final retail packaging with liner notes. Consider sending more than the 3 required albums for inclusion in CASA’s charitable Tunes for Teens program. See submission application form for more information.

Mail albums to the following address: 

Sing Submissions
c/o CASA
4001 Calaveras Road
Milpitas, CA 95035-7202 U.S.A.

3. If you are submitting an album or individual tracks that were exclusively released online or have never been released: email  for an individualized submission solution.

Sing Timeline

September 28

Submission application form is due.

The submission application form on www.carawards.org must be filled out by this date in order to be considered eligible. You may fill out the form at any time before or after submitting your album.

September 28

All album submissions must be received by the CARA administrators.

To be eligible for Sing, all submission instructions must be completed and albums must be received by this time. Unfortunately, a postmark is not acceptable. Please see submission guidelines for more information.

November 1

Track list is announced on www.casa.org

November 6-8

Extremely limited edition physical Sing albums will be available for sale at SoJam in Durham, NC.

Only those at SoJam will have a chance to purchase physical albums!

November 10

Sing will be available to download for free for all CASA members and can be purchased on iTunes or A Cappella Records by non-members.

A membership is only $30 and well worth the price for this benefit alone!