Sep 07, 2023

The Road to Memphis: Song Contest – Your Path to Stardom Begins Here!

You can now participate in this remarkable contest and explore the powerful connection between music, mental well-being, and international recognition.


Are you an aspiring musician seeking the perfect stage to showcase your talent? Do you care deeply about mental health and its significance in the music industry? Look no further! “The Road to Memphis: Song Contest” is the event you’ve been waiting for. In this article, we’ll introduce you to the event’s organizers, the mission behind it, the scientific link between music and mental health, past editions’ success stories, and the incredible opportunities it offers to gigmit members.


Meet the Organizers: TUFF, Memphis, and gigmit

For the fourth consecutive year, TUFF (Tackling Unseen Feelings & Fears), the vibrant city of Memphis, and gigmit are joining forces to confront the stigma surrounding mental health.

First of all, TUFF is a multi-faceted organization dedicated to addressing mental health issues across various domains of life. TUFF’s mission transcends the boundaries of music, aiming to promote positive mental health through various channels, not just music. They recognize that mental health challenges can affect individuals in all walks of life, including musicians. With a holistic approach to mental well-being, TUFF endeavors to reduce suffering by leveraging the transformative power of music, as well as other therapeutic interventions. Their efforts align with countless studies that have shown that music can be a refuge, lowering stress and anxiety while elevating feelings of serenity and tranquility. But, as already mentioned, TUFF’s commitment extends beyond the healing properties of music; they also seek to foster connections and dissolve the walls of isolation through communal experiences. Whether it’s through music, art, or various forms of expression, TUFF believes in the potential to improve mental health and inspire hope. Their partnership with Memphis and gigmit in “The Road to Memphis: Song Contest” is a testament to their dedication to this cause.

Secondly, Memphis, known as the birthplace of blues and rock ‘n’ roll, provides the perfect backdrop for this year’s edition. Its rich musical heritage makes it an ideal setting to celebrate the healing power of music.

And finally there is us. gigmit, your go-to platform for discovering and booking gigs, partners with TUFF to connect emerging artists with this global stage. Our aim is to give musicians the visibility and opportunities they deserve while contributing to a healthier music industry.


Previous Editions and gigmit Success Stories

In past editions of ‘The Road to Memphis: Song Contest,’ talented gigmit members have emerged as winners, proving that music is a lifeline that can transform lives and ignite optimism. These artists not only gained international recognition but also valuable experience that propelled their careers. The 2022 finalists, including Edi Callier, Ammon & Liahona Olayan, Twayn, and many others, paved the way, and now it’s your turn to shine! Don’t miss out on the chance to win incredible prizes that can change your musical journey forever. Keep an eye out for our upcoming interview with one of these remarkable artists, where they’ll share their unforgettable experiences in this song contest.

Edi Callier delivering the performance that made him win the previous edition of the Song Contest (“The Road to Nashville”).


The Science Behind Music and Mental Health

The music industry is no stranger to the mental health struggles faced by musicians. The pressure to perform, uncertain income, and constant scrutiny can take a toll. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Research shows that music has a profound impact on mental well-being. It can reduce stress, elevate mood, and improve overall happiness. Joining “The Road to Memphis” means being part of this therapeutic journey and promoting positive change in the music world.


Are you ready to embark on a journey that combines your passion for music with the mission to tackle mental health issues in the industry? We invite you to explore the full details, terms and conditions of “The Road to Memphis: Song Contest” here. Join us in making a difference, gaining visibility, and reaching for your dreams. Together, we’ll create a harmonious world where music heals and inspires.


📝 Apply to the event through this link and let your talent shine on this international stage. 🌟 Your road to stardom begins here! 🎤