The Digital Demo Derby serves as an opportunity to get quality feedback from industry experts. Each month, we will utilize a different set of requirements for submissions, including but not limited to: genre, placement purpose (ie. for advertising, video game, documentary, sports, etc.).

In each round, we will select three composers to be reviewed by two industry experts. Each reviewer has the opportunity to select one of the three entrants for a 1 on 1, 30 minute meeting. Those selected will be notified by email.

Requirements for March submissions:

  • Tracks must be no longer than 3 minutes in length.
  • Tracks must be in a playlist, whether on Soundcloud, YouTube, or similar.
  • Tracks must not be represented by a third party licensing entity.
  • Tracks can be any genre.
  • This is an OPEN round. You must tell us where YOU envision the song being placed (TV show, advertisement, promo, documentary, etc).

Deadline to submit your work is March 22, 2021. Selected participants will be contacted by March 24, 2021 and will be reviewed and met with prior to March 31, 2021.

Please contact Morgan McKnight at with any questions.


March Industry Experts

Christy Carew

Music Director, Composer, Producer – 5 Alarm Music

Christy Carew is a Canadian-American composer of music for film, TV, advertising, multi-media and the concert world. She has been a Music Director, Composer and Producer at 5 Alarm Music since 2012. Her score for the romantic sci-fi short Virtually was nominated by the Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ) for the 2019 Fimucinema Award for Best Original Score (Short Film). Christy’s work on Virtually also was honored with the award for Best Score – Short Film at Filmquest, and received the 2019 Certificate of Achievement: Honorable Mention for Best Original Score at the Independent Shorts Awards. Christy also composed the music for the acclaimed SyFy-acquired docuseries Looking for Leia, telling the stories of women and non-binary people in the Star Wars fandom. She is an alumna of the prestigious Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound (2018) and the renowned ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop (2019)

Jenny Oakes

CEO – JW Media Music

With over 20 years of experience in production music, Jenny has a wealth of knowledge on production music rights and its exploitation. Jenny has been involved in the production of over 150 albums and the representation of over 30 catalogues in the UK. She has been a member of the PRS/MCPS production music committees in the UK for over 10 years and is vocal in maintaining the value of both composers and publishers rights in production music. Jenny is currently also a founder director of Ravenwood Production Music.