goMARTI Song Contest

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The goMARTI self-driving shuttle pilot launched in Grand Rapids in October 2022! Play a part in this new groundbreaking project by sharing your musical talents with us as part of the goMARTI song competition!

We’re looking for local musical talent to bring this project to life! Submit your best two-minute song about all things transportation, new technology - and of course Grand Rapids - for a chance to be featured! The winner will work with a professional producer to create the perfect song for our fleet of goMARTI shuttles $100 in prize money and 2 tickets to see Legally Blonde at Reif Center in February 2023 - which is one of the stops along our route!

Song Rules


  • Submit a 2 minute song

  • Include 2 verses and a chorus

Song Content

  • The song should feature the shuttle's name "goMARTI".

  • Additional phrases that we'd love to see incorporated include: shuttle, transit, accessibility, route, self-driving.

  • Bonus if you can work in the project tagline: "Experience Self-Driving in Minnesota's Nature"!


  • MP3 or M4A format

  • A recording from your phone is fine!

  • Add instruments if you want, but just your voice is great too!

  • Your submission can include beats or instruments (*Note that these may or may not be used in the final production - Final production and vocals will be up to the goMARTI project team)

Submissions Deadline

  • Submit the lyrics and a recording by 11:59PM, November 30, 2022

Song Contest Terms & Conditions 

Master Recording of the song will be owned by The PLUM Catalyst, along with the right to assign placement. Publisher will register the song with Performance Rights Organizations upon completion. In the event any potential usage/performance royalties are generated, they will be shared between the Writers and the Publisher (and their PRO info submitted to Performing Rights Organizations for payment of any future royalties) Any one-time placement/sync fees will be split according to the overall percentage shares laid out (50% to the PLUM Catalyst as Master Recording Owner, 50% split evenly between the Writer(s)/Publisher. (Verbiage in Producer Collaboration and Master Recording Agreement between Punch and The PLUM Catalyst) Song submitter/winner will be credited.