A National Singing Contest for Renters

ARIUM is a national apartment brand that is working to make renting better. This summer, ARIUM is on a mission to change the lives of many renters through its national singing contest, Sounds of Summer, open to ANY renter in America. With the backing of music industry veterans, contestants will get enormous exposure, free prizes, opportunities to travel and perform, mentorship by celebrities, and a chance to win an entire year of free rent*.

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Sounds of Summer Rules

Official Terms and Conditions

Please read the entire Terms and Conditions Here. 

      • The contest is open to any legal resident of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, ages 13 and up, who rents their primary residence. For those under 18, a parent or legal guardian must apply on your behalf and will be required to travel with you for production.
      • ARIUM will confirm each contestant’s eligibility status.
      • Submissions open April 1, 2024, at 12:01 AM and will close April 30, 2024, at 11:59 pm.
      • Video submissions should not exceed 4 minutes, with a maximum file size of 500 MB.
      • One submission per entry.
      • 60 contestants will be chosen to enter the contest and will be notified.
      • Judges will choose 10 semi-finalists based on the virality of the submitted content and the overall talent and creativity of the contestant.
      • Public voting will determine the 4 finalists who will perform in front of a live audience on a big stage to compete to be the overall winner.
      • Public voting will determine the overall winner.
      • Contestants who make the final 4 will be required to travel twice for video production and performances. ARIUM will cover airfare and hotel.
      • For guidance on uploading your entry, please consult the Entry Submission Guide for detailed instructions.
For all other questions, reach out to SoundsOfSummer@ariumliving.com.

Ally Free


Meet Ally Free, whose musical journey began at 15 when they picked up a guitar, learning initially through lessons and later by ear to complement their singing. Hailing from Huntsville, Alabama, they started performing at local coffee shops and outdoor venues, eventually expanding to bars, restaurants, and regional music festivals. In 2019, Ally launched their debut album featuring original Americana tracks that fuse rock, country, and folk influences. Inspired by The Black Opry in 2023, they transitioned to larger venues, leaving their career as a Correctional Officer to pursue music full-time. Ally’s music, a personal sanctuary, shares their journey and connects deeply with listeners who resonate with storytelling through song.

A year of free rent would empower Ally Free to invest significantly in their artist brand and career growth. It would provide the resources needed to expand their musical footprint, offering vital stability in navigating industry challenges while continuing to create soulful, impactful music.


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Ally Free

Round 2 Performance Video

Ally Free

Demons of My Past (Teaser)

Ally Free

Stay (Original)

Ally Free

Demons of My Past (Original)