3) Advance your songwriting, promote your songs & open doors in the music business. Then they provide a detailed evaluation. Teams will also be required to complete a final form which will require an mp3 upload of the demo, URL to public Youtube listing, songwriter names with splits, recording studio of choice, and name of the artist(s) who will be recording the final version should they be granted one of the top 5 prizes. JP has been been performing and releasing music as a solo artist for just as long, and the the two met long long ago in a world still with music festivals. Known as an Actress(multiple roles in movies and series including lead Alice McLeod in CTV’s critically acclaimed “Alice I Think”); Songwriter (dozens of co-writes with award-winning writers such as Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), Sarah Buxton (Keith Urban), Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow), Richard Marx and Linda Perry; Musician (multiple B.C.C.M.A. Everyone who enters this international songwriting competition receives a rating from expert industry judges for each song and an award certificate. All participating songwriters in 2020 will receive written song critiques from contest judges — PLUS a chance to win Prizes & Awards in all 10 Songwriting Categories of the contest * Why This Contest is … Please download and review The Canadian Songwriter Challenge 2020 Guidelines and Eligibility. All entries submitted must be original songs and shall not infringe any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Performing since the age of nine in front of audiences all over North America Ashley has teamed up with Delta-born gifted guitarist Connor, and hailing from Surrey, Kay’s outrageous musical talents. The two struck up a friendship in 2019 after meeting at a songwriting workshop, and recently performed together at the Music Heals “Let Her Sing” event. For more information, visit www.songwritingcompetition.com. In addition to the $5,000 cash prize, winners of the SOCAN Songwriting Prize take home incredible prizes from our generous sponsors Prix de la chanson SOCAN Listen to and vote for the French song nominees. From aspiring songwriters to seasoned professionals, you can count on Indie International to help take your songwriting … Prior to his tenure with 54-40 Dave was a member of the Matthew Good Band from ’95 until ’01. ASCAP is pleased to be working with Guitar Center on their artist discovery program, the Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter contest, which aims to find the nation's best singer-songwriter talent. The Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, hosted by MerleFest, offers songwriters the opportunity to have their original songs heard by a panel of professional songwriters and others from the Nashville music industry. For more information, visit www.GreatAmericanSong.com. All songwriters … The 2020 Country Showdown Songwriting Contest will be starting up next year! Participants will also take part in webinars on the anatomy of a song and the business of songwriting. The challenge is incredible. Riun Garner & Tyler Paterson – 2020 WINNERRiun Garner (www.riungarner.com/music) – known professionally as an actor and director, currently has his first single ‘Trouble’ out now on all streaming platforms, and officially will be debuting his EP “All We Know and All We Forget” on June 19th, a stripped down and intimate record which captures something fragile and heart breaking inspired by the likes of Elliott Smith, Nick Drake, and early Bon Iver. Sign up at songwriter.amplifiertv.com/home. The two struck up a friendship in 2019 after meeting at a songwriting workshop, and recently performed together at the Music Heals “Let Her Sing” event. SongwriterUniverse's songwriting contest was the key to unlocking the door to the industry. Working closely with chart-toppers Hedley throughout their early career, Dave acted as a co-writer, session musician, and producer for the band, helping craft the number-one hits “Gunnin’”, “For the Nights (I Can’t Remember)” and “Perfect”. Since 2003 Dave has been the lead guitarist for Canadian alt-rock heroes and Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame inductees 54-40, appearing as a writer, producer and performer on the band’s albums “Yes To Everything”, “Northern Soul”, ”Lost in the City”, “La Difference”, and “Keep On Walking”, while performing over seven hundred shows with the group. Tess and Tissa Canada debuted in the 1st edition of the The World Music Contest and didn't miss any edition. He lives in Vancouver, B.C. All songs are fully screened by industry professionals with real connections to music publishing, producers, artists and labels, and are judged by industry pros who have worked with Neil Young, Justin Timberlake, Tony Bennett, Britney Spears, Kenny Rogers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Fray, Train and dozens of other notable artists. This experience came about in uncertain times as the result of newfound trust and commitment, which we could not have anticipated to have existed before suddenly, it did. King; Nelly Furtado; Sean "P. Diddy" Combs; Ornette Coleman; Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20); Pat Metheny; Sean Paul; Roseanne Cash; Robert Smith (The Cure); Michael W. Smith; Joe Satriani; Sonny Rollins; Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse); Clint Black; Ray Davies (The Kinks); MercyMe; Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Charlie Walk (President, Epic Records); Arif Mardin (VP/GM, Manhattan Records); Keith Wozencroft (President/A&R, EMI Records); and many more. They joined forces for a tour of Western Canada in 2015 and have been friends ever since. In addition, the first place winner receives a performance slot on the Cabin Stage during MerleFest and other prizes. Truly though, the other songwriters and the relationship you have at the end of the process is what makes this such a fun experience. Molly and Glen are singer/songwriters from Vancouver. The competition is open to amateurs and professionals worldwide. Deadline: November. Please enable javascript in your browser preferences. Dan Beaulieu – Naomi Kavka – Justin Gendreau This year, we’re proud to welcome back Dave Genn, Carly McKillip, and Kinnie Starr, and are excited to announce that Danielle McTaggart (Dear Rouge) and Tyler Bancroft (Said the Whale) will be joining our roster of mentors! The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) charges an entrance fee of $35 per song entered. before our team of mentors review and select 15 teams from the approved list of submissions. Hope is a creative … Co-writing is one of the hardest things to do as an artist, and this throws you right into the middle of it with no time to think. Select your team of 2-3 members and begin co-writing a song that speaks to the theme “Alone Together”. A couple weeks after winning the "song of the month", I was offered a single song publishing contract by a … Past and present ISC judges: Tom Waits; Brian Wilson; Loretta Lynn; B.B. Each participating songwriter receives the judges' written evaluations upon completion of the contest. Prizes: The total awards purse is valued at more than $40,000 and includes a full-band session demo (recorded and produced at Sixteen Ton Studio), a single-song publishing contract, exclusive pitching and networking opportunities, a comprehensive assortment of top-shelf songwriting software and more. The Songwriters’ Association of Washington (SAW), founded in 1979 as a nonprofit organization, holds the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest to help songwriters receive recognition and assistance in their musical endeavors. The Canadian Songwriter Challenge returns in 2020 with a new online format for emerging BC artists and songwriters. ), For more information, visit www.songwriting.net. Prizes include mentoring sessions with famous songwriters, tickets to the CMT Music Awards, meetings with major music publishers, a one-year membership to NSAI and more. Indie International Songwriting Network is trusted by thousands of independent songwriters to showcase their creative talent and advance their careers. Tissa Rahim is an RnB songstress with a Middle Eastern flare. Upload your private, unlisted demo to Youtube, making sure to list your song’s working title, team of songwriters as well as a brief explanation on your process and inspiration for the demo in the video description. Your team has until April 26th at 11:59PM (PST) to formulate your concept and submit your demo along with your application. This nationwide platform is for aspiring songwriters in all genres to submit their best tunes with one Grand Prize Winner and one CMT Listeners’ Choice Winner. Entry: Submissions open in the fall of each year. With over $300,000 worth of cash awards and prizes, one entry will be named "Song of the Year" and that winner will receive $20,000 cash as well as an enormous prize package. The songwriting contest's winners and finalists from each of the ten categories will have their material sent to record labels, publishers, management companies, promoters and many other music industry … With your support, the team strives to make the top 5 in the challenge, and get the chance to further share, and create new music. Known as an. It then went on to spend 5 weeks on the Billboard Canada … Starr’s career has taken her around the world – across Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia, but she is first and foremost an artist and activist. Songwriting competitions provide networking opportunities and inspiration for your work. 2) Win prestigious awards and useful prizes Each member brings their own unique individual flare with influences ranging from Pop, Dance, Rock to R&B, Hip Hop all the way to Bluegrass and Folk. Her activism began before her career in music as a visual artist, and her current visual work continues to touch on her areas of interest: race, home, family and humanity. Songs may be entered in any of the following twelve categories: rock, country, jazz, pop, world, R&B, hip-hop, gospel/inspirational, Latin, electronic, folk and children's. After focusing on their individual musical careers and navigating their ways through the vibrant Vancouver music industry, they have now come together as a team to co-write specifically for this challenge. Created by songwriters, this innovative contest offers a positive alternative to the hype and high cost of the "big-cash-prize" competitions. He has acted in the capacity of Musical Director for award shows as well, most notably the NHL Awards ’07 and Canadian Video Game Awards ’12. For more contest info, visit www.saw.org/masc. The challenge will begin on May 9th and includes educational workshops overseen by experienced mentors in order to provide a practical toolkit to help songwriters develop their skills in the craft of writing unique, commercially aware songs. Sarah Stark (Vancouver) and Nicky Mackenzie (Salt Spring Island) met at Nimbus School of Recording and Media in September 2019 during their audio engineering class. Applications open April 16th and close April 26th at 11:59PM (PST) and are open to emerging artists and songwriters from across BC. The Podunk Bluegrass Festival has announced its 2016 songwriting contest. Prizes: The winner of each of six bi-monthly contests receives a Paul Reed Smith acoustic guitar and a Sennheiser microphone. In today’s circumstances, this year’s Canadian Songwriter Challenge is focusing on the strength, creativity and resilience of our songwriters and creators. JP has been been performing and releasing music as a solo artist for just as long, and the the two met long long ago in a world still with music festivals. Award-winning singer/songwriter Ashley Pater, musician/producer/composer Connor Neidig, and artist Kay Lee have brought their creativity together to create this extremely talented team. Danielle McTaggart is a Juno-Award winning frontwoman and songwriter for the pop/alternative band “Dear Rouge”. Net proceeds from the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest go to the Chris Austin Memorial Scholarship at Wilkes Community College. This is a project about being alone together that was made together alone – with excitement about the potential that collaboration brings for those privileged enough to experience the now heightened paradox of simultaneous isolation and connection. That’s why this year we’re challenging participants to collaborate on a song speaking to the theme of “Alone Together”. The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international competition open to both amateur and professional songwriters. With your support, the team strives to make the top 5 in the challenge, and get the chance to further share, and create new music. General licensing customers including Restaurants, Bars, Colleges and Universities, Web & Mobile and other customers, Individual terrestrial commercial radio stations and commercial radio station group owners. They thrive by turning their feelings into songs, and they find their best lyrics at the most inconvenient times. Previous mentors have included Kinnie Starr, Dave Genn (54-40), Carly McKillip (One More Girl), Jeff Dawson, Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother), Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason), Elisa Pangsaeng (Data Romance, You Say Party, and Juno winner Shad), and Blair Packham (Toronto Song Studio). Winners - Canadian Songwriting Competition GRAND PRIZE Running Away by Jared Salte, Bethany Salte performed by The Royal Foundry We are pleased to announce that the 2018 CSC Grand Prize winners … . All artwork © Yoko Ono Lennon. Keep your eyes peeled for this team! Dan Moxon is best known for fronting the band Bend Sinister who have released over 8 albums and toured the world. How to Enter: Go to www.americansongwriter.com and click on “Contests.” Entry fee is $15 per song. Grammy®-winning singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale is the volunteer chair of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. Also, winning songs will be receive radio airplay (the first for any songwriting competition! #StandWithSongwriters and make your voice heard. Dan Moxon and JP Maurice are two Vancouver musicians and friends. Entandem  This is a chance to be discovered by the biggest names in the music business. You must be at least 16 years old to enter. The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international competition open to both amateur and professional songwriters. Best result was the first place in … Through the writing process, each team will be assigned a mentor to offer feedback and a critique of their song, with the final recording demos to be presented to the public and the industry at large for a final voting round. Now with the bonus time the lockdown has provided the duo have reunited to write songs together long-distance with a new FAWNA ep on the horizon. Then FRASE got offered to tour the world with his solo project and moved to BC and their collaborations took a back seat. Thank you to everyone who participated in, followed and voted in this year’s challenge. Their distinctive styles create a mix of laid back and upbeat vibes and the pair look forward to the challenge of collaborating with each other and the mentors in the Canadian Songwriter Challenge 2020. Each year, entrants are given a free unlimited-access trial to SongU.com plus a free songwriting software program (compatible with either Mac or Windows). Public voting will count for a small portion of the final score decided by our mentors. “The challenge is incredible. The proceeds from the contest enable SAW to provide programs throughout the year that educate and develop the talents of those interested in the art and business of songwriting. The top 5 songs will be announced on June 1st, 2020 with each team receiving $1,000 CAD to record, mix, and master their song at an eligible BC studio of their choice. Tess Anderson is an alternative-pop singer-songwriter raised on the West Coast. FRASE & FAWNA – 2020 WINNERFirst started singing together back in 2015 and sparks were flying. Because unlike most songwriting contests, the Great American Song Contest guarantees that all songwriters who enter will receive written song evaluations from knowledgeable music-industry pros. Dave continues to contribute production and composition for many television and film projects, and in 2019 provided the score and ambient music for the museum exhibit “Victoria the T.Rex”, currently touring American museums for years to come. Their song “Feels Like November”, combines harmony, thoughtful lyrics, and catchy melodies, with the intent to capture the listener’s attention and mirror their feelings regarding the current, and tragic pandemic. The Great American Song Contest features opportunities to: 1) Have your songs heard by qualified professionals During a one-on-one song review, your song … Matt Storm is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based out of Vancouver BC. Entry: Visit www.songdoor.com for full details. Together, they are the Cool Beans! The finals are held at the Austin Stage during MerleFest each year. E-mail any further questions to contest@newsong-music.com. Glen and Molly We are seeking lyrics to compete in the Song of the Year song and lyric writing contest. The National Organization; Make a Donation! We do not yet know in what form our lives as musicians will exist after quarantine, yet this music, born out of a first collaboration between three friends, would not have existed without these circumstances. That’s why this year we’re challenging participants to collaborate on a song speaking to the theme of, to work together remotely on their song during the challenge. Award-winning singer/songwriter Ashley Pater, musician/producer/composer Connor Neidig, and artist Kay Lee have brought their creativity together to create this extremely talented team. Her upcoming album, Feed the Fire, is about hope and despair in perilous times and reconnecting with our truest selves. The project will take place entirely online, requiring our 15 teams of 2-3 to work together remotely on their song during the challenge. The 5 winning songs will then be announced on June 1st, 2020. The challenge will begin on May 9th and includes educational workshops overseen by experienced mentors in order to provide a practical toolkit to help songwriters develop their skills in the craft of writing unique, commercially aware songs. Building the Future of Music Together. These 15 teams will advance forward into the challenge (May 9th – May 15th) where they will rework, expand and perfect their demo with guidance from their assigned mentor and from concepts discussed in the educational webinars. Teams will have until Friday, May 15th at 11:59PM (PST) to finalize their demo, upload it publicly to YouTube with the song title, songwriters and tagging. A contest that might just open the right doors, make the right connections and get your songs heard. Carly McKillip has built an impressive resume in the entertainment industry that reflects her creative scope, talent, drive and accolades. WTRFRNT first met in a blind co-write for a Socan Songcamp Monday and instantly clicked. USA Songwriting Competition, the world's leading international songwriting event honors songwriters, composers, bands, recording artists everywhere. In addition, the winner will perform at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, receive a performance showcase at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café, and perform on an internationally broadcast Mountain Stage (NPR) show.

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