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Five recording tips for entering a songwriting contest

June 1, 2017 in Competitions, Tips & Techniques

Here are a handful of useful pointers to help you record your song and produce the best possible competition entry… Tags: , , , , , ,

Steve Levine

JBL announces UK singer-songwriter contest

May 8, 2017 in Competitions, News

Loudspeaker brand’s new competition offers the chance to win a PA system and recording day with Grammy-winning producer Steve Levine… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Feargal Sharkey

New contest Salute-ing music makers

March 22, 2017 in Competitions, News

An original music competition with a £50,000 cash prize is launched by Salute, an enterprise designed to empower UK talent… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

American Authors

2017 USA Songwriting Competition opens

March 17, 2017 in Competitions, News

The annual contest is accepting entries from around the world, offering a top prize of $50,000 in cash and merch… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Skrizzly Adams

Songwriting contest reopens for Christmas

December 22, 2016 in Competitions, News

The International Songwriting Competition is accepting submissions for 2016 with a discounted entry fee as part of a holiday promotion… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Vance Joy – ISC 2014 winner

ISC announces 2016 judging panel

August 20, 2016 in Competitions, News

This year’s International Songwriting Competition judges include recording artists Chris Cornell, Tom Waits, American Authors, Lorde, Ziggy Marley and Donovan… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dallas Songwriters Association

Dallas Songwriters Association Song Contest opens

July 31, 2016 in Competitions, News

The DSA’s annual songwriting competition for amateur songwriters is now open for entry, with a prize fund worth over $5,000… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

American Songwriting Awards

American Songwriting Awards winners announced

July 4, 2016 in Competitions, News

BP Publishing declares 2016’s winning entries across all categories, with the grand prize awarded for a song about war veterans… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Distant Cousins

USA Songwriting Competition nears closing date

May 20, 2016 in Competitions, News

Songwriters vie for a chance to win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as gear… Tags: , , , ,

USA Songwriting Competition

USA Songwriting Competition opens for entry

March 18, 2016 in Competitions, News

The 21st annual contest opens to songwriters globally, with a prize fund including radio airplay, $50,000 in cash and merchandise… Tags: , , ,

Beverly Perry

Unsigned artist sweeps competition semis

November 12, 2015 in Competitions, News

Oklahoma-based singer-songwriter, Beverly Perry has achieved an unprecedented eleven entries in six categories of the 2015 UK Songwriting Contest semi-finals… Tags: , , ,

Brett McMann and Neil Fitzpatrick

Songwriter raises £25,000 for charity

October 7, 2015 in News

A musician who wrote a song in memory of loved ones he lost to cancer, reaches his laudable fundraising target… Tags: , , , , , ,

Safeauto and DreamJobbing

Car insurance company offers a songwriter’s ‘dream job’

August 29, 2015 in Competitions, News

SafeAuto and DreamJobbing want a musician to fly to California, create original music for an advertising campaign and win $10,000… Tags: , , , ,

Marissa Guzman

World Wide Music Contest announces winning entries

August 18, 2015 in Competitions, News

WorldWideMusicContest.com (WWMC), a site made for unsigned musicians from across the globe, unveils the winners of its first songwriting competition… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Shelly Peiken

UK Songwriting Contest judge to offer advice

August 9, 2015 in Competitions, News

Multi-platinum songwriter Shelly Peiken, who is already judging the songwriting competition, will mentor and critique one lucky entrant this year… Tags: , , , , , ,

SongDoor

SongDoor songwriting contest opens for entry

April 29, 2015 in Competitions, News

The SongDoor 2015 International Songwriting Competition is now open for submissions, with awards being given to entrants across six categories… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Daughter

Shure Songwriting Award judge confirmed

February 20, 2015 in Competitions, Gear, News

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance launches Shure’s annual songwriting competition, in partnership with BASCA, with indie band Daughter judging… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Win a €1,000 recording package with Dublin Studio Hub

February 4, 2015 in Competitions, Features

Our Dublin Studio Hub songwriting competition offers you the chance to have your music performed, recorded, mixed and mastered professionally… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

ReverbNation Songwriting contest winner #14: InCrest

January 21, 2015 in Competitions, Features, Interviews

Kicking off the 2015 winner’s podium of our hallowed ReverbNation songwriting competition is a three piece grunge band from Copenhagen… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Ruth Moody

Interview: Ruth Moody

January 13, 2015 in Features, Interviews

We get to know the two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Canada who’s a featured vocalist for Dire Straits’ Mark… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,