15th Annual USA Songwriting Competition
15th Annual USA Songwriting Competition
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SXSW, Bluebird Shows, Guitar Player Freebies, 2010 Competition Begins
** 15th Annual USA Songwriting Competition is now accepting entries! Winning songs will receive radio airplay in United States and Canada along with great prizes such as a Top Prize of over $50,000.
Sponsors of the 15th Annual Competition are: Guitar Player Magazine, New Music Weekly, Sony, Audio-Technica, Ibanez Guitars, D’Addario Strings, Mackie, Presonus, Imageline Software, Acoustica, Sonoma Wireworks, Intellitouch Tuners, SongFrame Software, Rockstar Texting, Acoustic Café Radio Program, Livewire Contacts, AirplayAccess.com, Loggins Promotion, Superdups.com, Sirius XM Radio, Sonicbids & Broadjam.
EARLY ENTRY BONUS: First 1,000 Entries Will Each Receive FREE 3 issue subscription to Guitar Player magazine, ($19.50 Value!) + free software (see below) Hurry, While Stocks Last! Please obtain the entry form at:
Or enter online here with your MP3:
Or via Sonicbids:
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*** PAST WINNERS & FINALISTS’ UPDATES
*Kyler England (2009 USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize Winner), Gabriel Mann (2003 USA Songwriting Competition Overall Grand Prize Winner) & Adrianne Gonzalez (1999 Overall Grand Prize Winner) formed a Pop group “The Rescues”, were just signed to Universal Republic Records in Dec 2009.
*Aaron Tap (1998 USA Songwriting Competition 1st prize winner in the Rock/Alternative) plays guitar and sings backup vocals with platinum-selling artist Matt Nathanson, toured with Matt in Australia and played guitar and background vocals in his biggest hit “Come On Get Higher”.
*The 2007 Grand Prize winning song “Where The Music Takes You” written & performed by Ari Gold aired on ABC TV’s “Scrubs” on 12/16/09. The winning song hit Top 10 on the Billboard Charts 6 months after winning the competition.
*Kate Voegele (2005 USA Songwriting Competition, 1st Prize Winner, Pop) appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Conan O’Brien performing her hit song “99 Times”, a Billboard Adult Top 40 Hit, peaking at #24. She hit Top 10 On Billboard 200 Albums Chart on June 15, 2009. Her album “A Fine Mess” is released on Interscope/MySpace records.
*Quinn Loggins (2004 USA Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention Award Winner) wrote a song “Trial of Lies” with Lisa McCallum and Katie Armiger. It’s been released to radio along with a music video on CMT and GAC where Katie is the artist of the month.
~Were you a past winner or finalist of the USA Songwriting Competition or IAMA and have some interesting news on yourself? If so, please e-mail us at:
*** Top 10 USA Songwriting Competition Winners Of The Decade
Kate Voegele, Ari Gold and Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer lead the way of the Top 10 USA Songwriting Competition of the decade
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** UPCOMING SHOWCASES:
*SHOWCASE DURING SXSW
USA Songwriting Competition will present a showcase during SXSW 2010 (South By South West) in Austin, TX on Friday, March 19, 2010, 7pm to 9.30pm. South By South West is the largest musician’s conference in the USA.
Austin Borders, 4477 S. Lamar, Austin, TX, Tel: (512) 891-8974
~Artists/Songwriters to appear:
Kyler England (1st Prize, Country, 14th USA Songwriting Competition)
~There are only 4 slots left for this showcase. If you are interested in performing at this showcase, please e-mail us your website and other information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*BLUEBIRD CAFE SHOWCASE
USA Songwriting Competition will present a showcase at the world renowned “Bluebird Café” in Nashville
Thursday, May 6, 2010, 6pm to 8pm
Bluebird Café, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215-2700, Tel: (615) 383-1461 (alcohol & food are served, reservations are accepted).
~Artists/Songwriters to appear:
Jesse Terry (Honorable Mention, 14th USA Songwriting Competition)
Anadara Arnold (Honorable Mention)
Mandee Radford, Alathea (Honorable Mention)
Will Hopkins (Honorable Mention)
Greg Trafidlo (1st Prize – Novelty, 14th USA Songwriting Competition)
Carla Cappa (1st Prize – Rock/Alt, 14th USA Songwriting Competition)
~There are only 2 slots left for this showcase. If you are interested in performing at this showcase, please e-mail us your website and other information to: email@example.com
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** COMPILATION CD [sponsored by WWW.SUPERDUPS.COM]
“NEW MUSIC NOW Vol 7” – THE USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION COMPILATION CD sponsored by SUPERDUPS.COM. USA Songwriting Competition’s CD Compilation. This CD is now out and features winners such as Sarah Lonsert, Eric Coleville, Anne Simoni & more.
“New ACOUSTIC MUSIC Vol 5” – featuring winners and runner-ups of the 5th Annual IAMA is out. Artists includes; The Refugees, Larry Pattis, Katy Kinard, Wendy Colonna, Kate Lush, Wayne Southards, Jeanette Williams Band, Victoria Vox, etc.
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** MUSIC CONFERENCES, FESTIVALS & WORKSHOP PARTNERS
~MIDEM Music Tradeshow – January 24-27, 2010, Cannes, FRANCE
~22nd International Folk Alliance Conference: February 17 – 21, 2010 Memphis, TN
~Canadian Music Week: March 10-24, 2010 Toronto, Canada
~SXSW (South By South West Music): March 17-21, 2010, Austin, TX, USA
~Winter Music Conference: March 23 – 27, 2010, Miami Beach, FL, USA
~Musikmesse Frankfurt: March 24 to 27, 2010, Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY
~I Create Music ASCAP Expo 2010: April 22-24, 2010, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Early Bird registration price for USA Songwriting Competition entrants is just $260, or $235 if you are also a member of ASCAP. To take advantage of this special rate, select our organization name from the Partner menu towards the end of the registration process.
~MIAC (Music Industries Association of Canada) 2010 Trade Show – May 16, 17, 2010 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada.
~NXNE 2010 – June 16 – 20 – Toronto, CANADA
~Baybeats – Aug 20 – 22, 2010, (South East Asia’s version of SXSW) Singapore, REP OF SINGAPORE
~Australian Music Association Convention Melbourne – Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2010
~WOMEX – October 27 – 31, 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark
~AES San Francisco / 129th AES Convention, November 5-7, 2010
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*** IAMA Featured Artists Of the Month Spotlight
~John Landry [Canada]
~Sturle Andersen [Norway]
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