Great American Song Contest. 2) Win prestigious awards and useful prizes “The Vacays” is a team that consists of the following three local and talented musicians: Nathan Chiu, Dacey Andrada, and Amelia Mann. DMO consists of Singer/Songwriter/Musicians, Dani Le Rose, Michael Meroniuk and Omar Khan. 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! Multiple Juno Award-winner Dave Genn is a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and performer whose musical pedigree exhibits a diversity and scope that spans over thirty years in the business. Tyler Paterson of ‘Bodies’ and ‘Tsunami Aki’ (www.soundcloud.com/tsunami-aki), has self produced four stunning full length albums described as bedroom garage pop drawing in all the love with his acute notes and heart-tugging lyrics, while also designing and running his own clothing line ‘Sweet Demon’, which is a collision of street fashion, film, and art. For more information, visit www.songwritingcompetition.com. 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. 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. Finalists and other contest standouts will also be invited to participate in future NewSong Music productions in various locations throughout the country, and will be candidates for film and television placement opportunities, as well as for future releases on the NewSong Recordings label. Created by songwriters, this innovative contest offers a positive alternative to the hype and high cost of the "big-cash-prize" competitions. 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. For more information and updates, visit www.nashvillesongwriters.com and www.twitter.com/nsaiofficial. *A sample of eligible studios can be found HERE. Past co-writes have included Rodney Crowell, Ashley Monroe, Chris Stapleton, Bobby Braddock, Lee Brice and Mary Gauthier. Tess Anderson is an alternative-pop singer-songwriter raised on the West Coast. 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. For more information, visit www.merlefest.org/CASC. 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). Tess and Tissa Dan Moxon and JP Maurice are two Vancouver musicians and friends. 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. 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. 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. Canada won the contest in TWMC#7 and took the bronze medal in TWMC#2 . During a one-on-one song review, your song … Songs may be entered in any of the following twelve categories: rock, … Together, they are the Cool Beans! This year, we’re proud to welcome back, In today’s circumstances, this year’s Canadian Songwriter Challenge is focusing on the strength, creativity and resilience of our songwriters and creators, . 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. Tyler has been instrumental in the professional development of the band, and has helped them gain a reputation for employing creative out-of-the-box marketing techniques and using technology to create unique levels of access to the band. the private link and fill in the rest of the application form. Glen and Molly The Great American Song Contest features opportunities to: 1) Have your songs heard by qualified professionals Deadline: November. Conceived of and produced by the team who bring you the prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC), Unsigned Only is a fresh and novel approach to other music competitions. 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.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. Everyone who enters this international songwriting competition receives a rating from expert industry judges for each song and an award certificate. 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. #StandWithSongwriters and make your voice heard. Dan Beaulieu – Naomi Kavka – Justin Gendreau ), For more information, visit www.songwriting.net. SOCAN serves music creators, music publishers and visual artists, ensures users are Licensed to Play, and collects/distributes royalties in Canada and worldwide. They joined forces for a tour of Western Canada in 2015 and have been friends ever since. We are seeking lyrics to compete in the Song of the Year song and lyric writing contest. 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. Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, The CCMIA and Bell Media for their support in this initiative. 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. WTRFRNTWTRFRNT first met in a blind co-write for a Socan Songcamp Monday and instantly clicked. The Canadian Songwriter Challenge is a project of the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations, supported by Bell Media, Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia. SongwriterUniverse's songwriting contest was the key to unlocking the door to the industry. Bukola is an 18 year old R&B musician whose influences include John Mayer, Daniel Caesar and Amy Winehouse. They thrive by turning their feelings into songs, and they find their best lyrics at the most inconvenient times. 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. 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. Songwriting competitions provide networking opportunities and inspiration for your work. Contestants can designate the style of song they consider their entry to fit when entering tunes. All artwork © Yoko Ono Lennon. It has aired nation-wide on Canadian radio. Dave’s soundtrack work for film has garnered him three Leo Award nominations to date. WTRFRNT first met in a blind co-write for a Socan Songcamp Monday and instantly clicked. They are also currently conspiring to write an ode to Fallout. For more contest info, visit www.saw.org/masc. Known as an. Non-winning finalists will also be considered for future Mountain Stage appearances. CMT Presents the NSAI Song Contest. Their buttery smooth vocal delivery paired perfectly together and they started performing as a duo at a local Montreal watering hole. 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 … 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. You must be at least 16 years old to enter. Chris Austin was a singer/songwriter from Boone, North Carolina, who was tragically killed in a private plane crash in the mountains near San Diego, California, with six other members of Reba McEntire’s band as well as her tour manager. 3) Advance your songwriting, promote your songs & open doors in the music business. Your team has until April 26th at 11:59PM (PST) to formulate your concept and submit your demo along with your application. Dave has written, produced, recorded and performed with artists as talented and diverse as Art Bergmann, Daniel Wesley, Thornley, DSK, The Grapes of Wrath, Strapping Young Lad, Holly McNarland, Faber Drive, Bif Naked, The Lowest of the Low, Emm Gryner, Lillix, Ten Second Epic, Northcote, Pure, The Jins, Kandle, Elli Hart, and Mise En Scene, among many others. Best result was the first place in … In today’s circumstances, this year’s Canadian Songwriter Challenge is focusing on the strength, creativity and resilience of our songwriters and creators. Connor Neidig & Ashley Pater (ft. KIN) Keep your eyes peeled for this team! Cool Beans The entries to this contest are to help with the non-profit … The 2020 Country Showdown Songwriting Contest will be starting up next year! One winner will have an opportunity to win $5,000, prizes from our sponsors and an all expense paid trip to our National Finals to perform their song! that will help our jury of mentors decide on this year’s Top 5 songs to be professionally recorded in an eligible* BC studio of their choice. “The Vacays” is a team that consists of the following three local and talented musicians: Nathan Chiu, Dacey Andrada, and Amelia Mann. SOCAN Repertoire. Traditionally, song contests have focused on musical works however we recognize the significance and power of … This contest was created in his memory. This is the 6th edition of the Canadian Songwriter Challenge and is proudly hosted by Music BC. It then went on to spend 5 weeks on the Billboard Canada … 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. 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. This is a chance to be discovered by the biggest names in the music business. 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. 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. How It Works: Competing artists will be ranked based on their online fan growth during the first round. The finals are held at the Austin Stage during MerleFest each year. 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. Dan Moxon is best known for fronting the band Bend Sinister who have released over 8 albums and toured the world. We have teamed up with the International Songwriting Awards and other international events and there is a lot on offer so take your time to browse and discover the benefits of being part of the 2021 event. He also co-produced career-making hit singles for pop-rock juggernaut Marianas Trench, including the number- ones “Shaketramp”, “Cross My Heart” and “All to Myself”. winner for “Keyboard Player of the Year” & three-time nominee of the corresponding C.C.M.A. These three musicians are a force to be reckoned with, and are willing to give it their all during this challenge! Entry: Visit www.songdoor.com for full details. Recent winners have included Gillian Welch, Tift Merritt, Michael Reno Harrell, Adrienne Young and Martha Scanlan. DMO Tissa Rahim is an RnB songstress with a Middle Eastern flare. First started singing together back in 2015 and sparks were flying. Better Together Applications open April 16th and close April 26th at 11:59PM (PST) and are open to emerging artists and songwriters from across BC. He lives in Vancouver, B.C. 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 … Prizes: The winner of each of six bi-monthly contests receives a Paul Reed Smith acoustic guitar and a Sennheiser microphone. Steph Macpherson and Noah Edwards are singer/songwriters based out of Victoria, BC. Tissa Rahim is an RnB songstress with a Middle Eastern flare. The Canadian Songwriter Challenge is a project of the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations, supported by Bell Media, Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia. That’s why this year we’re challenging participants to collaborate on a song speaking to the theme of “Alone Together”. Each participating songwriter receives the judges' written evaluations upon completion of the contest. Songwriting Contest. They have wanted to collaborate on a duet ever since, and they have finally been able to with “Just A Dream”. 1st place and 1st runner-up is awarded at Judging at 5:00 pm at each IMSTA FESTA. JESSIA & WAYFIE – 2020 WINNERJESSIA & Wayfie are two Vancouver based artists that met earlier this year. During his time with MGB Dave was the co-writer, lead guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist on the number-one hits “Apparitions”, “Hello Time Bomb”, “Load Me Up” and “Strange Days”. Winners will be selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges including record label publishers, producers from SONY Music, Warner/Reprise Records, etc. These three musicians are a force to be reckoned with, and are willing to give it their all during this challenge! This is our 20th Anniversary as a leading international songwriting competition … The Fall 2020 songwriting contest begins September 15 and continues through December 21, 2020. Entry fees from the contest help support the non-profit 501(c)(3) John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which provides students of all ages free hands on opportunities to create. Matt Storm is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based out of Vancouver BC. Music BC will check each application for eligibility as defined by our. USA Songwriting Competition, the world's leading international songwriting event honors songwriters, composers, bands, recording artists everywhere. The mentors are amazing and always dedicated valuable time to help work through any issues/creative blocks. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision … Grammy®-winning singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale is the volunteer chair of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. The project will take place entirely online, requiring our 15 teams of 2-3 to work together remotely on their song during the challenge. Great Canadian Song Quest is a Canadian songwriting contest, presented by CBC Music.The competition has been presented in three editions to date, in 2009, 2010 and 2013. Please enable javascript in your browser preferences. Molly and Glen are singer/songwriters from Vancouver. 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. Tess Anderson is an alternative-pop singer-songwriter raised on the West Coast. However, if you win, or even place, there is … 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. The contest is open to all genres of music, although songs must include a vocal with lyrics to be considered to advance. The Canadian Songwriter Challenge returns in 2020 with a new online format for emerging BC artists and songwriters. 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”. Net proceeds from the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest go to the Chris Austin Memorial Scholarship at Wilkes Community College. 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. 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. 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. The mentors are amazing and always dedicated valuable time to help work through any issues/creative blocks. The challenge is incredible. With songs like “I Heard I Had” and “Live Through The Night” winning songwriting prizes and hitting #1 on the alternative charts, Danielle’s passion is to write songs that authentically connect with an audience. The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) charges an entrance fee of $35 per song entered. Riun 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. A contest that might just open the right doors, make the right connections and get your songs heard. award); (The Fray, Jonathan Cain, Journey, The Timejumpers, John Oates); (David James, The Heels, Warner Music recording artist Meghan Patrick for which she won the 2017 CCMA ‘Producer of the Year’); Carly is probably best known as, , being half of the multi-award winning Canadian country duo, The Canadian Songwriter Challenge 2020 Guidelines and Eligibility. Coming back in 2020! Throughout it’s decade-plus career, the group have amassed a loyal following across Canada and beyond, achieved several top-5 radio songs including a #1 hit at the Alternative format, and sold over 70,000 records. Separate from the Competition, there are IMSTA Song Reviews. E-mail any further questions to contest@newsong-music.com. Building the Future of Music Together. The short list of those who have made their national debut on the show include the Barenaked Ladies, Ryan Adams, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Alison Krauss and NewSong Recordings artists and former contest standouts Ingrid Michaelson, Chris Velan, Lora-Faye, Amber Rubarth, Arthur Alligood and Diana Jones. 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. Steph Macpherson and Noah Edwards are singer/songwriters based out of Victoria, BC. Public voting will count for a small portion of the final score decided by our mentors. The Victoria born duo “Better Together” features the 21 year old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Grayson Lenner, and his partner in crime Kirsten Mar. Indie International Songwriting Network is trusted by thousands of independent songwriters to showcase their creative talent and advance their careers. Then they provide a detailed evaluation. 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 have wanted to collaborate on a duet ever since, and they have finally been able to with “Just A Dream”. Keep your eyes peeled for this team! Bukola is an 18 year old R&B musician whose influences include John Mayer, Daniel Caesar and Amy Winehouse. A couple weeks after winning the "song of the month", I was offered a single song publishing contract by a … Since 1995, the USA Songwriting Competition®, the world's leading international songwriting event, has been honoring songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists everywhere. The largest Canadian contest site. Tyler Bancroft is a founding member of JUNO award winning Vancouver-based band Said The Whale. 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. 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. International Songwriting Competition 3940 Gallatin Pike Nashville, TN 37216 USA. *Please note you will not be able to save and return to the form so it is suggested to record your answers in a separate document and copy/paste them into the application form when ready. 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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