April 05, 2011

2011 Songwriting Contest

Calling all musicians, songwriters, beat makers, and producers, Song of the year is once again accepting songs for its annual songwriting contest. Winners in each category of the songwriting contest will have their material sent to record labels, music publishers, and other music industry insiders, for their consideration. The winners will also receive over $135,000 in cash and prizes. 

The 2011 songwriting contest provides a great opportunity for indie musicians and songwriters, to get their songs noticed by a panel of music industry judges, and at the same time a chance to win cash and prizes. The ultimate benefit is having your song forwarded to record labels, music publishers, and music supervisors. 

How the Songwriting Contest Works: 

All songwriting contest entries are listened to, reviewed and judged by the songwriting merits. Production qualities of the songs are not taken into consideration, as it is the song that is the focus and most important part. The contest is looking for songwriters, so production quality is not judged, which means a simple home recording is acceptable. 

Before entering the songwriting contest, best advice would be to do a little reading on songwriting structures, methods and ability.  Masterwriter Songwriting Software is one of the best songwriting software's on the market. It was developed by songwriters, with their specific needs in mind. Masterwriter comes with all the tools needed for quick play back and arranging with virtual instruments, to printing sheet music with the songwriters credentials. Highly recommended for all songwriters.

Songwriting Contest Prizes:

1st. Place Prize:
$60,000 Cash (US Dollars)

$6,000 Gift Certificate at Guitar Center

Apple Mac Pro - 2.93GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon - Configured for music recording (Retail Value $10,849.00) (View Details)

Apple LED Cinema – 27” Flat panel monitor (Retail Value $999.00)

Home Studio Package - Apple Final Cut Studio video software, Logic Studio, M-Audio Oxygen 49 MIDI Controller (Retail Value $2,777.89)

Taylor Guitar – 814CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric (Retail Value $4,058.99)

Yamaha Keyboard - Motif XS8 Music Production Synth (Retail Value $3,999.99) & MLAN16e2 mLan Expansion Board (Retail Value $299.00)

Solidstand Keyboard Stand (Retail Value $1,295.00)

2nd. Place Price:
$10,000 Cash (US Dollars)
$3,000 Gift Certificate at Guitar Center
Taylor Guitar – 814CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric (Retail Value $4,058.99)

3rd Place Price:
$500 Cash (US Dollars)

10 Category Winners:
$50 Cash (US Dollars)

The songwriting contest is open to everyone, details entry and submit song forms are available at the Song of The Year.

Good luck to all. 

By George Luker (C) Copyright 2011 Krule Music

1 comment:

  1. I like this songwriting contest. This amout of prize can help songwriters and poets in practical life. These contest are really superb and helpful to poets.