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USA Songwriting Competition's Showcase During SXSW

Posted by Jessica Brandon on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 @07:15 PM


Anne Simoni, 14th Annual USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize winner performed at SXSW showcase at Borders on March 19, 2010.




Wendy Colonna, 5th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) 1st Prize winner performed at SXSW showcase at Borders on March 19, 2010.



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6th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)

Posted by Jessica Brandon on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 @12:02 PM

6th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) is currently accepting entries, this awards competition is judged based on songwriting, performance & artistry. Win prizes in 8 different categories: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo, Folk/Americana/Roots, AAA/Alternative, Instrumental, Open, Bluegrass/Country. There will also be an Overall Grand Prize winner awarded to the top winner worth US$11,000, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in US and Canada! Also, our past winners Charlie Dore and The Refugees will be featured on Acoustic Cafe, a syndicated radio program. You may also obtain the entry form at:

Or enter online, *FREE EARLY ENTRY BONUS: First 1,000 entrants will each receive a FREE subscription from Broadjam worth $25.00 (first 1,000 entrants, must be entered by Oct 31st or earlier, so hurry!) :

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Michael Jackson, The Songwriter Remembered (1958 - 2009)

Posted by Jessica Brandon on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 @09:28 PM

Michael Jackson

We here are USA Songwriting Competition are all saddened to hear the passing of the legendary superstar Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson is known as one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived. However, few people have acknowledge that Michael is also one of the greatest songwriters of his time. Of all the hits he has on the charts, few haev acknowledged that he wrote hits like his trademark songs "Billie Jean", "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" and "Beat It".

These are a list of songs that Michael Jackson has writing credits for as a solo artist in his albums:

"Billie Jean"

"Beat It"

"Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough"

"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"

"The Girl Is Mine"


"The Way You Make Me Feel"

"Liberian Girl"

"Another Part of Me"

"I Just Can't Stop Loving You"

"Dirty Diana"

"Smooth Criminal"

"Leave Me Alone"

"Black or White"

"Remember the Time"

"Heal the World"

"In the Closet"


"Earth Song"

"They Don't Care About Us"

"Stranger in Moscow"

"You Rock My World"



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