USA Songwriting Competition Newsletter
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USA Songwriting Competition Newsletter
DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION (May 31st Deadline)
*DEADLINE: Enter by May 31st or earlier. ENTER HERE »
Also, USA Songwriting Competition has entry forms in more foreign languages due to the requests from songwriters and composers all over the world. We now have entry forms in languages of Japanese, Korean, Chinese (both simplified and complicated characters for China & Taiwan), Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese. READ MORE »
Gail Swanson (2002 USA Songwriting Competition First Prize Winner, Country)'s acoustic version of "Sympathy for the Devil" was featured in the ABC series "666 Park Ave".
Nenna Yvonne (Overall Grand Prize Winner, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition) has been signed with Thump/Universal Music Group.
Sally Nyolo (2012 USA Songwriting Competition First Prize Winner, World category) is signed to RCA Victor/Sony Music.
Alexander Cardinale (2011 USA Songwriting Competition First Prize winner & Overall 2nd Prize) won Hollywood Music in Media Award for "Best Song in a TV Show" on "90210" with the same song he won for USA Songwriting Competition "Traffic Lights". READ MORE »
Radio Podcast, featuring USA Songwriting Competition Winners
Acoustic Café radio show will air the winners of the 2012 competition every week this month in May: Mark Spiro, Charlotte Sometimes, Sally Nyolo, Sherri Gough and more. Sirius XM Radio will be airing the winning songs of 2012 competition. Stay tuned.
Thank you to those that performed and attended our showcase at Bluebird cafe and SXSW. View Pictures »
A.J. Croce Wins Acoustic Music Awards
Legendary Songwriter Burt Bacharach: How I Write
The great American songwriter, responsible for 73 Top 40 hits on the U.S. charts (That's What Friends Are For, The Look of Love, Close to You, etc), talks about how he writes a song, and the time Miles Davis complimented him. His new memoir, with Robert Greenfield, is "Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music". READ MORE »
Songwriting Masters Tips
Other Songwriting Articles
** COMPILATION CD
"NEW MUSIC NOW Vol 10" - THE USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION COMPILATION CD. USA Songwriting Competition's CD Compilation. This CD will be out now later this year and features winners such as Mike Schmid, Jonathan Ferreri, Charlotte Sometimes, etc.
** MUSIC CONFERENCES, FESTIVALS, & WORKSHOP PARTNERS
Ibiza International Music Summit (IMS): May 22 - 24, Ibiza, Spain
New Music Seminar: June 9 - 11; New York, NY
NXNE (North By North East) 2013: June 10 - 16; Toronto, Canada.
Bonnnaroo Music Festival 2013; Manchester, TN: June 13 - 16
Americana Music Festival & Conference: Sept 18 - 22, 2013; Nashville, TN
AES 2013 135th Convention: Oct 17 - 20, 2013; Javits Center, New York, USA
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Warmest Wishes...Jessica Brandon, Artist Relations ~~
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