INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS DAY
Our contest was created to help celebrate International Songwriters Day, April 9th. We are seeking "inspirational" songs and music videos. Details at the links.
International Songwriters Day, April 9 was created to celebrate the work of songwriters around the world. It also will act to advocate on behalf of songwriters as well as help raise money for songwriter affiliated charities.
April 9, 1860 is the date of the earliest recording of a human voice ever recovered, singing the French folk tune, "Clare De La Lune" (By the Light of the Moon). It was recorded by Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville and was deposited in 1861 with the Academie of Sciences.
One day a year, on April 9, we encourage fans and music lovers in general, to tip their hats off to music creators. "Take them to lunch," buy your favourite songwriter's new album, tickets to their concerts, show them your love and respect.
The organization was founded by company of creatives that have worked in the music business for over twenty years in songwriting, publishing, music placement, event production, post production and contest creation. We have placed music with major TV/film and record companies such as Disney, NBC, ABC, MTV, VH1, Global, Warner Brothers, RCA, etc.
The International Songwriters Day organization was created in part to address the issues affecting songwriters in the digital age.The goal is to partner with other songwriting organizations worldwide to affect positive and necessary change.
Our contest now includes a "indie" music video category. The song contest seeks "inspirational songs" they can be ballads, but must have an element of hope or redemption.
Contest opens Dec. 28, 2020! Winners will be announced on International Songwriters Day, April 9. Lots of amazing judges and cool prizes!
Dec. 28 - April 2, 2021
Canadian born Mike Gormley has achieved top recognition as journalist, record company executive, artist manager., music supervisor for TV and film and marketing/PR expert in the 40+ years in the music industry. Gormley has been responsible for setting into motion many artists' international careers. His work has brought the world such successful artists as film composer Danny Elfman, massively successful pop band The Bangles and helped launch the careers of such diverse artists as Rod Stewart, Rush, BTO, The Police and Supertramp. http://www.lapersdev.com
Grammy nominated engineer, producer, has made records with some of the most iconic figures in the music business including Ringo Starr, Elton John, Joe Walsh, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. He performed with Ringo Starr (piano) on the Jimmy Fallon Show, The Daily Show, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Grammy Museum and PBS the Artist Den. Bruce also co-produced and recorded the last collaboration between Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr "Walk with You" from the Y Not album https://brucesugar.com
Myles Goodwyn, is the singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the band April Wine, who have sold over 20 million recordings worldwide. Some major hits are You Could Have Been A Lady, On Fire For You Baby, Bad Side Of The Moon, Wouldn't Want To Lose Your Love, Sign Of The Gypsy Queen and Tonite's A Wonderful Night To Fall In Love, to name a few. Myles and his group April Wine were inducted into the Canadian Hall Of Fame in 2010. Goodwyn received the prestigious ECMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 and the Socan National Achievement Award in 2002. His memoir, Just Between You and Me, was released 2016 and was a best seller on the Globe and Mail`s Documentary Best Seller List. His second book, Elvis and Tiger (fiction) was released in December, 2017. Myles recently won the 2020 ECMA Blues Recording of the Year Award (2nd year in a row) for his solo album, Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues 2.
Martin Isherwood, is Head of Music for The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (founded by musician Paul McCartney and Mark Featherstone-Witty.) Martin has many years’ professional experience as a songwriter, producer, performer, sound engineer, manager, promoter, DJ and label owner (Pop Recordings). As a songwriter and producer he has had Top 20 UK Chart success, won the BBC Song for Europe, etc.. He is currently a member of UK Music Skills Academy Founders Circle, a former Board member of the Brilliant Foundation Ltd; Inner City Music Ltd (The Band on The Wall) and Bury Metro Arts Association Ltd (The Met Theatre).
Songwriter, Performer, Former Staff Writer signed to Sony ATV Nashville, & Warner Chapell Music, Performed with Billy Ray Cyrus, Barbara Mandrell, Sawyer Brown, Owner of Niagara Falls 4680Q.CA Radio Station and the Niagara Institute of Music and Arts http://www.4680Q.ca
Record Producer/Engineer - Dynamite Hack, The Polyphonic Spree, All The Apparatus, Crackout, Slammin' Gladys, Engineer for Maureen McCormick, Jean-Luc Ponty, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, & Archivist for Warner/ Elektra/Atlantic Record distribution. Los Angeles, CA.
Writer of 2 x #3 Billboard hot club chart songs, over 50 cuts in film/TV. Produced one of the Temptations. Los Angeles Music Awards "Female Songwriter of the Year."Writer of "101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting. DJ at Acoustic Gold Radio, 4680Q.ca, VP Themusiclibrary.org http://www.themusiclibrary.org
FIRST PLACE *SONGS:
1.GONNA MAKE IT by Dylan Cohen
2. FIGHTER by Julie Ludgate
3. BREAK AWAY by Tara Chugh
1. In Your Life by Jon Mullane
2. Jump the Tracks by Liz Rachel Walker
3. Hope Faith and Love by Corey Baker
4. Shelter from the Rain by Benny Allen
5. I See You by Grant Maloy Smith
FIRST PLACE *MUSIC VIDEOS
1.LETTING GO by Nick Clack
2. INDIGO SKY by Isle
3. OPEN YOUR EYES by Spiral Theory
HONOURABLE MENTIONS *MUSIC VIDEO
1. ENJOY THE RIDE by Gray Gurkin
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