APRIL 9 

INTERNATIONAL

SONGWRITERS

DAY

APRIL 9

"CUZ IT ALL STARTS WITH A SONG"

april 9, Celebrate International Songwriters Day

ABOUT

INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS DAY
APRIL 9

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. 

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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. All genders are invited to submit.

Contest IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2020! Winners will be announced on International Songwriters Day, April 9. Lots of amazing judges and cool prizes! STAY TUNED FOR 2020/2021

Contest NOW CLOSED

Dec. 19 - April 2, 2020

 

OUR JUDGES FOR THE SONG CONTEST

DARRYL ROSS

Entertainment industry veteran, Multi-Platinum Producer/Arranger Darryl Ross, aka Dok Ross has made a name for himself in the industry as a world-renowned Songwriter/Producer/Musician/Executive, Concert Promoter / Tour Consultant, working for the past twenty + years with the worlds most notable recording companies, past and present (CAPITOL EMI, RCA, SONY/BMG, MCA/GEFFEN UNIVERSAL, WARNER BRO, POLYGRAM, ISLAND/DEF JAM, ELEKTRA)etc. and some of the worlds most profitable entertainers, motion pictures. TV Shows, commercials, video games, etc. The long list includes such names as Michael Jackson, Jay Z, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Barry White, Eddie Murphy, Seal, R. Kelly, Ludacris. Boyz in the Hood, Gladiators, Scary Movie, Nike, Air Jordan, Reebok, Converse, Sega, Sonic the Hedge Hog, and countless others. https://www.dokross.com

ALAN ROY SCOTT, AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER
Alan's songs have been recorded by Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Notorious B.I.G., Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LaBelle, Neville Bros. Roberta Flack, Cher, Jason Gould, El DeBarge, Tiffany, Patti Austin, The Spinners, Rick Springfield, Martika, Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Martin, Anne Murray, Johnny Mathis, Pointer Sisters, Sheena Easton, and Ray Charles among many. His work also has been featured in Films and TV shows such as “Top Gun,” “First Wives Club,” “Coming To America,” “Redline,” “Karate Kid III,” “Summer School,” “Fame,” “Fame/LA,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” “Santa Barbara,” “Guiding Light,” “Melrose Place,” & “Beverly Hills 90210” among others. https://www.alanroyscott.com, http://www.musicbridges.com

MIKE GORMLEY -CAREER CONSULTANT, MANAGER, PR

Ottawa born Mike Gormley has achieved top recognition in the 40+ years in the music industry as a journalist, record company executive, artist manager, music supervisor for TV and films and marketing/PR expert. Gormley has been responsible for setting into motion many artists’ international careers. Through his work he has introduced such successful artists as film composer Danny Elfman and massively successful pop band The Bangles. He has also helped launch the careers of such diverse artists as Rod Stewart, Rush, BTO, The Police and Supertramp. Mike is a on the Board of Directors for Armory of Harmony, an organization set up to turn gun metal into musical instruments. He is past President of The Conference of Personal Managers and L.A. WoMen In Music. He is presently on the board of Music Manager's Forum U.S. http://www.lapersdev.com

MICAH BARNES

Micah cut his teeth in the cabarets and jazz clubs of Toronto before joining A Capella Vocal group The Nylons. Recording & Touring with the guys, brought Micah into the global music scene and a busy concert, TV and Media schedule throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Micah then launched a busy solo career touring the U.S.A. with his #1 international club hit "Welcome To My Head" and a return to a jazz-oriented style of his earlier years resulting in a series of critically acclaimed recordings. Micah is also a highly respected vocal coach. You can catch him at http://www.micahbarnes.com

MARTIN ISHERWOOD

Martin has been Head of Music at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) since 2001, where he wrote and now manages the internationally renowned degrees in Popular Music, Songwriting & Performance and Songwriting & Production. Over the last 26 years Martin has taught thousands of songwriting students, many who have gone to have successful careers in the music industry. In 2019 he was awarded a PhD by Professional Practice: ‘Supporting Songwriting’ based on his songwriting and music industry practice.  Martin has 35 years’ music industry experience, with UK Chart Top 15 success as a songwriter and producer,  and also as a performer, sound engineer, manager, promoter, DJ and label owner.  He is currently a member of UK Music Skills Academy Founders Circle, a former Board member of the Brilliant Foundation Ltd and Inner City Music Ltd (The Band on The Wall)). 

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/martin-isherwood-0206bb14

contest WINNERS

FIRST PLACE *SONGS:

1.GONNA MAKE IT by Dylan Cohen

 

SECOND PLACE

2. FIGHTER by Julie Ludgate

 

THIRD PLACE

3. BREAK AWAY by Tara Chugh

 

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

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

 

SECOND PLACE

2. INDIGO SKY by Isle

 

THIRD PLACE

3. OPEN YOUR EYES by Spiral Theory

HONOURABLE MENTIONS *MUSIC VIDEO

1. ENJOY THE RIDE by Gray Gurkin

CHECK OUT THE AWESOME 2020

WINNERS!

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