INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS DAY
Our contest was created to help celebrate International Songwriters Day, April 9th. We are seeking "inspirational" songs, lyrics 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 includes an "indie" Music video category & Lyric video category. The song contest seeks "inspirational songs" they can be ballads, but must have an element of hope or redemption.
Contest opens in December each year! Winners will be announced on International Songwriters Day, April 9. Lots of amazing judges and cool prizes!
Contest opens Dec. 1
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
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).
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.
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
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
1st Place: If I Fall - Emily Power
2nd Place: Sunrise - Hannah Rey
3rd Place: Starlight - Mariel Polifroni
Fighter - Keeley Russell
Looking Up To Heaven - Glenn Valles
This Moment – Misha Seeff
My Far Away Isle - Michael Mironen
Because of You -Kelly Newton
These Roots - Amanda Hagel
1st Place: Dirty Water - JP Sunga
2nd Place: Knick of Time - Emily & Kyle Corner/Tyler Hille
3rd Place: English Tea – Paul Cozens
HONOURABLE MENTION VIDEOS
Flipside - Stacey Jackson
Turquoise Sun by Gray Gurkin
Begging to be Lonely -Bryan Paccagnella
1. Flipside - Stacey Jackson
HONOURABLE MENTION LYRICS:
Talk to Jesus” -Shirley Lazareth
Strong – Opya
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