APRIL 9 2019

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. 

Listen here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a9/Au_Clair_de_la_Lune_%281860%29.ogg 

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 has is gearing up for year 2! Stay tuned.

Contest runs from Jan 18 to March 25! Winners will be announced on International Songwriters Day, April 9. Lots of amazing judges and cool prizes!

Contest runs from Jan 18 to March 25!

 

OUR JUDGES FOR THE SONG CONTEST

BRUCE SUGAR
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

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

BARRY COFFING

No #1 songwriter "How do you talk to an Angel."Founder of Music Supervisor Inc., and Springboard Festivals. He earned BMI songwriting awards for multiple number one hits, and wrote songs and themes for over 200 films and TV shows. Specialties: Music in all forms of media including Composition,Production,Licensing and Scoring. My credits include # hits, Emmy nominations and gold soundtracks. https://www.musicsupervisor.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://twitter.com/alanroyscott

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

DIANA WILLIAMSON

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, CEO Themusiclibrary.org

contest WINNERS

FIRST PLACE:

1.LIVING LEGACY by Danielle W. Carter

 

SECOND PLACE

2. HOLDING ON by Matthew Michael & Christina Marie

 

THIRD PLACE

3. LOUDER by Brianne Holland

 

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

1.     Simple Acts of Kindness by Chris Dunnett &      Pamela K. Ward

2.     Shine by Roy Hawkins

3.     Break Your Heart by Ava Paige

4.     The Golden Door by Christina Eltrevoog

5.     Be Brave by Harrison Tinsley

CHECK OUT THE AWESOME 2019

WINNERS!

Contest runs from Jan 18 to March 25!

OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS

BROADJAM

Broadjam provides promotional services for independent musicians, the music industry and fans around the world. It’s one of the world’s largest web communities focused on independent music. It’s database has songs from over 150 countries worldwide. 

http://www.broadjam.com

ADK MICROPHONES

It took three microphone experts including a Ph.D. in Physics, a design genius in Belgium, 10 Grammy Winning Engineers and a 40-year-old microphone collection to create these microphones! 

http://www.adkmic.com

MICHAEL DOLAN

J. Michael Dolan is the former CEO of M.C.I. publishing corp. and the founder of Music Connection and Songwriter Connection magazines. He is a best selling author, beloved blogger, and private consultant to artists and entrepreneurs and Internet pioneers in all areas of media and entertainment. 

http://www.jmichaeldolan.com

SPRINGBOARD FESTIVALS

We bring together the most talented, hard working Musicians from around the country for the opportunity to receive mentorship, network and pitch their music to some of the industry’s top executives – creating a monumental impact on their careers and the surrounding community and partners.

www.springboardmemphis.com

SIMPLY THE BEST AWARDS

http://simplythebestawards.com

INDIE BIBLE

The Indie Bible lists over 2500 magazines, music blogs, 3100 radio stations, 1100 labels and distributors, 1000 promotion, marketing, management and PR services as well as over 400 sites where you can upload your band's MP3s or videos.

http://www.indiebible.com

101 Tips and tricks of

successful songwriting

www.101tipsandtricksofsuccessfulsongwriting.com

EXPERIENCE

MUSIC INDUSTRY CONNECTION

The Music Industry Databases include The Spotify Playlist Directory, The Spotify and Apple Music Curators Directory, The Music Blog Directory, The Country Radio Directory & the Indie Radio Directory - over 6,000 music industry contacts from all over the world spanning every genre!"

http://www.themicco.com

We have all sorts of fun surprises in store to celebrate the impact songwriters make in our world. 

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