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USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION
http://www.songwriting.net

12/12/06
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** 12th ANNUAL USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION BEGINS

Celebrating our 12th consecutive year, 2007 USA Songwriting Competition is now accepting entries! Winning songs will receive radio airplay in United States and Canada along with great prizes such as a Top Prize of over $50,000.

Sponsors of the 2007 Competition are: New Music Weekly, Keyboard magazine, Sony, Audio-Technica, Ibanez Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Sam Ash Music Stores, IK Multimedia, Hear Techologies, Mi7.com, Indie Bible, Garritan Music Software, Acoustic Café Radio Progam, Livewire Contacts, AirplayOnly.com, Loggins Promotion, Superdups.com and XM Radio.

Also, there's FREE 12th ANNIVERSARY early entry bonus: first 1,000 entries will each receive a FREE Keyboard magazine subscription (1 full year, worth $18.00 value). That's great value of getting music magazine subscription just by entering! Please obtain the entry form at:
http://www.songwriting.net/entryform.html



** 2006 WINNERS ANNOUNCED - AUSTRALIAN SONGWRITER WINS TOP PRIZE

Vikki Simpson, Australian singer-songwriter from a folk group called "The Waifs" Overall Grand Prize as well as the first prize in the Folk category with her song "Bridal Train". This is also the first time that the top prize went to a songwriter outside United States. This shows that there are lots of great talent out there!

Overall Second prize winner went to Victoria Banks of Nashville, TN. She won with her song "Midnight At A Red Light".

Overall Third prize went to Kimberly Bass, Nevada City, CA. She won with her song "Calling All Angels".

FIRST FROM HONG KONG
Barry Chung Hing Hung became the 1st winner from Hong Kong (and China) to ever win first prize in the USA Songwriting Competition with his song "Once You Know". Barry is only one of 2 winners from Asia this year. Edwin Marollano of Muntinlupa City, Philippines won an honorable mention award.

Other winners include Peter Maniatis & All The Brightness from Toronto, Canada who won 1st prize with his song "Never You". Peter is part of an indie Rock/Alternative group "All The Brightness".

FIRST FROM CYPRUS
George Ioannides of Limassol, Cyprus also became the first in his country to ever win first prize in the USA Songwriting Competition. He won with his song "Tell Me".

MOST SONGS IN THE FINALS
Barry Chung Hang Hung (Hong Kong, CHINA) and Michele Vice-Maslin (Los Angeles, CA) tied for the most songs in the finals of 4 songs each. Michele has 4 songs in 4 different categories of Pop, Rock, R&B and Novelty/Comedy, while Barry has all 4 songs in the Instrumental category.

Congratulations to all winners and finalists! Stay tuned with regards to details of the winners in the next month's e-mail newsletter. See the complete winners list at: http://www.songwriting.net/winners.html

===[Sponsored in part by Yamaha Song Writing Competition ]====

Download Yamaha's Digital Music Notebook and receive free
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** UPCOMING SHOWCASES:

*SXSW SHOWCASE

USA Songwriting Competition will present a showcase at SXSW 2007 (South By South West) in Austin, TX on Friday March 17, 2007, 7pm to 10pm. South By South West is the largest musician conference in the USA.
Austin Borders, 4477 S. Lamar, Austin, TX, Tel: (512) 891-8974
~Artists/Songwriters to appear - To be announced in the upcoming newsletters. Stay tuned!


*BLUEBIRD CAFE SHOWCASE

USA Songwriting Competition will present a showcase at the world renowned "Bluebird Café" in Nashville
Wednesday May 9, 2007 6pm - 8pm
Bluebird Café, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215-2700, Tel: (615) 383-1461 (alcohol & food are served, reservations are accepted).
~Artists/Songwriters to appear - To be announced in the upcoming newsletters. Stay tuned!


~~Are you a current or past winner or finalist and you wish to perform at SXSW or Bluebird showcase, please e-mail us your website at:
info@songwriting.net

** COMPILATION CD [sponsored by WWW.SUPERDUPS.COM]
"NEW MUSIC NOW Vol 4" - THE USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION COMPILATION CD sponsored by SUPERDUPS.COM. USA Songwriting Competition's CD Compilation. This CD will include the 2006 winners such as Vikki Simpson (The Waifs). Details will be out shortly.

** COOL MERCHANDISE
You can now purchase our cool USA Songwriting Competition T-shirts, Hats & other stuff online:
http://www.cafepress.com/usasong



===[ Sponsored in part by IBANEZ Guitars ]========================
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MUSIC CONFERENCES, FESTIVALS & WORKSHOP PARTNERS

NAMM Show, Anahiem, CA: Jan 18 - 21, 2007
www.namm.com

MIDEM, Cannes, France: January 21 - 25, 2007
www.midem.com

Canadian Music Week, Toronto, Canada: March 7 - 10, 2007
www.cmw.net

NewMusicWest (NMW): Vancouver, Canada: May 2-7, 2007
www.newmusicwest.com 

Paul Reisler¹s Songcamps 2007
June 19-24, 6 day Blue Ridge Songwriters Retreat - Charlottesville, VA
www.songcamps.com 

July 27- August 1, Hollyhock Songwriting Workshop - Cortes Island, BC
www.hollyhock.bc.ca 

August 13-16, Rocky Mtn. Folks Song School - Lyons, CO
www.bluegrass.com



===[Sponsored in part by Loggins Promotion]=================
LOGGINS PROMOTION is the leading radio promotion and marketing
firm providing services to all genres of music. We operate at
the highest level of efficiency and integrity, so that you
receive maximum promotion, exposure, and attention. For further
info: 888-325-2901 or email: promo@logginspromotion.com  
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*RADIO STATIONS THAT WILL PLAY YOUR MATERIAL:
XM Radio - XMU/The R.A.D.A.R. Report, airing Thursday 9pm USA eastern time
http://www.radiounsigned.com

Indie911 Radio & Podcast
http://www.indie911.com

Worldwide Music Exchange WDYN
1318 East lT, Russellville, AR 72801
Ray cfans@arkansas.net 
www.wdyn.com 
We play all indie music in the following formats: Traditonal Country, Blues, Bluegrass, Folk, Latin, Hawaiian, Southern Gospel, Rockabilly, Reggae, Hillbilly/Mountain, Mexicana {Mexican music in English}, Americana and Soul.

WNCW - Isothermal College
PO Box 804, Spindale, NC 28160
PH: 828-287-8000 x349 FX: 828-287-8012
Martin Anderson marting@wncw.org 
www.wncw.org 
We're always looking for new Americana, Rock, Singer/Songwriter and World music to play.

WOJB - Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa College
13386 W. Trepania Rd. Hayward, WI 54843
PH: 715-634-2100 FX: 715-634-4070
Nicky Kellar programdirector@wojb.org 
www.wojb.org 
We're one of the most diverse and popular stations in Wisconsin.

WTLC Radio
Box 20205, Springfield, IL 62708
PH: 217-306-2592 FX: 217-585-1534
Don Hunt don@wtlcradio.com
www.wtlcradio.com 
We only play Christian indie music and programs. We are looking for Christian indie artists to submit completed works for consideration of airplay.

Unsigned Underground
230 S. Main St., Newtown, CT 06470
PH: 203-426-2030 FX: 203-426-2036
Darryl Gregory info@unsignedunderground.net
www.unsignedunderground.net 
This show is broadcast on WVOF 88.5 Fairfield University, Weds. 4PM to 6PM EST and a Podcast that features independent CDs and interviews with artists. Great free exposure!

WCH Radio
GW Carver House, 3035 Bell Ave. St. Louis, MO 63106
PH: 314-718-7143 FX: 270-682-9474
John ODay wchradio1@lycos.com 
www.wchradio.com 
Features independent artists, both signed and unsigned from around the world. WCH Radio is sister station to The Wave, and is part of the Next Step Promotions Group. Our website is rich in content relative to the music industry.

KRCK-FM 97.7
73-733 Fred Waring Dr. #201, Palm Desert, CA 92260
PH: 760-341-0123 FX: 760-341-7455
The Big KC kc@krck.com
http://www.krck.com 
KRCK supports local talent and encourages independent artists. Rock & Alternative format.

WRHO FM
Hartwick College, 1 Hartwick Dr. Oneonta, NY, 13820O
PH: 607-431-4555 FX: 607-431-4064
Alex Cameron wrho@hartwick.edu 
http://users.hartwick.edu/wrho 
Please send us your promo CDs. We play all genres of music, however we tend to lack in the Folk/Country/Jazz/Blues/ Classical/Spoken Word genres - so more of those genres would be greatly appreciated!

WGRX FM
4414 Lafayette Blvd. Ste #100, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
PH: 540-891-9696 FX: 540-891-1656
Stephanie Taylor staylor@thunder1045.com
http://www.thunder1045.com 
A mainstream Country station that mixes in Americana and Southern Rock. We air a two hour Americana/Bluegrass/Texas Country show on Sunday nights that incorporates independent artists.


*The list of radio stations are brought to you by INDIE BIBLE. You can find the Indie Bible in these stores: Borders Books & Music, Barnes & Noble, Sam Ash, Virgin Records, Tower Records and Mars Music. All USA Songwriting Competition subscribers can get the $5 discounted Indie Bible. Go to:
http://www.indiebible.com/usasong



===[Sponsored in part by New Music Weekly]======================
NEW MUSIC WEEKLY covers the radio and music industry within its
weekly magazine, website, NMW-mail and fax services. NMW, built
by radio stations who "break" the hits first, has become the
standard for tracking radio airplay nationwide. For information
visit: www.newmusicweekly.com or call 310-325-9997

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PAST WINNERS & FINALISTS' UPDATES
*Aruna Sutra has (2004 USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize Winner, Pop Category) hit number 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Charts. Her song "I Got Nerve," is featured on the chart-busting Hannah Montana soundtrack, which hit the number one slot in the Billboard 200 Album Charts on November 11, 2006, selling 281,000 copies. Congratulations!

Additionally, "I Got Nerve" made its Billboard Hot 100 singles chart debut taking the following chart at #67.


*Darrell Scott's song "Good Ol USA" (2005 1st prize winner of the country category) was recorded by Faith Hill in her new album "Fireflies", the song was renamed "We've Got Nothing But Love To Prove" on Faith Hill's new album. The album peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 Album Charts and has sold over 2 million copies. The album is available in all record stores worldwide.

*Antje Duvekot (2000 USA Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention Award Winner) has risen to the top of the folk scene. Antje picked up the "Outstanding Folk Artist" award at the 2006 Boston Music Awards.

*Patrice Pike (2004 USA Songwriting Competition Overall Grand Prize Winner) was on the TV series: RockStar Supernova and watched by millions all over the world. She finished within the Top 7 and had performed on the TV program for over 1 1/2 months. Patrice has since appeared in Austin American-Statesman, Houston Chronicle, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and many others. Her full length CD has been released, includes songs she performed on TV.

~Were you a past winner or finalist of the USA Songwriting Competition and have some interesting news on yourself? If so, please e-mail us at:
info@songwriting.net



===[ REFER A MUSICIAN FRIEND TO US ]==============================
Tell a musician or songwriter to sign up for this FREE informative
e-mail newsletter of USA Songwriting Competition with chock full
of opportunities for the musician or songwriter, please e-mail
them on where to sign-up:
http://www.songwriting.net/join.html
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MUSIC RESOURCES
*MusicGorilla.com - places your music directly onto pages we've built for Major Labels, Indie Labels and Film Studios. We get your music heard. Our artists get access to free submissions for film, tv and video games, they are eligible for free live label showcases and more. We don't take any piece of any deals made on our site, and have had many successes including placement, songwriting and publishing deals.
http://www.MusicGorilla.com 

*Overplay.com - the music site dedicated to the development and exposure of emerging artists. Get your music heard, rated and on sale (a near 100% of sales to the artist)
http://www.overplay.com

*AirplayOnly.com - available to Program Directors, Music Directors, Syndicate Radio, and Internet radio. Radio airplay is tracking using the STS technology. AirplayOnly is the music industry’s answer for fast, secure music delivery, enabling registered industry professionals, records labels, artist/bands to get their promotional music directly to radio as broadcast quality digital files. Airplay Only is a complimentary service to radio stations from a trusted name in radio airplay tracking...STS
http://AirplayOnly.com

*Songwriters Series - Songwriters Series live on streaming video
http://www.songwritersseries.com

*Artistopia.com - Professional presentation of the music artist to the music industry, with comprehensive profile building tools, artist development and community, with fantastic resources and services.
http://www.artistopia.com

*IndieRhythm.com - Get more CD and download sales with IndieRhythm.com! We're offering the lowest listing fees, and even including free digital download setups with all listings. You can even have your music Featured on our homepage for 3 months.
http://www.IndieRhythm.com

*The Music Broker - We pitch unsigned talent to Record Companies, Music Publishers and Film/TV studios. We represent only the best songwriters/artists we can find, wherever they are in the world and whatever style of music they write. http://www.TheMusicBroker.net 

*songwriters Series TV - Voted in the TOP 10 "BEST OF AUSTIN" Television Series by the Austin Chronicle for the second year in a row. Past winner Rachael Sage was featured in their TV show.
http://www.songwritersseries.com

*Songbridge - Bringing artists and songs together
http://www.thesongbridge.com/

*musictalkssessions.com
http://www.musictalkssessions.com

*Australian Country Music Listeners Association
http://www.acmla.com.au

*New Music Weekly
http://www.newmusicweekly.com

*Loggins Radio Promotion
http://www.logginspromotion.com

*Mediaguide - proprietary technology monitors nearly 2,500 US radio stations 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
http://www.artistmonitor.com

*Hal Leonard
http://www.halleonard.com

*Ibanez
http://www.ibanez.com

*Sony
http://www.sonystyle.com

*Livewire Contacts
http://www.livewiremusician.com

*IK Multimedia
http://www.ikmultimedia.com

*Mi7.com - Competence and Passion for the Media Industry
http://www.Mi7.com 

*Onlinegigs - Onlinegigs Version 4 fully automates the booking and promotional process for bands, booking agents, record companies and music managers. Onlinegigs will do it all for you, from finding the right venue to automatically reminding your fans about upcoming performances right on their cell phones.
http://www.onlinegigs.com

*Kari Estrin Management - coaching artists through her Career Assessment System
http://www.kariestrin.com

*Mirage Guitar Works - Providing serous players with out-of-the-ordinary handbuilt guitars at extraordinary prices since 1978 and proud sponsor of the IAMA.
http://www.miragegworks.com

===[ To Advertise ]===============================================
To advertise in the newsletter, please e-mail: ira@songwriting.net
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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all! May the new year bring you all lots of joy and great music making! Many Blissful Wishes!

....Jessica Brandon, Artist Relations ~~

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