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Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

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September 27, 2007

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***IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) ACCEPTING ENTRIES

The 4th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) is now accepting entries. IAMA promotes excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Participating sponsors include D'Addario Strings, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Only, Sonicbids.com, Acoustic Cafe Radio Show and XM Satellite Radio.

IAMA is open to all independent artists and labels. Unlike other music industry competitions, IAMA focuses on developing new markets for Acoustic artists, labels and with or without CD releases. Past year's winners include Fertitta and McClintock, Judith de los Santos, Jon Troast, Mistin (Australia), The Trapps, Eric Roberts, Jon Black, Betsy Foster and more.

Win prizes in 8 different categories: Folk/Americana/Roots, AAA/Alternative, Instrumental, Open, Bluegrass, Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo. There will also be an Overall Grand Prize winner awarded to the top winner worth over US$11,000, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in US and Canada. Winning songs will be heard on radio! Winners and runner-ups will be featured on our CD compilation. Also, we feature up to 10 different artists get featured and promoted on IAMA website every month, which provides a review, ratings, CD information and more.

Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition/song choice, Music Production and originality. (Please note that IAMA is a different competition from USA Songwriting Competition).

Enter now and get featured (see this month's featured artists below!) All entries must be postmarked by November 9 or earlier. Ways to enter:

** For the regular entry form, please go to: http://www.inacoustic.com/entryform.html

** For online entries (powered by Sonicbids.com), please go to: http://www.sonicbids.com/iama2007

Last Chance To Enroll with Berkleemusic.com

Berkleemusic is the online continuing education division of Berklee College
of Music. Study songwriting, music production, music business, guitar, bass
and music theory with Berklee's legendary faculty from anywhere in the
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Featured Artists of the Month are:

~Charlie Dore (UK)

~Holly Long (USA)

~Michael Tiernan (USA)

For more details of the artists, please visit: http://www.inacoustic.com/artists2.html

===[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


*Jen Foster (1st Prize winner, Gospel of 2005 USA Songwriting Competition) had her song "Seize The Moment" placed in the LOGO Channel's Suzanne Westenhoefer Special.

*Radio Disney has added Sue Fabisch's song "I Don't Think About It" (sung by Emily Osment) to their request list. To help Sue get some spins on the song, just go to www.RadioDisney.com and towards the top on the right, scroll over the GREEN tab that says SPEAK and click "Request a Song". Scroll down to E for Emily Osment and click on "I Don't Think About It". Sue Fabisch won 1st Prize in the country category in 2003 of the USA Songwriting Competition as well as an honorable mention award the same year.

*Eric Roberts (1st Prize Winner (Open/AOG Category) of the 3rd Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) has his song "Cella's Song" on heavy rotation on Sirius Channel 73.

~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

"NEW MUSIC NOW Vol 4" - THE USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION COMPILATION CD sponsored by SUPERDUPS.COM. USA Songwriting Competition's CD Compilation is out! It includes the top winners such as Vikki Simpson, The Waifs, Victoria Banks, Kimberly Bass, Jordan Zevon and more. Vol 1, 2 and 3 have been released to the music industry representatives. Watch out for the details of the CD in next month's email newsletter.

You can now purchase our cool USA Songwriting Competition T-shirts, Hats & other stuff online:

===[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    www.logginspromotion.com


Did you know each year, billions of CDs and DVDs are manufactured, while millions of these discs end up in landfills and incinerators? This is harmful to our environment.

If you use, sell, promote, distribute, or manufacture compact discs, it is important to know how and where to recycle them.

Compact Discs, when recycled properly, will stop unnecessary pollution, conserve natural resources, and help slow global warming. Learn how at: www.cdrecyclingcenter.org

===[Sponsored in part by D'Addario]=======================================
From the D'Addario-pioneered phosphor bronze acoustic strings to the world-famous XL electric strings, D'Addario has your instruments covered. Quality, consistency, and innovation make "The Player's Choice."


CMJ 2007 Music Marathon & Film Festival, New York City, NY: October 16-20, 2007.

6th Annual Midatlantic Music Conference is now accepting bands/artists showcase submissions for their showcases. The conference is held Nov 8 - 11, 2007.

NAMM - Anaheim, CA. NAMM Show is the largest music products trade show in United States: Jan 17 -20

MIDEM 2008, Cannes, France: Jan 27 - 31, 2008

Frankfurt Musikmesse, Frankfurt am Main: largest music trade show in the world, March 12 - 15, 2008

===[ Sponsored in part by IBANEZ Guitars ]==================================
Ibanez Acoustic Guitars... Diversity in Size, Sound, and Style. Ibanez has over 75 different acoustic guitar models in 12 very different body shapes to help you FIND YOUR VOICE. http://www.ibanez.com/acoustics/

XM Radio - XMU/The R.A.D.A.R. Report, airing Thursday 9pm USA eastern time

Radio Rietveld
Frederik Roeskestraat 96, 1076 ED Amsterdam, The Netherlands
PH: 003120-5711600 FX: 003120-5711654
Hans Kuiper/ Gijs Muller radiorietveld@gmail.com
We feature independent music, originally produced programs, soundscapes, radio plays, interviews and art specials. We are connected to the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam.

WBMB Baruch College Radio, 87.9 FM The Biz
55 Lexington Ave. Ste. 3-280, New York, NY 10010
PH: 646-312-4720
Gina Alioto ginanalioto@gmail.com 
Featuring all styles of music.

WNCW - Isothermal College
PO Box 804, Spindale, NC 28160
PH: 828-287-8000 x349 FX: 828-287-8012
Martin Anderson marting@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 
We're one of the most diverse and popular stations in Wisconsin.

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 
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
KRCK supports local talent and encourages independent artists. Rock & Alternative format.

Hartwick College, 1 Hartwick Dr. Oneonta, NY, 13820O
PH: 607-431-4555 FX: 607-431-4064
Alex Cameron wrho@hartwick.edu 
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!

4414 Lafayette Blvd. Ste #100, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
PH: 540-891-9696 FX: 540-891-1656
Stephanie Taylor staylor@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/mkoc

===[ 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:

*BerkleeMusic.com - online music courses such as Songwriting, Music Production, etc.


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*New Music Weekly

*Loggins Radio Promotion

*Songsinc.com is the new, ingenious online Music Company offering songwriters, lyricist, poets and composers the opportunity to collaborate, create, market, and promote songs through an amazing process called TrackWriting™ - and they never ask for publishing or copyright

*Hal Leonard



*Livewire Contacts

*IK Multimedia

*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.

===[ To Advertise ]===============================================
To advertise in the newsletter, please e-mail: ira@songwriting.net

We are pleased to hear Charlie Dore making a comeback and entering IAMA. Charlie as you know had the late 70's/early 80's hit "Pilot of the Airwaves".

Have a super weekend,

....Jessica Brandon, Artist Relations ~~


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