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USA Songwriting Competition


Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

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July 13, 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, Jen Foster, Millish, David Francey, Zane Williams, Suzanne Teng, Dave Potts, Mother Jane, Kate & Kacey Coppola 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).

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

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*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.

*Michele Vice-Maslin (2001 to 2003 USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize Winner, 2004 to 2006 Finalist) had past hits and records with Nick Carter (Help Me, a Billboard Top 40 hit ), Eden’s Crush and American Idol finalist LaToya London. Her current projects include alt/rock artist Juliet Simms (Epic Records), Universal Classics Crossover artist Migg Ayesa (from ROCKSTAR INXS), WBS rock recording artist LALAINE, ,r&b/alt/pop I.D.(Sony BMG), American Idol Heartthrob & Brian McKnight protegee Ace Young and American Idol judge Randy Jackson’s new r&b girl group Hard Candy. Michele also holds the record of having a song in the finals for the past 8 consecutive years. She also tied the record of having the most songs in the finals in the 2006 competition with Barry Chung (Hong Kong).

*Shirley Eikhard (2002 First Prize winner, Jazz & 2006 Finalist) had her hit song "Something to Talk About" performed by American Idol's most talked about star this season Sanjaya Malakar on 4/17/2007 and 4/18/2007. Her song was recorded by Bonnie Raitt and became Bonnie's biggest hit to date, receiving over 4 million airplays in USA alone. "Something To Talk About" won a Grammy Award in 1992, for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for Bonnie Raitt. Fantasia Barrino also performed the same song on season 3 on American Idol. Besides Bonnie Raitt, Shirley Eikhard's songs has been recorded by big name artists such as Cher, Emmylou Harris and Alannah Myles.

*Ari Hest (2002 Honorable Mention Winner) has his new album released by Columbia Records and his songs have been receiving extensive radio airplay throughout US. He performed "live" on Sirius radio on 5/11/07 and his songs received airplay on Acoustic Cafe.

~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:

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*** Featured Performing Artists Spotlight

Featured Artists of the Month are:

~Adrianne (Finalist, AAA/Alternative 3rd Annual IAMA & Grand Prize Winner 1999 USASC)

~Jeff Talmadge (Double Finalist, Folk, 3rd Annual IAMA)

~Barbara Gallagher (Finalist, Instrumental, 3rd Annual IAMA)

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

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American Idol Auditions - American Idol Season 7 auditions is set to begin in San Diego, CA, on Monday, July 30, at Qualcomm Stadium and other cities such as: Dallas, TX (Monday, Aug. 6 at Texas Stadium), Omaha, NE (Friday, Aug. 10 at Qwest Center), Atlanta, GA (Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Georgia Dome), Charleston, SC (Saturday, Aug. 18 at North Charleston Coliseum), Miami, FL (Wednesday, Aug. 22 at AmericanAirlines Arena), Philadelphia, PA (Monday, Aug. 27 at Wachovia Center). For details, see:

Summer NAMM Show (Music Trade show): July 27–29, 2007 (Austin, TX)

Paul Reisler
? Songcamps 2007
July 27- August 1, Hollyhock Songwriting Workshop€ Cortes Island, BC

August 13-16, Rocky Mtn. Folks Song School € Lyons, CO

POPKOMM Music Conference & Festival, September 19 - 21, 2007, Berlin, Germany

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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:

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