Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Songdoor 2007 International Songwriting Competition Adds Alternative Category; Prize Purse Doubles

NASHVILLE, TENN., USA - August 20, 2007 — The SongDoor 2007 International Songwriting Competition, in association with SongU.com, Jay’s Place, Masterwriter and Delgado Guitars, has added an alternative category. The prize purse is now valued at more than $21,000. Complete entry information is available at http://www.songdoor.com/.

"In response to many requests, an Alternative category is being offered in this year’s competition," says Tony Zotta, SongDoor president. We still have the Pop and Rock categories for more classic songs, but the Alternative category offers a nice fit for songs with some edge on them.

"Entrants are eligible to win the Grand Award, valued at approximately USD $5,100 in music merchandise and services, including a fully-produced professional demo at Jay’s Place, a Music Row institution that has recorded the likes of Garth Brooks, Gretchen Wilson, Lonestar, Chet Atkins and many, many more. Other awards include a one-year Platinum Membership for SongU.com, MasterWriter software, an acoustic guitar, gig bag, gear bag, and more.

Seven Category Winners each receive a valuable package of awards worth more than $2,300. Judges include seasoned music industry producers, artists and engineers who have worked with/for such artists as Britney Spears, Neil Young, *NSYNC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire, Tony Bennett, Kenny Rogers, The Charlie Daniels Band and many others.

Entries are accepted online or by mail through November 15, 2007.

The SongDoor International Songwriting Competition is an annual event produced by songwriters, for songwriters. The competition is open to amateur and professional songwriters, and musicians worldwide. Entries are accepted online or by mail through November 15, 2007. An unlimited number of songs may be entered in any of seven categories: Alternative, Christian, Country, Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter and Instrumental. For SongDoor rules, FAQs and entry form, please visit the website: http://www.songdoor.com/ or email info@songdoor.com.

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