Tuesday, March 25, 2008

World Quest Music Songwriting Contest 2008

"Everyone has a song"

News release from yesterday, which I will set out to explain another songwriting contest (this time from Canada) coming to you and the idea behind the contest (with some interesting judges to boot and a contest entrance fee for amateurs - FREE - which is hard to beat):

The World Quest Music Songwriting Contest is a new Canadian songwriting contest open to both professional musicians and members of the general public.

Musical director and composer Troy Bynoe, along with Sammi Shi, a digital video editor and graphic designer, have based The World Quest Music Songwriting Contest on the theme "everyone has a song".

As such, the contest will open Wednesday March 26th to the general public, with professional entries being received since March 17th.

There are cash and product prizes to be won, the contest is free of charge to the general public, and $10 for professional entries, organizers describe.

The contest itself is open to professional and non-professional songwriters who submit entries at www.worldquestmusic.com. Professional and Non-Professional entries are paired off into two independently running contests. There are no musical categories in this competition, which makes this Contest rather unique, there is a public voting area and a unique wild card vote by select judges.

Judges represent all genres and feature award-winning industry professionals including veteran music publisher Tony Tobias, Gemini nominated Jennifer Podemski, Idol musician Wilson Laurencin, and Doug Bedard of AVR Toronto's "The Plex Show".

The contest runs for five months and entrants can enter up to five (5) songs in the Non-Professional grouping and up to ten (10) songs in the Professional grouping. Both groupings run together, the Professional March 17 through July 26, and the Non-Professional March 26 through August 8. Contestants go head to head online where fans vote for their favourite entries. Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Grand Prize Winners are chosen based on these tallied online votes.

For more information, visit www.worldquestmusic.com.

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