Just wanted to spread the word, I got a bit excited when I heard this…. It’s called the International Songwriting Competition. It’s a pretty legit competition. A lot of people I know have entered, and actually placed!
So the reason for all the excitement, they just extended their deadline till November 17th 2006. They usually end the deadline October 16th, so this is a great opportunity for all of us. I have friends who wanted to enter, but have gone about it half-ass, but now they know it’s a great second chance!
Now if you’re a big Run DMC fan like myself, you will be excited to know Darryl McDaniels is going to be judging! It’s absurd to think he is actually going to listen and judge my music… And what’s even crazier, is the other judges like Macy Gray, Sean Paul, Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, etc…
And then there’s the obvious reason for entering… The grand prize is $150,000 in cash and $20,000 in prizes. And by prizes I mean ways they help an artist better themselves whether it be equipment, studio time, pretty much anything a band needs to get started. I know, I know, I sound like an infomercial, but even Pitchfork wrote an article about them, saying it’s like they’re giving away free ice cream!
Anyways, the website is http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/
. Go check it out for yourselves.
I’ll see you guys there!