Music BC Songwriters Competition

Posted by:  The Pacific Music Industry Association

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Summary

Music BC (Pacific Music Industry Association) is a non-profit society that supports and promotes the spirit, development, and growth of the BC music community provincially, nationally, and internationally. Music BC provides education, resources, advocacy, opportunities for funding, networking and a forum for communication.

Music BC’s 2nd Annual Provincial Songwriting Contest, SongBird West is designed to recognize new and emerging talent in British Columbia Songwriting, nurture the musical talent of BC songwriters and promote the excellence in the art of songwriting and provide an opportunity for aspiring songwriters to further their music careers and gain recognition and exposure in the music industry. Music BC is dedicated to creating opportunities for new BC talent. This is a chance for amateur songwriters across BC to be discovered (or rediscovered)!

Any self-published or non-published songwriter residing in BC is eligible to enter. Entries will be judged on originality, melody, composition and lyrics. 3 winners will be chosen.

Prize Package 1:

  • One-year membership to Songwriters Associationof Canada (SAC)
  • One-year subscription to Chart Magazine
  • 1-day photoshoot with Mark Maryanovich
  • Mini-Mbox and bag
  • Simkin & Co Law Corp consultation
  • $100 towards printing at Clubcard
  • Mastering of 3 Songs by Suite Sound Labs
  • $153 gift certificate towards rehearsal time at Rockspace
  • 5 hours of poster design by Black Wool Inc
  • BananaToons co-write
  • Live recording package with disc by Postmark Media

    Prize Package 2:

  • One-year membership to Songwriters Associationof Canada (SAC)
  • One-year subscription to Chart Magazine
  • 1-day photoshoot with Fiona Garden
  • Apex 460 Microphone
  • Consultation with Mint Records
  • $250 towards 1" buttons (Six Cent Press)
  • 2 days of studio time at the Factory Studios
  • $153 gift certificate towards rehearsal time at Rockspace
  • 5 hours of poster design by Black Wool Inc
  • Tom McKillop co-write
  • Standard live recording package with disc by Postmark Media

    Prize Package 3:

  • One-year membership to Songwriters Associationof Canada (SAC)
  • One-year subscription to Chart Magazine
  • 1-day photoshoot with Static Photography
  • Warner Music Prize Pack including CDs/DVDs of Warner artists
  • Consultation with Cazart! Records Consultation
  • $125 gift certificate for t-shirt printing from Thriller Print Shop
  • Canadian Musician Prize Pack including a 2 year subscription to Canadian Musician Magazine, Canadian Musician t-shirt, copy of the Music Directory Canada & $200 gift certificate to Music Books Plus
  • $153 gift certificate towards rehearsal time at Rockspace
  • 5 hours of poster design by Black Wool Inc
  • CD Duplication (100)

  • Terms And Conditions

    Each song submitted must be contestants original work and he/she must hold all rights to the song. Song must be original and must not be published or distributed prior to the competition. Provision of false/inaccurate information therein will result in immediate disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.

    Songs may not exceed five (5) minutes in length.

    Songs may have multiple co-writers/performers; contestant and any co-writers must all sign application and all must be current PAID Music BC Members (Basic/Free Members are not PAID members)

    1 Entry per Contestant; each Contestant may submit (or co-submit) only once.
    SongBird West is open to all genres of songwriters -unpublished or self-published. Employees of Music BC are not eligible. Contestants under 19 years of age at time of award must have entry form countersigned by parent or legal guardian.

    Entry constitutes permission to use winners name, likeness, voice, winning entry song and song created under this contest for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation (including inclusion on any Music BC promotional CDs or website streaming).

    Winners will be chosen by a select panel of judges comprised of noted songwriters, music industry professionals and sponsors. Songs will be judged based on melody, composition and lyrics. The quality of production will not be highly considered, however applicants are advised to provide good vocal and instrumental performances. Prizes will be awarded jointly to all authors of any song: division of prizes is the responsibility of winners. Winner Announcements: October 26th, 2006

    Each Entry Requires the Following Elements:
    1. One Song: (5 min. or less) in MP3 format (on-line) or on CDR -Audio (if mailed in -playable in a normal CD player).
    2. Four copies of the lyric sheet (if by mail); one if sent online (please include English translation, if applicable and type or print legibly). Do not send sheet music with your entry.
    3. Proof of Music BC Membership (membership ID # or copy of Membership Card or proof of recent payment ) Must be a full/Paid member to enter (free/basic memberships not eligible) Join Now and Discover the Rewards! Music BC Membership: $53.00 and Student Membership only $26.50 (tax incl.).
    4. Permanent Resident of British Columbia -Proof of citizenship may be required (ie: copy of Drivers License or Govt. id).
    For more information email: info@musicbc.org or phone (604) 873-1914 www.musicbc.org