The Songwriter's Beat - Feel the Music!- Songwriting Contest

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Summary

The Songwriter's Beat Feel the Music! Songwriting Contest is New York's premiere performing songwriter series, expecting to reel in 65 people/night. Artists from a wide variety of genres are encouraged to submit their best songs for a chance to perform at the 6th Annual Songwriter's Beat Festival. Sonicbids has worked with the promoter to secure three winning slots for Sonicbids members alone./n/nArtists from a wide variety of genres are encouraged to submit their best songs for a chance to perform at the 6th Annual Songwriter's Beat Festival, July 22-24, 2010. Sonicbids has worked with the promoter to secure three winning slots for Sonicbids members.


Artists from a wide variety of genres are encouraged to submit their best songs for a chance to perform at the 6th Annual Songwriter's Beat Festival. Sonicbids has worked with the promoter to secure three winning slots for Sonicbids members alone.




  • Five finalists will be announced on July 6, 2010

  • The three winners will be announced July 12, 2010 (these winners will go on to perform at the festival and receive prizes)

Prizes include a $1000 Martin guitar, $750 Kala Lacewood ukelele, $250 Shure microphone, a cool gift from Gibson Guitars, a prix fixe dinner for two to the renowned Cornelia Street Cafe, and more to be announced soon.



Submission deadline is midnight June 27, 2010. You may enter as many songs as you like!



All song submission fees go directly to support Feel the Music! * Songs will be considered in the following categories: A Capella, Acoustic, Alternative, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Jam Band, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Soul, R&B, and World.



Judges include: legendary songwriters Ashford & Simpson, Grammy award winning record producers Mike Barbiero & Ted Perlman, hit record producers Mike Thorne, Steve Addabbo and Joel Jaffe, Songwriter's Guild songwriter Ann Ruckert, with others TBA. The total number artists performing: eighteen, including the three contest winners who will perform their winning songs.


Previous Songwriter's Beat Festival performers include: David Massengill, Felicia Collins, Grayson Hugh, Elisabeth Withers, Cliff Eberhardt, Valerie Ghent, Carolyne Mas, Joe Cerisano, Deni Bonet, Knox Chandler, Bill Grady, Ina May Wool, Peter Calo, Alyson Palmer, Joe Travers and many more.



The Songwriter's Beat Festival and Songwriting Contest is produced by acclaimed NYC performing singer-songwriters Valerie Ghent, Deni Bonet, Deborah Berg and Ann Klein whose credits include: Ashford & Simpson, Cyndi Lauper, Deborah Harry, Nina Simone, Sarah McLachlan, REM, Joan Osborne, Ani DiFranco, Black 47 and many more.



The Songwriter's Beat is New York's premiere performing songwriter series, now in its 10th year. Hosted by singer-songwriter Valerie Ghent, four up-and-coming songwriters perform new material in a supportive and intimate atmosphere. Every third Wednesday of the month, four songwriters of varying musical styles perform original songs and are encouraged to try out their newest material and arrangements. The series culminates in a week-long Songwriter's Beat festival each July, featuring performers from throughout the years. Founded in 2000 by Valerie Ghent, The Songwriter's Beat has presented hundreds of songwriters from the Tri-State area as well as visiting songwriters from other parts of the United States, Canada, France, Cuba, the UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Denmark and Japan.



The Songwriter's Beat is honored to receive support from the ASCAP Foundation .



Feel the Music! is a nonprofit organization which brings music and inspiration to children, families and adults impacted by trauma, loss or illness. Founded in 2005 to serve 9/11 families, Feel the Music! now partners with hospitals, a summer camp for teens impacted by terrorism, WTC responders, public schools and offers concerts, workshops, lessons, performance and recording opportunities, retreats, music mentoring, teacher training programs and opportunities for international exchange.



Feel the Music! - bringing music where it's needed most.