The WRA Song Competition

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The William Robert Abate (WRA) Song Competition is open to any unsigned artist or band with an original song(s). The WRA Song Competition honors artists and bands in the categories listed below (one winner is chosen in each category). 1)Pop/Top 40 2)Country/Acoustic 3) Rock/Heavy Metal 4) R&B/ Hip-Hop 5)Alternative 6) Gold Award Winner, an original song in any category that promotes peace and/or speaks out against violence.

Founded in 1993, in conjunction with the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the original William Robert Abate Competition awarded gifted, conservatory students for their achievements. The original competition lives on today, continuing its support of excellence at the Oberlin Conservatory. On the twelfth anniversary of the competition, the founders formed a new competition - The William Robert Abate Song Competition in hopes of reaching a wider audience. The winning songs will be a significant and lasting memorial to a young man named William Robert Abate who brought laughter, peace, love and kindness to the world.

This prize is an opportunity of a lifetime to win a professional, multilateral promotional/marketing campaign like no other, in which your songwriting achievement will be promoted and recognized throughout the music industry.


The William Robert Abate Song Competition Compilation CD sent to major record labels - Your song will be featured on a compilation CD, solicited, and sent by an independent A & R Firm (AMG) to eleven major record labels (major and independent).


The William Robert Abate Song Competition Tip-Sheet - The professional, full-color, tip-sheet will feature a full-page article devoted to each winner, including your photo, biography and an interview! The Tip-Sheet will be sent along with the compilation CD to major and independent labels.


A Customized Press Release - Written by a professional marketing agency, called SoundPress, in full color, including photos and music clips, your achievement will be announced to over five-hundred (500) A & R representatives at major and independent labels.


Featured Artist on our website - an invitation will be sent to approximately 1000 music industry executives to view our Winners Page. This website feature will include your photo, song, biography and contact information.


A Professional Biography and Music Review - A Marketing Executive from SoundPress will write you or your band A Professional Biography and a professional Music Review to enhance your marketing campaign.


A special Cash Prize of $250.00 - Awarded, in addition to the above prizes, to the Winner of the "Gold Award." This category invites every genre and will be a song that promotes peace and/or speaks out against violence.