“We Are Listening” Launches Annual Songwriting Contest

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Annual songwriting competition awaits your submissions.

From the press release:

LONDON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ — We Are Listening launches its 23rd Singer/Songwriter Awards, the company’s flagship international song contest for independent performing artists, songwriters, and lyricists. This year, We Are Listening is offering a greater variety of career-oriented prizes, divided into six music industry sectors: Songwriting, Licensing, Marketing, Production, Post-Production, and Retail Distribution. A total of six winners in 2009 will have a choice of a grand prize from one of the six sectors, including a week-long songwriting retreat in Stockholm, Sweden; network-sized television placement in the US; college radio promotion and administration; a production weekend in London, England; mixing and mastering services; and CD replication and digital distribution. The 26-member panel of judges responsible for the selection process include executives and creative directors at EMI, Universal, and Sony/BMG; producers credited by Sting, Bjork, Dido, and Eric Clapton; songwriters credited by Faith Hill, Lenny Kravitz, Chaka Khan, and Wyclef Jean; and professors at the Songwriting Department at Berklee College of Music.

We Are Listening invites performing artists, songwriters, lyricists, or agents acting on their behalf, to submit their original music by May 1st 2009 to We Are Listening. Registration and entry fee details at: http://www.wearelistening.org/singer.php


We Are Listening is a London-based artist and content development group with divisions and assets in artist management, music publishing, and online services and destinations for musicians and music fans. The company is also responsible for five online music contests for independent artists: The Singer/Songwriter Awards, Lyric Writer Awards, Breaking the Band, World of Music Awards, and New Music Video Awards. The company was founded in 2004 by Lior Shamir, a member of the management team at MyDrifts.com, and co-founder of Virv.tv, now part of Rayv.com. Visit http://www.wearelistening.org


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