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Photo: Last Year’s Winner Paul Iwancio! | The Colorado Music Business Organization announces their Ninth Annual Songwriting Contest! Do you have a song you have written and ten ($10) dollars that may help YOU out and definitely will help COMBO? Read on because this contest is for YOU!!

Contest staff will put the Top Scoring songs on a compilation CD and hand deliver to publishers, record companies, music supervisors, and others – that have agreed beforehand to accept them – along with a cover letter telling a little about COMBO, and with lyric sheets for each of the songs. Winners will also receive one copy of the compilation CD for their use.

Last year’s CD package was passed out to Big Yellow Dog Publishing (Meghan Trainor’s publisher); Windswept Pacific; The Song Factory; Writer’s Den Music Group; Garvan Media, Management and Marketing; Doug Garvey (CO State Fair and other events); Lyric House Publishing; and Jeff Silbar (writer of “Wind Beneath My Wings”). We also mailed copies to Vapor Music Group (Music Supervision and Licensing), Imagem Music, Razor & Tie (music placement), LBK Entertainment. and SQE Publishing. Johnnie Johnson of Innervision Records will be featuring the winning songs on his radio shows, and copies were given to Denver Open Media for their radio shows as well.

We would like to honor the top songwriters by featuring them at an Awards Ceremony at a special Songwriters Night in November.

The songs will be presented for judging “anonymously” – the judges will not know the name(s) of the songwriters or even the name of the song. Song submissions will be presented to the judges as a number (i.e. Song #113). Email confirmation of accepted entries will have your song registration number. FYI.– Please make sure that Meta Data is not included on your entry.

Please submit Songs with Lyric Sheets as attachments to songcontest@coloradomusic.org in MP3 format so that contest staff may forward to each judge to listen to from the privacy of their own homes. Instrumentals are welcomed. Movies, television shows, and commercials LOVE instrumentals! Also, make sure that the WRITER(S) of the song(s) are listed – not the people who played on the recording. Any songs submitted should have been registered for copyright before sending them to COMBO.

The Top Scoring songs will get a slot on the compilation CD to be given out as mentioned above. We will not have categories but we do reserve the right to only use two songs from any one writer or group of writers on the CD.

Once you have submitted your song(s) and lyric sheet(s), please mail your $10 payment for each song to COMBO, P.O. Box 18186, Denver, CO 80218. You can also pay thru PayPal through our website, http://www.coloradomusic.org COMBO members who are up-to-date on their dues will be able to enter ONE song at no charge; paid bands may submit TWO songs at no charge.

The contest will DEFINITELY END ON AUGUST 1st at midnight in order to get the Compilation CDs ready to pass out at the Durango Songwriters Expo in Broomfield at the end of September. This will allow the judges to listen to last-minute entries, the COMBO staff the time to tally the scores, to get the songs mastered, and the CD to be replicated by COMBO’s great supporter CODA-Inc. If you want your CDs fast, accurate, and affordable, CODA in Aurora, CO is the way to go! You can even pick them up yourself if you are in a hurry!

BTW, the Durango Songwriters Expo throws in a “scholarship” to the Expo in Broomfield, CO. Every entrant (individual name) is put into “the hat” and a name is drawn out to win that entry!

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