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Conway, Ark. – The Alchemy Songwriting Competition is accepting original song submissions July 15 – August 15 for its fifth annual competition to find an up-and-coming songwriter.

The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to Los Angeles, Calif. and a day to record in the studio of award winning Hollywood producer, Warren Huart.

The top 10 songwriters will be invited to perform at the fifth annual showcase on Saturday, September 26, 2015. They will perform in front of a live audience including a panel of guest judges – recording artists/songwriters Kris Allen and Adam Hambrick and producer/songwriter Jonathan Smith.

Original songs will be accepted in two age categories, youth 13 – 17 and adult 18 – plus, and seven genres – rock/alternative, country/bluegrass, pop, gospel/christian, R&B, folk and other. Songwriters can submit their songs via mail, email or YouTube as well as an online application at

Genre and age division winners will be announced throughout the evening with the grand prize winner selected at the end of the showcase.

For more information, contact:

Jennie Strange, Executive Director
Blackbird Academy of Arts

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Here we go again! October 1st thru 3rd, 2015 – Denver/Boulder/Broomfield, Colorado (NOT in Durango!)

Song Listening Sessions
Get feedback on your song in person, directly from the pros.
1. You may submit to a maximum of 3 Song Listening Sessions.(Only one selection per time slot.)
2. Along with your registration fee, circle Song Listening Sessions on other side of form.
3. Do not mail CDs for Listening Sessions! Bring CD with you to Listening Sessions. Make sure song selection is clearly marked on CD.
4. ALSO, bring 3 typewritten copies of lyric sheets to each session.
5. We will try to accommodate all suggested preferences, though we can make no guarantees.
6. Song Listening Session assignments will remain posted in Thursday’s sign-in area throughout the event.

Singer/Songwriter Showcase
We will be selecting performing singer/songwriters for live showcases to be held on Thursday, Oct. 1st and Friday, Oct 2nd. Showcase your talent in front of major music industry decision makers. You will have 4 minutes time to perform 1 song. To submit for this great opportunity, send your CD with up to 2 original copyrighted songs, along with 2 copies of typewritten lyric sheets and select one category. Make sure your song on the CD is clearly marked specifying your selected track.

Showcase available to attendees only. (We reserve the right to refuse participation to any individual at our discretion.) Deadline for showcase CDs to be received by Sept. 25th, 2015.
Selected Singer/Songwriters will be notified on or before Sept. 30th, 2015. $15.00 fee per category submission

Questions? Call Jim Attebery at 970-259-9747

Click here for the Registration Form:

More info:

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Singer Songwriters: Come together, play your songs, talk about what inspires you, do something spontaneous, and get positive feedback from other Songwriters! Free! Bring your own instruments if possible. Ukelele lessons at 7:00 pm as well 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Inspire Life Studio is located at 938 West 8th  Avenue, Denver, CO | 303-600-8543

Inspire Life Studio @ |

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We are on our third awesome year of the Violettes Youth Songwriter Contest and Composition Competition.

Easy to enter: Submit on-line. Score and recording required (MP-3 or You Tube).

For ages 10 thru 18 (still in high school).

The competition has 2 separate divisions: Songwriter and Composition, and each is divided into 2 age groups – 10 thru 13 and 14 thru 18.

Register first by Dec. 15, then submit by Feb. 1, 2016.

For guidelines, registration and prizes, see

P.S. – Awesome prizes, and the number of entries is quite small, and the all senior winners from last year have graduated. A benefit, even if you don’t win, is feedback from professionals and certificate.

Violettes by Becky is a Musical Instrument Shaped Purse and Gig Bag Gifts Company

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