The Durango Songwriters Expo's Unique Songwriting Contest
And the 2007 Write with a Hit-Maker Songwriting Contest Winners are:
Here are the TOP FIVE songwriters in each category:
Country -- Kelly Garrett (winner), Scott Miller, Leilah Hayman, Chris Volpe, Ryan Shea Smith
Pop -- Richard Harris (winner), Amy Raasch, Randi Soyland, Steve Giles, and fifth-place was a tie between Donna Galbraith and The Lovers (Jared and Noni)
Thanks to ALL who participated and we look foward to seeing all of you at our next EXPO!
About Our Contest:
We thought long and hard about creating a "contest" to be incorporated somehow into our Durango Songwriters EXPOs. How to do it? What to give for prizes? Money? Recording time? Gear? All great ideas but DONE DONE DONE already. What does EVERY ASPIRING SONGWRITER WANT? Well, yes, to write a hit song but, aside from that...? How about CO-WRITING with an ESTABLISHED HIT SONGWRITER?!? That's it! Who wouldn't get excited about that? So that's what we've created—A CHANCE to WRITE A SONG WITH A HIT MAKER!
HOLD THE PRESSES!
For 2007, WE'VE SWEETENED THE DEAL! How about the added prize each winner will receive of a SINGLE SONG PUBLISHING DEAL courtesy of Windswept Music (Country Category) and peermusic (Pop/Rock Category). The publishing deal will include studio time to record a professional guitar or piano/vocal demo of the song written by the winner in each category!
The winner in the Country Category will write a song at the EXPO with hit songwriter Jeremy Stover (Jeremy recently earned his first No. 1 single as writer and producer of Jack Ingram's "Where Ever You Are").
The winner in each category will also receive free Registration in the 2007 Santa Barbara EXPO (a $250 value), May 31 - June 2, 2007.
(Transportation to the EXPO, meals and lodging, are the responsibility of the participants.)
Very Special Offer for EARLY entries:
CONGRATULATIONS ELLE VEN for winning the EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION drawing! Visit Elle's website.
FINAL CONTEST DEADLINE: All song entries, along with payment, must be POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MARCH 15th, 2007.
to see and print the 2007 Write With A Hitmaker Contest Entry Form
or Register Online at SonicBids