Upcoming Songwriting Competitions: ASCAP, ISC

ascap 100 years11The ASCAP Foundation Christian Music Songwriters workshop is set for this fall, with Chris Harris facilitating the three-session workshop in Nashville. Applications are now being accepted. The workshop is part of an ongoing series focusing on the development and education of promising new songwriters. Sessions include the craft of songwriting, critiquing songs objectively, expanding sources of inspiration, nurturing a creative community, marketing songs, and an overview of music publishing.

All sessions will be held at ASCAP’s Nashville office on the following dates: Monday, Dec. 1 (6 p.m.-9 p.m.), Tuesday, Dec. 2 (6 p.m.-9 p.m.), and Thursday, Dec. 4 (2 p.m.-5 p.m.).

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 25, 2014. Submissions should include MP3s of two original songs (with lyric sheets), and a brief biography including address, phone number and email.

Applicants should send submissions to [email protected].

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Screen shot 2014-11-20 at 3.37.16 PM11The International Songwriting Competition is accepting song submissions in two categories: love song and social cause.

ISC’s Love Song promotion is for songs about love, falling in love, heartbreak, etc. One Overall winner from the promotion will receive 4,000 Radio Airplay credits ($100 value), and their love song included on the Jango.com Love Songs station with artists like Bruno Mars, Christina Perri, Jason Mraz, Adele, Journey, and others. They will also receive promotion on Radio Airplay’s social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook, an artist spotlight feature in the Radio Airplay blog and newsletter, plus top placement in rotation on Jango.com’s Love Song station.

Nine runners up receive 500 Radio Airplay credits each, promotion on Radio Airplay’s social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook, and top rotation on the Independent Love Songs station. Winners will be announced in February 2015. Click here to enter.

ISC’s Pick Your Cause promotion is for songs about any sort of social cause. One Overall winner from the promotion will receive 4000 Radio Airplay credits ($100 value), promotion on Radio Airplay’s social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook, an artist spotlight feature in the Radio Airplay blog and newsletter, plus top placement in rotation on Sounds Of Social Cause.

Nine runners up receive 500 Radio Airplay credits each, promotion on Radio Airplay’s social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook, and top rotation in on the Sounds Of Social Cause station. Winners will be announced in February 2015. Click here to enter.

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