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Here you will find up to date information about what's going on in the WCS Hayward Chapter.  It's easy to find who to contact, where to go and when it's all happening!  If you need to reach us, please follow the link below to email the SLO County Managers.

Please make sure that you membership is current.  Non-members are ineligible to win.   RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP

A Note from the Hayward Managers  

Dates for our monthly song screening will be released shortly!  If you're interested in getting information or becoming a member in order to qualify for prizes, please JOIN NOW and we'll get in touch with you!

Songwriting Competitions:

  • Held the 
  • Competitions run from October - June
  • The PLAYOFFS are held in July
  • Playoff Winner has the opportunity to perform at the WCS Grand Finals held in late August 
  • Grand Final Winner has the opportunity to perform at the WCS Annual Music Conference (2nd weekend of September) in front of a house full of industry leaders, friends and family.
  • SIGN-UP:          ; event begins  .
  • $8.50 walk up and $6.50 in advance. 
  • Non-Members may only sign up if there is room after all members have signed up (Please note: Non Members are inelligible to win prizes)
  • Sponsored by: Noisy Planet,  

PLEASE NOTE: We request that members line up a half hour early for a spot 

Best Song and Best Performance winners receive:

Premium Artist Service Package, from Noisy Planet which includes hosting up to 20 songs, 5 photos, and your bio, plus they’ll distribute one album to iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3, Napster and others. In addition you will receive 100 personalized promo cards promoting you as a featured artist on Noisy Planet.

Song Screenings 

NOT yet held in Hayward, but are open to any WCS Active member at our other locations.

  • Songs are played in the order submitted
  • $5 cover charge
  • Non-members welcome, but only WCS members may submit songs.  However, should you wish to join at the door, you will be able to participate the same evening.
  • Submit one song per person on CD with a typed lyric sheet showing member's name/address/phone attached to the back with a rubber band.
  • Deadline for CD submission is the sign-up closing time.
  • All songs are played in the room, with the music industry guest critiquing each song so that everyone can hear the song and his/her comments.
  • If interested, the guest will pick up the song for further consideration.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Song Screenings are open to WCS Members Only

CD Mail-In Service

  • If you are unable to attend the song screening, you may mail in one song for that month's screening series - but it must be received before the 15th of that month.
  • CD's will not be returned
  • You will receive a Publisher's Response Form giving you written feedback regarding your song.
  • Please include a $5 check and a SASE
  • On the outside of the envelope, write the name of the guest screener
  • Mail your CD and Lyric Sheet (One Song Only) plus your $5 fee (Please, no cash) to WCS, 1724 Laurel Street, Suite #120, San Carlos, CA 94070

Works in Progress

NOT yet held in Hayward, but are open to any WCS Active member at our other locations.

Hosted by experienced songwriters, Works in Progress is an opportunity to receive constructive criticism on your finished or unfinished song.  Open only to WCS Members: FREE   However, join at the door and you can participate the same evening.

Social Mixers, Seminars, Workshops for all members to enjoy...

WCS offers a number of social mixers throughout the year.  Come and join the fun, chat with friends, meet new friends and network in a very relaxed and enjoyable space.  We truly encourage our members to collaborate, support and build community spirit!

Come join us at the next All Chapter Event!


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