Welcome to San Francisco
SONGWRITING COMPETITION INFORMATION
- LAST Monday of every month EXCEPT JANUARY will be Monday the 20th Please Check Calendar
- Location: The Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California Street San Francisco, CA 94121
- SIGN-UP: 6:30pm; event begins 7:00pm, 20-song limit. Sign-up on a first-come basis, maximum 20 songs for the night, get there early if you want to perform.
- COST: One Item Minimum Purchase - to help support the cafe.
- This event is totally acoustic with no sound system, so please plan accordingly. There is an upright piano.
- Be sure to invite your friends. Audience participation is encouraged..
- Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK)
- Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
- CONTACT the San Francisco Managers
- Competition Policies and Procedures
Performers, Guests and the public are free so please grab something to eat and support the Cafe. It's an intimate space with an upright piano and multiple guitars available, also a banjo, washboard and other odds and ends onsite and performances are all-acoustic. Be sure to invite your friends - an audience is encouraged.
Please make sure that your membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting). Bring 3 copies of your song lyrics for the judges to review. Please include your name and song title.
Chapter Manager - Gerald Mullarkey
There are 2 winners of the Songwriting Competition each month, Best Song and Best Song Runner Up.
Best Song of the Month will receive a 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. Additionally Best Song of the Month will be on the WCS YouTube Channel as a featured artist. Video file (not YouTube link), song title, location and short blurb with link to website/facebook should be provided to firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Song of the Month Runner Up will receive a 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.
A member can win Best Song Of The Month and Best Song of the Month Runner Up twice during a season (with different songs) in each WCS Location. Playoffs are in July to determine San Francisco Best Song Of The Year. In August, the winners of Best Song of the Year from every WCS Location compete at the Finals for WCS Best Song of the Year. Three winners are chosen to perform at the annual WCS Conference in September.
WCS Grand Finals: September
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WEST COAST SONGWRITERS
WCS is one of the oldest and most active songwriter organizations in the world. WCS is a non-profit with more than 1,200 members. Membership and admission charges are tax deductible. WCS is a volunteer organization. If you can volunteer, please speak with the Managers or contact WCS. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to ask the Managers.
San Francisco Manager:
Living in San Francisco for the last couple of decades, Gerald Mullarkey found a warm, passionate, and brilliant musical community, through West Coast Songwriters, and his wish is to provide a space for that community to create, collaborate and thrive.
A native New Yorker, Gerald has loved music and the creative songwriting process since his early school bands. He briefly tasted success with a call back at CBGB‘s (that immediately lead to the band’s break up) and has dreamed of someday writing a song that would bring peace to the world (a la Bill & Ted's Wyld Stallyns)!
He is immensely grateful for the guidance and support of those who have helped restart the San Francisco chapter, especially Josh and Rozanne at the Bazaar Café, and he looks forward to meeting more great songwriters in 2020.
FEBRUARY 2020 WINNERS:
Best Song: Jerome Rubin "The Fire Song"
Best Song Runner Up: Max Newton "Notta Lotta Later"
JANUARY 2020 WINNERS:
Best Song: Jessica Lindsay "Messenger"
Best Song Runner Up: Max Newton "He Thinks He's Jesus"