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Monthly Winners

Welcome!

Please make sure that you membership is current. We suggest you take a photo of your membership card with your smart phone.  Non-members are ineligible to win.   RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP

SONGWRITING COMPETITION INFORMATION

  • LAST Wednesday of every month
  • Location: The Bazaar Cafe,  5927 California Street  San Francisco, CA 94121 
  • SIGN-UP: 7pm; event begins 7:30pm, 20-song limit.
  • 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 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
  • SONGWRITING COMPETITION RULES
Hello again, and Happy Spring from the WCS SF Chapter.
 
** Our special guest judge tonight is... YOU!  Yes, it'll be a peer-judged night tonight, so you are all strongly encouraged to be there by 7:30.  Latecomers are still very much welcome to perform, but are at small disadvantage, competition-wise.  Don't let that stop you, however, if you know you'll be late.  We still want you there!
 
** Please note that as we wind down our season, many of our regulars have won already, and we have lots of room for new winners of Best Song and Best Performance.  Not that winning should be the sole reason why you come and participate, of course.  But if it's the sort of encouragement you need to come out and sing, then great!  ;-)
 
Here are the rest of the dates we have set for this year's events, once again all scheduled for the last Wednesday of every month:
 
2018:  May 30Jun 27Jul 25 (chapter playoffs)
 
Mark them down in your calendars now and plan on coming!  Please note that all dates are subject to change, and that double checking at the WCS & Bazaar online calendars is not a bad idea.  I will, of course, try to keep you up-to-date through these e-mails, and you may e-mail to me if you have any questions.  Please let me know if you do *not* want to receive these e-mails.
 
If you would like to perform, please ensure that your membership is current and has not expired.  We are recommending that people carry a virtual copy of their card in the form of a picture on their smartphone.  Check in with the fine folks at the home office if you need to renew your membership:  http://www.westcoastsongwriters.org
 
Finally, please feel free to share these dates with some of your fellow WCS friends, and have them contact me if they would like to be on this SF Chapter mailing list.  Most everyone who has performed at one of our events at the Bazaar Cafe in the past four years should already be receiving this e-mail.  But there are still many more songwriters who have yet to join us at the SF Chapter.  We definitely have room for more songwriters to perform at our competitions, so tell a friend and let's grow our little scene in SF this year!
 
Thanks, y'all, and I hope to see you at tonight's event!
 

Monthly Awards:

There are 2 winners of the Songwriting Competition each month, Best Song and Best Performance.

Best Song of the Month will receive a Premium Artist Service Packagefrom 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 ali@westcoastsongwriters.org.

Best Performance of the Month will receive a Premium Artist Service Packagefrom 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 Performance Of The Month 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. 

 



 

APRIL 2018 Winners:
Best Song:
"Circus Bear" - Michael McNevin
Best Performance: Matt Carona
 
MARCH 2018 Winners:
Best Song:
"Yellow Snow" - JC Tourbillion
Best Performance: Andrew Bundy
 
FEBRUARY 2018 Winners:
Best Song:
"You" - Justin Grobbel
Best Performance: Max Newton

JANUARY 2018 Winners:
Best Song:   "Mine" - Samantha Margret

Best Performance: Rob Shaw

OCTOBER 2017 Winners:
Best Song:   
"Berlin" - Andrew Bundy
Best Performance: The Complements

SEPTEMBER 2017 Winners:
Best Song:   
"Home" - Chris Hanson
Best Performance:  Jo D'Anna  

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