SONG CONTEST

2021 WCS INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST

CALLING SONGWRITERS AROUND THE WORLD!

Artists entering the West Coast Songwriters (WCS) International Song Contest 2021 have the chance to win an impressive array of prizes. Deadline APRIL 30th 2021 

 

GRAND PRIZE

$250 Gift Card from Sweetwater

Performance spot at this year's SUNSET CONCERT (priceless) - (For Performing Songwriters) plus 2 Conference registration passes ($100 value),  

You will also have the opportunity to post a video of your song on our Youtube channel as well as receive a Pro-level membership for Songcraft.io!  

You will receive 1 hour of one on one coaching with songwriter Jane Bach ($100 Value)

Jane is a multiple award winning, hit songwriter, who has had songs recorded by the likes of Tammy Wynette, Reba McEntire, Collin Raye, JoDee Messina and many, many others. Her number one record "The Last One to Know", Reba McEntire, remains one of Reba's biggest selling singles. She also penned "Just Enough Love", the last number one record for country music legend Ray Price. Her most recent single, "Dare to Dream", JoDee Messina, earned her yet another ASCAP award, for having written one of the most performed songs of the year. She has had hit records in Canada, France and Holland, as well as other releases worldwide. Her song "Mercy", co-written with Lindsay Price (Lipstick Jungle) was recently featured on the show "Wildfire". Jane is a well respected teacher, who has written a workbook for new songwriters, "Songwriting and the Music Business".....and has developed an eight week workshop that employs the techniques used in that workbook. She has taught in Nashville and New York City, and was chosen to give a Master Class in songwriting at Vanderbilt University.

RUNNER UP PRIZE   

1 hour of one on one coaching with songwriter Jane Bach ($100 Value)   

A Pro-level membership for Songcraft.io!   

 

Every Category Winner will receive a WCS Tee Shirt & Certificate 

 

There is an “Instrumental” category, but not a “lyric only” category. All songs must be original. If there are 5 or less songs in a category, the songs will be moved to Miscellaneous.  A winner will be selected from that category. 

This Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters. A parent/guardian required to agree to the entry for entries by songwriters under 18 years of age. Employees of WCS, their families, subsidiaries, and affiliates are not eligible. 

Winners will be selected by an Executive Committee comprised of noted singer/songwriters. Past judges and Conference guests include Hit Songwriters and producers Narada Michael Walden, Steve Seskin, Andre Pessis, George Merrill, Bonnie Hayes, and others. Songs will be judged based on melody, composition, and lyrics (when applicable). The quality of performance and production will not be considered. Prizes will be awarded jointly to all authors of any song. 

The prize winners will be announced on the front page of our website, via press releases and all social networking tools.

RULES & REGULATIONS

Categories include:  

Singer/Songwriter 
Adult Contemporary 
Alternative Rock 
Americana 
Bluegrass/Country  
Blues  
Broadway/Cabaret  
Children's Music  
 

Christian/Gospel/Inspirational  
Electronic/Dance/DJ  
Folk   
Hip-Hop/Rap   
Humorous  
Instrumental  
Jazz   
Latin   
 

Metal   
New Age/Ambient   
Miscellaneous/Other   
Pop    
Reggae    
Rock   
Urban/Funk/R&B/Soul   
World 

 

HOW TO ENTER:
1. Pay Below.
2. Put the category you are entering the song in the subject line.
3. Attach your song as an .mp3 (no links to your song online please) and click poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org to email. 
4. Paste your lyrics into the body of your email.
5. List your name, address and phone number and tee shirt size in the body of your email.

Pay below.  Song is not entered until payment has been made.  By entering you agree to the WCS International Song Contest rules and regulations (please read to make sure you are clear).