SONGWRITERS’ CORNER: John Lennon 2017 Songwriting Contest Continues With Part II

SONGWRITERS’ CORNER: John Lennon 2017 Songwriting Contest Continues With Part II

John Lennon – Imagine (By Apple Records – Billboard 18 September 1971, page 36, Public Domain https://commons.wikimedia.org)

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. The JLSC is open year-round and features two Sessions — with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 “Song of the Year.” All entry fees from the contest help support the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus mobile recording studio.

You don’t need a professional recording. Entries will be judged on originality, melody, composition, and lyrics (when applicable). Your songs may be entered in any of the following categories: Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Gospel/Inspirational, Latin, Electronic, Folk, and Children’s. Instrumental compositions are encouraged..

George Clinton, The Black Eyed Peas, Prince Royce, 311 and Jim Steinman are some of the members on our Executive Committee of Judges

This year, we’re giving away our biggest prize package yet totaling over $300,000.00! Every year, there are a total of 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 “Song of the Year.” Winners, based on their level of achievement, will receive studio equipment from Yamaha, Line 6, OWC, Audio-Technica, Propellerhead, Neutrik, Genelec, Mackie, D’Addario, Digital Media Academy, Disc Makers, Focusrite, New Bay Media. The writer(s) of the “Song of the Year,” the highest honor bestowed in the contest, will receive a $20,000 check in addition to
their gear prizing.

Go here for more info and to enter: http://www.jlsc.com

[Please note: Many of the previous winners have been professional songwriters. Be aware of this if you decide to enter.]

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