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Palo Alto Songwriter's Competition

Mid Peninisula Media Center, 900 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto

2nd Monday of each Month the Mid Pen Media Center, 900 San Antonio Rd. Palo Alto Reserve your place and pay in advance by going to the STORE on the WCS Website. (You will receive confirmation by email) https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/store Limited to 10 spots only one song per person)...songs must be radio edits. Walk-in sign-up closes at 7PM (priority given to pre-registered PAID members) Pre-Registered check-in from 6:45-7:00 pm (Priority given to prepaid members) Cost: $20 (members only) - Cost is for use of TV studio. Audience FREE - and strongly encouraged. Donations to WCS are greatly accepted Please make sure that your membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Make 3 copies of your song lyric sheet for the judges to review. Please include your name, contact info is optional.

Online Screening with Rodney Gordy

Online Screening, Wherever You Are, Your Town

Rodney is the Director of Licensing at Spirit Production Music in Studio City, CA. With over 150,000 tracks of music, Spirit Production Music and its sister company, The Music Collective, have placed music in and/or music supervised hundreds of hours offeature lms, commercials and scripted and unscripted programming. Notable feature lmsinclude Spiderman: Homecoming , Girls Trip, Despicable Me 2, Wolverine and The Dark Knight and popular TV shows include Wahlbergers, Brooklyn 99, The Big Bang Theory and Scandal in addition to numerous national commercials and web programs.

Rodney is a graduate of the University of Michigan and started his career at the legendary, and family owned, Motown Records Corp.

SUBMIT YOUR SONG HERE WCS Members only, one song only, attach your MP3/song file and paste your lyric into the body of your email. In subject line put: Rodney Gordy Screening Please do not send links as we have to upload the songs. Deadline to submit is no later than November 29th. RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR JOIN HERE: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/membership

San Jose Songwriters Competition

Art Boutiki, 44 Race Street, San Jose

First Wednesday of the month except January. Location: ArtBoutiki 44 Race St., San Jose SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm. Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged and please grab something to eat to help support the venue. Please make sure that you membership is current. Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting) Managers Iari Melchor and Pete Sommer

San Rafael Songwriter's Competition

Yet Wah!, 1238 4th St., San Rafael

SIGN-UP: 6:15pm. Start time: 7:00 pm. No Cover Small stage with a Mackie 408s FR Sound System, 88 Key Kurtzweil Digital piano Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Bring 2 sets of your lyrics for the judges Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)

Portland Song Competition

Spinella's Off the Wall, 436 North Main Ave., Gresham OR 97030

The Portland chapter is a vital resource to songwriters living not only in the Portland area, but also in the northwest. Our monthly Performing Songwriter Showcase offers our members the opportunity to not only share and perform their songs with their peers and community, but to also share in monthly workshops that vary in topic and discussion. Our monthly events are always free to our members, and allow them to showcase their songs at one of the finest listening rooms in the Portland area.

SONGWRITER COMPETITION INFORMATION

FIRST Monday of the month EXCEPT OCTOBER, January is the 13th. Location: Spinella's Off the Wall 436 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR TIme: 6:30pm 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 Portland Managers

SONGWRITING COMPETITION RULES

Songwriting Competition Prizes

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

Best Song of the Month will be posted 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 info@westcoastsongwriters.org Best Performance of the Month will receive Performance/Vocal Coaching from Perfect Harmony Music Lessons 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 Portland Best Song Of The Year. In September, 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.

Menlo Park Songwriters Competition

Cafe Zoë, 1929 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park

LAST Tuesday of the month (No December Competition) SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm. Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current.

Monterey Bay (Salinas) Songwriters Competition

Downtown Book & Sound, 222 Main St, Salinas

SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm.
Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current. Have a photo of your membership card on your cell phone for ease Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Managers: Trisha and Jeannie THIS MONTH's SPONSOR: Mars Recording Studios, 245 Owl Ridge Way, Aptos, CA · (831) 688-8435

Petaluma Songwriter's Competition

Aqus Cafe , 189 H St, Petaluma

3rd Wednesday of the month August (Playoffs) Location: Aqus Cafe, 189 H St Petaluma, CA SIGN-UP: Start time 7:00PM 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)
Managers - Dave Hamilton & Jay Gottlieb

Rinat Arinos Screening

Online

Rinat Arinos Online Screening FULL November 20th, 5:30PM Originally from Tel Aviv, Israel, Rinat moved to the U.S. to pursue herrst love, music. Since then she’s been doing everything from writing, recording, sing- ing, and playing bass, to touring nationally/internationally with her bands Alone (MCA), currently Fairground Lights, while producing and placing music in over 400 TV shows,lms, commercials and with other artists. In 2016 Rinat founded Pink Shark Music, LLCa company that helps composers and indie artists place their music in TV/Film and Ads. Within 3 years, Pink Shark Music became music supervisors’ and editors’ go to catalog for shows such as Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Dude Perfect, Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word, Americas Funniest Home Videos, Ball in The Family, Total Bellas, Basketball Wives, and many more (over 200 in 3 years!)

Screening is FULL WCS Members only, one song only, attach your MP3/song file and paste your lyric into the body of your email. In subject line put: Rinat Arinos Screening Please do not send links as we have to upload the songs.

JOIN OR RENEW HERE http://westcoastsongwriters.org/membership If you don't have a WCS membership or if it's not current

Berkeley Songwriter's Competition

Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley

SIGN-UP: 7pm. Start time: 7:30 pm. Tickets $7 in advance; $9 at the door If you join or renew the night of the competition, admission fee is waived, let them know at the door you are joining instead of buying a ticket. 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)

San Jose Songwriter's Competition

Art Boutiki, 44 Race Street, San Jose

First Wednesday of the month except January. Location: ArtBoutiki  44 Race St., San Jose SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm.   Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged and please grab something to eat to help support the venue. Please make sure that you membership is current. Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)   Managers Iari Melchor and Pete Sommer

Napa Songwriter's Competition

The Benton Family Wine Cellar, 880 Vallejo St., Napa

2nd Wednesday of the month SIGN-UP: Start time 6:30PM 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)
Managers - Gary Koehler & Jay Gottlieb

SONGWRITING COMPETITION PRIZES

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

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 August to determine Napa 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.

San Rafael Songwriter's Competition

Yet Wah!, 1238 4th St., San Rafael

SIGN-UP: 6:15pm. Start time: 7:00 pm. No Cover Small stage with a Mackie 408s FR Sound System, 88 Key Kurtzweil Digital piano Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Bring 2 sets of your lyrics for the judges Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)

Portland Song Competition

Spinella's Off the Wall, 436 North Main Ave., Gresham OR 97030

The Portland chapter is a vital resource to songwriters living not only in the Portland area, but also in the northwest. Our monthly Performing Songwriter Showcase offers our members the opportunity to not only share and perform their songs with their peers and community, but to also share in monthly workshops that vary in topic and discussion. Our monthly events are always free to our members, and allow them to showcase their songs at one of the finest listening rooms in the Portland area.

SONGWRITER COMPETITION INFORMATION

FIRST Monday of the month EXCEPT OCTOBER, January is the 13th. Location: Spinella's Off the Wall 436 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR TIme: 6:30pm 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 Portland Managers

SONGWRITING COMPETITION RULES

Songwriting Competition Prizes

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

Best Song of the Month will be posted 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 info@westcoastsongwriters.org Best Performance of the Month will receive Performance/Vocal Coaching from Perfect Harmony Music Lessons 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 Portland Best Song Of The Year. In September, 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.

Menlo Park Songwriters Competition

Cafe Zoë, 1929 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park

LAST Tuesday of the month (No December Competition) SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm. Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current.

Berkeley Songwriter's Competition

Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley

SIGN-UP: 7pm. Start time: 7:30 pm. Tickets $7 in advance; $9 at the door If you join or renew the night of the competition, admission fee is waived, let them know at the door you are joining instead of buying a ticket. 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)

Monterey Bay (Salinas) Songwriters Competition

Downtown Book & Sound, 222 Main St, Salinas

SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm.
Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current. Have a photo of your membership card on your cell phone for ease Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Managers: Trisha and Jeannie THIS MONTH's SPONSOR: Mars Recording Studios, 245 Owl Ridge Way, Aptos, CA · (831) 688-8435

Petaluma Songwriter's Competition

Aqus Cafe , 189 H St, Petaluma

3rd Wednesday of the month August (Playoffs) Location: Aqus Cafe, 189 H St Petaluma, CA SIGN-UP: Start time 7:00PM 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)
Managers - Dave Hamilton & Jay Gottlieb

Palo Alto Songwriter's Competition

Mid Peninsula Media Center, 900 San Antonio Rd., Palo Alto, CA

2nd Monday of each Month the Mid Pen Media Center, 900 San Antonio Rd. Palo Alto Reserve your place and pay in advance by going to the STORE on the WCS Website. (You will receive confirmation by email) https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/store Limited to 10 spots only one song per person)...songs must be radio edits. Walk-in sign-up closes at 7PM (priority given to pre-registered PAID members) Pre-Registered check-in from 6:45-7:00 pm (Priority given to prepaid members) Cost: $20 (members only) - Cost is for use of TV studio. Audience FREE - and strongly encouraged. Donations to WCS are greatly accepted Please make sure that your membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Make 3 copies of your song lyric sheet for the judges to review. Please include your name, contact info is optional.