New Season of Songwriter Competitions begins now

Starting this October the monthly songwriter competitions begin at all WCS locations.  At present there are 11 active locations that provide monthly competitions for members and 3 to be confirmed shortly. These competitions are an opportunity to perform and be critiqued by industry leaders and well respected professional songwriters. It's better than an open mic as here you get professional advice, support and encouragement.

There are 2 winners of the Songwriting Competition each month, Best Song and Best Performance.  Best Song of the Month receives a Premium Artist Service Package, from Noisy Planet and a prize awarded from each individual location. Additionally, the Best Song of the month will be posted on the WCS YouTube Channel as a featured artist providing visibility through our Social Media platforms.  Best Performance of the Month will also receive the Premium Artist Service Package, from Noisy Planet and, depending on location, an additional gift. At the end of the year, each location holds their playoffs for Best Song of the Location.  This person then goes on to represent their location at the Grand Finals and an opportunity to perform in front of a house full of industry leaders.

Each location has it's own vibe, style and type of venue - ranging from small cafes to local access TV. We encourage all members of WCS  to attend each and every location. It's a great way to collaborate, grow and excel in your songwriting career.  We have a few other locations that do not run the traditional song competitions but have monthly meetings: Hollywood holds a Songwriters Showcase and Glendale and San Carlos run a Works in Progress program.  Check out each location detailed information, but here's a rundown of when they take place.  

Portland - First Sunday of the Month
Berkeley - Third Monday of the Month
Napa - Second Wednesday of the Month
Palo Alto - Second Friday of the Month
Petaluma - Third Wednesday of the Month
Redwood City - Last Tuesday of the Month
Sacramento - Second Tuesday of the Month
San Francisco - Last Wednesday of the Month
San Rafael - First Tuesday of the Month
Stockton - Second Monday of the Month

Three new locations are coming soon: San Jose, Contra Costa and Marin...not to mention we have a Works in Progress starting in Dublin Ireland as well.  Stay tuned for more updates and locations coming soon. Hope to see performers and all their friends and fans at the competitions. A great evening of new and inspiring music.

So, if you're not a member yet, sign up now and get access to all these great competitions; free posting your upcoming gigs on our website and possibly having your winning video featured on our YouTube Channel.  It's a great time to join the group of enthusiastic, talented and dedicated members of WCS.  There are numerous other benefits to joining WCS including discounts on Bandzoogle website hosting and music store disscounts; reduced prices for workshops and seminars and so much more.  Check out the benefits -- with more being added often.