SONG CONTEST

2022 WCS INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST

CALLING SONGWRITERS AROUND THE WORLD!

Artists entering the West Coast Songwriters (WCS) International Song Contest 2022 have the chance to win an impressive array of prizes.

DEADLINE WAS MAY 6TH

GRAND PRIZE

$250 Gift Card from Sweetwater

Performance spot at this year's SUNSET CONCERT (priceless) - (For Performing Songwriters), a year's membership in West Coast Songwriters ($100 Value) [current members will be automatically renewed for an additional year] plus 2 Conference registration passes ($200 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 Andre Pessis ($100 Value)

Andre has 16 hit songs and been on 7 number one albums including the Bonnie Raitt “Luck Of The Draw” multi platinum CD that won 3 Grammys, and a song on the HBO Movie “Grey Gardens” that won 6 Emmies and 2 Golden Globes. He has 13 Platinum records and one Diamond album (ten platinum) and won 5 ASCAP awards.

Andre's been recorded by: Huey Lewis and The News, MR Big, Tim McGraw, Waylon Jennings, Journey, The Dead, Ratdog, Southern Pacific, Glenn Medeiros, Ann Wilson of Heart, Gregg Rolie, Paul Carrack, Ben E King, The Stylistics, Laura Branigan, Bigbird, Erica Jayne, and had 10 songs recorded by Mickey Hart co written by Robert Hunter.

Andre's had songs on major Motion pictures including the theme song from “Pink Cadillac” (Clint Eastwood), a song on “I Love you Phillip Morris (Jim Carrey) as well as numerous TV shows including: Sesame Street”, the theme song for the CBS Prime time reality show “There Goes the Neighborhood” as well as the Theme song for “Pride Fighting” He's had 2 songs on Sega Genesis Daytona USA. He and Eric Martin wrote “The World Is On The Way”, recorded by MR Big. All the royalties donated to the Tsunami victims in Japan. The song raised over 300 thousand dollars in a few months and was voted “Song Of The Year” in 2011. He's had 10 songs on the MR Big CD released October of 2014 and entered the Japanese charts at number 6. Andre was President of the San Francisco chapter of “The Recording Academy” for two years and a Governor for more than eleven years. He's taught the business and craft of songwriting at WCS, Sonoma State and UCSF . His hit song “Anyway The Wind Blows” from the Clint Eastwood movie – “Pink Cadillac” won a BMI award for over one million plays. Andre has a song on the new Gregg Rolie CD Sonic Ranch also on the new Ronnie Montrose CD 10X10 Andre has the opening song in the new play “The Heart Of Rock N Roll which broke box office records in San Diego and will open on Broadway in the Fall of 2021. His song “We Keep Falling In Love” is on the number one streaming movie in the world “White Lines”

 

RUNNER UP PRIZE   

1 hour of one on one coaching with songwriter Andre Pessis ($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:  

Adult Contemporary
Americana

Country
Blues
Broadway/Cabaret
Children's Music
Christian/Gospel/Inspirational
Electronic/Dance/DJ
Folk/Bluegrass
Hip-Hop/Rap/Urban
Humorous
Instrumental
Jazz
Latin
Metal
New Age/Ambient
Miscellaneous/Other
Pop
Reggae/World
Rock/Alternative
Singer/Songwriter
Soul/Funk/R&B
Youth*

Deadline was May 6th 2022

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 email 
poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org to submit. 
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).

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