Raleigh, NC, July 30, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The North Carolina Songwriters Co-op has launched it's 11th Annual Songwriting Competition. Songwriters, Bands and Musicians are able to enter a contest that is aimed at independent songwriters who have received less than $10,000 in royalties. Songs are to be judged on originality, lyrics, melody and composition. Entries are limited to the first 250 submissions of two songs each.
Dwight Sullivan, coordinator for the organization stated, " NCSC is a non-profit group of songwriters supporting songwriters and the art of songwriting. We open our contest to many genres of music to give everyone an opportunity."
Returning sponsors include Sam Ash Music, Oasis CD, Taxi, GHS Strings, Levy’s Leathers, the Curran Foundation, The Music Loft of Carrboro, Sonicbids, Batson Group Marketing and PR and Guild Master Graphics. A special package deal between NCSC and Sonicbids includes a six-month subscription to Sonicbids as well as membership in NCSC with each contest entry.
New sponsors include Awesome Websites, The Beat Magazine, Coffeehouse Tour, GoGirls Music, and the Gulf Rim Café. By becoming a sponsor, businesses, organizations and individuals align themselves with a statewide cooperative with a history and reputation for producing a quality contest.
This year the board members decided to forgo the live performance pre-requisite and offer cash as well as prizes to the three top winners and five finalists. "Everyone is feeling the hit of high gas prices. Many touring musicians have had to cancel shows. Even getting to local gigs can be a strain on the wallet." commented long-time award-winning songwriter and ASCAP member Jon Batson.
Details and entry rules for the contest are online at Sonicbids.com/NCSongwriters and the NCSC website NCSongwriters.org
North Carolina Songwriters Cooperative is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of songwriters. NCSC assists new and established songwriters by providing a nurturing, supportive environment, resources for self promotion/ marketing information, and holding workshops designed to enhance songwriting and performance skills. | PO Box 335 Carrboro, NC 27510 | www.ncsongwriters.org