West Coast Songwriters Competition & Open Mic
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5 – $10
$5 advance / $10 at the door
West Coast Songwriters Association Competition and Open Mic! Join us for an evening of inspiring original music. Listen to talented local songwriters as they compete for Best Song or Best Performance. West Coast Songwriters members can perform and get feedback from professional industry judges.
FREE or donation for WCSA Members (info about WCSA) and open mic performers.
There are 2 winners of the Songwriting Competition each month, Best Song and Best Performance.
- Best Song of the Month receives 3 complimentary recording hours at Allegiant Records. Additionally, the winner has an invitation to compete in the Playoffs for Best Song of the Year and a chance to compete in the Finals. Additionally, Best song winner will be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Best Performance of the Month wins Premium Artist Service Package, from Noisy Planet which includes hosting up to 20 songs, 5 photos, and your bio, plus they’ll distribute one album to iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3, Napster and others. In addition you will receive 100 personalized promo cards promoting you as a featured artist on Noisy Planet.
- 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 San Rafael 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.
Local talent and special guests are invited to join in after the competition set.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Sign up online through the ticket link between Noon and 5:30 pm on day of show.
Sign up in person: If slots are still open, you may sign up at the WCSA Manager’s table on day of the event at 6:30 pm.
GET A COPY OF YOUR PERFORMANCE
Bring a thumb/flash drive (at least 8 GB), and Fenix is happy to provide you a raw video of your performance (HD with studio quality sound) for only $25.
West Coast Songwriters (WCS) was founded in 1979 by a few talented songwriters who decided that by joining forces they would be able to write stronger songs, and create more opportunities to market those songs. Since that time, WCS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, has grown into a regional force with a 1200+ membership and a full schedule of activities.
With membership, songwriting ceases to be a solitary pursuit and becomes a shared endeavor through the focus, feedback, collaboration, contacts/networking, and support available. WCS provides many opportunities for songwriters to learn the craft and business of songwriting and for meeting and working with fellow songwriters and industry professionals. You don’t have to go it alone. There are four levels of membership offering the same services to all.
At WCS, members establish important relationships—both professional and personal—that enhance and accelerate professional development.