Archive for the ‘Song Contests’ Category

Results: Singer/Songwriter Awards Round 1, 2012

Friday, July 6th, 2012
Putman Murdock — “When I Die”

Ed Romanoff — “Breakfast for One on the 5th of July”
Chris Alvarado — “Searching”
Two Cent Revival — “The Devil’s in the Whiskey”

Winners: $5000 Cash Prize Songwriter Contest

Monday, June 18th, 2012
Singer/Songwriter Category
Scott Jablonski – “Coffee”

Country/Folk Category
Black Handed Kites – “Up”

Pop Category
Katrina Stone – “Songbird”

Rock Category
EarlyRise – “Wasteland”

Lyric Category
Brent Lillie – “The Deal”

Update: Songwriter Category Results… Phew!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

It’s done!

All three categories, that is.  Congrats to the following in the Songwriter category:

R. Mack Harrell for “American Wheels”

Karl Williams (aka Karl Thaler) for “Put Her There”

Runner Up
Cardin Campbell for “Emergency”

Results for the Singer/Songwriter category and Lyric-Only category have already been published.

Thanks fo taking part!

Update: More Free Contest Results

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

With considerable technical trouble, we finally notified the entrants of the Singer/Songwriter category.  Thank you everyone for your participation and, again, so sorry for this very delayed result.  Here we go…

Nafsica for “Missing Piece”

Casey Black for “The Sarge”

Runner Up
Joelle Maddyson for “City Lights”

Results for the Lyric category have already been published, here.

Songwriter category next… bear with me!

Update: Free Contest Results

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

I know we’re really really really delayed on notifications for the Free International Songwriting Competition.  I’m sorry.  And I appreciate your continued patience.

I am, however, delighted to announce that we’re done with the Lyric Category!


Gabriel Gregoire for “The Angel Played Rock & Roll”

Brent Lillie for “The Deal”

Runner Up
Diane Bowlin for “Black Diamond Eyes”

Very well done you three!

More to come…

What is a Songwriter Contest “Round”?

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The Singer/Songwriter Awards takes place six times a year.  When we first launched in 2005, we (uh, I…) decided to number each contest, 1 through 6, for each year.  

Stupidly, we named each of the six contests as a “Round” (e.g. The 2005 Singer/Songwriter Awards Round 1).

This created some confusion for you guys because you associated “Rounds” with multiple segments of a single event (like in boxing), right?

To clarify, each contest “Round” is an independent and complete contest.  As such, if you enter Round 1 and win, then you win.  That’s it.  You do not need to enter any further Rounds… but you are more than welcome to.

Make sense?

You might be asking yourself, “If it’s so confusing, why don’t they name the contests differently?”

Ahh… good question!

Our entire backend system (the database we use to store, display and reconcile your contest submissions), is configured to ‘understand’ Rounds.  Changing it is possible but a major undertaking.

Unfortunately, we’re stuck with Rounds.

If you would like to leave your feedback about this post, click here… and please be gentle.

New Songwriter Contest

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Today, we launched the $5000 Cash Prize Songwriter Contest:

$5000 Cash Prize.

5 Categories.

5 Judges.

5 Winners.

$5 to enter.

Five song writers will win $1000 each for their winning song or lyric in their category.  Five finalists in each category will be hand-picked by us and presented to five judges for their selections.

Each contest participant will receive a free songwriter contest score card within thirty days of the songwriter contest deadline.

Click here for more details >>

$500 Bonus

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Thanks to your feedback, we’ve accounted for the $1,500 deficit in the $6,000 cash prize for the free songwriting competition.  The issue is detailed here.  You’ll find the amended cash prizes published here.

You will notice that the first prize for each category has been raised from $1,000 to $1,500.

Cool beans.

New Songwriter Competition

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

We’re getting ready to launch a new songwriter competition.

We’re using “5” as the theme:

5 songwriting categories

5 winners in each category

5 judges

$5 submission fee

$5,000 cash prize

Of course, everybody who participates will receive a free contest score card.

What do you think?

A Dream Come True

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

I received this email from Aaron Hurst, after he collected on his Lyric Writing Awards prize which consisted of a co-writing and recording session with Pete and Pat Luboff:


Thank you very much!  And I also want to thank you and We Are Listening for giving me such a great and beneficial opportunity.  I learned so much from Pat and Pete.  Not only did they help me expand on my songwriting abilities, but also helped me understand the whole songwriting collaboration process even better.  I never thought in a million years that I’d be given a chance such as this!  The demo sounds amazing and they’re pitching it to the upcoming TV show called The Voice.  That’s just beyond me!  This is definitely a dream come true.

In a world full of song sharks and companies that aren’t so honest, it’s so nice to see a group like We Are Listening that still cares about the art of making songs and about helping people like me live their dreams.  Your songwriter contests are the best around and as long as I’m eligible, you’ll be seeing me back in the lyric writer awards every round!

Thank you again, a million times over!


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