West Coast Songwriters Competition - San Jose Chapter

West Coast Songwriters Competition - San Jose Chapter

West Coast Songwriters Competition - San Jose Chapter

SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 18:30

Event Details

The West Coast Songwriters begin a new seson of competitions at Art Boutiki with their first monthly meet.
While you must be a member of West Coast Songwriters to compete, all are welcome to come and watch, admission is FREE.

Songwriter Competitions
SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm.
Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged and please grab something to eat to help support the venue. Please make sure that you membership is current. Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Managers Iari Melchor and E.D. Schragg. MC/Host: Pete Sommer
Format: When you sign up let us know the following -

Name of Competition Song.
Length of song (please keep to “radio edit” - 3-4 minutes)
What kind of mics do you need, e.g. two people: two vocal, one guitar plug in, or one person: one vocal and one keyboard
If there are 15 or fewer performers, you can sing two songs. If that is the case and you would like to sing a second song, please list the names of the songs and indicate which one you are submitting for the competition.

Are you a member of WCS? Yes or No If yes, please have your membership card with you (Photo on phone ok). If you are not a member, that’s fine but you will only be evaluated. You can’t compete for prizes. Sign ups are first come/first serve, but with members taking priority. You are welcome to join before your performance (membership form will be provided on site). The one year membership fee is $100. or $50 if under 21. Visit our membership page for benefits and perks.
Please be ready to come up on stage, ready to perform. THERE IS NO TIME FOR INDIVIDUAL SOUND CHECK. But you may strum a few bars and say something into the mic before you start... that kind of thing

BRING LYRIC SHEETS if possible, three copies of the song to be judged including your name, song title, and all on one page. This helps the judges!

Best Song of the Month wins 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 [email protected]

Best Song Sponsor - Electric Giraffe Studio. High Fidelity Analog Meets Modern Production [email protected]
Playoffs are in July to determine San Jose 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.
WCS Grand Finals: 08/25/17

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WCS is one of the oldest and most active songwriter organizations in the world. WCS is a non-profit with more than 1,200 members. Membership and admission charges are tax deductible. WCS is a volunteer organization. If you can volunteer, please speak with the Managers or contact WCS. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to ask the Managers.

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